HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCES ON MODERN DEBATES: AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

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HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCES ON MODERN DEBATES: AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL LATIN AMERICA

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dc.contributor.advisor Lusane, Clarence en_US
dc.contributor.author Johns, Danielle W en_US
dc.contributor.other Serra, Ana en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-22T15:01:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-22T15:01:09Z
dc.date.created 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-08-22
dc.identifier.other Johns_american_0008N_10257 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1961/11055
dc.description Degree awarded: M.A. School of International Service. American University en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is a comparative analysis and discussion of affirmative action(s) for underrepresented groups in Brazil, Cuba, and Ecuador, with particular attention being paid to afro-descendants. Despite shared identities as Latin American countries, the aforementioned countries have responded differently to discussions around affirmative action policies in their respective countries because of a difference in social consciousness influenced by historical events and political ideologies. This difference in social consciousness can be seen to emerge at critical junctures -- colonization and slavery, freedom movements, questioning political sovereignty and stability -- which have shaped present-day identity politics. The differences seen here among countries once political linked and now economically linked can hopefully engender an appreciation for differences in identity and racial politics seen elsewhere and provide a serious discussion for how to address racial inequality. en_US
dc.format.extent 125 p. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.publisher American University en_US
dc.subject Latin American studies en_US
dc.subject.other affirmative action en_US
dc.subject.other history en_US
dc.subject.other Latin America en_US
dc.subject.other postcolonialism en_US
dc.subject.other race relations en_US
dc.subject.other racialization en_US
dc.title HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL INFLUENCES ON MODERN DEBATES: AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS IN POSTCOLONIAL LATIN AMERICA en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US


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