Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Critical Studies on Latin America)@874 Rs [Mrp:-874]

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    This text examines changing perspectives on black and Indian populations in Latin America, tracing similarities and differences in the way these peoples have been seen by academics and national elites. Beginning with a brief analysis of historical debates about the emergence of mixed societies in the colonial and republican era, the author traces understandings of race and ethnicity from early functional approaches, through Marxist and interactionist perspectives to more recent concerns with the politics of culture and identity in nation states that exist in increasingly globalized networks. Throughout, reference is made to concrete contexts to illustrate the theoretical debates. Brief contrasts are made with North American and Caribbean contexts. Race and ethnicity as analytical concepts are re-examined in order to demonstrate their embeddedness in the history of Western social science and to assess their continuing usefulness.

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    Author Peter Wade
    Binding Paperback
    EAN 9780745309873
    Format Import
    ISBN 0745309879
    Label Pluto Press
    Manufacturer Pluto Press
    NumberOfItems 1
    NumberOfPages 160
    ProductGroup Book
    ProductTypeName ABIS_BOOK
    PublicationDate 1997-05-15
    Publisher Pluto Press
    Studio Pluto Press
    Title Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Critical Studies on Latin America)