Mason Archival Repository Service

The Jeito of the Brazilian Mulata: Race and Identity in a Racial Democracy

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Hanrahan, Nancy
dc.contributor.author Hindert, Nicole Barreto
dc.creator Hindert, Nicole Barreto
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-28T10:20:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-28T10:20:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/10413
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the complicated and incredibly important role of the one of the most emblematic of Brazilian national symbols: the mulata. A mixed-race woman who demonstrates the perfect blend of African and European traits, the mulata has become synonymous with the Brazilian nation, its people, and its racial system. Using interview material from 44 Brazilian women, this dissertation contributes to existing research in three specific areas. First, the interviews reveal the ways in which the mulata anchors the racial categories used institutionally and individually. Secondly, this dissertation addresses what a mulata is and what she means experientially. And finally, the interview material also investigates the how the mulata has direct consequences on the expression of identity and identity formation; interrogating the connections between the mulata at the individual level and the mulata as national symbol.
dc.format.extent 179 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Nicole Barreto Hindert
dc.subject Sociology en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject identity en_US
dc.subject race en_US
dc.title The Jeito of the Brazilian Mulata: Race and Identity in a Racial Democracy
dc.type Dissertation
thesis.degree.level Ph.D.
thesis.degree.discipline Sociology
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search MARS


Browse

My Account

Statistics