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Through a suite of theoretically attractive and empirically grounded texts, this booklet examines African-descended populations in Latin the United States and Afro-Latin@s within the usa on the way to discover questions of black identification and illustration, transnationalism, and diaspora within the Americas.

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So when considering danzón and blackness in Veracruz, we are interrogating racial logics in a context where the music’s origins are considered foreign and the local racial configuration appears at first sight non-national. In order to unpack this, I begin by analyzing how blackness is depicted in the history of danzón commonly heard in the Port. HISTORIES OF DANZÓN AND BLACKNESS A popular history of danzón is often told in Mexico by danzón experts (aficionado investigators, musicians and dancers) that follows a single route.

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Afro-Latin@s in Movement, then, demonstrates how afrolatinidad emerges via the INTRODUCTION: THEORIZING AFROLATINIDADES 15 movement of ideas about blackness across the Americas in ways that sometimes solidify racial hierarchies, but, at other times, illuminate and provide the conditions of possibility for social transformation. OUTLINE OF THE BOOK Afro-Latin@s in Movement is a collection of cutting-edge scholarship, creative works, and essays that examine and highlight the complexity and interconnectedness of afrolatinidad, underscoring its fundamentally diasporic and transnational character.

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