Chapter 3: COLOR-BLIND EROTIC DEMOCRACIES, BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS POLITICS, AND THE BLACK CINDERELLA...

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Chapter 3: COLOR-BLIND EROTIC DEMOCRACIES, BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS POLITICS, AND THE BLACK CINDERELLAS OF FELICIDADE ETERNA by Mind Map: Chapter 3: COLOR-BLIND EROTIC DEMOCRACIES, BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS POLITICS, AND THE BLACK CINDERELLAS OF FELICIDADE ETERNA

1. This chapter examines the fantasy of interracial sexuality among low-income, dark-skinned women living in shantytowns in Rio

2. RACE AND CLASS IN BRAZIL AND THE UNITED STATES

2.1. Race based affirmative action will never exist

2.1.1. poverty is seen as class-based

2.2. Contrast between US and Brazil :Brazilian race based civil rights movement

2.2.1. Brazil has a complicated view of race

2.2.2. Us sees people as black or white

2.3. In US racism was challenged, and was eventually supported by legal system

2.4. Race: sexual attractiveness that is gender, race and class-oriented that show privileges

2.5. relationships are based on race in Brazil and other south american cultures

3. ANA FLAVIA PECANHA AZEREDA: A BLACK CINDERELLA?

3.1. Ana was the Governer's 18-year-old daughter

3.2. Ana is a Black woman who was physically and verbally assualted for making two white men wait for an elevator

3.3. Filed racial discrimination suit

3.4. Seen as the Black Cinderella because she was supposed to be at the ball

4. THE "TREASURE CHEST COUP": FEMALE FANTASIES OF SEDUCING THE COROA

4.1. If you marry into money you can escape poverty and have a better life

4.2. if you have lighter skin you are seen to have a better chance of succeeding in life

4.2.1. better jobs and moving to still poor but respected neighborhoods

4.3. if you live in a favela you are automatically class marked in Rio

4.4. research find little difference in social mobility between darker/lighter skinned mixed-races.

4.4.1. there is a belief that color is the determining factor of one's chance to succeed

4.5. Parables of upward mobility

4.5.1. told by women among themselves

4.5.2. the women actively plot goals

4.5.2.1. most successful goal is the golpe do bau or treasure chest coup

4.5.2.1.1. woman moves in with coroa (not in a favela) and becomes comfortable / wealthy

4.6. men and women have different attractiveness values

5. REPRESENTATIONS AND COMMODIFICATIONS OF BLACK BODIES

5.1. Brazil has a sexualized mulata

5.1.1. mulata speaks about black or mixed-race sexuality and it isn't positive aspect

5.2. Blacks are seen as erotic and prostitiutes

5.2.1. Not for procreation but seen as more of a sexual object

5.3. Sexual attacks on slaves are justified

6. BRAZILIAN SEXUALITY: HISTORY, REPRESENTATION, AND SCHOLARSHIP

6.1. Men are seen as attractive because of their economic well-being

6.1.1. polysemic symbol

6.2. Woman attractiveness: beauty and sex appeal

6.3. Carnival:

6.3.1. Shows Brazil's "erotic paradise"

6.4. mulata seen as emerging from black african slave culture

6.4.1. polygamous sinners with large sexual appetite that eft the colony's defenseless

6.4.2. mulata dancers created a dialogue defending their sexuality so that it was not confused with prostitution

7. THE COROA AND THE IDEOLOGY OF WHITENING

7.1. COROA: older/wealthy/white man who woman can seduce to move up in class

7.2. women want social mobility through whitening

7.2.1. can be not seen as a slave but as a part of the master

8. TWO KISSES

8.1. Gloria notices and is offended by the two kisses that her white daughter is greeted by: while her employer doesn't give the same to Gloria

8.1.1. Rides in seperate elevator from employer

8.1.2. gets dressed and eats in a separate room

8.2. viewed her employers aversion of two kisses as racist (lack of physical intimacy)

9. DONNA M. GOLDSTEIN LAUGHTER OUT OF PLACE

10. CONCLUSIONS:BLACK CINDERELLA AND BLACK CONSCIOUSNESS POLITICS

10.1. Realationship between trace and sexuality is a "window into an understanding of why some of the poorest segments of the Afro-Brazilian urban population have not enthusiastically joined the current black consciousness movement in Brazil"

10.2. Movimento Negro attempt to bring attention to racial discrimination in Brazil

10.2.1. also wants to promote positive aspects of Afro-Brazilian history and culture