Racial identity and nationalism: a theoretical view from Latin America

  title={Racial identity and nationalism: a theoretical view from Latin America},
  author={Peter Wade},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  pages={845 - 865}
  • P. Wade
  • Published 1 January 2001
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
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