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The Awakening Giant: The State’s Belated Acknowledgment of Roots Tourism

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The role of local governments in attracting roots tourists is one of most important factors analyzed in the studies of diaspora tourism. Governments of several countries have actively sought to ... More


Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Brazil, like some countries in Africa, has become a major destination for African American tourists seeking the cultural roots of the black Atlantic diaspora. Drawing on over a decade of ethnographic ... More


Introduction

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction explains the three central issues in light of which African American roots tourism in Brazil is examined: 1) The construction of diasporic identities through tourism, and how ... More


That’s My Face: African American Reflections on Brazil

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter contextualizes African American roots tourism in Brazil both time-wise and space-wise. First, it locates the brief history of African American roots tourism within the longer trajectory ... More


We Bring Home the Roots: African American Women Touring the Diaspora and Bearing the Nation

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the gendered dimensions of travel in order to explain why women make up the majority of roots tourists in Brazil. It builds on the literature that seeks to deconstruct the ... More


The Way We Were: Brazil in the African American Roots Tourist Gaze

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the dominant African American roots tourist gaze on Brazil. Contrasting the discourse of the tourists, as expressed in ethnographic interviews, with the representations found in ... More


Black Gringos in Brazil?: Encounters in Sameness, Difference, Solidarity, and Inequality

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how roots tourism has allowed for the construction of black racial solidarity between African Americans and Afro-Brazilians. Aware of their power as U.S. citizens, African ... More


Epilogue

Patricia de Santana Pinho

in Mapping Diaspora: African American Roots Tourism in Brazil

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469645322
eISBN:
9781469645346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The book concludes by reflecting on Brazil’s current political crisis, following the institutional coup d’état that ousted Dilma Rousseff, the country’s first female president. The epilogue discusses ... More


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