United Kingdom “invaders”: Re-classifying discourses of coloniality in the voices of black Brazilian immigrant women

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Abstract

The conversation analysis inspired by Bakhtin allows to explore the ways in which the colonial hegemonic discourse affects immigration experiences expressed through the narrative. This article will look at one conversation about the immigrant experience in the United Kingdom, centralizing the voice of immigrant black Brazilian woman to explore the multiple voices (heteroglossia) present in his narrative. The focus is to question the concept of “invader” addressed to immigrant status in the United Kingdom through the dynamic relationship with other dimensions of voices narrating coloniality, agency and resistance. This analysis is based on decolonial thought and black feminist studies to understand oppressions, hegemony and negotiation of power in social interactions faced by immigrants. The article finally points to the need to consider new paradigms to consider immigration studies from an intersectional approach in which the ethnic and racial diversity are related to gender, class, and religion, extending this matrix according to the contexts and situated knowledges.
Translated title of the contributionUnited Kingdom “invaders”: Re-classifying discourses of coloniality in the voices of black Brazilian immigrant women
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)21-38
Number of pages18
JournalPonto e Vírgula
Volume18
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2015

Keywords

  • black women
  • Brazilian immigration
  • discourse
  • heteroglossia
  • affect

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