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Book review: Land of the cosmic race: race mixture, racism and blackness in Mexico

Feghali, Zalfa (2013) Book review: Land of the cosmic race: race mixture, racism and blackness in Mexico. LSE Review of Books (30 Aug 2013). Website.

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"Land of the Cosmic Race: Race Mixture, Racism, and Blackness in Mexico." Christina A. Sue. Oxford University Press. March 2013. --- Land of the Cosmic Race is a richly-detailed ethnographic account of the powerful role that race and colour play in organizing the lives and thoughts of ordinary Mexicans. It presents a previously untold story of how individuals in contemporary urban Mexico construct their identities, attitudes, and practices in the context of a dominant national belief system. Carefully presented and self-consciously written, this is an excellent book for anyone with an interest in how Mexican racial politics can be seen to operate on the ground, finds Zalfa Feghali.

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Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2013 09:31
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2021 23:19

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