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dc.contributor.advisorGissendanner, Cindy H.
dc.contributor.authorGraziele, Grilo
dc.contributor.departmentTowson University. Department of Women's and Gender Studiesen_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-22T22:16:04Z
dc.date.available2018-02-22T22:16:04Z
dc.date.issued2018-02-22
dc.date.submitted2017-12
dc.description(M.S.) -- Towson University, 2017en_US
dc.description.abstractEmbedded with strong nationalist values, the Brazilian State perpetuated the idea of being a racial democracy. Considering the many ethnic groups that had been living in the country before the Portuguese colonization and since then, the racial democracy promoted the idea that they all had been equally important to the foundation of Brazil; therefore, racism would not exist in the Brazilian society. However, this ideology is more a myth than reality. By focusing on queer and heterosexual sex tourism during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro (the world's most famous celebration of carnival), the goal of this research is to show how racial democracy has worked to sexualize and racialize bodies in ways that have turned them into a commodity used to boost the tourism industry.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents"Brazil: it's what life was intended to be" -- "The world meets in Brazil. Come celebrate life" -- "Brazil, show up your face"
dc.description.urihttp://library.towson.edu/digital/collection/etd/id/63661en_US
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dc.format.extentix, 103 pagesen_US
dc.genrethesesen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2GT5FH46
dc.identifier.otherTF2017Grilo
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/7813
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtTowson University
dc.title"No place on Earth does Carnival like Rio!": a feminist critique of racial democracy through the analysis of transnational tourismen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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