TITLE

A Reflection on Foreignness and the Construction of Brazilian National Identities

AUTHOR(S)
Lesser, Jeffrey
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Luso-Brazilian Review;2013, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p53
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses immigration and foreignness as key elements of the Brazilian national identities, with a focus on the blurring distinction between race and ethnicity in the country. Particular attention is given to the Japanese immigration to Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century, which according to the author is one of the major components of the Brazilian identity. References to foreignness in Brazilian culture include Japanese-Brazilian politician Luiz Gushiken, the film "Caminhos da Liberdade" by Brazilian director Tizuka Yamasaki, and the television soap opera "The Immigrants."
ACCESSION #
94489439

 

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