Ethnic and Racial Categories in Mexican History

Lynn Stephen

in Zapata Lives!

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520222373
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927643 | DOI:
Ethnic and Racial Categories in Mexican History

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This chapter presents a historical orientation and explanation of certain racial and ethnic categories, which are also discussed on the chapters on Chiapas and Oaxaca. It also discusses Indians, Mestizos, self-defined ethnicity, indigenous autonomy, and indigenismo.

Keywords: racial categories; ethnic categories; Chiapas; Oaxaca; Indians; Mestizos; self-defined ethnicity; indigenous autonomy; indigenismo

Chapter.  2185 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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