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Are We All Mestizos?

Michelle A. Gonzalez

in Afro-Cuban Theology

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780813029979
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039343 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0002
Are We All Mestizos?

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This chapter resents a critical examination of the notion of identity functioning in Latino/a theology and religious studies. It analyses the manner in which Latino/a history and identity have been represented and the notions of mestizaje and mulatez as categories for identity, epistemology, and religiosity. It also provides commentaries on the primacy of Mexican-American experience, identity, and religiosity within Latino/a theology.

Keywords: identity; Latino/a theology; mestizaje; mulatez; Mexican-Americans; religiosity

Chapter.  8089 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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