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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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The last chapters investigate the travels of mestizaje and Latinidad in commercial media representations, and emphasize the Chicana feminist embrace of the chola signifier, and the latter interrogating coffee image systems featuring Latin American, indigenous, and mestizo bodies that are used by corporate campaigns to reinforce economic models of dependency.
Puerto Rican scholar and writer Rosario Ferre did not explicitly denounce mestizaje. Yet her writing rejects notions of cultural and national identity that reduced diversity to an official narrative of racial harmony.
El enfoque de Arce permite tambien una diseccion de la manera en que la ideologia del mestizaje ha sido una forma de homogeneizar a la sociedad mexicana, dejando de lado a grupos como los afrodescendientes y sus contribuciones a la cultura nacional.
No se trata entonces de hacer una apologia a un periodo administrativo determinado, sino de comprender, desde el pensamiento del mestizaje, en la vivencia administrativa, la gestion del conocimiento.
Se concluye que en las comunidades Yukpa el predominio del grupo sanguineo O y del factor Rh positivo es lo predominante aunque la presencia del grupo A Rh + es lo esperado en comunidades amerindias, ya que la aparicion de grupos sanguineos diferentes al fenotipo O Rh+ sugiere la presencia de fenomenos de mestizaje.