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The Idea of Race in Latin America: 1870-1940 (Critical Reflections on Latin America Series)

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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 makoup 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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Three essays (accessible to undergraduates) on the paradoxes and ambiguities of the "idea of race" in the political and intellectual history of Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. Paper edition (ISBN 0-292-73857-9), $7.95.
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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.

Synopsis:

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.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [115]-128) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780292738577
Editor:
Graham, Richard
Other:
Skidmore, Thomas E.
Editor:
Graham, Richard
Author:
Graham, Richard
Other:
Knight, Alan
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Location:
Austin :
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Theory
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Racism -- Latin America -- History.
Subject:
Latin America Race relations.
Subject:
Latin America Politics and government.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Copyright:
Series:
Critical Reflections on Latin America Series
Series Volume:
al-juz® 1
Publication Date:
19900131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
143
Dimensions:
9.04x6.06x.44 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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