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Author Rahier, Jean Muteba, 1959- author
Title Blackness in the andes : ethnographic vignettes of cultural politics in the time of multiculturalism / Jean Muteba Rahier
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2014]
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1. The Afro-Esmeraldian Dcimas - 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 Douǧ 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: Seoras, Mujeres, Blanqueamiento, and the Negra Permitida -- 7. Stereotypes of Hypersexuality and the Embodiment of Blackness: Some Narratives of Female Sexuality in Quito, Ecuador -- 8. Futbol and the (Tri-)Color of the Ecuadorian Nation: Ideological and Visual (Dis)Continuities of Black Otherness from Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculturalism
Jean Muteba Rahier examines the cultural politics of Afro-Ecuadorian populations within the context of the Andean region's recent pivotal history and the Latin American 'multicultural turn" of the past two decades, bringing contemporary political trends together with questions of race, space, and sexuality. Organized around eight ethnographic vignettes, the book looks at race and Ecuadorian popular culture; Afro-Ecuadorian cultural politics, cultural traditions, and political activism; mestizaje and the non-inclusion of blackness in official imaginations of national identity ('the ideological biology of national identity'); race, gender relations, and anti-black racism; stereotypes of black female hypersexuality and sexual self-constructions; blackness and beauty contest politics; the passage from 'monocultural mestizaje' to multiculturalism in the 1990s, which got a second life following the revolucion ciudadana (citizen revolution) and the election of Rafael Correa to the Ecuadorian presidency in late 2006; and blackness, racism, sports, and national pride in multicultural Ecuador
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Link Print version: Rahier, Jean Muteba, 1959- Blackness in the andes 9781137272713 (DLC) 2013032057 (OCoLC)855977559
Subject Blacks -- Race identity -- Ecuador
Identity politics -- Ecuador
Multiculturalism -- Ecuador
Nationalism -- Ecuador
Popular culture -- Ecuador
Race awareness -- Ecuador
Blacks -- Race identity. fast (OCoLC)fst00833987
Ethnic studies -- Andes bicssc
Identity politics. fast (OCoLC)fst01747531
Manners and customs. fast (OCoLC)fst01007815
Multiculturalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01028836
Nationalism. fast (OCoLC)fst01033832
Popular culture. fast (OCoLC)fst01071344
Race awareness. fast (OCoLC)fst01086455
Race relations. fast (OCoLC)fst01086509
Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography -- Andes bicssc
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies bisacsh
Society eflch
Ecuador -- Race relations
Ecuador -- Social life and customs
Ecuador. fast (OCoLC)fst01205578
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