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Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media

Jasmine Mitchell


Imagining the Mulatta: Blackness in U.S. and Brazilian Media demonstrates how mixed-race women of African and European descent are harnessed in popular media as a tool to uphold white supremacy and discipline people of African descent to uphold state policies of antiblackness. Uncovering the racialized and gendered paradigms of U.S. and Brazilian media, the book uses case studies of texts from a broad range of popular culture media—film, telenovelas, television shows, music videos, magazines, newspapers, and Olympic ceremonies—to elucidate how the U.S. mulatta and Brazilian mulata figures oper ... More

Keywords: mixed race, mulatta, mulata Brazil, blackness, multiculturalism, racialization, black women, feminist media studies, gender, sexuality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780252043284
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jasmine Mitchell, author
SUNY Old Westbury