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Author Sue, Christina A.
Title Land of the cosmic race : race mixture, racism, and Blackness in Mexico / Christina A. Sue.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
©2013

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Subject Ethnicity -- Mexico.
Mestizaje -- Mexico.
Miscegenation -- Mexico.
Mestizos -- Race identity -- Mexico.
Blacks -- Race identity -- Mexico.
National characteristics, Mexican.
Race awareness -- Mexico.
Racism -- Mexico.
Mexico -- Race relations.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 234 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Mapping the Veracruz race-color terminological terrain -- Beneath the surface of mixed-race identities -- Mestizos' attitudes on race mixture -- Inter-color couples and mixed-color families in a mixed-race society -- Situating blackness in a mestizo nation -- Silencing and explaining away racial discrimination -- What's at stake? : racial common sense and securing a Mexican national identity -- Epilogue : the turn of the twenty-first century : an ideological shift?
Summary This 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0199332924 (electronic bk.)
9780199332922 (electronic bk.)
9780199925483 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0199925488 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780199925506 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
019992550X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 858730034
Additional Format Original 9780199925483 0199925488 9780199925506 019992550X (DLC) 2012022986.