The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses

The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses

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The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses contributes new and original perspectives to existing discussions about the shaping of multiculturalist ideology in Latin America, its interweaving with the cultural politics of neoliberalism and the relation between ethnic identification resurgence and economic globalization. Scrutinising national censuses across the continent, the studies included in this volume reveal clear relationships between censuses, nation-building and government projects, but also strong and determinant connections between domestic and supra-national spheres. The contributors to this volume open provocative avenues of research on Latin American societies by demonstrating how, in the realm of identity politics, supra-national institutions and normativity socialise national census bureaus in a way that largely annuls ideological differences between regional governments. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American more

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  • Hardback | 174 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 12.7mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138929581
  • 9781138929586

About Luis Fernando Angosto-Ferrandez

Luis F. Angosto-Ferrandez is a Lecturer at the University of Sydney, Australia. His recent publications include Democracy, Revolution and Geopolitics in Latin America: Venezuela and the International Politics of Discontent (2014). Sabine Kradolfer is currently senior researcher at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. She is co-editor (with Luis F. Angosto-Ferrandez) of Everlasting Countdowns: Race, Ethnicity and National Censuses in Latin American States (2012).show more

Table of contents

1. The Politics of Identity in Latin American Censuses Luis F. Angosto-Ferrandez and Sabine Kradolfer 2. Mutaciones de la identificacion indigena durante el debate del censo 2012 en Bolivia: mestizaje abandonado, indigeneidad estatal y proliferacion minoritaria Salvador Schavelzon 3. Chile: Lo indigena como categoria censal. La disputa entre el reconocimiento y la autoadscripcion Francisca de la Maza 4. From 'cafe con leche' to 'o cafe, o leche': National Identity, Mestizaje and Census Politics in Contemporary Venezuela Luis F. Angosto-Ferrandez 5. The Minimization of Indigenous Numbers and the Fragmentation of Civil Society in the 2010 Census in Ecuador Carmen Martinez Novo 6. Los censos indigenas en Paraguay: entre el auto-reconocimiento y la discriminacion Sarah Patricia Cerna Villagra 7. Whitening via Erasure: Space, Place and the Census in Costa Rica Erica Townsend-Bell 8. Racial and Ethnic Identities in Mexican Statistics Emiko Saldivar and Casey Walshshow more