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RECONSTRUCTING RACIAL IDENTITY AND THE AFRICAN PAST IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (NEW WORLD DIASPORAS)

Simmons, Kimberly Eison

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ISBN 10: 0813033748 / ISBN 13: 9780813033747
Published by University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2009
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Title: RECONSTRUCTING RACIAL IDENTITY AND THE ...

Publisher: University Press of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, racial issues are extremely complex and fluid, particularly the nature of 'blackness.' What it means to be called black is still very different for an African American living in the United States than it is for an individual in the Dominican Republic with an African ancestry. Racial categories were far from concrete as the Dominican populace grew, altered, and solidified around the present notions of identity. Kimberly Simmons explores the fascinating socio-cultural shifts in Dominicans' racial categories, concluding that Dominicans are slowly embracing blackness and ideas of African ancestry. Simmons also examines the movement of individuals between the Dominican Republic and the United States, where traditional notions of indio are challenged, debated, and called into question. How and why Dominicans define their racial identities reveal shifting coalitions between Caribbean peoples and African Americans, and proves intrinsic to understanding identities in the African diaspora.

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"Documents a seismic shift in Dominican identity over the last two decades which the author argues is the result of contact with the U.S.; that Dominicans have moved away from seeing themselves as indio and increasingly self-identify as Black."--Robin Derby, University of California, Los Angeles

 

In Latin America and the Caribbean, racial issues are extremely complex and fluid, particularly the nature of "blackness." What it means to be called "black" is still very different for an African American living in the United States than it is for an individual in the Dominican Republic with an African ancestry.

 

Racial categories were far from concrete as the Dominican populace grew, altered, and solidified around the present notions of identity. Kimberly Simmons explores the fascinating socio-cultural shifts in Dominicans' racial categories, concluding that Dominicans are slowly embracing blackness and ideas of African ancestry.

 

Simmons also examines the movement of individuals between the Dominican Republic and the United States, where traditional notions of  indio are challenged, debated, and called into question.  How and why Dominicans define their racial identities reveal shifting coalitions between Caribbean peoples and African Americans, and proves intrinsic to understanding identities in the African diaspora.

· A volume in the series New World Diasporas, edited by Kevin A. Yelvington.

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