Talks about the subject of race relations in Brazil. This book seeks to understand the reality of race in Brazil and how well it squares with the traditional and revisionist views of race relations. It seeks to understand some of the political pathologies of buying too readily into unexamined ideas about race relations.
Edward E. Telles is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He previously worked as the Program Officer in Human Rights of the Ford Foundation in Rio de Janeiro.
Winner of Oliver Cromwell Cox Award of theSection on Race and Ethnic Minorities, American Sociological Association 2006 (United States) and Distinguished Book Award, American Sociological Association 2006 (United States) and Otis Dudley Duncan Award, Section on Sociology of Population, American Sociological Association 2005 (United States) and Hubert Herring Award, Pacific Coast Council of Latin American Studies 2005 (United States) and Best Book on Brazil in English, Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association 2005 (United States).