9780292705968-0292705964-Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America

Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America

ISBN-13: 9780292705968
ISBN-10: 0292705964
Edition: 1st. Ed
Author: Miller, Marilyn Grace
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780292705968
ISBN-10: 0292705964
Edition: 1st. Ed
Author: Miller, Marilyn Grace
Publication date: 2004
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback 216 pages

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Acknowledged authors Miller, Marilyn Grace wrote Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America comprising 216 pages back in 2004. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0292705964 and 9780292705968. Since then Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race: The Cult of Mestizaje in Latin America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Latin America is characterized by a uniquely rich history of cultural and racial mixtures known collectively as mestizaje. These mixtures reflect the influences of indigenous peoples from Latin America, Europeans, and Africans, and spawn a fascinating and often volatile blend of cultural practices and products. Yet no scholarly study to date has provided an articulate context for fully appreciating and exploring the profound effects of distinct local invocations of syncretism and hybridity. Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race fills this void by charting the history of Latin America's experience of mestizaje through the prisms of literature, the visual and performing arts, social commentary, and music.

In accessible, jargon-free prose, Marilyn Grace Miller brings to life the varied perspectives of a vast region in a tour that stretches from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil, Ecuador and Argentina. She explores the repercussions of mestizo identity in the United States and reveals the key moments in the story of Latin America's cult of synthesis. Rise and Fall of the Cosmic Race examines the inextricable links between aesthetics and politics, and unravels the threads of colonialism woven throughout national narratives in which mestizos serve as primary protagonists.

Illuminating the ways in which regional engagements with mestizaje represent contentious sites of nation building and racial politics, Miller uncovers a rich and multivalent self-portrait of Latin America's diverse populations.

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