Lecture: What's So New About the New Multicultural Brazil?


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  • Host Department: Romance Languages and Literatures
  • Date: 04/02/2012
  • Time: 4:00PM

  • Location: 1014 Tisch Hall

  • Description: Today, Brazil has the largest community of Japanese descent in the world and nearly the same for Syrians, Lebanese, Italians, and Portuguese. Chinese, Koreans, Palestinians and Bolivians have settled in large numbers, creating new Brazilian ethnicities. African immigrants are arriving just as Afro-Brazilians are asserting their ā€œblackness."

    This presentation will place multiculturalism within a historical context in order to analyze questions of ethnic identity and national identity.
    Presented by Jeffrey Lesser (Emory University) as the 2012 Arthur Aiton Lecture. Organized by the Department of History.