The Color of Love: Black Brazilian Families

Global Brazil Lab | The Color of Love: Black Brazilian Families

Can the racial features of a child impact the way a parent loves and disciplines him or her? How does racial stigma play out in an Afro-Brazilian family, where one child can be born with a darker skin tone than another? Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman, Assistant Professor of Sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at The University of South Florida, Tampa, tackles these very questions in her latest book, “The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Affective Capital in Black Brazilian Families.” Her book is also under contract with the Federal University of São Carlos for publication in Portuguese.  
This talk was part of a day-long conference which held on March 4th, 2016. The lab continues its commitment to shine an academic spotlight on the rising global profile of Brazil, the world’s fifth-largest country.
The GLOBAL BRAZIL LAB is a Humanities Laboratory aimed to generate new conversations between the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences by including students in research focused on Brazilian arts, social movements, and natural environment.