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Afro-latin America: Five questions

Andrews, GR (2009) Afro-latin America: Five questions. Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, 4 (2). 191 - 210. ISSN 1744-2222

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This article surveys recent historical and social scientific research on Afro-Latin America and poses five questions about that work. (1) What kinds of scholars study Afro-Latin America, and why do they do so? What seem to be their motives, intellectual or otherwise? (2) How can Afro-Latin American societies most effectively achieve racial equality? (3) Is Latin American racial democracy a myth, a reality, or both? (4) Are Latin American racial identities as fluid, contingent, and shifting as the scholarly literature has tended to suggest? Or might they perhaps be more fixed and stable than is traditionally thought? (5) What do we learn when we undertake comparative studies of Afro-Latin American societies? More specifically, what do we learn when we compare Afro-Latin American experiences in different parts of the region, and when we compare Afro-Latin American and indigenous experiences? © 2009 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Andrews, GRreid1@pitt.eduREID10000-0002-5510-2456
Date: 1 January 2009
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
Volume: 4
Number: 2
Page Range: 191 - 210
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/17442220902920119
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > History
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1744-2222
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 15:25
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2020 20:55


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