Talk: Social identities of black females in English-language textbooks used in Brazil

Aparecida de Jesus Ferreira from the Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Paraná, Brazil, will analyse how the social identities of black females are represented in English-language textbooks used in Brazil. The details and a brief description are provided below:

UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

 Monday 23rd July, 2pm, Room 944

Social identities of black females in English-language textbooks used in Brazil: intersectionalities of race, gender and social class

This talk analyzes how the social identities of black females are represented in English-language textbooks used in Brazil; the intention is to generate reflections on how these social identities are portrayed.  In the talk I analyze a textbook that is used in Brazil. I address the following following: 1) What are the results of studies regarding English-language textbooks, the social identities of black females, and intersectionality with the issues of race, gender and social class in Brazil? 2) What do English-language textbooks used in Brazil reveal about black females and intersectionalities with social class? 3) The gaps in research in this area that need to be better explored and suggestions for future research. The reference framework that supports this discussion is the issues of intersectionality, race, gender and social class (CRENSHAW, 1991), as well as critical racial literacy (SKERRETT, 2011; MOSLEY, 2010, FERREIRA, 2015b). The talk concludes that black females are less represented than males in textbooks used in Brazil. In the case of Brazil, black females are less represented than black and white males, and white females.

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