Cultures of Anti-Racism in Latin America and the Caribbean


Peter Wade
James Scorer
Ignacio Aguiló


Latin America’s long history of showing how racism can co-exist with racial mixture and conviviality offers useful ammunition for strengthening anti-racist stances. This volume asks whether cultural production has a particular role to play within discourses and practices of anti-racism in Latin America and the Caribbean. The contributors analyse music, performance, education, language, film and art in diverse national contexts across the region.

The book also places Latin American and Caribbean racial formations within a broader global context. It shows that the region provides valuable opportunities for thinking about anti-racism, not least when recent political events worldwide have shown that, far from a 'post-racial' age, we are living in an era of intensified racist expression and racial injustice.


  • 1. Introduction: Latin American and Caribbean racisms in global and conceptual context
    Peter Wade, James Scorer, Ignacio Aguiló
  • 2. The antinomies of identity politics: neoliberalism, race and political participation in Colombia
    Nick Morgan
  • 3. Photography collectives and anti-racism in Peru and Argentina
    Patricia Oliart, Agustina Triquell
  • 4. Subverting racist imagery for anti-racist intent: Indigenous filmmaking from Latin America and the resignification of the archive
    Charlotte Gleghorn
  • 5. Cultural agency and anti-racism in Caribbean conceptual art
    Fabienne Viala
  • 6. Anti-racism in the classroom and beyond: teacher perspectives from Rio de Janeiro
    Gudrun Klein
  • 7. The last in a country of forgotten people: ancestry, music and identity among Bolivia’s Afro population
    Lena Schubmann
  • 8. White cholos? Discourses around race, whiteness and Lima’s fusion music
    Fiorella Montero-Diaz
  • 9. Bolivia’s anti-racism law: transforming a culture?
    Henry Stobart


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September 30, 2019

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152mm x 229mm