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Michelle A. Gonzalez

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780813029979

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001

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Are We All Mestizos?

Are We All Mestizos?

The Construction of Identity in Latino/a Theology

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(p.15) 2 Are We All Mestizos?
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Afro-Cuban Theology
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Michelle A. Gonzalez

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813029979.003.0002

This chapter resents a critical examination of the notion of identity functioning in Latino/a theology and religious studies. It analyses the manner in which Latino/a history and identity have been represented and the notions of mestizaje and mulatez as categories for identity, epistemology, and religiosity. It also provides commentaries on the primacy of Mexican-American experience, identity, and religiosity within Latino/a theology.

Keywords:   identity, Latino/a theology, mestizaje, mulatez, Mexican-Americans, religiosity

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