Blackness in the Andes: Ethnographic Vignettes of Cultural Politics in the Time of Multiculturalism

Blackness in the Andes: Ethnographic Vignettes of Cultural Politics in the Time of Multiculturalism

by J. Rahier

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This book examines, in Andean national contexts, the impacts of the 'Latin American multicultural turn' of the past two decades on Afro Andean cultural politics, emphasizing both transformations and continuities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349444960
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/23/2014
Edition description: 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jean Muteba Rahier is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the African & African Diaspora Studies program at Florida International University, USA.

Table of Contents

1. The Afro-Esmeraldian Décimas - Ecuador: Creolization/Malleability in the Time of Interculturalismo and Neo-Essentialism 2. Presence of Blackness and Representations of Jews in the Afro-Esmeraldian Celebrations of the Semana Santa, Ecuador 3. From Panacea for Harmonious Race Relations to Ideological Tool for Oppression and National Identity Imagination: Reflections from the Andes on Mestizaje through Time and Space 4. Afrodescendants, the Multicultural Turn and the 'New' Latin American Constitutions and Other Special Legislations: Particularities of the Andean Region by Jean Muteba Rahier and Mamyrah Dougé Prosper 5. A Glimpse at Afro-Ecuadorian Politics, Influences on and Participation in Constitutional Processes, and State Corporatism 6. Blackness, the Racial-Spatial Order at Work, and Beauty Contest Politics: Señoras, Mujeres, Blanqueamiento, and the Negra Permitida 7. Stereotypes of Hypersexuality and the Embodiment of Blackness: Some Narratives of Female Sexuality in Quito, Ecuador 8. Fútbol and the (Tri-)Color of the Ecuadorian Nation: Ideological and Visual (Dis)Continuities of Black Otherness from Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism

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"This book is the crowning achievement in Jean Muteba Rahier's impressive oeuvre. It affirms him as a leading theorist and ethnographer of the African diaspora experience." - Kevin A. Yelvington, University of South Florida, USA, editor of Afro-Atlantic Dialogues: Anthropology in the Diaspora

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