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Modern National Discourse and la Muerte De Artemio Cruz: The Illusory "Death" of African Mexican Lineage1

@inproceedings{Cuevas2004ModernND,
  title={Modern National Discourse and la Muerte De Artemio Cruz: The Illusory "Death" of African Mexican Lineage1},
  author={Marco Polo Hern{\'a}ndez Cuevas},
  year={2004}
}
The ideal of mestizaje, so pejoratively translated as miscegenation, was based in the reality of mixed races to which the positivists ascribed different virtues and failings, and which had to amalgamate if anything like national unity was to be produced. Unity, in positivist rhetoric, was not so much a political or economic concept as it was biological. Since growth meant modernization and Europeanization, the most extreme ideologues (like Argentina's Domingo F. Sarmiento) advocated a combined… Expand
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