Cultural Models of Raça: The Calculus of Brazilian Racial Identity Revisited

  title={Cultural Models of Raça: The Calculus of Brazilian Racial Identity Revisited},
  author={H. J. Francois Dengah and Jason Gilmore and Marcus Vin{\'i}cius C{\^a}mara Brasileiro and Anna S. Cohen and Elizabeth Bingham Thomas and Jenni Budge Blackburn and McKayle Law and Jae Swainston and Richard Thomas},
  journal={Journal of Anthropological Research},
  pages={157 - 182}
Nearly 50 years ago, Marvin Harris published a seminal paper that examined how Brazilians create taxonomic categories of racial identity. In the intervening decades, new cognitive theories and analytical approaches have enabled researchers to investigate cultural domains with increased sophistication and nuance. In this paper, we revisit, replicate, and extend Harris’s research by utilizing modern cognitive anthropological approaches such as multidimensional scaling and cultural consensus… 
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