Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

Race and Ethnicity in Latin America

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`An excellent source on past and present debates, and a coherent and insightful set of proposals concerning methodology'. International Affairs'More than merely providing a student's textbook. [Wade] covers the main themes and offers a comprehensive overview of the relevant debates ... an excellent textbook.'European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies'Wade's latest book is intelligent and easy-to-read, and represents a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity in Latin America.'Patterns of Prejudiceshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 134.6 x 208.3 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745309879
  • 9780745309873

About Peter Wade

Peter Wade is a Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester. He is the author of Race and Sex in Latin America (Pluto, 2009) and Race, Nature and Culture (Pluto, 2002).show more

Table of contents

1. The Concepts of Race and Ethnicity 2. The Study of Blacks and Indians in Latin America 3. Early Approaches to Blacks and Indians 4. Dependency and Structuralist perspectives on Race and Ethnicity 5. Race and Ethnicity in the nationalist frame Conclusionshow more

Review quote

Peter Wade ... applies his previous experience and theoretical sophistication to the analysis of Latin America as a whole, focusing not only on the descendants of African slaves but also on indigenous people. ... [this] book is intelligent and easy-to-read, and represents a significant contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the dynamics of race and ethnicity in Latin America. -- Monica Quijada, author of Patterns of Prejudice Summarizing the extensive literature on race and ethnicity in Latin America in a mere 118 pages is a daunting task. The British anthropologist Peter Wade... has not been scared away from doing it. [He] cover[s] the main themes and offers a comprehensive overview of the relevant debates. It is therefore an excellent textbook. -- Michiel Baud, European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies An interesting, clearly written book, well illustrated by examples, which will be a valued introduction to [the] issues in Latin America. -- SLAS Newsletter October 97 A much needed up to date and accessible discussion of key issues in Latin America -- A. Sillitoe, Social Sciences, Staffordshire University An excellent source on past and present debates, and a coherent and insightful set of proposals concerning methodology -- International Affairsshow more

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