Multiculturalism In Latin America

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The Crisis Of Multiculturalism In Latin America

Author : David Lehmann
ISBN : 9781137509581
Genre : Political Science
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This book presents a challenging view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin America from six scholars with extensive experience of grassroots movements and intellectual debates. It raises serious questions of theory, method, and interpretation for both social scientists and policymakers on the basis of cases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural policies have enabled people to recover the land of their ancestors, administer justice in accordance with their traditions, provide recognition as full citizens of the nation, and promote affirmative action to enable them to take the place in society which is theirs by right. The message of this book is that while the multicultural response has done much to raise the symbolic recognition of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples nationally and internationally, its application calls for a profound reappraisal in spheres such as land, gender, institutional design, and equal opportunities. Written by scholars with long-term and in-depth engagement in Latin America, the chapters show that multicultural theories and policies, which assume racial and cultural boundaries to be clear-cut, overlook the pervasive reality of racial and cultural mixture and place excessive confidence in identity politics.
Category: Political Science

Multiculturalism In Latin America

Author : R. Sieder
ISBN : 9781403937827
Genre : Political Science
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During the last fifteen years Latin American governments reformed their constitutions to recognize indigenous rights. The contributors to this book argue that these changes post fundamental challenges to accepted notions of democracy, citizenship and development in the region. Using case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Bolivia and Peru, they analyze the ways in which new legal frameworks have been implemented, appropriated and contested within a wider context of accelerating economic and legal globalization, highlighting the key implications for social policy, human rights and social justice.
Category: Political Science

Identities In An Era Of Globalization And Multiculturalism

Author : Judit Bokser de Liwerant
ISBN : 9789004154421
Genre : Social Science
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This volume addresses key conceptual issues and case studies dealing with contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu.The book brings together a variety of disciplinary and theoretical approaches that range from political science to sociology and from art and literature to demography in order to offer the reader a multidimensional and multifocal analysis of the diverse constitutional elements of the Jewish experience. Using as its point of departure the wide horizon of historical trajectories and current challenges, the articles analyze the transnational, regional and local processes that inform the different Jewish Diasporas and Israel. Simultaneously, its content provides a snapshot of the current state of research on collective identity building processes and a lively analysis of the challenges posed by cultural diversity and primordial and civic belongings in the framework of political transitions, as well as new and old forms of expressing through cultural creativity individual and collective identities. This volume is also available in paperback.
Category: Social Science

Cultural Diversity In Latin American Literature

Author : David William Foster
ISBN : 0826314902
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Foster continues the same line of study initiated in 1985 with the publication of Alternative voices in the Latin American narrative (see HLAS 48:5657). Questions body of literary criticism devoted exclusively to the study of major Latin American authors. Seeks to broaden understanding of the history of lettered production in Latin America by examining a more diverse body of works. Studies gay culture, children's and women's literature, and Argentine Jewish theater as representative of a national consciousness. Carefully researched and clearly written"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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The Crisis Of Multiculturalism In Latin America

Author : Howard Bell
ISBN : 1548549150
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This book presents a challenging view of the adoption and co-option of multiculturalism in Latin America from six scholars with extensive experience of grassroots movements and intellectual debates. It raises serious questions of theory, method, and interpretation for both social scientists and policymakers on the basis of cases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Multicultural policies have enabled people to recover the land of their ancestors, administer justice in accordance with their traditions, provide recognition as full citizens of the nation, and promote affirmative action to enable them to take the place in society which is theirs by right.
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Black Social Movements In Latin America

Author : J. Rahier
ISBN : 9781137031433
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from a wide spectrum of disciplines, the essays in this collection examine in different national contexts the consequences of the "Latin American multicultural turn" in Afro Latino social movements of the past two decades.
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Globalization Kokusaika And Multiculturalism In Latin American Music Communities In Japan

Author : Rachel E. Goc
ISBN : OCLC:963945033
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This dissertation examines processes of community formation, approaches to multiculturalism, and the consumption of the “ethnic” in Japan through the lens of Latin American music practices. Each chapter looks at different aspects of the influence of the discourses of globalization, kokusaika (internationalization), and multiculturalism and their manifestation in the genres of samba and pagode and music performances at Latin American festivals. The dissertation is centered around fourteen months of fieldwork conducted in Japan in 2012-2013. It is based in part on research as a participant-observer in a samba school, G.R.E.S. Crisântemo, in the Kansai area and the informal performance sessions of the pagode genre. This research also includes observations of music performances from my attendance at a number of festivals for Latin American communities and Latin American music events in Tokyo, Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya. Considering the representation of multiethnic Japan in Latin American music and related musical communities, I ask how music and musical communities complicate ideas of “Japaneseness.” I argue that the practices and communities of Latin American popular music provide valuable examples of how immigrant and mixed roots communities express national pride, claim physical and sonic space in a dominant cultural landscape, and build connections to mainstream Japanese culture. Japanese members of Latin American music communities use Brazilian, Bolivian, and other music genres to express their local allegiances and explore variations of Japaneseness. Engagement with Latin American music, however, also occurs in and alongside practices and discourses that collapse cultures, peoples, and musics into easily consumable packets, a process that music itself sometimes facilitates. Although these discourses often presuppose a monolithic conception of Japaneseness, music practices expose the lie. Multiethnic Japan is already a reality for many and the meaning of Japaneseness continues to be negotiated. Music enables these communities to imagine a separate cultural space that lies between Japan and Latin America. In practice, music goes beyond the commodification of difference that dominates kokusaika and superficial expressions of multiculturalism, becoming an expressive and constitutive element for these communities.
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Latin American Interculturalism

Author : Alexandra Danielle Avena Koenigsberger
ISBN : OCLC:1120489521
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This thesis analyses whether multiculturalism is an adequate framework in order to advance in ethnocultural justice in the Latin American region, with a special focus on Mexico. Simultaneously, it analyses whether the claim of interculturalists regarding the need to leave behind multiculturalism is an accurate claim. Despite the critiques directed to multiculturalism, it will be argued that its principles are still adequate for these societies. To arrive to that conclusion, an analysis will be done of the different versions of interculturalism. While doing so, it will bring to the foreground the version of Latin American interculturalism which will be critically analyzed. After doing so, a model of multiculturalism for Latin American societies will be suggested, which puts together the principles of multiculturalism and the concerns of Latin American interculturalists. This model will be called Latin American Interculturalism.
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Latin America S Multicultural Movements

Author : Todd A. Eisenstadt
ISBN : 9780199324132
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together the expertise of dozens of Latin American scholars, Latin America's Multicultural Movements examines multicultural rights recognition in theory and in practice. The authors move beyond abstract debates common in the literature on multiculturalism to examine indigenous rights recognition in different real-world settings, comparing cases in unitary states (Bolivia, Ecuador) with subnational autonomy regimes in Mexico's federal states (Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Yucat?n).
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The Struggle For Indigenous Rights In Latin America

Author : Nancy Grey Postero
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173015276167
Genre : Political Science
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"This book examines the struggle for indigenous rights in seven Latin American countries. Initial studies of indigenous movements celebrated the return of the Indians as relevant political actors, often approaching their struggles as expressions of a common, generic agenda. This collection moves the debate forward by acknowledging the extraordinary diversity among the movements' composition, goals, and strategies. By focusing on the factors that shape this diversity, the authors offer a basis for understanding the specificities of converging and diverging patterns across different countries. The volume concludes that the Indian struggles are having a direct impact on the character of democracy, and in the process contribute to the redefinition of Latin American societies as multicultural."--BOOK JACKET.
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The New Dynamics Of Identity Politics In The Americas

Author : Olaf Kaltmeier
ISBN : 9781351541923
Genre : Political Science
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Multiculturalism has shaped identity politics in the Americas over the past decades, as illustrated by politics of recognition, affirmative action, and increasing numbers of internationally recognized cultural productions by members of ethnic minorities. Hinting at postcolonial legacies in political rhetoric and practice multiculturalism has also served as a driving force behind social movements in the Americas. Nevertheless, in current academic discussions and public debates on migration, globalization and identity politics, concepts like new ethnicities, ethnic groupism, creolization, hybridity, mestizaje, diasporas, and "post-ethnicity" articulate positionings that are profoundly changing our understanding of "multiculturalism." Combining theoretical reflections with case studies the aim of this book is to demonstrate the current dynamics of (post-) multicultural politics in the Americas.This book was based on a special issue of Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies.
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A Prehistory Of South America

Author : Jerry D. Moore
ISBN : 9781607323334
Genre : Social Science
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A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. This accessible, clearly written text is designed to engage undergraduate and beginning graduate students in anthropology. For more than 12,000 years, South American cultures ranged from mobile hunters and gatherers to rulers and residents of colossal cities. In the process, native South American societies made advancements in agriculture and economic systems and created great works of art—in pottery, textiles, precious metals, and stone—that still awe the modern eye. Organized in broad chronological periods, A Prehistory of South America explores these diverse human achievements, emphasizing the many adaptations of peoples from a continent-wide perspective. Moore examines the archaeologies of societies across South America, from the arid deserts of the Pacific coast and the frigid Andean highlands to the humid lowlands of the Amazon Basin and the fjords of Patagonia and beyond. Illustrated in full color and suitable for an educated general reader interested in the Precolumbian peoples of South America, A Prehistory of South America is a long overdue addition to the literature on South American archaeology.
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Latin America S Multicultural Movements

Author : Todd A. Eisenstadt
ISBN : 9780199936274
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together the expertise of dozens of Latin American scholars, Latin America's Multicultural Movements examines multicultural rights recognition in theory and in practice. The authors move beyond abstract debates common in the literature on multiculturalism to examine indigenous rights recognition in different real-world settings, comparing cases in unitary states (Bolivia, Ecuador) with subnational autonomy regimes in Mexico's federal states (Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Yucatán).
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Latin America S Multicultural Movements

Author : Todd A. Eisenstadt
ISBN : 0199936269
Genre : Political Science
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Bringing together the expertise of dozens of Latin American scholars, Latin America's Multicultural Movements examines multicultural rights recognition in theory and in practice. Yucatán).
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Identities In An Era Of Globalization And Multiculturalism Paperback

Author : Judit Bokser Liwerant
ISBN : 9004194029
Genre : Social Science
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This volume offers a multidimensional and interdisciplinary exploration of contemporary Jewish identities amidst globalization processes, with special emphasis on Latin American socio-political, communal, and cultural milieu. Stretching from political science to sociology, from art to cultural studies, it provides systematic tools for understanding different aspects of the Jewish experience.
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Symposium

Author : Shannon Speed
ISBN : OCLC:62614286
Genre : Human rights
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Degrees Of Mixture Degrees Of Freedom

Author : Peter Wade
ISBN : 9780822373070
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Race mixture, or mestizaje, has played a critical role in the history, culture, and politics of Latin America. In Degrees of Mixture, Degrees of Freedom, Peter Wade draws on a multidisciplinary research study in Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia. He shows how Latin American elites and outside observers have emphasized mixture's democratizing potential, depicting it as a useful resource for addressing problems of racism (claiming that race mixture undoes racial difference and hierarchy), while Latin American scientists participate in this narrative with claims that genetic studies of mestizos can help isolate genetic contributors to diabetes and obesity and improve health for all. Wade argues that, in the process, genomics produces biologized versions of racialized difference within the nation and the region, but a comparative approach nuances the simple idea that highly racialized societies give rise to highly racialized genomics. Wade examines the tensions between mixture and purity, and between equality and hierarchy in liberal political orders, exploring how ideas and scientific data about genetic mixture are produced and circulate through complex networks.
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