Entre dois mundos: Gilberto Freyre, a ONU e o apartheid sul-africano

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This paper analyzes Gilberto Freyre’s 1954 report to the United Nations on South African Apartheid. The paper treats this document as a marker of a changing international context, reshaped by decolonization and civil rights movements which render Freyre’s increasingly politicized conception of Portuguese colonial virtues with regard to racial mixture temporally obsolete. Within this context, the paper focuses on Freyre’s perception that just as racial discrimination is foreign to Brazil, so too are instruments for redressing racial discrimination, such as the 1951 Afonso Arinos law.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)135-148
Number of pages14
JournalHistória Social
Issue number19
StatePublished - 2010


  • Gilberto Freyre
  • United Nations
  • race relations
  • South Africa
  • Apartheid
  • Portugal
  • colonialism and decolonization
  • civil rights
  • racial thought
  • Brazil

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