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Race and Color Labels in Peru

Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

in Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035741
eISBN:
9780813038490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035741.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines how racial categorizations are used in Ingenio and contests generalizations about the construction of race in Latin America. Much of our understanding of race in that region is ... More


The Dominican Diaspora: Blackening and Whitening and Mixture across Borders

Kimberly Eison Simmons

in Reconstructing Racial Identity and the African Past in the Dominican Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036755
eISBN:
9780813041858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036755.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter explores the Dominican experience in the United States, where the Dominican racial system is called into question. Mixture is still preferred as a way of talking about Dominicans and ... More


Sanseis, Yonseis, and Their Racial Identity

Mieko Nishida

in Diaspora and Identity: Japanese Brazilians in Brazil and Japan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780824867935
eISBN:
9780824876951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867935.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

The upper-middle-class Sasei and Yonseis [fourth-generation Japanese Brazilians] were born during the 1970s and 1980s and grew up in the city among “Brazilians.” In their childhood they all shared ... More


Between the Local and the Global

Wen Hua

in Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139811
eISBN:
9789888180691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139811.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In an era of globalization, female beauty seems to be increasingly standardized according to the Western ideal. However, the author argues that Chinese women’s preference to “Caucasian features” need ... More


The Making of Race and Class

Sean T. Mitchell

in Constellations of Inequality: Space, Race, and Utopia in Brazil

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226499123
eISBN:
9780226499437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226499437.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter 6 continues the analysis of race and inequality in chapter 5, but through the frame of political consciousness and utopia. The chapter analyses tensions between the class-based politics of ... More


Cosmopolitan Whiteness: The Effects and Affects of Skin-Whitening Advertisements in a Transnational Women’s Magazine

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates what kind of whiteness is being marketed in transnational women's magazines in post-Soeharto (post-1998) Indonesia. Using discourse and semiotic analyses, it decodes the ... More


Malu: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty

L. Ayu Saraswati

in Seeing Beauty, Sensing Race in Transnational Indonesia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836641
eISBN:
9780824871161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836641.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines skin whitening practices within a transnational context as well as their political and racial meanings. Drawing on in-depth interviews with forty-six Indonesian women, it asks ... More


“White Slaves” and Tragic Mulattas: The Antislavery Appeals of Ellen Craft and Sarah Parker Remond

Teresa C. Zackodnik

in The Mulatta and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604735543
eISBN:
9781604730579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604735543.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the American appearances of Ellen Craft in 1849 before she left for England following the passage of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850 and on her British lecture tour the following ... More


“Good” Appearances: Race, Language, and Citizenship

Jennifer Roth-Gordon

in Race and the Brazilian Body: Blackness, Whiteness, and Everyday Language in Rio de Janeiro

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293793
eISBN:
9780520967151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293793.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes how poor dark-skinned male youth turn to language to talk their way out of potentially dangerous and always uncomfortable encounters with the military police in Rio de Janeiro. ... More


Whitening Revisited: Nineteenth-Century Cuban Counterpoints

Karen Y. Morrison

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines the question of whitening as a process that required both family and nation to force ideological and behavioral commitments on individuals. Focusing on race-making behaviors in ... More


Tensions of Race, Gender, and Midwifery in Colonial Cuba

Michele Reid-Vazquez

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter examines representations of honor, gender, race, and labor in colonial Cuba through the lens of midwifery. More specifically, it considers how free women of African descent used ... More


The Race to Progress

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 4 documents how early national censuses from across Latin America underscored the racial particularity of populations to bolster claims of national distinctiveness. State officials fastened ... More


Racial Hierarchies of Desire and the Specter of Sex Tourism

Erica Lorraine Williams

in Sex Tourism in Bahia: Ambiguous Entanglements

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037931
eISBN:
9780252095191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037931.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the complexities of the racial hierarchies of desire in Salvador by articulating what it calls the specter of sex tourism. It examines the Brazilian ideologies of race that ... More


. Nationals: Salvador da Bahia and São Paulo, 1930–1945

Paulina L. Alberto

in Terms of Inclusion: Black Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Brazil

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807834374
eISBN:
9781469603186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877715_alberto.8
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the whitening ideologies that valued European immigrants above black workers, which had turned the word nacional into a derisive euphemism for pretos and pardos. To be a ... More


Racing for Modernity: From Black Jazz to White Gypsy Folklore

Eva Woods Peiró

in White Gypsies: Race and Stardom in Spanish Musicals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816645848
eISBN:
9781452945880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816645848.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the progressive whitening and nationalizing of Spanish stardom, and its conception of a predominantly Andalusian, Gypsified subjectivity through the death of Afro-Cuban jazz ... More


“The Ugly Duckling”: The Refinement of Ragtime Dancing and the Mass Marketing of Modern Social Dance

Danielle Robinson

in Modern Moves: Dancing Race during the Ragtime and Jazz Eras

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199779215
eISBN:
9780199379866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779215.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The focus of chapter three is the transformation of ragtime dancing into modern dance by social dance professionals, some of whom were immigrants or the children of immigrants. Dance teachers, ... More


On Whitening and Other Disaffections: The Impact of Tropipop on Colombia’s Music Scene

Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste

in Music and Youth Culture in Latin America: Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199986279
eISBN:
9780199398874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199986279.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses tropipop, a new music strongly associated with a particular kind of Colombian youth. Tropipop exemplifies the extension of a process of musical whitening in Colombia that has ... More


Constraint satisfaction: random regular k-SAT

Amin Coja-Oghlan

in Statistical Physics, Optimization, Inference, and Message-Passing Algorithms: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches School of Physics: Special Issue, October 2013

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198743736
eISBN:
9780191803802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743736.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter discusses the random regular k-SAT problem, i.e., a random k-CNF formula Φ‎ = Φ‎k(n,d) on n variables such that each of the 2n literals appears exactly d times. With k0 a certain ... More


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