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Read more Read less. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America. Latinos and the Cultural Transformation of Race. The Borders of Dominicanidad: Race, Nation, and Archives of Contradiction. In this book, Ginetta E. Candelario shows processes of identity formation among Dominicans in different historical and geographical contexts, and she looks at the nuanced relationship between ethnic and racial identities.

In my opinion, this is one of the best books written on the subject of racial, ethnic, and national identity formation in general. It is the most comprehensive, focused, and balanced treatment to date of Dominican racial and gender ideologies in the United States. Identities on the Island and in the United States. The author renders facile readings of the Dominican chapter of the black experience in the Americas as exceptional or pathological simply unsustainable. In exploring the paradoxes of Dominican ethno-racial identity so creatively, Candelario has produced a fascinating template for scholars and students of race, ethnicity and national identity in general.

Candelario breaks new ground with her analysis of racial formation in Dominican communities in the United States. Black Behind the Ears is a well-researched analysis of the cultural sites through which various actors produce racial understandings in relation to national discourses. It is an important contribution to the study of race, gender and national identity within the Dominican Republic and its US-based migrant communities.

Candelario's "Black behind the Ears" argues compellingly that any serious effort to understand Dominican ideas and practices of race in the ancestral homeland as well as in the diaspora requires a large conceptual framework, a triangular geography of knowledge, and a cultural history formed by Dominican nation-building projects, the difficult plight of the Haitian Republic in the midst of a negrophobic world, the impact of U.

Candelario's book remarkably dares to bring apparently disparate discursive sites to interact convincingly and engagingly in her analysis. She shows instead that it invites White Americans, African Americans, and other Latinos to revisit long-held assumptions about racial categories, ethnic identity, nationality, and the ideologies behind taking the 'visible' for 'real' in matters of race.

See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: November 21, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Showing of 9 reviews. The official historiography, promoted by the Ministry of Education since the first decade of the 20th century, and then by the Ministry of Culture since the mids, usually identified Lempira as a native Lenca chieftain from the west of the country, whose merits included dying defending his territory against the Spanish conquistadors during the third decade of the 16th century.

No other state elevated mythic Indians to such a status. This official and subaltern championing of Lempira after the s must be juxtaposed against the 20th-century narrative of blackness. By the late s, Nicaraguan intellectuals, especially members of or sympathizers with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and the state, had sanctioned a national narrative of indigenous resistance to the Spaniards during the colonial period, but it largely excluded the living Miskitos, Sutiabas, English-speaking creoles, and others. Comparatively speaking, Nicaraguan historiography until very recently lacked significant scholarly research on its African descendants, even less than Honduras, Guatemala, and Costa Rica, in particular.

The mutilation of our history in order to remove its African element is astounding. Those looking to define a national identity turned the focus on a race that had been oppressed and held back, and was in need of redemption, a point of view that was developing throughout the first half of the 20th century in Latin America and became a part of the literature.

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This race is a mestizo, native, Hispanic one, [though] more native than Hispanic. It cannot be spoken of. A sepulchral silence falls over its presence in our history and on those cultural elements that make up our daily life, to the point that everything that comes from this black heritage is disguised as indigenous. The triumph of a silent indigeneity within a homogenous mestizaje achieved preeminence in the s and in the context of the formidable coffee economy that was being consolidated at the time, as Jeff L.

Gould argued in pioneering work on the issue. By the beginning of the 21st century, research on the Afro-descendant population had identified at least three major strands of the African diaspora in Nicaragua that had historically been excluded from the state-generated national political imagination: In Costa Rica, a Latin American whiteness was juxtaposed not so much to colonial indigeneity but to legacies of the postcolonial African diaspora in ways that are comparable to Uruguay in South America.

In fact, it probably had the opposite effect. In fact, until the mids Costa Rica cultivated the same general patterns in their educational systems and civic calendars as the rest of Central America, with nuances of format and presentation. As in Nicaragua and El Salvador, and unlike in Honduras and Guatemala, the list of official holidays in Costa Rica does not include days dedicated to indigenous heroes, and certainly not to those of African descent.

Our blood is turning black! And if we continue like this, not a fleck of gold will the crucible produce but rather a chunk of coal. There might still be time to save our heritage of European blood which is possibly what has prevented us until now from falling into African-like manners, whether it be in politics or in tastes that mimic art or social status in pathetic and ridiculous ways.


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His evident mulatto features were erased from official representations of this hero, named Juan Santamaria. Costa Rican academia—in the social sciences and through universities and graduate degrees in history—has made impressive advances, at least in recent years, in the historiography related to the Afro-descendant problematic, even as officially its governments have only slowly registered its racial and ethnic pasts in the imagined political imagination.

In Guatemala, the civil war in the s represented an extension and more violent phase of the civil war that began after the coup against Jacobo Arbenz in which Mayan indigenous communities lost thousands and thousands of victims, leading eventually to formal trials for genocide. As elsewhere in Central America, combatants and sympathizers in a varied political and cultural left, ranging from Marxists to progressive Catholics, often faced overwhelming force and repression from state-sanctioned military violence and civilian death squads, especially in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador and, to a lesser extent, in Honduras.

Military regimes ruled these four societies almost continuously after the end of World War II and continued to do so into the late s. The civil wars were sparked by various critical events during the mid- to late s. In Honduras, very small guerrilla groups organized in and but were mostly killed by the military and death squads. The Honduran guerillas failed to garner massive popular support comparable to that in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Honduras instead saw its territory occupied by US military forces that supported the military regimes in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador, with which it shares borders.

The civil wars and insurrections and US military support for the right-wing military regimes resulted in an enormous number of violent deaths and casualties, on a scale never before registered in the region. This only ended after various negotiated peace accords were signed by contending sides in the early s. In Guatemala, between and the accords of , some , Guatemalans lost their lives in the civil war. In Nicaragua, the Sandinista insurrection, its repression, and the civil war of the s accounted for approximately 40, deaths.

In El Salvador, between and , almost 80, succumbed to violent deaths. While Nicaraguans fled the country as never before in its history during the s, Guatemalans and Salvadorans fled in the tens of thousands, most often as refugees to the United States. In , there were about 1. In the first decade of the 21st century, this figure stands at about one million. There are about , Hondurans in the United States today, most having arrived in the late s and especially during the s. In the s and s, repressive reaction to protests, along with demands for greater democratic participation on the part of authoritarian, militarized regimes, except for Costa Rica, deepened the agro-export crisis.

More than fifteen years ago, William I. Robinson succinctly summarized the structural changes in the political economy of Central America that began in the mids and consolidated during the s:. Polyarchy and neoliberalism are political and economic components, respectively, of global capitalism. Transitions to polyarchy represent adjustments of political structure to the economic changes brought about by capitalist globalization. The type of flexibility in the exercise of social control, the mechanisms of intra-elite conflict resolution, compromise and consensus building, and the superior prospects it offers for the hegemonic incorporation of subordinate groups, makes polyarchy a more appropriate political system than authoritarianism for capitalist modernization in the current epoch.

The global economy cannot function without a harmonization of national fiscal, monetary, exchange, budgetary, industrial, labor and other macroeconomic policies. Structural adjustment programs attempt to restore macroeconomic equilibrium. The investigation explores historical context, transformation, and continuity in elite composition as well as how elites relate to the economic, political, and social orders. This research highlights continuity and change in all aspects. We explore how the economic landscape gives rise to political interests, and catalogue the organizational mechanisms through which elites seek to channel their interests into public policy.

We describe and analyze elite relationships to different components of the state and, where relevant, their ties to illicit actors. The research empirically documents the sociopolitical attitudes of Central American elites and assesses how those attitudes translate into behaviors. In fact, argued Charles R. Hale more than ten years ago, neoliberalism represented. In particular, neoliberal governance includes the limited recognition of cultural rights, the strengthening of civil society, and endorsement of the principle of intercultural equality.

When combined with neoliberal economic policies, these progressive measures have unexpected effects, including a deepened state capacity to shape and neutralize political opposition, and a remaking of racial hierarchies across the region. Neoliberal reforms were epitomized by the notorious Congressional Decree , an amendment to Article of the Constitution, passed in , which made it legal for foreigners to own beach land, thereby clearing the way for a surge of beachside property sales and mega-tourist development.

Black and indigenous organizations in this period engaged in intense protest and mobilization. Over the next fifteen years, the state begrudgingly conceded a series of essential multicultural reforms: Anthropologists, on their own and in conversation with historians during the last fifteen years have been documenting race, ethnicity, and national identity in the region, now influenced by critical race theory, feminism, and postmodernism to search in many new directions.

A recent succinct statement summarizes the current state of research thus:. Especially in the fields of war aftermaths, violence, and the formation of political subjectivities, anthropologists of Central America have elaborated innovative trajectories for the discipline as a whole. The complex idioms of multiculturalism and identity politics have taken particular forms in Central America that are foundational for the theorizing of anthropologists elsewhere. Ultimately, though, the vast majority of Central Americans live in precarious, violent conditions, ever more so under neoliberal governance.

The historical literature on the articulated relationships between political economy, race, and national identity in Central America in the sense presented in this article reflect a posts academic phenomenon. Moreover, subaltern identities in the historiography prior to the s, and even into the mids, largely excluded the African diaspora, blackness, and even the earlyth-century West Indian migrations from their focus of study.

Examples include two of the most comprehensive historiographical studies of the s and s: Historiographical trends in each Central American country conversant with ethnographic sensibilities, and with the s work on nation-state formation, are available in Spanish. Euraque presented new and critical research on mestizaje in Memorias del mestizaje: A very recent summary of the ethnographic and ethnohistorical production during the last ten years is, Jennifer Burrell and Ellen L.

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The first venues for studying race, ethnicity, and nation in Central American history, especially under Spanish colonialism, are the national and municipal archives of each country in the region and the archives in Seville, Spain. The best collection in the region is the one in Guatemala City, unsurprising given that all the current states of Central America were governed from there until the s.

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The card catalogue of the Archivo General de Centroamerica in Guatemala City, also known as the Fichero Pardo, has an accessible website. Many of the scholarly journals referenced here, especially Mesoamerica , have published articles and essays on the status of the archives in different countries of Central America. Novice researchers should first contact experienced researchers because gaining access to collections in Central America often requires very different protocols from those in the United States or Europe.

Several academic institutions in the United States since World War II have specialized in collecting and conserving unique primary sources about Central America, particularly for the 19th and 20th centuries. These have well organized and accessible online research portals to a vast assortment of primary sources, from ephemera to newspapers to private papers, periodicals, and photographic collections generated by individuals and state and corporate actors, local to the region, and often based in the United States.

In this regard a critical source of primary materials are the vast numbers of documents, maps, and diplomatic correspondence exchanged between US foreign policy agencies and institutions and Central American governments since the midth century, and especially during the 20th century. Classic reference sources are Arthur E. The 19th-century US consular reports had been microfilmed by the s; many of the US Department of State documents related to Central American internal affairs had been microfilmed by the late s and early s.

During the s, thousands of documents for the to period, often declassified confidential materials, were reproduced by University Publications of America, and sold to library and archive collections at universities in the United States All have good indexes and guides. Many of these primary sources are now being digitalized and can be accessed via portals at universities in the United States. Finally, fascinating details on race, ethnicity, and migration patterns are now accessible, for fees, of course, from commercial enterprises that have digitalized and scoured a massive collection of primary sources such as birth, death, and marriage records, as well as maritime and even air travel and trade documents.

Examples are My Heritage ; and Ancestry. Casaus, Arzu, and Marta Elena. Louisiana State University Press, Black Labor on a White Canal: Panama, — , 3—4, University of Pittsburgh Press, San Jose, Costa Rica: Editorial de la Universidad de Costa Rica, Race and Ethnicity in the Honduran Banana Economy, s and s. Power, Production, and History in the Americas.

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Edited by Steven Striffler and Mark Moberg, , Duke University Press, Economic Development of Latin America , Cambridge University Press, Identity and Politics in an African-Nicaraguan Community. University of Texas Press, Racial Ambivalence and Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala. School of American Research Press, The West Indians of Costa Rica: Race, Class, and the Integration of an Ethnic Minority , 19, Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos.

Oxford University Press, Remembering a Massacre in El Salvador: University of New Mexico Press, La Patria del Criollo: An Interpretation of Colonial Guatemala. Edited by Leslie Bethell, Taracena, Arturo, et al. Centro de Investigaciones Regionales Mesoamerica, Nations and Nationalism since Cambridge University Press, , 9. McAnany, Maya Cultural Heritage: Rowman and Littlefield, Fernando Cruz Sandoval, et al. University of North Carolina Press, For more on the issues in Latin America as a whole, see Leo J. Editorial Costa Rica, , About , square feet was updated at Gross Hall, including new lighting and windows and a skylight.

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