The Threat of Race

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Tuesday October 14, 2008

Revealing Alchemies (On Racial Latinamericanization)

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Latin America. The region of intense métissage, of mestizaje, of mesticagem, indeed, of the very conception. And of an imaginary conjuring it in the first place. Histories of ethnoracial mixtures and categorical transgression, forced and facilitated. Culturally repressed and resisted. Even as they became practiced, projected, and celebrated as national character in the post-abolitionist period. Categorical transgression morphed into mainstream identity. In some regional nation-states more so than others.

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