Political Theory

Liberty and Responsibility in Gilberto Freyre’s Works


This colloquium reviewed the concepts of liberty and responsibility within the specific Brazilian cultural context, twisted by the ambivalence of violent miscegenation and slavery as described by the Columbia University–educated anthropologist Gilberto Freyre.


Conference Readings

Freyre, Gilberto. Casa-Grande and Senzala [The Masters and the Slaves]. Sao Paulo: Editora Global, 2006.

Freyre, Gilberto. Sobrados e Mucambos [The Mansions and the Shanties]. Sao Paulo: Global Editora, 2006.

Freyre, Gilberto. Ordem e Progresso [Order and Progress]. Sao Paulo: Global Editora, 2004.