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Vanesa Ribas

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520282957

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520282957.001.0001

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The Meanings of Moyo

The Meanings of Moyo

The Transnational Roots of Shop-Floor Racial Talk

(p.65) Chapter 3 The Meanings of Moyo
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Vanesa Ribas

University of California Press

This chapter discusses patterns in the deployment of symbolic boundaries with ethnoracial significance. Latino migrants deploy an elaborate array of language and action directed at African Americans that is frequently and strongly negatively inflected. The particular racial systems of Latin American migrants’ origin countries and communities are analyzed. An argument for the transnational roots of this symbolic order is developed.

Keywords:   Latin American racial systems, ethnoracial boundaries, symbolic boundaries, transnationalism

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