Vanishing Indians: The Social Construction of Race in Colonial São Paulo*

  title={Vanishing Indians: The Social Construction of Race in Colonial S{\~a}o Paulo*},
  author={M. Nazzari},
  journal={The Americas},
  pages={497 - 524}
  • M. Nazzari
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The Americas
Much has been written about race and race stereotyping in Brazil in relation to African-Brazilians and their mixed African-European descendants. The situation of Indians and their mixed-blood descendants has been studied much less. In fact, the word mestizo as it is used in Spanish America does not translate well into Portuguese, for in Portuguese a mestiço can be any mixture. In the case of Brazil, it can mean either a descendant of Indian-European parents or of African-European parents. This… Expand
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  • The Americas
  • 2001