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Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power ed. by Stefanie Wickstrom, Philip D. Young (review)

Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power ed. by Stefanie Wickstrom,... Reviews Stefanie Wickstrom and Philip D. Young, eds. Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014. 284 pp. Cloth, $55.00. Marzia Milazzo, Vanderbilt University Mestizaje and Globalization makes a valuable contribution to the study of Indigenous cultures and racial discourse in the Americas. The volume brings together thirteen essays that, as Stefanie Wickstrom and Philip D. Young write, "examine ways in which economic, social, political, and technological aspects of globalization have influenced the identities of the peoples of the Americas, particularly Indigenous groups, and how they have responded" (4­5). The book is significant for providing a transnational perspective through essays on topics as varied as colonial Mexican art, the Indigenous tradition of La Chaya in Chile, the crafting of Orixá imagery in Brazil, the survival of the Sun Dance among the Cheyenne, strategies for politicizing ethnicity among Indigenous groups in Panama and Ecuador, and Ngäbe women's responses to globalization, among others. What holds these heterogeneous and mainly anthropological essays together is a concern with mestizaje, although this concern is more explicit in some essays than others. The term mestizaje has multiple and sometimes incompatible meanings: it can refer to the racial and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Indian Quarterly University of Nebraska Press

Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power ed. by Stefanie Wickstrom, Philip D. Young (review)

The American Indian Quarterly , Volume 40 (4) – Jan 6, 2016

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Reviews Stefanie Wickstrom and Philip D. Young, eds. Mestizaje and Globalization: Transformations of Identity and Power. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2014. 284 pp. Cloth, $55.00. Marzia Milazzo, Vanderbilt University Mestizaje and Globalization makes a valuable contribution to the study of Indigenous cultures and racial discourse in the Americas. The volume brings together thirteen essays that, as Stefanie Wickstrom and Philip D. Young write, "examine ways in which economic, social, political, and technological aspects of globalization have influenced the identities of the peoples of the Americas, particularly Indigenous groups, and how they have responded" (4­5). The book is significant for providing a transnational perspective through essays on topics as varied as colonial Mexican art, the Indigenous tradition of La Chaya in Chile, the crafting of Orixá imagery in Brazil, the survival of the Sun Dance among the Cheyenne, strategies for politicizing ethnicity among Indigenous groups in Panama and Ecuador, and Ngäbe women's responses to globalization, among others. What holds these heterogeneous and mainly anthropological essays together is a concern with mestizaje, although this concern is more explicit in some essays than others. The term mestizaje has multiple and sometimes incompatible meanings: it can refer to the racial and

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