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Race and sex in Latin America / Peter Wade.

By: Wade, Peter, 1957-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Anthropology, culture, and society: Publisher: London ; New York, NY : New York : Pluto Press ; Distributed in the United States of America exclusively by Palgrave macmillan, 2009Description: 1 online resource (x, 310 pages) : illustrations, map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781849644365; 1849644365.Subject(s): Miscegenation -- Latin America | Sex customs -- Latin America | Mestizaje | Racism -- Latin America | Sexism -- Latin America | Sex role -- Latin AmericaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Race and sex in Latin America.DDC classification: 980 LOC classification: F1419.A1 | W34 2009Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Introduction: defining race and sex -- Explaining the articulation of race and sex -- Race and sex in colonial Latin America -- Making nations through race and sex -- The political economy of race and sex in contemporary Latin America -- Race, sex and the politics of identity and citizenship -- Conclusion.
Summary: The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the first book to deal solely with these issues. Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-303) and index.

Introduction: defining race and sex -- Explaining the articulation of race and sex -- Race and sex in colonial Latin America -- Making nations through race and sex -- The political economy of race and sex in contemporary Latin America -- Race, sex and the politics of identity and citizenship -- Conclusion.

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The intersection of race and sex in Latin America is a subject touched upon by many disciplines but this is the first book to deal solely with these issues. Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities.

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Following earlier explorations of race and sex in Colombian society (e.g., Blackness and Race Mixture, CH, Jan'94, 31-2866), social anthropologist Wade (Univ. of Manchester, UK) focuses here on the broader geographical context of Latin America and the Caribbean. Beginning with a definition of race and gender and an examination of some theoretical aspects of the relationship between race, sex, power, and morality, the author includes persons of every color, race, description, and proclivity. Wade notes an inescapable ambivalence in any social interaction involving race, sex, and power. The case studies examine both the colonial period and contemporary Latin American societies. The discussion covers a wide range of topics: identity, citizenship, ethnic and racial movements, political and social organization, public policy on sexual and reproductive health, mestizaje or race mixing, and the political economy of race and sex. The bibliography is extremely rich. The major contribution of this study lies in its inclusiveness, discussing whites, blacks, indigenous peoples, mixed races, males, females, homosexuals, and heterosexuals. Not only does it consider race and sex across the demographic spectrum, but it accepts the dynamic process of interaction as highly unpredictable. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. F. W. Knight Johns Hopkins University

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