Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Wade, James Scorer, and Ignacio Aguiló

Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Wade, James Scorer, and Ignacio Aguiló

Distributed for University of London Press

232 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9781908857552 Published March 2020

Latin America’s long history of showing how racism can co-exist with racial mixture and conviviality offers useful ammunition for strengthening anti-racist stances. This volume asks whether cultural production has a particular role to play within discourses and practices of anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors analyse music, performance, education, language, film and art in diverse national contexts across the region. The book also places Latin American and Caribbean racial formations within a broader global context and sets out the premise that the region provides valuable opportunities for thinking about anti-racism when recent political events have made ever more fragile the claims that, at least in Europe and the United States, we exist in a ‘post-racial’ world.

Contents
1. Introduction: Latin American and Caribbean racisms in global and conceptual context Peter Wade, James Scorer and Ignacio Aguiló 2. The antinomies of identity politics: neoliberalism, race and political participation in Colombia Nick Morgan 3. Photography collectives and anti-racism in Peru and Argentina Patricia Oliart and Agustina Triquell 4. Subverting racist imagery for anti-racist intent: Indigenous filmmaking from Latin America and the resignification of the archive Charlotte Gleghorn 5. Cultural agency and anti-racism in Caribbean conceptual art Fabienne Viala 6. Anti-racism in the classroom and beyond: teacher perspectives from Rio de Janeiro Gudrun Klein 7. The last in a country of forgotten people: ancestry, music and identity among Bolivia’s Afro population Lena Schubmann 8. White cholos? Discourses around race, whiteness and Lima’s fusion music Fiorella Montero-Diaz 9. Bolivia’s anti-racism law: transforming a culture? Henry Stobart
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