“Promiscuous Expectoration”: Medicine and the Naturalization of Whiteness

in Coyote Nation

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780226532424
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226532523 | DOI:
“Promiscuous Expectoration”: Medicine and the Naturalization of Whiteness

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This chapter addresses the considerable time and energy that Anglos spent racializing themselves. It focuses on bodily comportment and racialization. Rather than having a focus on the supposed inadequacies of the body practices of Indian and Hispano racial others, however, the chapter describes Anglo embodiment. Anglos, after all, to demonstrate their superiority, needed to point out both the failings of Indian and Hispano bodies and the successes of Anglo bodies.

Keywords: Hispanos; racialization; body practices; Anglo embodiment; New Mexico

Chapter.  11718 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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