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Get this from a library! La cuestión étnica: algunos problemas teórico- metodológicos. [Rodolfo Stavenhagen]. La Cuestión Étnica. Derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas. Conflictos étnicos y estado nacional. Entre la ley y la costumbre: el derecho. Rodolfo Stavenhagen, sociólogo, investigador y profesor emérito del La cuestión étnica, Derechos humanos de los pueblos indígenas.

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The multicultural discourse may also receive more widespread acceptance among educated parents in urban areas, thus explaining the stronger positive association in more urban settings. Brookings Institution Press; Using self-identification to classify the indigenous population of course has many advantages. Cuetion in a separate window. Discovering a Racial Problem in Brazil.

Two different criteria are currently used by the Mexican census to identify the indigenous population. Nevertheless, when an individual is asked by the census if he or she considers him or herself to be indigenous, the response is based on his or her affiliation with a specific group. I specifically compare how parental education affects how children are identified under the two systems of classification—language proficiency and proxy self-identification. This new cycle of protest, epitomized by the Zapatista rebellion in Southeastern Mexico, may have served to strengthen indigenous identities over the past decade.

Cuestin Popularity Featured Price: The Dynamics of Racial Identity in Colombia. A vast amount of research documents the stigma that has traditionally been associated with being considered indigenous in the broader Mexican society e.

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The latter category is particularly important for mothers since a large percentage of children are not living with their fathers. Lieberson Stanely, Curry Timothy J. Support Center Support Center.


In the analysis below I will specifically examine the rate at which children of indigenous parents will be classified in the same ethnic category as their parents when each of the two systems of classification is used. Yet researchers have shown that the social boundaries that define many racial and ethnic categories can change, and that individuals often engage in purposeful behavior to move between categories Alba and Nee ; Alba ; Loveman and Muniz ; Wimmer ab ; Montgomery Like other countries in Latin America, Mexico experienced a cycle of intense protest activity in which indigenous ethnicity became the main cleavage for mobilization for the first time in many decades Trejo; Yashar Sampling weights used in all calculations.

It is therefore important to fully understand the implications of this shift in ethnic classification.

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Racial Ambiguity among the Brazilian Population. Eschbach, Supple and Snipp find that the increase in the tendency to self-report as Cuetsion American in the U.

Low to High Price: In Afro-Latin American countries such as Brazil, for example, individuals are classified into multiple categories along a white to black continuum based largely on perceptions of skin color Nobles ; Telles ; Daniel ; Bailey There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The greater loss of indigenous language proficiency among children of parents with higher educational attainment is in some ways not surprising.

The importance of the concentration of minority language speakers for the preservation of language across generations has been corroborated by numerous studies of immigrant language retention in the U. It is therefore surprising that when people are allowed greater freedom to choose their own ethnic identification and that of their children they more frequently choose to identify as indigenous.


Ethnic and Racial Studies. Finally, I assess the impact that the shift in indigenous identification with greater parental education has on estimates of the educational disadvantage of indigenous children according to both classification systems.

Francis and Tannuri-Pianto find evidence of a shift in the racial identification of students applying to a major Brazilian university following the implementation of a quota system whereby 20 percent of admission slots were reserved for applicants who self-identify as black negro.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries. Sample limited to children whose parents are both classified as indigenous to control for the higher rate of intermarriage for mothers with more education.

Race and Class in Latin America. The Sociology of Language: A larger concentration of speakers of the same minority language promotes the retention of the language for similar reasons.

Please try your request again later. Separate categories are distinguished for parents whose indigenous identification is unknown and for those who are not living in the household.

The World Bank; High to Low Avg. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Indigenous students are not generally given preferential treatment in university admissions.