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Race and Sex in Latin America

Race and Sex in Latin America

by Peter Wade

Series: Anthropology, Culture and Society

Interdisciplinary, pioneering overview of growing literature on race and sex in Latin America
Interracial sexual relations are often a key mythic basis for Latin American national identities, but the importance of this has been under explored.

Peter Wade provides a pioneering overview of the growing literature on race and sex in the region, covering historical aspects and contemporary debates.

He includes both black and indigenous people in the frame, as well as mixed and white people, avoiding the implication that 'race' means 'black-white' relations.

Peter Wade is Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Pluto, 2010), Race and Sex in Latin America (Pluto, 2009) and Race, Nature and Culture (Pluto, 2002).

'The major contribution of this study lies in its inclusiveness, discussing whites, blacks, indigenous peoples, mixed races, males, females, homosexuals and heterosexuals' - F. W. Knight, Johns Hopkins University reviewing for Choice 'Fluent and accessible, provides a magisterial overview of the intersecting dynamics of race and sexuality in Latin America, outstanding in its breadth and originality' - Sarah Radcliffe, Reader in Latin American Geography, University of Cambridge 'Goes well beyond conventional wisdom on the 'mutual constitution of sex and race'' - Verena Stolcke, Emeritus Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
1. Introduction: defining race and sex
2. Explaining the articulation of race and sex
3. Race and sex in colonial Latin America
4. Making nations through race and sex
5. The political economy of race and sex in contemporary Latin America
6. Race, sex and the politics of identity and citizenship
7. Conclusion
Published by Pluto Press in Sep 2009
Paperback ISBN: 9780745329499
eBook ISBN: 9781783715374

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