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Becoming Nordic in Brazil: Whiteness and Icelandic Heritage in Brazilian Identity Making

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dc.contributor University of Akureyri
dc.contributor.author Loftsdóttir, Kristín
dc.contributor.author Eyþórsdóttir, Eyrún
dc.contributor.author Willson, Margaret
dc.date.accessioned 2021-06-03T01:00:36Z
dc.date.available 2021-06-03T01:00:36Z
dc.date.issued 2021-03
dc.identifier.citation Loftsdóttir , K , Eyþórsdóttir , E & Willson , M 2021 , ' Becoming Nordic in Brazil: Whiteness and Icelandic Heritage in Brazilian Identity Making ' , Nordic Journal of Migration Research , vol. 11 , no. 1 , pp. 80-94 . https://doi.org/10.33134/njmr.403
dc.identifier.issn 1799-649X
dc.identifier.other PURE: 28544797
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: ee8f5ebd-2d11-4a45-a63f-7b03b945874c
dc.identifier.other unpaywall: 10.33134/njmr.403
dc.identifier.other WOSLite: 000631810800007
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/2611
dc.description.abstract In this article, we focus on whiteness as an historically shifting phenomenon by analysing Brazilian recent emphasis on Icelandic ancestry, demonstrating the intersection of whiteness, class and ethnicity. A small group of Icelanders were among the millions migrating to Brazil around the latter half of the nineteenth century. The Icelandic migrants did not emphasise their Icelandic identity but affiliated themselves with Germans and other favoured immigrant groups. More than 130 years later, a group of Brazilians of Icelandic descent founded the Iceland Brazil Association to celebrate the Icelandic part of their ancestry. Since then, both their membership and interest in Iceland have grown. We ask how this emphasis on Icelandic ancestry intersects with an increased reification of Icelandic identity as ‘white’ identity. The discussion shows that the emphasis on Icelandic ethnic markers is new in Brazil and needs to be understood within the theorisation of Brazilian national and racialised identity.
dc.format.extent 80-94
dc.language.iso en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nordic Journal of Migration Research; 11(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fólksflutningar (félagsfræði)
dc.subject Íslendingabyggðir
dc.subject Suður-Ameríkubúar
dc.subject Brazilian
dc.subject Heritage movement
dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Nordic
dc.subject Whiteness
dc.subject Migration
dc.subject Icelanders
dc.subject South America
dc.title Becoming Nordic in Brazil: Whiteness and Icelandic Heritage in Brazilian Identity Making
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article
dc.description.version Peer reviewed
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.33134/njmr.403
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Sociology, Anthropology and Folkloristics
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities


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