« Ce métis qui nous trouble »
Les représentations du Brésil dans l'imaginaire politique angolais :
l'empreinte de la colonialité sur le savoir

Abstract : This thesis analyzes how Angolan political actors use images of Brazil in their speeches. The goal was to use these images of Brazil as a key to understanding how Angolan political actors define themselves, understand their country's present reality and see projects for their society's future. This analysis of Angolan speeches shows how deep the marks left by colonisation over Angolan speeches have been. In other words, Brazil has been defined by Angolan political speakers either as a new colonizer or as political entity that shares a common identity with Angola stemming from the colonization process. This common identity would have been created by the Portuguese colonization that both Angola and Brazil have experienced and by the slave trade, that sent thousands of people from Angola to Brazil during the colonial time. These marks left by colonization over political speeches are analyzed with the help of the theoretic concept of coloniality, which offers a scheme of interpretation meant to clarify what continuity and what rupture means, considering the differences between current and colonial era speeches. With the help of speech analysis, this thesis seeks to proove the existence of a link between speeches used in independent Angola and those imposed by the colonizer. This link can be found in the new manners used by Angolans to define their own society which use old ways of argumentation and old notions. Among these old notions, the most meaningful one is the notion of race. Images of Brazil circulating in Angola reflect the use of the notion of race in Angolan speeches. Several Angolans actors (reflecting even opposing political positions) define Brazil as a mulatto – this reflects an internal political process in Angolan society: that the issue involving the skin colour continues to provoke serious tensions inside this social group.
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Juliana Marçano Santil. « Ce métis qui nous trouble »
Les représentations du Brésil dans l'imaginaire politique angolais :
l'empreinte de la colonialité sur le savoir. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. Institut d'études politiques de Bordeaux; Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, 2006. Français. ⟨tel-00300187⟩

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