Sociability and Values: A Perspective on Muslim Arab Families in São Paulo, Brazil

A lecture by Oswaldo Truzzi
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
6 PM
802 International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118th St.

Through in-depth interviews with mostly Lebanese and Syrian Muslims, this lecture explores family values across generations, socioeconomic strata, and genders. With Christian Arab families as the counterpoint, Professor Truzzi discusses the dilemmas and practices faced by this Muslim minority in Brazil, demonstrating that the group’s ethnicity and religiosity tend to be continuously reshaped as the group grows and reproduces in local society, reacts to the stereotypes attributed to it, and interacts more intensely with this same society through the new generations born in São Paulo. Oswaldo Truzzi is the author of several books on immigration and ethnicity in Brazil.

Information: mbernstein@barnard.edu

Mar. 27, 2018 - 6:00 PM