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Being La DominicanaRace and Identity in the Visual Culture of Santo Domingo$
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Rachel Afi Quinn

Print publication date: 2021

Print ISBN-13: 9780252043819

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2022

DOI: 10.5622/illinois/9780252043819.001.0001

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A Thorn in Her Foot

A Thorn in Her Foot

The Discomfort of Racism and the Ethnographic Moment

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(p.118) 4 A Thorn in Her Foot
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Being La Dominicana
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Rachel Afi Quinn

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University of Illinois Press
DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252043819.003.0005

By presenting a series of ethnographic examples of the ways that interviewees experience their racial identities as Dominican women, this chapter reveals how anti-blackness emerges for individuals in the discourse of such a racially mixed place. Interviews included here reveal contrasting experiences with racialization in Santo Domingo and abroad in Europe (in Germany and Spain) that inform how particular Dominican women understand their social positions based on race and color. This chapter also includes several affective moments in the ethnographic research, the ethnographer’s own experiences navigating hierarchies of color, cognitive dissonances that emerge in talking about race cross-culturally, and the ways that whiteness privileges Dominican women while remaining fluid.

Keywords:   Whiteness, Mall, Racist, Color, Blackness, Germany, Spain, Europe, Dominicanness

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