Embodying Modernity: Race, Gender, and Fitness Culture in Brazil
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About the Author
Daniel F. Silva is associate professor of Luso-Hispanic Studies, director of Black Studies, and director of the Twilight Project at Middlebury College. He is the author of Anti-Empire: Decolonial Interventions in Lusophone Literatures and Subjectivity and theReproduction of Imperial Power: Empire's Individuals. He has edited and coedited multiple anthologies and is coeditor of the Anthem Press book series Anthem Studies in Race, Power, and Society.
"In this groundbreaking study of visual imagery of fitness cultures, Silva demonstrates how the asymmetrical attribution of value to different bodies and body parts, as well as the distribution and reordering of fitness practices have become integral to hegemonic narratives of modernity and Brazilian exceptionalism. This is a major contribution not only to Brazilian studies, but also to the fields of gender and sexuality, critical race, and disability studies." --César Braga-Pinto, Northwestern University