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Yo soy negro : Blackness in Peru

Author: Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2012] copyright 2011
Series: New World diasporas series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First paperback printingView all editions and formats
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Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English -- in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades -- to address what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than eighty interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this groundbreaking study explains how ideas of race, color, and mestizaje in Peru differ greatly from those held in other Latin  Read more...
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Golash-Boza, Tanya Maria.
Yo soy negro : blackness in Peru.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2012
(OCoLC)993081776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
OCLC Number: 1130718282
Language Note: In English with occasional passages in Spanish.
Notes: Title from resource description page (viewed September 11, 2019).
Originally published: 2011.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 236 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
1 Black, but Not African --
2 Locating Black Peruvians in Latin America --
3 Race and Color Labels in Peru --
4 Diasporic Discourses and Local Blackness Compared --
5 Black Is Beautiful or White Is Right? --
6 The Politics of Difference in Peru --
Epilogue.
Series Title: New World diasporas series.
Responsibility: Tanya Maria Golash-Boza.

Abstract:

Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English -- in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades -- to address what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than eighty interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this groundbreaking study explains how ideas of race, color, and mestizaje in Peru differ greatly from those held in other Latin American nations. The conclusion that Tanya Maria Golash-Boza draws from her rigorous inquiry is that Peruvians of African descent give meaning to blackness without always referencing Africa, slavery, or black cultural forms. This represents a significant counterpoint to diaspora scholarship that points to the importance of slavery in defining blackness in Latin America as well as studies that place cultural and class differences at the center of racial discourses in the region.

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