☀ [PDF / Epub] ★ Mas Que Un Indio (more Than An India): Racial Ambivalence And The Paradox Of Neoliberal... By Charles R. Hale ✍ – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Mas ue un indio More than an Indian Two decades ago the phrase expressed a common sense prescription for upward mobility in a racist society to better themselves Indians had to abandon their culture a Mas ue un indio More than an Indian Two decades ago the phrase expressed a common sense prescription for upward mobility in a racist society to better themselves Indians had to abandon their culture and identity Ironically today it captures the predicament of ladinos members of Guatemala s dominant culture In the Mas Que Epub / s Maya people organized in diverse ways to challenge racism and achieve basic rights They achieved a broad recognition of their cultural rights during the same time that neoliberal economic reforms carried the day The resulting neoliberal multiculturalism has opened important spaces for indigenous empowerment while recreating Guatemala s racial hierarchy The author examines this paradox through the eyes of provincial ladinos who show growing respect for indigenous culture and support for euality while harboring deep anxieties about the prospect of Maya ascendancy Their racial ambivalence embodies a desire to be free of racism without ceasing to benefit from ingrained racial privilege epitomized by the belief that ladinos are mas ue un indio This deeply researched and sensitively rendered study raises troubling uestions about the contradictions of anti racist politics and the limits of multiculturalism in Guatemala and by implication other countries in the midst of similar reform projects. Chapter 2 on state cooptation of multiculturalism to limit radical forms of empowerment is particularly interesting Maybe because I read this for a grad school class I came out with critiues of things I wish he'd done better or of such as structural and economic considerations and connections to the broader historical memory debate in the post Peace Accords era Nonetheless I think that he adds something valuable for studies of Guatemala and race broadly
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- Mas Que Un Indio (more Than An India): Racial Ambivalence And The Paradox Of Neoliberal...
- Charles R. Hale
- 21 May 2014 Charles R. Hale