Envisioning a "Whitened" Brazil: Photography and Slavery at the World's Fairs, 1862-1889

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Resumen

Between 1862 and 1889, the Brazilian elite perceived international exhibitions
as an opportunity to promote and project an idealized image of the
“modern nation”. By displaying commodities and agricultural products, as well
as some manufactured artifacts, Brazil sought to attract foreign investment
and immigrants. However, in contrast to its Spanish American competitors
at the world’s fairs, many of Brazil’s exhibits derived from slave labor. To
downplay this unpleasant reality before a critical international audience, the
exhibition organizers used the “objective” medium of photography to depict
their country as overwhelmingly European, focusing on the gradual process
of “whitening” through immigration. In addition, a few carefully selected
photographs of black people aimed to corroborate the “benevolent” nature
of the Brazilian slavery system.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)17 - 41
Número de páginas25
PublicaciónEstudios Interdisciplinarios De America Latina Y El Caribe
Volumen26
N.º2
EstadoPublished - 2015

Huella dactilar

slavery
photography
Brazil
slave
foreign investment
agricultural product
commodity
artifact
immigration
elite
immigrant
labor

Citar esto

Schuster ?, S. B. (2015). Envisioning a "Whitened" Brazil: Photography and Slavery at the World's Fairs, 1862-1889. Estudios Interdisciplinarios De America Latina Y El Caribe, 26 (2), 17 - 41 .
Schuster ?, Sven Benjamin. / Envisioning a "Whitened" Brazil: Photography and Slavery at the World's Fairs, 1862-1889. En: Estudios Interdisciplinarios De America Latina Y El Caribe. 2015 ; Vol. 26 , N.º 2. pp. 17 - 41 .
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Schuster ?, SB 2015, 'Envisioning a "Whitened" Brazil: Photography and Slavery at the World's Fairs, 1862-1889', Estudios Interdisciplinarios De America Latina Y El Caribe, vol. 26 , n.º 2, pp. 17 - 41 .

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En: Estudios Interdisciplinarios De America Latina Y El Caribe, Vol. 26 , N.º 2, 2015, p. 17 - 41 .

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a RevistaArtículo

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