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Title Against racism : organizing for social change in Latin America / edited by Mónica G. Moreno Figueroa and Peter Wade
Published Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2022]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Pitt Latin American series
Pitt Latin American series.
Contents Introduction / Peter Wade and Mónica G. Moreno Figueroa -- The formation of Mestizo nations / Fernando García, Antonio Sergio Guimarães, Emiko Saldívar, and Mara Viveros-Vigoya -- Anti-racism, intersectionality, and the struggle for dignity / Mónica G. Moreno Figueroa and Mara Viveros-Vigoya -- Bodily anti-racism: what bodies can "do" to contest racism in public spaces / Krisna Ruette-Orihuela -- Territory and anti-racism / Peter Wade -- Upward mobility, professionalization, and anti-racism / Gisela Carlos-Fregoso -- Giving meaning to racial justice: symbolic uses of law in anti-racist struggles / María Moreno -- Anti-racism in Mestizo societies / Peter Wade -- Conclusion / Mónica G. Moreno Figueroa and Peter Wade
Summary "Anti-racist movements and organizations are working on the ground in Latin America in explicit ways, but also with "alternative grammars," to combat racism in society. Powerful narratives that describe Latin American nations as fundamentally mestizo can hamper the acknowledgement of racism in the region, but multiculturalist reforms have increased recognition of Black and Indigenous identities and cultures. However, these reforms can distract attention from structural racism and racialized inequality. Multiculturalism may focus on identity and visibility but in fact constrain larger anti-racist initiatives. This project looks at actors in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico that move beyond such recognition politics to address structural inequalities and material conflicts, and look to build common ground with other marginalized groups. Racism in Latin America is complex and multifaceted. The organizations in this study advocate an approach to deep social structural transformation that is inclusive, fosters alliances, and is inspired by a radical imagination"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central platform, viewed June 7, 2022)
Subject Anti-racism -- Latin America
Mestizaje -- Latin America
Social change -- Latin America.
HISTORY -- General.
Social change.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
Author Moreno Figueroa, Monica G., editor.
Wade, Peter, 1957- editor.
ISBN 0822988747