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Afro-ParadiseBlackness, Violence, and Performance in Brazil$
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Christen A. Smith

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039935

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.001.0001

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Palimpsestic Embodiment

Palimpsestic Embodiment

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(p.155) 4 Palimpsestic Embodiment
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Afro-Paradise
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Christen A. Smith

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252039935.003.0008

This chapter looks at the repetition and performance of antiblack violence over time and the relationship between space, time, the body, and the visual. It analyzes photographs of state violence as archives of black pain and suffering on the one hand, and historical documents that reveal hidden truths on the other. The twentieth-century images examined were published in local newspapers and can be read as part of an image world of black suffering that circulates, producing narratives of the black body in pain across time and space. It is not accidental that these photographs conjure memories of lynching photography in the United States. Spectacular images of the black body in pain reveal the performative, transnational nature of Afro-paradise at the same time that they speak to us about the nature of race and antiblackness in Brazil.

Keywords:   antiblack violence, space, time, state violence, black body, antiblackness

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