Mestizaje Upside-Down: Aesthetic Politics in Modern Bolivia

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Mestizaje-- the process of cultural, ethnic, and racial mixing of Spanish and indigenous peoples--has been central to the creation of modern national identity in Bolivia and much of Latin America. Though it originally carried negative connotations, by the early twentieth century it had come to symbolize a national unity that transcended racial divides. Javier Sanjines C. contends that mestizaje , rather than a merging of equals, represents a fundamentally Western perspective that excludes indigenous ways of viewing the ...

Mestizaje Upside-Down: Aesthetic Politics in Modern Bolivia 2004, University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN-13: 9780822942276

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