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Author Stavans, Ilan.

Title Josè Vasconcelos : the Prophet of Race
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 124 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface; The Prophet of Race; Mestizaje; The Race Problem in Latin America; Chronology; Acknowledgments
Summary JosT Vasconcelos was a controversial Mexican scholar who fostered an alternative view of the future. In JosT Vasconcelos: The Prophet of Race, his influential 1925 essay, "Mestizaje"--Key to understanding the role he played in the shaping of multiethnic America-is for the first time showcased and properly analyzed. Ilan Stavans insightfully and comprehensively examines the essay in biographical and historical context, and considers how many in the United States, especially Chicanos during the civil rights era, used it as a platform for their political agenda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959 -- Philosophy.
Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959. Raza cósmica.
Latin America -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959. Race problem in Latin America
Vasconcelos, José, 1881-1959. Raza cósmica. Mestizaje. English
LC no. 2010040717
ISBN 0813551048 (electronic bk.)
9780813551043 (electronic bk.)
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