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Rereading the Black LegendThe Discourses of Religious and Racial Difference in the Renaissance Empires$
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Margaret R. Greer, Walter D. Mignolo, and Maureen Quilligan

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226307213

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226307244.001.0001

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Unfixing Race

Unfixing Race

(p.188) Chapter Ten Unfixing Race
Rereading the Black Legend

Kathryn Burns

University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the persistence of racism in the context of the history of Spain. It argues that the politics, categories, and practice of racism are historically specific, shaped by local struggles as well as far-flung imperial rivalries and the politics of state making. This chapter also analyzes the definition of race in terms of both breeding and religious faith and examines the use of the worlds creole, mestizo, and mulato in colonial Peru.

Keywords:   racism, Spain, local struggles, state making, race, religious faith, creole, mestizo, mulato, colonial Peru

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