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Becoming Black Political SubjectsMovements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil$
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Tianna S. Paschel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780691169385

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691169385.001.0001

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Making Mestizajes

Making Mestizajes

(p.28) Chapter Two Making Mestizajes
Becoming Black Political Subjects

Tianna S. Paschel

Princeton University Press

This chapter analyzes the historical context of the domestic fields in which black movements emerged. It aims to highlight the magnitude of this shift from mestizaje to black rights, and to explain why different conceptions of blackness became institutionalized in each case. It also situates the race-making ideologies of Colombia and Brazil within a broader political field. It shows that in both Colombia and Brazil, mestizaje ideologies brought with them the idea that the prevalence of race mixture at once produced, and evinced, a society in which race was not a problem. Even while dominant nationalist discourse was full of contradictions, the political fields of both Colombia and Brazil came to stigmatize critique of the ethno-racial order as irrelevant and as inherently unpatriotic. This ideological constraint, however, did not mean that discourses of race mixture were completely hegemonic or static over time.

Keywords:   black movements, Latin America, Colombia, Brazil, black rights, mestizaje, blackness, race making

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