Race, Ethnicity, and Power in Ecuador: The Manipulation of Mestizaje

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How do today s Latin American elites understand and relate to ideas of power, race, ethnicity, and mestizaje? And what impact does that understanding have on the dynamics of socioeconomic development in ethnically mixed societies? Focusing on the case of Ecuador a country struggling to recast its mestizo identity in the aftermath of dramatic indigenous uprisings Karem Roitman reveals how the urban upper classes represent their ethnicity in ways that both hide discriminatory practices and impede social and economic mobility for the other.

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Karem Roitman lectures on international relations at Regent s College, London.

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An outstanding contribution to our understanding of race, ethnicity, and power in Ecuador. Drawing on her unprecedented field research among the upper class, Roitman illuminates the concept of mestizaje and its negative impact on Ecuadorian society and politics. --Ollie Johnson, Wayne State University

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