White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject

White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject

by Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz

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White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject by Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz

In this book based on the biographical accounts of upper-middle-class white men living in wealthy parts of Rio de Janeiro, Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz analyzes specific experiences of whiteness as they are produced at the intersection of multiple categories—in particular gender, class, and sexuality. White Middle-Class Men in Rio de Janeiro: The Making of a Dominant Subject investigates what it means to be classified as a white person and a man in a society that is known for its valorization of racial mixing and yet deeply structured by racism, class, and gender inequalities. By examining instances of silence and what is left unsaid as well as precise descriptions of power relations and violent episodes, this book encourages the reader to observe the condition of dominant subjects as a keystone of the reproduction of social discrimination.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498546423
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 12/06/2017
Series: Latin American Gender and Sexualities Series
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Valeria Ribeiro Corossacz is associate professor of anthropology at the Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

Table of Contents


Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Looking at the Norm
Chapter 1: The Dominant Subject
Chapter 2: An Unusual Research Topic
Chapter 3: Unspoken Whiteness
Chapter 4: Learning Domination
Chapter 5: Race, Class and Gender
Conclusion
References
About the Author

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