Recent Approaches in English to Brazilian Racial Ideologies: Ambiguity, Research Methods, and Semiotic Ideologies. A Review Essay

  title={Recent Approaches in English to Brazilian Racial Ideologies: Ambiguity, Research Methods, and Semiotic Ideologies. A Review Essay},
  author={John Francis Collins},
  journal={Comparative Studies in Society and History},
  pages={997 - 1009}
  • J. Collins
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Political Science
  • Comparative Studies in Society and History
Social scientists usually agree that it is difficult, if not impossible, to conceive of the United States without invoking race. The same is often assumed of the Americas' second most populous nation, Brazil, albeit for different reasons. Throughout much of the twentieth century, debates about Brazil's apparent racial exceptionalism turned on claims about an ostensibly ambiguous blackwhite color line and assertions that its racial ideologies are somehow more mutable, more multifaceted, and… 
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