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Imagining Identity in New Spain


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Table of Contents

  • List of Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Visual Practices in Late-Colonial Mexico
  • Chapter One: Identity by Appearance, Judgment, and Circumstances: Race as Lineage and Calidad
  • Chapter Two: The Faces and Bodies of Eighteenth-Century Metropolitan Mexico: An Overview of Social Context
  • Chapter Three: Envisioning the Colonial Body
  • Chapter Four: Regulating and Narrating the Colonial Body
  • Chapter Five: From Popolacho to Citizen: The Re-vision of the Colonial Body
  • Epilogue: Dreams of Order
  • Notes
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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"This book effectively integrates art history, literary history, and political and social history... It will appeal to any well-educated reader and scholar of colonial Latin American studies ... who will find it a unique lens through which to view this period and culture." -- Stacey Schlau, Professor of Spanish and Women's Studies, West Chester University

About the Author

Magali M. Carrera is Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

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