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National colors : racial classification and the state in Latin America / Mara Loveman.

By: Loveman, Mara, 1972- [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white).Content type: text | still image Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780199379491 (ebook) :.Subject(s): Ethnic groups -- Latin America | Ethnicity -- Political aspects -- Latin America | Demographic surveys -- Political aspects -- Latin America | Latin America -- Census -- HistoryAdditional physical formats: Print version: No titleDDC classification: 305.80098 Online resources: Oxford scholarship online Summary: Through a comprehensive analysis of the politics and practice of official ethno-racial classification in the censuses of 19 Latin American states across nearly two centuries, this book explains why most Latin American states classified their citizens by race on early national censuses, why they stopped the practice of official racial classification around mid-century, and why they reintroduced ethno-racial classification on national censuses at the dawn of the 21st century.
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305.80098 (Browse shelf) 134361 Not for loan 134361

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Through a comprehensive analysis of the politics and practice of official ethno-racial classification in the censuses of 19 Latin American states across nearly two centuries, this book explains why most Latin American states classified their citizens by race on early national censuses, why they stopped the practice of official racial classification around mid-century, and why they reintroduced ethno-racial classification on national censuses at the dawn of the 21st century.

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