Tropical orientalism: Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic

Ella Shohat, Robert Stam

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Abstract

Shohat and Stam put forward the idea of a Tropical Orientalism in Brazil. They interpret the contemporary Brazilian imaginary of the Orient against the backdrop of a Moorish-Sephardi unconscious, thus highlighting not only the positive cross-Atlantic historical, discursive, and cultural links between "the Orient" and "the Occident," but also the anxieties that such links provoked.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Middle East and Brazil
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on the New Global South
PublisherIndiana University Press
Pages119-161
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9780253014962
ISBN (Print)9780253012272
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Brazil
anxiety
Tropical
Orient
Orientalism
Anxiety
Occident
Discursive

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Shohat, E., & Stam, R. (2014). Tropical orientalism: Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic. In The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South (pp. 119-161). Indiana University Press.

Tropical orientalism : Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic. / Shohat, Ella; Stam, Robert.

The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South. Indiana University Press, 2014. p. 119-161.

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Shohat, E & Stam, R 2014, Tropical orientalism: Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic. in The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South. Indiana University Press, pp. 119-161.
Shohat E, Stam R. Tropical orientalism: Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic. In The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South. Indiana University Press. 2014. p. 119-161
Shohat, Ella ; Stam, Robert. / Tropical orientalism : Brazil’s race debates and the Sephardi-Moorish Atlantic. The Middle East and Brazil: Perspectives on the New Global South. Indiana University Press, 2014. pp. 119-161
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