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Mapping DiasporaAfrican American Roots Tourism in Brazil$
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Patricia de Santana Pinho

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781469645322

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469645322.001.0001

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Black Gringos in Brazil?

Black Gringos in Brazil?

Encounters in Sameness, Difference, Solidarity, and Inequality

(p.106) Chapter Three Black Gringos in Brazil?
Mapping Diaspora

Patricia de Santana Pinho

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter examines how roots tourism has allowed for the construction of black racial solidarity between African Americans and Afro-Brazilians. Aware of their power as U.S. citizens, African Americans have actively “made use” of their identity, as both tourists and Americans, to support Afro-Brazilians. In addition to donating cash and goods and providing financial aid to Afro-Brazilian organizations, they have often requested black tourist guides and prioritized patronizing black-owned businesses so that their U.S. dollars are channeled to Afro-Brazilians. Afro-Brazilian actors, in general, have responded very positively to such practices of solidarity, even if they are also critical of, and ready to challenge, what they view as the tourists’ “Americanness.” Most importantly, Afro-Brazilian activists have also set the terms of engagement in these interactions and, rather than being mere beneficiaries, they have become important agents in these projects of transnational black solidarity, acting as co-producers in the processes of diaspora-making.

Keywords:   Brazil, African Americans, African Diaspora, Roots Tourism, Diaspora Tourism, Afro-Brazilians, Blackness, Black identity, Black solidarity, Transnational solidarity

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