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Description - Segregated Miscegenation by Carlos Hiraldo

This book explores how the presence of African peoples has influenced the national and literary identity of American countries that have a significant black population, but do not imagine themselves primarily as black, such as the United States and Latin American nations such as Brazil, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Tracing the differences and similarities between national literatures and the ways these nations define and stratify racial categorisations, the author shows how the literary imagination works to incorporate, reject and/or deny the numerically and culturally significant presence of African peoples. It questions the current understanding of race in the United States, and at the same time explodes the simplistic understanding of Latinos as one race.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415943499
ISBN-10: 0415943493
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Carlos Hiraldo

Carlos Hiraldo earned his Ph.D. from SUNY at Stony Brook and is currently an Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College.

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