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National Colors

National Colors 676789 SREXXX10.1177/2332649216676789Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Reviews book-review2016 Book Reviews Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2017, Vol. 3(1) 141 –146 © American Sociological Association 2016 National Colors: Racial sre.sagepub.com Classification and the State in Latin America Mara Loveman National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. 376 pp. $26.95. ISBN 978-0-19-933736-1 Reviewed by: Mark Q. Sawyer, UCLA DOI: 10.1177/2332649216676789 States, and in particular Latin American states, have detailed racial-ethnic mixtures and hierarchies that been classified by race. National Colors: Racial in different forms have remained part of the racial Classification and the State in Latin America by lexicon in Latin America. Loveman follows what Mara Loveman seeks to answer how and why states has become the growing orthodoxy applied to his- do so. The book is remarkable for its depth and torical and contemporary race in Latin America. scope, analyzing several countries essentially from She correctly finds that colonial authorities con- some of the earliest colonial attempts at measure- structed and maintained elaborate racial hierar- ment driven by central authorities to contemporary chies, which related to forced labor, land census policies that may follow the dictates of dispossession, and social and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sociology of Race and Ethnicity SAGE

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SAGE
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© American Sociological Association 2016
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10.1177/2332649216676789
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676789 SREXXX10.1177/2332649216676789Sociology of Race and EthnicityBook Reviews book-review2016 Book Reviews Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 2017, Vol. 3(1) 141 –146 © American Sociological Association 2016 National Colors: Racial sre.sagepub.com Classification and the State in Latin America Mara Loveman National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2014. 376 pp. $26.95. ISBN 978-0-19-933736-1 Reviewed by: Mark Q. Sawyer, UCLA DOI: 10.1177/2332649216676789 States, and in particular Latin American states, have detailed racial-ethnic mixtures and hierarchies that been classified by race. National Colors: Racial in different forms have remained part of the racial Classification and the State in Latin America by lexicon in Latin America. Loveman follows what Mara Loveman seeks to answer how and why states has become the growing orthodoxy applied to his- do so. The book is remarkable for its depth and torical and contemporary race in Latin America. scope, analyzing several countries essentially from She correctly finds that colonial authorities con- some of the earliest colonial attempts at measure- structed and maintained elaborate racial hierar- ment driven by central authorities to contemporary chies, which related to forced labor, land census policies that may follow the dictates of dispossession, and social and

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Published: Jan 1, 2017

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