Skin Color as Other
(Marisa, Enrique, Marcos, Stacey)
I examine the racial experiences that four Intralatino/as have had visiting their respective home countries, as well as within their own social circles in Chicago, in being excluded and Othered in terms of their skin color and their multiple, hybrid national identities. These experiences with race and skin color—both dark and light skin colors—are informed by the dominant racial national imaginaries of countries such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Colombia and Ecuador. While highlighting the relational and situational nature of the social meanings accorded to skin color, these four anecdotes of racial belonging and non-belonging also problematize and complicate our understanding of race and social identities in the United States.
Illinois Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.