Black behind the Ears

Dominican Racial Identity from Museums to Beauty Shops

Author: Ginetta E. B. Candelario

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822390280

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Black behind the Ears is an innovative historical and ethnographic examination of Dominican identity formation in the Dominican Republic and the United States. For much of the Dominican Republic’s history, the national body has been defined as “not black,” even as black ancestry has been grudgingly acknowledged. Rejecting simplistic explanations, Ginetta E. B. Candelario suggests that it is not a desire for whiteness that guides Dominican identity discourses and displays. Instead, it is an ideal norm of what it means to be both indigenous to the Republic (indios) and “Hispanic.” Both indigeneity and Hispanicity have operated as vehicles for asserting Dominican sovereignty in the context of the historically triangulated dynamics of Spanish colonialism, Haitian unification efforts, and U.S. imperialism. Candelario shows how the legacy of that history is manifest in contemporary Dominican identity discourses and displays, whether in the national historiography, the national museum’s exhibits, or ideas about women’s beauty. Dominican beauty culture is crucial to efforts to identify as “indios” because, as an easily altered bodily feature, hair texture trumps skin color, facial features, and ancestry in defining Dominicans as indios. Candelario draws on her participant observation in a Dominican beauty shop in Washington Heights, a New York City neighborhood with the oldest and largest Dominican community outside the Republic, and on interviews with Dominicans in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Santo Domingo. She also analyzes museum archives and displays in the Museo del Hombre Dominicano and the Smithsonian Institution as well as nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century European and American travel narratives.
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Black in Latin America

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814738184

Category: History

Page: 270

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12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, only about 450,000 of them arrived in the United States. The rest-over ten and a half million-were taken to the Caribbean and Latin America. This astonishing fact changes our entire picture of the history of slavery in the Western hemisphere, and of its lasting cultural impact. These millions of Africans created new and vibrant cultures, magnificently compelling syntheses of various African, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish influences. Despite their great numbers, the cultural and social worlds that they created remain largely unknown to most Americans, except for certain popular, cross-over musical forms. So Henry Louis Gates, Jr. set out on a quest to discover how Latin Americans of African descent live now, and how the countries of their acknowledge-or deny-their African past; how the fact of race and African ancestry play themselves out in the multicultural worlds of the Caribbean and Latin America. Starting with the slave experience and extending to the present, Gates unveils the history of the African presence in six Latin American countries-Brazil, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Mexico, and Peru-through art, music, cuisine, dance, politics, and religion, but also the very palpable presence of anti-black racism that has sometimes sought to keep the black cultural presence from view.
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The Dominican Republic Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Eric Paul Roorda,Lauren H. Derby,Raymundo González

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376520

Category: History

Page: 552

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Despite its significance in the history of Spanish colonialism, the Dominican Republic is familiar to most outsiders through only a few elements of its past and culture. Non-Dominicans may be aware that the country shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and that it is where Christopher Columbus chose to build a colony. Some may know that the country produces talented baseball players and musicians; others that it is a prime destination for beach vacations. Little else about the Dominican Republic is common knowledge outside its borders. This Reader seeks to change that. It provides an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the country, from precolonial times into the early twenty-first century. Among the volume's 118 selections are essays, speeches, journalism, songs, poems, legal documents, testimonials, and short stories, as well as several interviews conducted especially for this Reader. Many of the selections have been translated into English for the first time. All of them are preceded by brief introductions written by the editors. The volume's eighty-five illustrations, ten of which appear in color, include maps, paintings, and photos of architecture, statues, famous figures, and Dominicans going about their everyday lives.
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Natural History of New York

Author: New York (State). Natural History Survey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

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The Natural History of Monkeys

Illustrated by Thirty-one Plates, Numerous Wood-cuts, and a Portrait and Memoir of Buffon

Author: Sir William Jardine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Apes

Page: 260

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Routledge Handbook of Body Studies

Author: Bryan S Turner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903313

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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In the last three decades, the human body has gained increasing prominence in contemporary political debates, and it has become a central topic of modern social sciences and humanities. Modern technologies – such as organ transplants, stem-cell research, nanotechnology, cosmetic surgery and cryonics – have changed how we think about the body. In this collection of thirty original essays by leading figures in the field, these issues are explored across a number of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives, including pragmatism, feminism, queer theory, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. A wide range of case studies, which include cosmetics, diet, organ transplants, racial bodies, masculinity and sexuality, eating disorders, religion and the sacred body, and disability, are used to appraise these different perspectives. In addition, this Handbook explores various epistemological approaches to the basic question: what is a body? It also offers a strongly themed range of chapters on empirical topics that are organized around religion, medicine, gender, technology and consumption. It also contributes to the debate over the globalization of the body: how have military technology, modern medicine, sport and consumption led to this contemporary obsession with matters corporeal? The Handbook’s clear, direct style will appeal to a wide undergraduate audience in the social sciences, particularly for those studying medical sociology, gender studies, sports studies, disability studies, social gerontology, or the sociology of religion. It will serve to consolidate the new field of body studies.
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The Animal Kingdom

Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization

Author: Georges Cuvier,Edward Griffith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108049575

Category: Science

Page: 606

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Georges Cuvier (1769-1832), made a peer of France in 1819 in recognition of his work, was perhaps the most important European scientist of his day. His most famous work, Le Règne Animal, was published in French in 1817; Edward Griffith (1790-1858), a solicitor and amateur naturalist, embarked on in 1824, with a team of colleagues, an English version which resulted in this illustrated sixteen-volume edition with additional material, published between 1827 and 1835. Cuvier was the first biologist to compare the anatomy of fossil animals with living species, and he named the now familiar 'mastodon' and 'megatherium'. However, his studies convinced him that the evolutionary theories of Lamarck and St Hilaire were wrong, and his influence on the scientific world was such that the possibility of evolution was widely discounted by many scholars both before and after Darwin. Volume 4 is the last of four books on mammals.
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The Maid's Daughter

Living Inside and Outside the American Dream

Author: Mary Romero

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769365

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

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2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia’s story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid’s room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia’s remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia’s voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid’s Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia’s challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia’s story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times
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The Black Death, 1346-1353

The Complete History

Author: Ole Jørgen Benedictow

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 1843832143

Category: History

Page: 433

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The first paperback edition of this unique and shocking guide to the Black Death in Europe.
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Ethnic Groups of the Americas

An Encyclopedia

Author: James Minahan

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610691636

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

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Intended to help students explore ethnic identity—one of the most important issues of the 21st century—this concise, one-stop reference presents rigorously researched content on the national groups and ethnicities of North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
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The Art of Angling Greatly Improved

Containing Directions for Fly-fishing, Trolling, Bottom Fishing, Making Artificial Flies, Etc

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 72

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Silencing Race

Disentangling Blackness, Colonialism, and National Identities in Puerto Rico

Author: I. Rodríguez-Silva

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137263229

Category: History

Page: 320

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Silencing Race provides a historical analysis of the construction of silences surrounding issues of racial inequality, violence, and discrimination in Puerto Rico. Examining the ongoing racialization of Puerto Rican workers, it explores the 'class-making' of race.
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The Book of Nature:

Embracing a Condensed Survey of the Animal Kingdom as Well as Sketches of Vegetable Anatomy, Geology, Botany, Mineralogy, &c, &c

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: 278

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The quadrupeds

Author: John Richardson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 300

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The Dark Behind the Door

Author: B. P. Obenour

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1617777358

Category: Fiction

Page: 312

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At only seventeen years of age, Derik finds himself the unwitting link between a sleepy Nebraska farm town and a dangerous and shadowed ancient evil spoken of only in secluded whispers. While spending time with his best friend, Andi, an unexplainable storm rolls into town, bringing along with it a mysterious time-warp window that leads to whereabouts uncertain. When the wormhole swallows Andi, Derik, with no choice but to follow his heart, abandons all reason and leaps headlong into the strange and mystifying hole which takes him to a place he can't see to save Andi from an unknown fate. Unbeknownst to Derik, what awaits him is an unimaginable adventure wrought with deception, betrayal, faith, love, heartbreak, and the discovery of a secret he doesn't even know he is keeping. As events on both sides of the time-travel spectrum become entwined, Derik and Andi begin to realize their predicament may be more than what they bargained for. Travel through time with Derik and Andi and unlock the mystery ofThe Dark behind the Door.'What a ride! An eclectic tale that takes the reader from modern day to a magical time, all the while never losing the meaning of true unconditional love.' Lisa Ledezma, licensed dispensing optician
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