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De barcos y santos:: historia, memoria, y lugar en la identidad mexicana morena o afro-india

De barcos y santos:: historia, memoria, y lugar en la identidad mexicana morena o afro-india
De barcos y santos:: historia, memoria, y lugar en la identidad mexicana morena o afro-india
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Este artículo delinea la forma en que dos relatos de un pueblo ‘afromexicano’ de la Costa Chica de México apuntan a tensiones entre gente "negra" e "india.” Los relatos, que tratan del santo patrimonio del pueblo y de un naufragio de un barco con cargo de gente esclavizada, arrojan luz sobre las afirmaciones de identidad ancladas en la raza y el lugar, especialmente en la fusión de negrura e indigeneidad en la forma del ‘moreno,’ una categoría racial asociada con la Costa Chica. A la vez, los relatos convergen alrededor de eventos históricos concretos y la penetración mutua caracterizada por movimientos espaciales y temporales que han afectado tanto a negros como a indios. Estos movimientos incluyen el comercio de esclavos, el colonialismo, la búsqueda de tierras cultivables, y las migraciones contemporáneas. La historia etnográfica cuyas narraciones entretejo, ubica el desarraigo y la contestación en el centro de los procesos culturales a través de los cuales se construyen lugares e identidades.

Abstract

This article examines two stories from an ‘Afromexican’ village on the Costa Chica of Mexico that point to tensions between" black "and" “Indian” peoples. The stories, which deal with the patron saint of the village and the wreck of a slave ship, shed light on affirmations of identity anchored in race and place, especially in the fusion of blackness and indigeneity in the form of ‘moreno’ a racial category associated with the Costa Chica. At the same time, the stories converge around specific historical events and the mutual penetration characterized by spatial and temporal movements that have affected both blacks and Indians. These movements include the slave trade, colonialism, the search for arable land, and contemporary migrations. The ethnographic history whose narrations I interweave, place uprooting and contestation at the center of the cultural processes through which places and identities are constructed.

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Lewis, Laura
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Lewis, Laura
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Lewis, Laura (2020) De barcos y santos:: historia, memoria, y lugar en la identidad mexicana morena o afro-india. Cadernos do Lepaarq, XVII (33), 67-88. (doi:10.15210/LEPAARQ.V17I33.17833).

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Resumo

Este artículo delinea la forma en que dos relatos de un pueblo ‘afromexicano’ de la Costa Chica de México apuntan a tensiones entre gente "negra" e "india.” Los relatos, que tratan del santo patrimonio del pueblo y de un naufragio de un barco con cargo de gente esclavizada, arrojan luz sobre las afirmaciones de identidad ancladas en la raza y el lugar, especialmente en la fusión de negrura e indigeneidad en la forma del ‘moreno,’ una categoría racial asociada con la Costa Chica. A la vez, los relatos convergen alrededor de eventos históricos concretos y la penetración mutua caracterizada por movimientos espaciales y temporales que han afectado tanto a negros como a indios. Estos movimientos incluyen el comercio de esclavos, el colonialismo, la búsqueda de tierras cultivables, y las migraciones contemporáneas. La historia etnográfica cuyas narraciones entretejo, ubica el desarraigo y la contestación en el centro de los procesos culturales a través de los cuales se construyen lugares e identidades.

Abstract

This article examines two stories from an ‘Afromexican’ village on the Costa Chica of Mexico that point to tensions between" black "and" “Indian” peoples. The stories, which deal with the patron saint of the village and the wreck of a slave ship, shed light on affirmations of identity anchored in race and place, especially in the fusion of blackness and indigeneity in the form of ‘moreno’ a racial category associated with the Costa Chica. At the same time, the stories converge around specific historical events and the mutual penetration characterized by spatial and temporal movements that have affected both blacks and Indians. These movements include the slave trade, colonialism, the search for arable land, and contemporary migrations. The ethnographic history whose narrations I interweave, place uprooting and contestation at the center of the cultural processes through which places and identities are constructed.

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Submitted date: 2019
Accepted/In Press date: 8 April 2020
Published date: 9 May 2020
Alternative titles: Of ships and saints: history, memory and place in Moreno/Afro-Indian Mexican identity

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Local EPrints ID: 437517
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/437517
PURE UUID: b4ceafb6-ad09-4013-972d-4a2cda070bae
ORCID for Laura Lewis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-2782-7254

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Date deposited: 03 Feb 2020 17:31
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 02:03

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