Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Edited by Peter Wade, James Scorer, and Ignacio Aguiló
30 September 2019
229 × 152 mm
232 pp
Paperback: 978-1-908857-55-2
PDF: 978-1-908857-72-9

Latin America’s long history of showing how racism can co-exist with racial mixture and conviviality offers useful ammunition for strengthening anti-racist stances. This volume asks whether cultural production has a particular role to play within discourses and practices of anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors analyse music, performance, education, language, film and art in diverse national contexts across the region.

The book also places Latin American and Caribbean racial formations within a broader global context. It shows that the region provides valuable opportunities for thinking about anti-racism, not least when recent political events worldwide have shown that, far from a 'post-racial' age, we are living in an era of intensified racist expression and racial injustice.

Table of contents: 
1. Introduction: Latin American and Caribbean racisms in global and conceptual context 
Peter Wade, James Scorer and Ignacio Aguiló

2. The antinomies of identity politics: neoliberalism, race and political participation in Colombia 
Nick Morgan

3. Photography collectives and anti-racism in Peru and Argentina 
Patricia Oliart and Agustina Triquell

4. Subverting racist imagery for anti-racist intent: Indigenous filmmaking from Latin America and the resignification of the archive
Charlotte Gleghorn

5. Cultural agency and anti-racism in Caribbean conceptual art 
Fabienne Viala

6. Anti-racism in the classroom and beyond: teacher perspectives from Rio de Janeiro 
Gudrun Klein

7. The last in a country of forgotten people: ancestry, music and identity among Bolivia’s Afro population 
Lena Schubmann

8. White cholos? Discourses around race, whiteness and Lima’s fusion music 
Fiorella Montero-Diaz

9. Bolivia’s anti-racism law: transforming a culture? 
Henry Stobart