Drawing on frameworks from applied linguistics and critical discourse analysis, this volume employs a linguistics approach to understanding race and racism in Latin America, with a particular focus on Peru. Building on recent debates in Peru on cultural and biological definitions of race, the book seeks to re-examine the relationship between race and culture not as a dichotomy but as one rooted in and shaped by specific historical moments. Similarly, the volume uses this discussion as a jumping-off point from which to explore notions of identity informed by language as used in local context, rather than as a fixed social category. Offering new perspectives on discursive practices of race and racism in Peru and Latin America, this collection is key reading for students and researchers in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, anthropology, and Latin American studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The production of racialized discourses: An introduction
Michele Back & Virginia Zavala
Chapter 2. "We are a distinct race that can accomplish everything:"
Enterprise, education, and new racial concepts in neoliberal Peru
Chapter 3. Racism and social interaction in a southern Peruvian combi
Chapter 4. Processes of racialization after political violence:
The discourse of marginality in the community of Chapi, Ayacucho
Chapter 5. Language ideologies and racialization: A study of secondary students in Lima
Chapter 6. From racism to racialization: Arguments regarding inequality in Peru
Víctor Vich and Virginia Zavala
Chapter 7. Negotiations of Peruvian identity: Magaly Solier and the Andean woman
Chapter 8. Amixer detected!: Identities and racism in Peruvian cyberspace
Chapter 9. Race and linguistic essentialism on Peruvian Twitter
Chapter 10. Racist practices in virtual democracy: Constructing the "ppkausa" on Facebook
Afterword. Racialization processes and geopolitical empistemologies
Michele Back is Assistant Proefssor of World Languages Education at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, USA.
Virginia Zavala is Professor of Linguistics at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.