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Author Rappaport, Joanne, author.

Title The disappearing mestizo : configuring difference in the colonial new kingdom of Granada / Joanne Rappaport
Published Durham : Duke University Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 352 pages) : maps
Contents Mischievous lovers, hidden Moors, and cross-dressers : defining race in the colonial era -- Mestizo networks : did "mestizo" constitute a group? -- Hiding in plain sight : gendering mestizos -- Good blood and Spanish habits : the making of a mestizo cacique -- "Asi lo paresçe por su aspeto' : physiognomy and the construction of difference in colonial Santafé -- The problem of caste
Summary Looking at what it meant to be mestizo (of mixed parentage) in early colonial Spanish America, Joanne Rappaport finds fluid identification processes rooted in an epistemology entirely distinct from modern racial discourses
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mestizaje -- Latin America -- History
Mestizos -- Latin America -- History
HISTORY / Latin America / South America
HISTORY -- Latin America -- General.
HISTORY -- Latin America -- South America.
Latin America -- History -- To 1830.
Latin America.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822376857