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Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay

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Uruguay is not conventionally thought of as part of the African diaspora, yet during the period of Spanish colonial rule, thousands of enslaved Africans arrived in the country. Afro-Uruguayans played important roles in Uruguay's national life, creating the second-largest black press in Latin America, a racially defined political party, and numerous social and civic organizations.

Afro-Uruguayans were also central participants in the creation of Uruguayan popular culture and the country's principal musical forms, tango and candombe. Candombe, a style of African-inflected music, is one of the defining features of the nation's culture, embraced equally by white and black citizens.

In Blackness in the White Nation, George Reid Andrews offers a comprehensive history of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial period to the present. Showing how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he traces the development of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a central part of the nation's culture has not fundamentally helped the cause of racial equality. Incorporating lively descriptions of his own experiences as a member of a candombe drumming and performance group, Andrews consistently connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the broader issues of race, culture, gender, and politics throughout Latin America and the African diaspora generally.

Synopsis:

"A valuable contribution to the broader history of the African presence in Latin America which has gathered considerable momentum in recent years."

-Latin American Review of Books "This new book written by Reid Andrews, a master historian at the height of his form, is destined to become the standard work on its topic, just as his study The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900 has been for an entire generation."

-John Charles Chasteen, author of Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence "Andrews fills a gap in the English-language and Latin American scholarship and, more importantly, he provides valuable new insights into the ways that African diasporic cultural practices have been incorporated into 'white' national identities even as people of African descent continue to suffer from inequality and discrimination."

-Nancy P. Appelbaum, The State University of New York at Binghamton

Synopsis:

Andrews offers a comprehensive history of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial period to the present. Showing how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he traces the development of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a central part of the nation's culture has not fundamentally helped the cause of racial equality. Incorporating descriptions of his own experiences as a member of a candombe drumming and performance group, Andrews connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the broader issues of race, culture, gender, and politics throughout Latin America and the African diaspora.

About the Author

George Reid Andrews is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807871584
Author:
Andrews, George Reid
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay; Montevideo; Afro-Uruguay; Afro-Latin America; race; culture; black history; black newspapers; black press; blackness; negritude; racial inequality; racial discrimination; Brazil; Afro-Brazil; Carnival; candombe; comparsa; Africa; African diaspora
Subject:
Uruguay
Subject:
Montevideo
Subject:
Afro-Uruguay
Subject:
Afro-Latin America
Subject:
Race
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
black history
Subject:
Black newspapers
Subject:
black press
Subject:
blackness
Subject:
Negritude
Subject:
racial inequality
Subject:
Racial discrimination
Subject:
Brazil
Subject:
Afro-Brazil
Subject:
Carnival
Subject:
Candombe
Subject:
comparsa
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
African diaspora
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Dance
Subject:
Tango
Subject:
Mundo Afro
Subject:
Partido Autoctono Negro
Subject:
Nuestra Raza
Subject:
Frente Amplio
Subject:
B
Subject:
lackness
Subject:
World History-South America
Subject:
Mundo Af
Subject:
Ro
Subject:
Fre
Subject:
nte Amplio
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
14 illus., 9 tables
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 272 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807871584 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "A valuable contribution to the broader history of the African presence in Latin America which has gathered considerable momentum in recent years."

-Latin American Review of Books "This new book written by Reid Andrews, a master historian at the height of his form, is destined to become the standard work on its topic, just as his study The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800-1900 has been for an entire generation."

-John Charles Chasteen, author of Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence "Andrews fills a gap in the English-language and Latin American scholarship and, more importantly, he provides valuable new insights into the ways that African diasporic cultural practices have been incorporated into 'white' national identities even as people of African descent continue to suffer from inequality and discrimination."

-Nancy P. Appelbaum, The State University of New York at Binghamton

"Synopsis" by , Andrews offers a comprehensive history of Afro-Uruguayans from the colonial period to the present. Showing how social and political mobilization is intertwined with candombe, he traces the development of Afro-Uruguayan racial discourse and argues that candombe's evolution as a central part of the nation's culture has not fundamentally helped the cause of racial equality. Incorporating descriptions of his own experiences as a member of a candombe drumming and performance group, Andrews connects the struggles of Afro-Uruguayans to the broader issues of race, culture, gender, and politics throughout Latin America and the African diaspora.
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