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Introduction

JEROME BRANCHE

in Race, Colonialism, and Social Transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780813032641
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038230 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813032641.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about colonialism, race issues, and social transformation in Latin America and the Caribbean region. This book examines some of colonialism's complex aftereffects, focusing on struggles in Uruguay, Haiti, Puerto Rico and Brazil, and investigates the Zapatista rebellion in Mexico and the more recent ascendancy of Evo Morales's Movement toward Socialism (MAS). It also analyzes noncanonical, counterinstitutional voices from Bolivia, the French Antilles, Colombia, and Ecuador, whose common objective is to unsettle the received knowledge that buttressed colonial power.

Keywords: Latin America; Caribbean region; colonialism; race; social transformation; Zapatista rebellion; Evo Morales; MAS

Chapter.  4495 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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