Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants

The Afro-Colombian identity has been characterized for being notoriously strong in certain areas of the country but extremely weak in others. In the 1970s some Afro-Colombian activists made possible the “creation” of an identity discourse that is based on their ancestors’ historical struggles and co...

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Autor Principal: Reales Jiménez, Leonardo
Formato: Trabajo de grado (Bachelor Thesis)
Lenguaje:Desconocido (Unknown)
Publicado: 2012
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spelling ir-p17054coll23-3432020-09-29 Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants Reales Jiménez, Leonardo The Afro-Colombian identity has been characterized for being notoriously strong in certain areas of the country but extremely weak in others. In the 1970s some Afro-Colombian activists made possible the “creation” of an identity discourse that is based on their ancestors’ historical struggles and contributions to the nation. Behind this “recent” discourse there is a strategy that seeks the elimination of racist practices and other human rights abuses against Afro-descendants. To what extent has this ethnic discourse been successful? Why have some Afro-Colombians resisted ethnic homogenization projects whereas many of them have followed the elites’ rules? What are the challenges of the Afro-Colombian identity-building process and mobilization? The author intends to answer these questions, while explaining the importance for Afro-Colombians of their heritage and ethnic self-awareness as a political tool. The paper represents one of the few works of its kind that studies the Afro-Colombian ethnic identity discourse and the political strategy behind its social goals. Afrocolombianos; Derechos étnicos; Discriminación racial Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Ciencia política 2012 PDF Tesis ENG - Inglés Colombia Colfuturo © Derechos reservados del autor http://babel.banrepcultural.org/cdm/ref/collection/p17054coll23/id/343
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topic Afrocolombianos; Derechos étnicos; Discriminación racial
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Ciencia política
spellingShingle Afrocolombianos; Derechos étnicos; Discriminación racial
Ciencias sociales; Ciencias sociales / Ciencia política
Reales Jiménez, Leonardo
Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
description The Afro-Colombian identity has been characterized for being notoriously strong in certain areas of the country but extremely weak in others. In the 1970s some Afro-Colombian activists made possible the “creation” of an identity discourse that is based on their ancestors’ historical struggles and contributions to the nation. Behind this “recent” discourse there is a strategy that seeks the elimination of racist practices and other human rights abuses against Afro-descendants. To what extent has this ethnic discourse been successful? Why have some Afro-Colombians resisted ethnic homogenization projects whereas many of them have followed the elites’ rules? What are the challenges of the Afro-Colombian identity-building process and mobilization? The author intends to answer these questions, while explaining the importance for Afro-Colombians of their heritage and ethnic self-awareness as a political tool. The paper represents one of the few works of its kind that studies the Afro-Colombian ethnic identity discourse and the political strategy behind its social goals.
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title Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
title_short Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
title_full Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
title_fullStr Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
title_full_unstemmed Ethnic identity and political mobilization : the Afro-Colombian case. In: Afro-Descendants
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