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“Raça”, ressentimento e racismo: transformações na África do Sul


Reconciliação. Raça. Racismo. Gênero. Joanesburgo. África do Sul

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Blaser, T. (2016). “Raça”, ressentimento e racismo: transformações na África do Sul. Cadernos Pagu, (35), 111–137. Recuperado de


A partir de uma perspectiva qualitativa, este artigo analisa a forma como as pessoas “negras” na África do Sul esforçam-se por superar e ressignificar as marcas de uma história de repressão e de marginalização “raciais”. Seguiremos a trajetória de Mpho, uma mulher “negra” com o objetivo de refletir como “raça” e gênero articulados envolvem situações de negociação, coerção, ressentimento e recusa. Estudaremos como certos indivíduos reorganizaram suas redes de sociabilidade no pós-apartheid, com foco no “campo de possibilidades” disponível para diferentes grupos “raciais”.


From a qualitative perspective, this paper analyses how “black” people in South Africa strive to overcome and ressignify the marks of a history of repression and “racial” marginalization. We will follow the trajectory of Mpho, a “black” woman, with the objective to reflect on how the intersection of “race” and gender involve situations of negotiation, cohersion, ressentment and refusal. We will study how some individuals reorganize their network of sociability in post-apartheid South Africa with a focus on the “field of possibilities” available for different “racial” groups.

Keywords: Reconciliation, Race, Racism, Gender, Johannesburg, South Africa


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