By Nancy P. Appelbaum, Anne S. Macpherson, Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

ISBN-10: 080782769X

ISBN-13: 9780807827697

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This assortment brings jointly leading edge historic paintings on race and nationwide identification in Latin the United States and the Caribbean and areas this scholarship within the context of interdisciplinary and transnational discussions concerning race and state within the Americas. relocating past debates approximately no matter if ideologies of racial democracy have really served to vague discrimination, the e-book exhibits how notions of race and nationhood have different over the years throughout Latin America's political landscapes. Framing the subjects and questions explored within the quantity, the editors' creation additionally offers an summary of the present kingdom of the interdisciplinary literature on race and geographical region formation. Essays at the postindependence interval in Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, and Peru give some thought to how well known and elite racial constructs have built with regards to each other and to tactics of kingdom development. individuals additionally learn how principles relating to racial and nationwide identities were gendered and ask how racialized buildings of nationhood have formed and restricted the citizenship rights of subordinated teams. The members are Sueann Caulfield, Sarah C. Chambers, Lillian Guerra, Anne S. Macpherson, goals McGuinness, Gerardo R„nique, James Sanders, Alexandra Minna Stern, and Barbara Weinstein.

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Focusing on domestic relations and everyday life, Sueann Caulfield’s contribution to this volume contends that the urban working classes of twentiethcentury Rio de Janeiro framed their experiences within the nationalist discourse of racial democracy even as they practiced racial discrimination in their choices of sexual and marital partners. Caulfield analyzes trial documents of sexual crimes in Rio de Janeiro to show that while ordinary Brazilians practiced considerable racial endogamy—a practice at odds with the ideology of racial democracy—they did not explain their desire for or resistance to certain partners in terms of race.

Sarah Chambers’s essay illustrates how members of indigenous groups in and around the provincial capital of Arequipa, Peru, discarded the identity of Indian. ’’ But once the national state overturned INTRODUCTION 19 the laws protecting indigenous lands, native peoples increasingly adopted the label ‘‘Spanish’’ or ‘‘white’’ to avoid tribute payments. ∑∫ The indigenous communities of Cauca, Colombia, studied by James Sanders, used racist nineteenth-century liberal discourses equating progress and whiteness and contrasted their own civilized industriousness to the ostensible savagery of both Afro-Colombians and lowland Amazon Indians.

Skidmore, ‘‘Racial Ideas and Social Policy in Brazil, 1870–1940,’’ in Graham, The Idea of Race, 7–36; George Reid Andrews, Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888–1988 (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991) and The Afro-Argentines of INTRODUCTION 25 Buenos Aires; Je√rey Lesser, Welcoming the Undesirables: Brazil and the Jewish Question (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995) and Negotiating National Identity: Immigrants, Minorities, and the Struggle for Ethnicity in Brazil (Durham: Duke University Press, 1999).

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