Studies on Democracy and Afro-descendant Political Participation in Latin America

Authored by: María Gabriela Iturralde Nieto

Routledge Handbook of Afro-Latin American Studies

Print publication date:  November  2022
Online publication date:  November  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367691431
eBook ISBN: 9781003159247
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The participation of Afro-descendants in Latin American political scenarios is not recent, but it is much more evident and has received much more attention from academia in the last 30 years, and has led to the development of an area of specialization of Afro-Latin American Studies. This chapter, which aims at the dissemination of knowledge for new researchers and people who are interested but not specialists in the topic, offers a synthetic outline of the general characteristics of those studies and the main topics they have examined, offering only a few references to authors that might contribute to further bibliographic research. Finally, I outline what I believe are opportunities for research and for the development and growth of that thematic subspecialty.

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