Race and Transnationalism in the Americas

This book is an excellent contribution to transnational history and the history of race, and will be of great interest and value to scholars and advanced students of race.
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National borders and transnational forces have been central in defining the meaning of race in the Americas. Race and Transnationalism in the Americas examines the ways that race and its categorization have functioned as organizing frameworks for cultural, political, and social inclusion—and exclusion—in the Americas. Because racial categories are invariably generated through reference to the “other,” the national community has been a point of departure for understanding race as a concept. Yet this book argues that transnational forces have fundamentally shaped visions of racial difference and ideas of race and national belonging throughout the Americas, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Examining immigration exclusion, indigenous efforts toward decolonization, government efforts to colonize, sport, drugs, music, populism, and film, the authors examine the power and limits of the transnational flow of ideas, people, and capital. Spanning North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean, the volume seeks to engage in broad debates about race, citizenship, and national belonging in the Americas.

304 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

May, 2021

isbn : 9780822946717

about the editors

Benjamin Bryce

Benjamin Bryce is assistant professor in the department of history at the University of British Columbia.

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Benjamin Bryce
David M. K. Sheinin

David M. K. Sheinin is professor of history at Trent University and académico correspondiente of the Academia Nacional de la Historia de la República Argentina.

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David M. K. Sheinin