Timoteo de Oliveira, Carolina Helena
Afro-Brazilian Culture As a Means of Transformation: Spaces, Businesses and Political Participation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
CAROLINA HELENA TIMÓTEO DE OLIVEIRA. Afro-Brazilian culture as a means of transformation: spaces, businesses and political participation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. (Under the direction of DR. OSCAR DE LA TORRE) This research investigates the connection between race relations, hip hop and public spaces in urban Brazil. By investigating the song lyrics, I demonstrate that hip hop approaches racial relations in song lyrics in an empowering way, not only recognizing racial inequalities but also evoking changes. Hip hop, having its origins in public spaces in Brazil, stands out as a community-building culture. By analyzing the Duelo de MCs, a cultural occupation under the Viaduto Santa Tereza, I explore how hip-hop culture can be an opportunity for social mobility and the improvement of racial relations and how it can promote transformations to the space, local economy and politics. Do race relations interfere in how and where Afro-Brazilian culture is produced in urban Brazil? Also, to what extent does Afro-Brazilian culture transform public spaces? How do cultural interventions relate to matters of race and racism? I suggest that the Duelo de MCs serves the community as a means of information, resistance, empowerment and social agency. Overall, I emphasize how Afro-Brazilian culture can challenge traditional patterns and build new realities.
HIP HOPPUBLIC SPACERACIAL RELATIONSURBAN BRAZIL
Latin American Studies
de la Torre Cueva, Oscar
Batista Ferreira, FredericoGamez, Jose
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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