In late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Brazil, a fair number of black and mestizo families reached a level of reasonable financial stability so that their children could enjoy formal and scholarly education and form a new intellectuality of color—liberal professionals, writers, journalists. This event aims to reflect on the ways and obstacles of social mobility, the interplay of national and racial identity, and the political ideology of this intellectual order, focusing on important figures in the provincial arena and the capital during the end of the Empire and the first republic.
Dain Borges History, UChicago
Rio de Janeiro social mobility in the lives and fictions of Machado de Assis and Lima Barreto
Hebe Maria Mattos History, Universidade Federal Fluminense
‘The East River reminds me of the Paraná’: Racism, subjectivity and transnational political action: the case of André Rebouças (1870–1898)
Matheus Gato de Jesus Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo
Negros de Atenas: intelectuais negros e o processo de emancipação (1870–1900) [Black Men of Athens: Black Intellectuals and the Emancipation Process]
Commentator: Antonio Sérgio Guimarães Sociology, Universidade de São Paulo/
Tinker Visiting Professor, UChicago
Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.