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Yo Soy NegroBlackness in Peru$
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Tanya Marie Golash-Boza

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035741

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035741.001.0001

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The Politics of Difference in Peru

The Politics of Difference in Peru

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(p.170) Chapter 6 The Politics of Difference in Peru
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Yo Soy Negro
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Tanya Maria Golash-Boza

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035741.003.0007

This chapter considers the implications of the conceptualization of blackness for multicultural reforms in Peru. It describes multicultural reforms that the Peruvian government has recently adopted as part of a project funded by the World Bank. These reforms, which use discourses of cultural and ethnic differences, are a dramatic change from the official discourse that Afro-Peruvian inclusion should be achieved through incorporation as opposed to a recognition of differences. Drawing from interviews with Afro-Peruvians, the chapter explains how Afro-Peruvians discuss their inclusion in the Peruvian nation and their desire (or lack thereof) for cultural recognition.

Keywords:   blackness, multicultural reforms, Peru, ethnic, Ingenieros, black culture, Afro-Peruvian, cultural recognition

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