Weaving Brazilian Blackness in the United Kingdom: Nation, race and migration

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This paper aims to discuss the notion of Blackness by using the intersectionality of gender, race, nationality and migration as the key aspects of lived experiences of how Blackness is negotiated. I will present how the notion of racial democracy in Brazil is present in the racialisation process and construction of self-identification. Based on the conversations during my doctoral research, I will problematise the racialised identity of Diaspora in the United Kingdom in order to understand how Blackness can be negotiated and acquires particular meanings according to situated experiences. Weaving Blackness is a metaphor to understand discourses present in the building up of self-descriptions of racialised identities entangled with coloniality of power, resistance, and perceptions of the self in the practices/performances of the everyday. Vectors such as on indigeneity, national identity and migration form intersectionalities that are explored though epistemological lenses of Black Feminism and Decolonial Thought.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17–36
Number of pages20
JournalThe Graduate Journal of Social Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017


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