How has the field of Afro-Latin American studies evolved, especially in the last three decades? Afro-Latin American Studies: An Introduction answers this question by synthesizing the field's early development, elucidating shifting discourses on racial democracy, and broadening analyses of race for understanding changes in the region. By assessing the discipline's current state and investigative achievements and suggesting potential areas for research, this ambitious collection makes a critical contribution to Afro-Latin American studies and the transecting disciplines of Afro-Latino and Africana studies.

The 14 chapters are divided into 4 parts, preceded by an introductory essay by the book's editors. The first part examines colonial and contemporary inequalities. Roquinaldo Ferreira and Tatiana Seijas highlight how qualitative research and sociocultural studies addressing microhistorical and Atlantic paradigms have deepened our insights regarding the processes, experiences, and memories of the enslavement of Africans in Latin America. To...

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