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The gritty city : representations of male youth in the works of Ferréz, Sacolinha, Junot Díaz and Ernesto Quiñonez
This dissertation examines the ways in which Ferréz Sacolinha, Junot Díaz and Ernesto Quiñonez negotiate the global subordination of diasporic subjects in São Paulo and New York. Through a street aesthetic of the urban ...
Affirmative action in Brazil : affirmation or denial?
Affirmative action for blacks has been implemented in recent years mainly as racial quota system at public universities in Brazil. The topic became nationally debated when the racial quota system of the University of ...
(Re)constructing a Brazilian model city : discourses of exceptionalism in making and imagining Curitiba, 1900-1945
My dissertation examines the putative success of Curitiba, the Brazilian capital of Paraná, and seeks to understand how it came to be touted as the model city of Brazil. The standard explication for Curitiba’s success ...
Incorporating the myth of racial democracy and the myth of racial equality within the criminal justice systems of Brazil and the United States
Race does matter but to what extent? It depends on the vested interests of the governing body. In Brazil, a theory of racial democracy was advanced to accommodate competing interests. In the United States, a theory of ...
Ta Ligado : rodas e hip hop no Rio
Given that hip-hop has its origin in communal sharing and resistance, how do spaces of urban art empower young people and build their identities to reclaim space? Ta Ligado: Rodas e Hip Hop no Rio is a short documentary-styled ...
Creating inclusive institutions : race-based affirmative action policies in higher education in the United States and Brazil
"Creating Inclusive Institutions: Race-based Affirmative Action Policies in Higher Education in the United States and Brazil" is a comparative analysis examining the impact of race-based policies on university enrollment ...