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Mestizaje


  • Here are entered works on the racial and cultural blending that occurred in Latin America between Europeans and Indigenous peoples. Works on Latin Americans of mixed European and Indigenous descent are entered under Mestizos.
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    • Mestizo culture
    • Mestizo-ization
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    • found: Work cat.: 93-137843: Reyes Govea. El mestizo, la nación y el nacionalismo mexicano, 1992:p. 11, etc. (Mestizaje)
    • found: Elizondo, V. Mestizaje, 1978:p. 17 (The continual process of mestizaje)
    • found: Morner, M. Race mixture in the history of Latin America, 1967:pp. 148-149 (The word "mestizaje" which simply means "miscegenation" has become sublimated to an extreme in political rhetoric and literary prose, meaning acculturation in general or nothing concrete at all; the cult of mestizaje may also be a sincere search for a unifying formula replacing the divisive concepts of both Indigenismo and Hispanidad)
    • found: Encyc. of Lat. Amer., 1974(Mestizo; mestizaje (race mixture))
    • found: Intl. encyc. soc. sci.:v. 10, p. 273 (Mestizo, a mixture of Spanish and American Indian; term is also used to refer to the parallel cultural mixture; "mestizo-ization" (mestizaje) is the more general term for the acculturation process)
    • found: Encyc. Amer., 1992:v. 17, p. 7 (Mestizo culture)
    • found: Hdbk. for Lat. Amer. studies, 1990-1991:index (Mestizos and Mestizaje)
    • found: Bodenheimer, Rebecca. Mestizaje in Latin America, 2019(Mestizaje is a Latin American term referring to racial mixture. It has been the foundation of many Latin American and Caribbean nationalist discourses since the 19th century. Countries as distinct as Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Trinidad all define themselves as nations made up primarily of mixed-race people. Most Latin Americans also identify strongly with mestizaje, which, beyond referring to racial makeup, is reflected in the uniquely hybrid culture of the region)
    • found: Martinez-Echazábal, Lourdes. Mestizaje and the discourse of national/cultural identity in Latin America, 1845-1959, 1998:page 21 (Mestizaje, the process of interracial and/or intercultural mixing, is a foundational theme in the Americas, particularly in those areas colonized by the Spanish and the Portuguese. ... for nearly two centuries, its intellectuals and statesmen have explored it in an attempt to elucidate its impact on what José Martí called "our mestiza America." ... that which constitutes an authentic [Latin] American identity in the face of European and/or Anglo-American values. Later, during the period of national consolidation and modernization (1920s-1960s), mestizaje underscored the affirmation of cultural identity as constituted by "national character." Most recently... the concept of mestizaje has come to play an important role in the recognition of the plurality of cultural identities in the region and, therefore, of the hybrid constitution of the nation ... as well as in the formation of a diaspora identity under the rubric of lo hispano or lo latino)
    • found: Encyclopedia.com WWW page viewed 26 January, 2023(In contrast, contemporary expressions of mestizaje emphasize hybrid cultural experiences and the relations of power ... the earliest Chicano articulations of mestizaje were a strategy of affirmation, liberation, and identity ... According to Anzaldúa, mestizaje is the demystification of social boundaries and territorial borders. Thus conceived, the spaces between cultures and nations are porous and flexible. However, it is not just her acknowledgment of internal complexities that makes a mestiza consciousness significant. Anzaldúa does not imagine distinctions in opposition to each other but acknowledges concurrent identities, shifting strategies, and capacities for change)
    • found: Keywords for Latina/o studies, 2017:page 162 ("Mestizaje, which is associated with the word mixed, can be understood as the product of mixing two distinct cultures, that is, Spanish and Indigenous American"; "Referring to the biological and cultural mixing of European and Indigenous peoples in the Americas, mestizaje can be understood as the effect caused by the impact of colonization. In North America, the closest approximation to "mestizaje" is the word métis, indicating a person of mixed aboriginal and European ancestry"; "English, on the other hand, has no equivalent for mestizaje, although in theory, it has been identified as synonymous with cultural hybridization or hybridity, as both represent the space-in-between")
    • notfound: Britannica Micro.;Web. 3;Hennepin;NYT index, 1990-1991
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    • Here are entered works on the racial and cultural blending that occurred in Latin America between Europeans and Indigenous peoples. Works on Latin Americans of mixed European and Indigenous descent are entered under Mestizos.
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    • Note under [Mestizos]
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    • 1993-11-02: new
    • 2023-12-15: revised
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