Afro-Latin Studies

  title={Afro-Latin Studies},
  author={Peter Wade},
  journal={Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies},
  pages={105 - 124}
  • P. Wade
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Sociology
  • Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies
The state of Afro-Latin studies is reviewed, starting with questions about terminology and racial classification, then exploring issues of racism and the relation between race and class. The impact of black (and indigenous) social movements on the field of study is then examined and this raises the question of how ideologies and practices of mestizaje have changed in the wake of ethnic mobilization and challenges to nation-building narratives of mestizaje. Finally, some of the implications of… 
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