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The Expediency of Blackness: Racial Logics and Danzón in the Port of Veracruz, Mexico

  • Hettie Malcomson
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Part of the Afro-Latin@ Diasporas book series (ALD)

Abstract

Malcomson analyzes discourses about blackness that circulate in the danzón community in Veracruz, Mexico. Through a combination of ethnographic research and historical and musical analysis, Malcomson demonstrates how blackness is rendered both local and foreign, and positive and negative. Through examining these contradictions, she illustrates how ideas about race, blackness, and Mexican identity circulate in the racial imaginary of Veracruz, Mexico.

Keywords

Racial Identity Popular Music African Heritage Academic Elite Dance Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hettie Malcomson
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  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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