Vasconcelos Chasteen - HIS 346L/LAS 366/AFR 374 Modern...

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HIS 346L/LAS 366/AFR 374 Modern Latin America Study Questions for John Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire, pp. 217-225 and José Vasconcelos, The Cosmic Race/La Raza Cósmica , pp. 3-40 1. According to Chasteen, what were some of the defining characteristics of Latin American nationalism as it was emerging in the early part of the twentieth century? Who was most attracted to this newly emerging vision of national identity? a. Ethnic nationalism – 219 b. Strong cultural element c. Celebrates mixed race – 219 d. More inclusive e. The nationalists very often were urban, middle-class people, recent immigrants or of racially mixed heritage – 217 f. Used to be people who were born there g. Emphasizes parts of the countries that have been deemphasized before (and seen in a negative light – now seen as positive) h. Frida Kahlo – nationalism through art i. Diego Rivera – celebrating indigenous people i. Symbolize new vision of Latin America ii. Criticized people who worked with Diaz 2. Describe Vasconcelos’s notion of the “cosmic race”. According to
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