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The Revolt of the Lash and the represantation of black person in Careta magazine (RJ, 1910-1911)

Grant number: 22/12593-5
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2023
Effective date (End): December 31, 2023
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Tania Regina de Luca
Grantee:Ana Beatriz Lima de Sousa
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências e Letras (FCL-ASSIS). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Assis. Assis , SP, Brazil


This project intends to analyze the representation of the Black population as it can be observed in Careta magazine (RJ, 1908-1960) by means of comic strips, illustrations, photographs and textual content published to the periodical from 1910 to 1911. It is worth pointing out that in November, 1910, the movement known as Revolt of the Lash took place, and its leadership and following development were largely constituted of people of African descendent, as it was protagonized by Black sailors who protested the punishment tactics and living conditions that were analogous to slavery imposed by the Brazilian Navy. The Republic, proclaimed one year after the abolition of slavery in the country, was, mainly from the last decade of the 19th century to the early 20th century, the spotlight for social change, its main hightlight being how former slaves and their descendants integrated themselves into Brazilian society as free, salaried workers. Thus, this paper aims to comprehend the ways through which a highly circulated magazine such as Careta contributed to the construction and difusion of a certain image regarding said population. Both textual and iconographic materials relating to the movement and originating from the periodical's editorials published during the Revolt of the Lash will be analyzed, as well as those immediately preceding and following the aforementioned period, so as to examine the representation of the Black population beyond the conjuncture concerning the rebellion.

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