Postcolonial Brazil

Barbara Weinstein

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    This article is a portal into the rapidly expanding historiography of modern Brazil. It highlights the major nodes of discussion and debate among historians of Brazil over the last two decades, and describes how these debates have been shaped by broader shifts in the historical profession. Two themes frame this survey of the new historiographical trends for postcolonial Brazil. One is the impact of the linguistic or cultural turn on that historiography. Slower to have an impact in the Brazilian historiography were the writings of the Subaltern Studies scholars and postcolonial theorists.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199940479
    ISBN (Print)9780195166217
    StatePublished - Sep 18 2012


    • Brazilian historiography
    • Modern Brazil
    • Postcolonial Brazil
    • Subaltern studies

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Arts and Humanities


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