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Blackness and Race Mixture: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia (Johns Hopkins Studies in Atlantic History and Culture)by Peter Wade
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Drawing on extensive anthropological fieldwork, Peter Wade shows how the concept of blackness and discrimination are deeply embedded in different social levels and contexts — from region to neighborhood, and from politics and economics to housing, marriage, music, and personal identity.
The idea of "racial democracy" in Latin American populations has traditionally assumed that class is a more significant factor than race. But despite the emergence of a mestizo class--people who are culturally and racially mixed--there remains a complex discrimination against blacks. Drawing on extensive anthropological fieldwork, Wade shows how the concept of "blackness" and discrimination are deeply embedded in different social levels and contexts.
This work focuses on the "racial democracy" of Colombia to explore the significance of culture and class in a racially mixed population. Drawing on anthropological fieldwork, it shows how the concept of "blackness" and discrimination are deeply embedded in different social levels and contexts.
Peter Wade focuses on the 'racial democracy' of Colombia-- specifically the black population of the Choco province--to explore the significance of culture and class in a racially mixed population.
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