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By Laura A. Lewis

ISBN-10: 0822351218

ISBN-13: 9780822351214

ISBN-10: 0822351323

ISBN-13: 9780822351320

Located on Mexico's Pacific coast in a traditionally black a part of the Costa Chica zone, the city of San Nicolás has been pointed out as a middle of Afromexican tradition via Mexican cultural experts, reporters, activists, and international anthropologists. the vast majority of the town's citizens, even if, name themselves morenos (black Indians). In Chocolate and Corn Flour, Laura A. Lewis explores the historical past and modern tradition of San Nicolás, targeting the ways in which neighborhood population event and comprehend race, blackness, and indigeneity, in addition to at the cultural values that outsiders position at the group and its residents.

Drawing on greater than a decade of fieldwork, Lewis bargains a richly precise and refined ethnography of the lives and tales of the folk of San Nicolás, together with group citizens who've migrated to the U.S.. San Nicoladenses, she reveals, have complicated attitudes towards blackness—as a fashion of selecting themselves and as a racial and cultural classification. They neither contemplate themselves a part of an African diaspora nor deny their background. quite, they recognize their hybridity and select to spot such a lot deeply with their community.

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