Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil.

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Paschel, Tianna S. Becoming Black Political Subjects: Movements and Ethno-Racial Rights in Colombia and Brazil. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2018, pp.328, ISBN: 9780691180755.

This volume offers insights into the changing landscape of race and Latin American politics and provokes readers to adopt a more transnational and flexible understanding of social movements. Drawing on archival and ethnographic research to show how over a short period, Black movements and their claims went from being marginalized to become institutionalized into the law, state bureaucracies, and mainstream politics via the strategic...

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