Beyond the Nação Mestiça: On Post-Raciality, Native Sovereignty, and Political Community in Contemporary Brazil–EVENT CANCELLED

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Beyond the Nação Mestiça: On Post-Raciality, Native Sovereignty, and Political Community in Contemporary Brazil–EVENT CANCELLED
Start:
March 5, 2014 5:30 pm
End:
March 5, 2014 7:30 pm
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Updated:
February 25, 2014
Venue:
FedEx Global Education Center Room 1009
Address:
301 Pittsboro Street #1009, Chapel Hill , NC, 27599, United States

**This event has been cancelled**

Native cultural production in Brazil challenges the hegemonic mestiça imaginaries that deny indigenous land claim or affirmative action based on self-identification. How effective are Native challenges to institutionalized, “post-racial” notions of Brazilianness? Can Native interventions destabilize the colonialist regime of state politics in which they are embedded, and by which they are limited? Is strategic engagement with “post-racial” politics compatible with a decolonial project? This presentation will examine these questions in the context of Brazil’s ongoing “development” scheme, and argues for the urgency to rethink the notion of community in accordance with non-dominant concepts  of sovereignty.

With Tracy Devine-Guzman,  Associate Professor of Latin American Studies and Spanish and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature a the University of Miami. She is the author of Native and National in Brazil: Indigeneity After Independence (UNC Press 2013).

*Sponsored by UNC-CH/Duke’s Abya Yala Working Group, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Institute for the Study of the Americas.

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