HIST 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 5: Endogamy, Eurocentrism, Machismo

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Women, Gender & Honor
Minimal Latin American Nationalism?
2nd haf of 19th century: No strong expression of nationalist views or
sentiments
Ruling oligarchy (small ruling class) =
Gilberto Freye & “Racial Democracy” in Brazil
Casa Grande e Senzala ( The Masters and the Slaves), 1933; Us edition
1946
New national identity independent of European norms
“Racial Democracy” : Unique American combination of European, Indian and
African
Criticized by Afro-Brazilian activists &later UNESCO
INDIGENISMO in Mexico
Promoted by Mexican Revolutionary Government (1910-30s)
New nation-building ideology
Contributions of Indian traditions to Mexican national culture
Challenge Eurocentric racial ideas of Porfirio Diaz
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