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Afro-Mexicans- by Chege Githiora, $29.95

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Afro-Mexicans- by Chege Githiora, $29.95
This book is about a little known branch of the African Diaspora?Afro-Mexicans. It discusses their conditions of arrival and establishment in Mexico within the context of Spanish colonialism, and the race-based socio-economic hierarchy known as sistema de castas which provided a basis for the contemporary socioracial terms that are the focus of the main study:indio, blanco, negro and moreno. Today, these terms are used ubiquitously in variable ways as tags of social identity in Mexican discourse. An ethnographic sketch of a representative Afro-Mexican community located in the state of Guerrero then provides a setting for the analysis of their contemporary uses. These are then tied to concepts of ?race? and identity in Mexico, all within the wider context of modern global Diaspora formations.
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