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That black is that? Black identity of the globalization: a case study of Angolan immigrants

Grant number: 12/00495-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): December 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Anthropology of Afro-Brazilian Populations
Principal Investigator:Andreas Hofbauer
Grantee:Cauê Gomes Flor
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências (FFC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Marília. Marília , SP, Brazil


Abstract: Since 2008 the city of Lins (São Paulo) receives proportionately the greatest flow of Africans from São Paulo State. There, live and study (in Unilins), local college, some 140 African and African natural from various African Countries of Portuguese Official Language (Palop): Angola, Cape Verde, Sao Tome & Principe, Mozambique and Guinea Bissau. However, young people are crucial remnants of Angola, about 120, being the only ones that are expressed as the Angolan community. When verify this discourse, African students tout and maneuver a set of representations, state differences and promote identification procedures. In summary, the main object of theoretical reflection of this research is to analyze the social markers of difference (Tomaz, 2003) used by Angolan students living in the city of Lins, SP, for it is these differences that should help us better understand their narratives about tensions and difficulties they experience in the Brazilian context, but also the way in this diasporic context, they construct and reconstruct their identities. In contemporary academic debate, there is a set of perspectives - anthropological approach, cultural studies and post-colonial - dedicated to the analysis of the social markers of difference. My intention is to harness the teachings of the various perspectives and seek, where possible, a common horizon between them. (AU)

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