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Afro-Mexicans: discourse of race and identity on the African diaspora

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Githiora,Chege J. (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2008
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9781592216468
Published:
Trenton NJ: Africa World Press
ISBN:
1592216463
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
History, Blacks, Mexico, Race identity, Central America
Notes:
258 p., Explores a little known branch of the African Diaspora - Afro-Mexicans - and discusses their conditions of arrival and establishment in Mexico within the context of Spanish colonialism and the socioracial terms that are the focus of the main study: indio, blanco, nero and moreno. These terms are part of daily life in Mexico, used in variable ways as tags of social identity.