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The decline of the yellow peril: transformations of racial ideologies in post-war Brazil

Grant number: 21/07202-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 25, 2021
Effective date (End): October 25, 2022
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Sociology - Other specific Sociologies
Principal Investigator:Antonio Sérgio Alfredo Guimarães
Grantee:Bruno Naomassa Hayashi
Supervisor: Jerry Dávila
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States  
Associated to the scholarship:17/25367-5 - The yellow and the black: ethnic-racial and class boundaries in Brazilian social inequality, BP.DR


The objective of the research internship abroad (BEPE-FAPESP) at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is to investigate more broadly the transformation examined in my doctoral thesis: the transformation of Japanese in Brazil from an undesirable immigrant in 1946 to a desirable/celebrated immigrant in 1958. Going beyond the already analyzed documentation (Brazilian newspapers and National Congress' annals), I will carry out two studies at the University of Illinois: one will analyze the negotiation of the Treaty of San Francisco in 1951, which re-established officially the diplomatic relations of Japan and Allied countries, including Brazil; the other will examine the production of 1951 "Afonso Arinos" Law, the first to criminalize racism in Brazil. While the first study will provide an image of the international-geopolitical transformations after World War II, the second study will reveal the local-national changes concerning racism. Both studies will be benefited by the extensive experience of the supervisor, Prof. Dr. Jerry Dávila, whose academic production includes studies about "Afonso Arinos" Law as well as post-war Brazil's diplomatic relations. (AU)

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