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Blacks and Blackness in Central America: Between Race and Place Hardcover – October 18, 2010
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Gudmundson's and Wolfe's volume challenges scholars to reconsider popular discourse of agency and actors.
"The very same Hispanic or mestizo legislators and intellectuals discussed by Hooker as creators of Atlantic or Black otherness over the past two centuries are shown by Wolfe to have been mulatto presidents themselves, prior to their reinscription as mestizo or even white figures of commemoration, and by Melendez to have African forbearers in even the most irreproachable elite family trees."
In this sense, these essays challenge popular discourse of race, place and creolization. A key point in Paul Lokken's essay on Angolans in Amatitlan was that legal and social enforcement on racial categories was relatively weak, creating a large population of Afro-descent people of mixed heritage. Although lines often blurred, whites' belief in supremacy maintained oppositional sentiments that relegated Black identity to the margins, allowing for mobilization from both the grassroots and corporate elite of these slave societies whose collective identity sought to undermine oppressive supremacist notions and forces.Read more ›