Rethinking Mestizaje : Ideology and Lived Experience

  title={Rethinking Mestizaje : Ideology and Lived Experience},
  author={P. Wade},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  • P. Wade
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
  • The ideology of mestizaje (mixture) in Latin America has frequently been seen as involving a process of national homogenisation and of hiding a reality of racist exclusion behind a mask of inclusiveness. This view is challenged here through the argument that mestizaje inherently implies a permanent dimension of national differentiation and that, while exclusion undoubtedly exists in practice, inclusion is more than simply a mask. Case studies drawn from Colombian popular music, Venezuelan… CONTINUE READING
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