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Racial Alterity, Wixárika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City
Racial Alterity, Wixárika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City

Racial Alterity, Wixárika Youth Activism, and the Right to the Mexican City

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Diana Negrín 2019

This book examines the legacy of the racial imaginary in Mexico with a focus on the Wixárika (Huichol) Indigenous peoples of the western Sierra Madre from the colonial period to the present. Through an examination of the politics of identity, space, and activism among Wixárika university students living and working in the western Mexican cities of Tepic and Guadalajara, geographer Diana Negrín analyzes the production of racialized urban geographies and reveals how Wixárika youth are making claims to a more heterogeneous citizenship that challenges these deep-seated discourses and practices. Through the weaving together of historical material, critical interdisciplinary scholarship, and rich ethnography, this book sheds light on the racialized history, urban transformation, and contemporary Indigenous activism of a region of Mexico that has remained at the margins of scholarship.