Mestizos—people of mixed European and indigenous heritage—are the dominant ethnic group in many Latin countries. However, the history of the term “mestizo” and the nuances it carries vary widely from country to country.
In this 32-page study, anthropology student Dustin Dye traces the fascinating origins of mestizaje and examines the mindset of peoples who identify as mestizo in four former Spanish colonies—Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and the Philippines.
Becoming Mestizo offers fresh insights on the effects of Spanish colonialism on native populations, from the 16th century to today.
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