Race And Ethnicity In Latin America

Author: Peter Wade

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745309873

Category: History

Page: 152

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'An excellent source on past and present debates, and a coherent and insightful set of proposals concerning methodology'.International Affairs'More than merely providing a student's textbook. [Wade] covers the main themes and offers a comprehensive overview of the relevant debates ... an excellent textbook.'European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies'Wade's latest book is intelligent and easy-to-read, and represents a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity in Latin America.'Patterns of Prejudice
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The Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Harry Sanabria

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317350243

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 951

The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles of power and inequality. Cymeme Howe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cornell University writes, “The text moves well and builds over time, paying close attention to balancing both the Caribbean and Latin America as geographic regions, Spanish and non-Spanish speaking countries, and historical and contemporary issues in the field. I found the geographic breadth to be especially impressive.” Jeffrey W. Mantz of California State University, Stanislaus, notes that the contents “reflect the insights of an anthropologist who knows Latin America intimately and extensively.”
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Race, Ethnicity and Nation

Perspectives from Kinship and Genetics

Author: Peter Wade

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845453558

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Race, ethnicity and nation are all intimately linked to family and kinship, yet these links deserve closer attention than they usually get in social science, above all when family and kinship are changing rapidly in the context of genomic and biotechnological revolutions. Drawing on data from assisted reproduction, transnational adoption, mixed race families, Basque identity politics and post-Soviet nation-building, this volume provides new and challenging ways to understand race, ethnicity and nation.
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Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History

Author: Vincent Peloso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136331727

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were embedded in the discourse of power. During the colonial era, racial and ethnic identities were publicly acknowledged by the state and the Church, and subject to stringent codes that shaped both individual lives and the structures of society. The legacy of these distinctions continued after independence, as race and ethnicity continued to form culturally defined categories of social life. In Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History, Vincent Peloso traces the story of ethnicity and race in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the contemporary period. In a short, synthetic narrative, he lays the groundwork for students to understand how the history of colonial racism is connected to the problems of racism in today’s Latin American societies. With features including timelines, plentiful maps and illustrations, and boxes highlighting important historical figures, the text provides a clear and accessible introduction to the complex subject of race and ethnicity in the history of Latin America.
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Race and Sex in Latin America

Author: Peter Wade

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745329505

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7076

The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the only book that deals soley with these issues. Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities, but these concepts are underexplored in English language works. Peter Wade provides a pioneering overview of the growing literature on race and sex in the region, covering historical aspects and contemporary debates. He includes both black and indigenous people in the frame, as well as mixed and white people, avoiding the implication that “race” means “black-white” relations. Challenging but accessible, this book will appeal across the social sciences, particularly to students of anthropology, gender studies and Latin American studies.
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Race and Ethnicity

An Anthropological Focus on the United States and the World

Author: Raymond Scupin

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Social Science

Page: 471

View: 2309

Covering basic concepts and research, this book presents state of the art, highly readable essays on both the theoretical issues and empirical studies of race and ethnicity in the U.S. and throughout the world. It introduces the concepts of race, the fallacies of scientific racism, and theoretical perspectives on ethnicity—followed by fourteen chapters that share the empirical findings of anthropologists on race and ethnicity in the U.S. and the world. For individuals interested in getting a global perspective on race and ethnic relations, and reducing some of the superficial media-based characterizations and representations of race and ethnic issues throughout the world.
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Handbook of the Sociology of Racial and Ethnic Relations

Author: Hernan Vera,Joe R Feagin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387708456

Category: Social Science

Page: 494

View: 5188

The study of racial and ethnic relations has become one of the most written about aspects in sociology and sociological research. In both North America and Europe, many "traditional" cultures are feeling threatened by immigrants from Latin America, Africa and Asia. This handbook is a true international collaboration looking at racial and ethnic relations from an academic perspective. It starts from the principle that sociology is at the hub of the human sciences concerned with racial and ethnic relations.
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Culture and Customs of Ecuador

Author: Michael Handelsman

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302442

Category: History

Page: 153

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Discusses Ecuadorian traditions, culture, religion, media, literature, and arts.
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Race, Culture, and Evolution

Essays in the History of Anthropology

Author: George W. Stocking, Jr,Jr. George W. Stocking

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226774947

Category: Social Science

Page: 380

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Essays in the history of anthropology cover such topics as the image of primitive man in evolutionary anthology and a historical analysis of the scientific reaction against cultural anthropology in the early twentieth century.
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Race, nature and culture

an anthropological perspective

Author: Peter Wade

Publisher: Pluto Pr


Category: Social Science

Page: 150

View: 6872

Taking the study of race beyond Western notions of the individual, Wade argues for an anthropological understanding of the connections between race, sex and gender.
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Race and ethnicity

Author: Alma M. García

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: 9780737704648

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 138

View: 2826

Examines the nature of race and ethnicity, identity in a multicultural society, and the search for the American dream from a variety of viewpoints, and provides personal narratives on race and ethnicity in America.
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Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America

Author: Edward Telles,Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469617838

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 5570

Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America
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"The Hour of Eugenics"

Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

Author: Nancy Stepan

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801497957

Category: History

Page: 210

View: 2528

Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally discredited by its association with the racist ideology of Nazi Germany. Examining for the first time how eugenics was taken up by scientists and social reformers in Latin America, Nancy Leys Stepan compares the eugenics movements in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina with the more familiar cases of Britain, the United States, and Germany. In this highly original account, Stepan sheds new light on the role of science in reformulating issues of race, gender, reproduction, and public health in an era when the focus on national identity was particularly intense. Drawing upon a rich body of evidence concerning the technical publications and professional meetings of Latin American eugenicists, she examines how they adapted eugenic principles to local contexts between the world wars. Stepan shows that Latin American eugenicists diverged considerably from their counterparts in Europe and the United States in their ideological approach and their interpretations of key texts concerning heredity.
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Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

Author: Nancy P. Appelbaum,Anne S. Macpherson,Karin Alejandra Rosemblatt

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807854419

Category: History

Page: 329

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Based on cutting-edge research, these 12 essays examine connections between race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean in the post-independence era. They reveal how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time and across the region's political landscapes.
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Critical Latin American and Latino Studies

Author: Juan Poblete

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816640799

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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This book brings together some of the most prominent scholars working across the spectrum of Latin American and Latino studies to explore their changing intellectual undertaking in relation to global processes of change. Critical Latin American and Latino Studies identifies the challenges and possibilities of more politically engaged and theoretically critical modes of scholarly practice. One objective is to provide a brief critical history of the study of various Latin American cultures -- Latino, Chicano, Puerto Rican, among others. But these essays also serve to assess the roles of ethnic and area studies in light of changing scholarly trends, from emphases on gender and sexuality to a focus on postcoloniality and globalization. The result is an important contribution to current debates on the conditions of contemporary knowledge production. Book jacket.
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Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Author: Richard T. Schaefer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412926947

Category: Social Science

Page: 1622

View: 6881

This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area
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Anthropological Constructions

Author: Marcus Banks

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415078016

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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While ethnicity has become a blunt and overused concept in the anthropological vocabulary it is finding increasing currency in public language and thought. The author does not attempt to define the term but rather to understand its public life.Ethnicity has been a key concept in anthropology and sociology for many years, yet many people still seem uncertain as to its meaning, its relevance, and its relationship to other concepts such as 'race' and nationalism. In Ethnicity: Anthropological Constructions the major anthropological and sociological approaches to ethnicity, covering much of the significant literature and leading authors, are outlined clearly and concisely.The term ethnicity has been used to describe human social interaction, but particularly in relation to groups that would previously have been described as 'tribes', and to minority migrant groups and their 'host' societies. Certain classic works are discussed and particular attention is paid to the considerable literature on ethnic minorities in Britain and the United States. Two case studies - on 'ethnic cleansing' in Bosnia, and accusations of racism in a British school dispute - are presented to demonstrate how concepts of ethnicity, 'race' and nationalism have recently been used by the public and press.
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From Savage to Negro

Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954

Author: Lee D. Baker

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520211681

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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Explores ways in which anthropologists shaped racial politics in the United States, examining interactions between African-American intellectuals and such white anthropologists as Franz Boas, Frederic Ward Putnam, and Daniel G. Brinton.
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The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940

Author: Richard Graham,Thomas E. Skidmore,Aline Helg,Alan Knight

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292738577

Category: History

Page: 135

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From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, "scientific" thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. Yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of their societies clearly before them and a growing sense of national identity impelling consideration of national futures, Latin American leaders hesitated. What to do? Whom to believe? Latin American political and intellectual leaders' sometimes anguished responses to these dilemmas form the subject of The Idea of Race in Latin America. Thomas Skidmore, Aline Helg, and Alan Knight have each contributed chapters that succinctly explore various aspects of the story in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. While keenly alert to the social and economic differences that distinguish one Latin American society from another, each author has also addressed common issues that Richard Graham ably draws together in a brief introduction. Written in a style that will make it accessible to the undergraduate, this book will appeal as well to the sophisticated scholar.
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