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mestizo

(māstē`sō) [Span.,=mixture], person of mixed race; particularly, in Mexico and Central and South America, a person of European (Spanish or Portuguese) and indigenous descent. The mestizos constitute a large part of the population in several Latin American countries; they are in various places also called by other names, e.g., ladinos in Guatemala, caboclos in Brazil. The word is primarily applied to a mixture of racial strains, but it has acquired social and cultural connotations; it may be applied to pure-blooded indigenous people who adopt European dress and customs. All persons of mixed race are called mestizos in the Philippines.
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In contrast, with respect to native authors, like Alva Ixtlilxochitl, knowledge construction was a fluid process of collecting, exchanging, and, eventually, gifting stories and Scripts to other indigenous, as well as, mestizo and creole intellectuals.
Tambien se interna Lund en el dilema de la representacion del mestizo en El Zarco de Ignacio Manuel Altamirano.
American Mestizos, the Philippines, and the Malleability of Race, 1898-1961
2009) afirman que tanto en perros como en gatos de raza pura se registra el doble de incidencia de tumores malignos, en comparacion con animales mestizos.
Los perros tenian entre 2 meses y 14 anos de edad, 10 eran de razas puras y el resto mestizos, 29 machos y 21 hembras.
On more than a few occasions, indigenous judges have had to face criminal proceedings in white or mestizo courts for having tried wrongdoers in their communities.
Written over the period of a year and recorded with Gavin Glass at Austin Studios, Mestizo is beguiling tour-de-force that never rests for too long on a single sound.
In effect, she goes well beyond merely problematizing ethnoracial categories as ambivalent: her evidence actually strips away the fig leaf that mestizo was representative of any sort of group identity.
Los resultados empiricos sugieren que el Mestizo, grupo mayoritario etnico, en un promedio gano estadisticamente menos que el Criollo, la Garifuna y los grupos Mixtos en los dos anos.
A traves de la figura de algunos dirigentes indigenas que lideraron algunas rebeliones del siglo XVIII, especialmente Tupac Amaru, se resalta su condicion de mestizo en lo etnico y cultural.
The Disappearing Mestizo es una obra que logra superar esta dicotomia epistemologica, penetrando en un espacio intermedio poco explorado y, por lo mismo, considerablemente revelador.