Mecila Working Papers | Raphael Schapira: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a Marker of Whiteness and Anti-Blackness: Embodying Inclusive Conservative Conviviality in Rio de Janeiro

São Paulo: Mecila 2024 (Working Paper Series, No. 65).

Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) practitioners in Rio de Janeiro often view their sport as a space free from discrimination, where everyone is considered equal.

Despite this perception, BJJ has historically been associated with Whiteness, shaped differently by the Gracie and Fadda lineages. The Gracie lineage reinforces their social status and superiority by aligning BJJ with Whiteness, while the Fadda lineage, focused on low-income areas, uses anti-Blackness to distance their students from negative associations.

This paper argues that the embrace of Whiteness and anti-Blackness within BJJ connects to broader political currents in Brazil, including the appeal of figures like Bolsonaro. The concept of “inclusive conservative conviviality” is introduced to understand these dynamics within Brazil’s current reactionary context.

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REGARDS CNRS (13 de mayo de 2024). Mecila Working Papers | Raphael Schapira: Brazilian Jiu-jitsu as a Marker of Whiteness and Anti-Blackness: Embodying Inclusive Conservative Conviviality in Rio de Janeiro. Redial & Ceisal. Recuperado 19 de julio de 2024 de https://doi.org/10.58079/11nva


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