Azevedo, Thales de. The colored elite in a Brazilian city

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Title: The colored elite in a Brazilian city

Published By: Paris: UNESCO, 1953. HRAF Ms: i, 144 p. [Original: 107 p.]: ill.

By line: Thales de Azevedo and Photographs by Pierre Verger

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1999. Computer File

Culture: Bahia Brazilians (SO11)

Subjects: Ethnosociology (829); Ethnic stratification (563); Classes (565); Political parties (665); Elections (666); Social relationships and groups (571); Talent mobility (555);

Abstract: This source is an account on the racial situation in Bahian society. According to it, upward social mobility is somewhat impeded but by no means precluded by racial origin. Evaluation of the individual is based rather on personal merit and position within a particular social class than on race. The lack of racial separatism is particularly true for the educational system and liberal professions. It should be noted that on page 88, footnote 1, the author speaks of additional field work he has done in the state of Bahia, in particular, reference to a series of anthropometric studies he made in 1944 and 1947. This would indicate that the author’s knowledge of the area is much broader than the 1951 date in the heading would indicate.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: so11-005

Document Type: monograph

Language: English translation from French


Translation of: Les élites de couleur dans une ville brésilienne

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Translated from the French for HRAF by Frieda Schütze

Field Date: Feb. 1951 - Oct. 1951

Evaluation: Physical Anthropologist, Sociologist-5

Analyst: Sigrid Khera; John Beierle; 1970

Coverage Date: 1500 - 1951

Coverage Place: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

LCSH: Bahia (Brazil: State)


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