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Imagining Identity in New Spain: Race, Lineage, and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings (Latin American and Latino Art and Culture)
Reacting to the rising numbers of mixed-blood (Spanish-Indian-Black African) people in its New Spain colony, the 18th-century Bourbon government of Spain attempted to categorize and control its colonial subjects through increasing social regulation of their bodies and the spaces they inhabited. The discourse of calidad (status) and raza (lineage) on which the regulations ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by University of Texas Press
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