Afro-Descendants, Identity, and the Struggle for Development in the Americas

ISBN-10: 1611860407

ISBN-13: 9781611860405

Edition: 2012

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Indigenous people and African descendants in Latin America and the Caribbean have long been affected by a social hierarchy established by elites, through which some groups were racialized and others were normalized. Far from being “racial paradises” populated by an amalgamated “cosmic race” of mulattos and mestizos, Latin America and the Caribbean have long been sites of shifting exploitative strategies and ideologies, ranging from scientific racism and eugenics to the more sophisticated official denial of racism and ethnic difference. This book, among the first to focus on African descendants in the region, brings together diverse reflections from scholars, activists, and funding agency representatives working to end racism and promote human rights in the Americas. By focusing on the ways racism inhibits agency among African descendants and the ways African-descendant groups position themselves in order to overcome obstacles, this interdisciplinary book provides a multi-faceted analysis of one of the gravest contemporary problems in the Americas.
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Prologue
Itroduction
The Black Atlantic Reexamined
Building Black Diaspora Networks and Meshworks for Knowledge, Justice, Peace, and Human Rights
Pan-Afro-Latin African Americanism Revisited: Legacies and Lessons for Transnational Alliances in the New Millennium
Double-Consciousness and Black Identity-Globalized
Haitians in the Dominican Republic: Race, Politics, and Neoliberalism
Navigating the Racial Terrain: Blackness and Mixedness in the United States and the Dominican Republic
Negotiating Blackness within the Multicultural State in Latin America: Creole Politics and Identify in Nicaragua
Ethnic Identity and Political Mobilization: The Afro-Colombian Case
The Grammar of Color Identity in Brazil
Racism in �Raceless� Societies and the State the Difficulties of Addressing What Ought not Exist
Afro-Colombian Welfare: An Application of Amartya Sen's Capability Approach Using Multiple Indicators Multiple Causes Modeling (MIMIC)
Racism in a Racialized Democracy and Support for Affirmative Action Policy in Salvador and S�o Paulo, Brazil
Afro-Descendant Peoples and Public Policies: The Network of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Caribbean Women
Migration, Diasporas, and the Importance of Local Knowledge
Decolonizing the Imaging of African-Derived Religions
Neoliberal Dilemmas: Diaspora, Displacement, and Development in Buenos Aires
Pluralizing Race
Conclusion
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