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The Making of a Nation: The Significance of the Texas Borderlands

Daisy L. Machado

in Of Borders and Margins: Hispanic Disciples in Texas, 1888-1945

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152234
eISBN:
9780199834426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152239.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

One important piece in understanding the history of the western expansion of the U.S. is the significance of the Texas borderlands. It was in the nineteenth‐century southwestern frontier that the ... More


Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

Linda Martín Alcoff

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195137347
eISBN:
9780199785773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137345.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In the heated debates over identity politics, few theorists have looked carefully at the conceptualizations of identity assumed by all sides. Drawing on both philosophical sources as well as theories ... More


Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Jason Oliver Chang

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040863
eISBN:
9780252099359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book tells the history of anti-Chinese politics in Mexican culture. It reveals the hidden influence that anti-Chinese racism, or antichinismo, has had on the formation of the revolutionary ... More


Rafael Carrera: Guatemala 1837–1865

John Lynch

in Caudillos in Spanish America 1800–1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198211358
eISBN:
9780191678189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198211358.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Rafael Carrera followed a different route to the top from that of most national caudillos and learnt the art of leadership in more primitive conditions. Carrera played a major role in the Mita ... More


Free Traders and Capitalists

RAMóN EDUARDO RUIZ

in Mexico: Why a Few Are Rich and the People Poor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520262355
eISBN:
9780520947528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262355.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The nineteenth century, celebrated as the glorious age of independence and the Reforma, handed over the National Palace to exuberant disciples of José María Luis Mora, a dyed-in-the-wool free trader, ... More


Social Justice and the New Indigenous Politics: An Analysis of Guatemala, the Central Andes, and Chiapas

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter appraises the initiative and activism practiced by the Latin American indigenous populations in achieving social justice, in recognition of difference. This end has been reached through ... More


Class Culture and Intimate Cultures of the Huasteca

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

in Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter offers an explanation on intimate cultures of the Huasteca. It is noted that the ranchero intimate culture and mestizo cowboy intimate culture are transformations of a single ... More


Indian Localism

Claudio Lomnitz-Adler

in Exits from the Labyrinth: Culture and Ideology in the Mexican National Space

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520077881
eISBN:
9780520912472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520077881.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates the ways in which localist ideology operates in Indian community. The substance of the interviews with Juan Santos is reported. It then addresses what this sort of material ... More


Ethnic and Racial Categories in Mexican History

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!: Histories and Cultural Politics in Southern Mexico

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520222373
eISBN:
9780520927643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222373.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter presents a historical orientation and explanation of certain racial and ethnic categories, which are also discussed on the chapters on Chiapas and Oaxaca. It also discusses Indians, ... More


Gentlemanly Gazes: Charles Dickens, Alfonso Cuarón and the Transnational Gulf in Great Expectations

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

in Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474429948
eISBN:
9781474453561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón has remained preoccupied with questions of how globalization shapes identity from his art-house success Y Tu Mamá También(2002) to his Hollywood-financed films ... More


Identifying the Filipino American Bildungsroman: Whiteness, Ambivalence, and Masculinity in Brian Ascalon Roley’s American Son

Linda Pierce Allen

in Growing Up Asian American in Young Adult Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815064
eISBN:
9781496815101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815064.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the traditional Western bildungsroman as a form is xenophobic at its foundation, with the adolescent’s requisite assimilation into white normativity as the standard telos for ... More


New Cartographies of the Bolivian State in the Context of the Constituent Assembly, 2006–2007

DENISE Y. ARNOLD

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032641
eISBN:
9780813038230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines new maps or cartographies of the Bolivian state in the context of the 2006-7 constituent assembly. It analyzes both senses of subalternity in the present situation of political ... More


Modernity and Nationalism in Solo Dance in Brazil: The Bailado of Eros Volúsia and the Performance of Luiz de Abreu

Sandra Meyer

in On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Modern Dance Canon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813040257
eISBN:
9780813043869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040257.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Dance

Eros Volúsia's goal was to construct a national dance, a bailado based in samba and achieving a miscegenation of European, black, and indigenous mestizo cultural elements with echoes of the ... More


Ladinos with Ladinos, Indians with Indians: Land, Labor, and Regional Ethnic Conflict in the Making of Guatemala

Rene Reeves

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752138
eISBN:
9780804767774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

In the late 1830s an uprising of mestizos and Maya destroyed Guatemala's Liberal government for imposing reforms aimed at expanding the state, assimilating indigenous peoples, and encouraging ... More


Introduction: (Re)Constructing the Racialized Body through Technology

David S. Dalton

in Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Post-Revolutionary Mexico

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781683400394
eISBN:
9781683400523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400394.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

One key to race formation within postrevolutionary Mexico was the tie between miscegenation and modernity. On the one hand, mestizaje represented the elimination of ethnicity because it resulted from ... More


Hybridity

Matthew Pratt Guterl

in Seeing Race in Modern America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610689
eISBN:
9781469612522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610689.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the hybrid body, as Jean Toomer imagined it—a racial ensemble, or platoon, in miniature, not easily categorized as a “mulatto” or “mestizo.” With its component features easily ... More


: Captivity, Exile, and Interpretation in El Inca Garcilaso de La Vega's La Florida del Inca

Lisa Voigt

in Writing Captivity in the Early Modern Atlantic: Circulations of Knowledge and Authority in the Iberian and English Imperial Worlds

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831991
eISBN:
9781469600284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807831991.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes how the mestizo author El Inca Garcilaso de la Vega concludes his account of Hernando de Soto's expedition to Florida with a tale of Floridians in Spain, whose displacement ... More


The Sun is an Indian Shaman

Michael Taussig

in Mastery of Non-Mastery in the Age of Meltdown

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226684581
eISBN:
9780226698700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226698700.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This section discusses mestizo peasants, Indian shamans, Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain, and the notion of "firefly time" with Benjamin's notion of Messianic return. Also considers the relation of ... More


Activist in Exile: José da Natividade Saldanha, Free Man of Color in the Tropical Atlantic

Amy Caldwell de Farias

in Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781628461558
eISBN:
9781626740839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461558.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

A subversive nineteenth-century Black Intellectual was Jose da Navidade Saldanha , the Afro-Brazilian lawyer, poet, and, in 1824, secretary of the revolutionary government during the confederation of ... More


Introduction Finding Mexico’s Chinese, Encountering the Mestizo State

Jason Oliver Chang

in Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040863
eISBN:
9780252099359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040863.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter introduces the subject of the Chinese presence in Mexico through their distorted representation in a state museum. The history of Chinese Mexicans provides new ways to analyze the ... More


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