Black Social Movements in Latin America: From Monocultural Mestizaje to Multiculuralism (2012)


Jean Muteba Rahier


This collection of essays aims to explore the transformations of the political landscapes within which Afro Latino social movements have been operating since the end of the 1970s. It is premised on the assertion that, distinctively in different national contexts, the major characteristic of these transformations has been the ideological alteration of the official narrative of national identity through the passage from ‘monocultural mestizaje’ and ‘invisibilization’ of Afro Latinos organized by the state and other dominant social actors to multiculturalism and state corporatism/cooptation.


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