This Handbook provides a comprehensive roadmap to the burgeoning area of Afro-Latin American Studies.

Afro-Latins as a civilization developed during the period of slavery, obtaining cultural contributions from Indigenous and European worlds, while today they are enriched by new social configurations derived from contemporary migrations from Africa. The essays collected in this volume speak to scientific production that has been promoted in the region from the humanities and social sciences with the aim of understanding the phenomenon of the African diaspora as a specific civilizing element. With contributions from world-leading figures in their fields overseen by an eminent international editorial board, this Handbook features original, authoritative articles organized in four coherent parts:

• Disciplinary Studies;

• Problem Focused Fields;

• Regional and Country Approaches;

• Pioneers of Afro-Latin American Studies.

The Routledge Handbook of Afro-Latin American Studies will not only serve as the major reference text in the area of Afro-Latin American Studies but will also provide the agenda for future new research.

part I|120 pages

Disciplinary Studies

chapter 2|17 pages

The Sociocultural Anthropology of Afro-Latin America

A Brief Illustrative History

part II|218 pages

Thematic Fields of Study

chapter 15|9 pages

Nations, Castes, Qualities, and Races in Latin American Viceregal Societies

Ambiguities in the Denomination of Afro-Descendant Populations

chapter 18|10 pages

“Afro-descendant Territorialities in Latin America”

Assertions, Processes, and Dilemmas

chapter 23|10 pages

Black Feminisms in Latin America and the Caribbean

Contributions to the State of the Art

chapter 25|13 pages

Afro-Latin American Music in Perspective

Studies and Narratives from and toward the Territory

chapter 30|7 pages

Black Marxists or Black Marxisms?

A Decolonial Gaze 1

chapter 31|15 pages

Studies on Demographics and Social Indicators

Afrodescendants in Latin America and their Sociodemographic Realities

chapter 32|9 pages

Post-Abolition Black Migrations

New Approaches to the Movement of Afro-descendants from Colonial Times to the Present

part III|145 pages

Regional or Country Study Approaches

chapter 34|8 pages

Perspectives Denied

Afro-descendant Studies in Argentina, Chile, and Paraguay

chapter 38|8 pages

Afro-Colombian Studies

From the liberal reforms of the 1940s to the COVID-19 era in the 2020s

chapter 40|13 pages

Overcoming Invisibility

Afro-descendants in Central America 1

chapter 42|9 pages

In Defense of Black Life

A Brief Cultural History of Anti-Racist Efforts in Puerto Rico

chapter 43|11 pages

Culture, Race, and Nation in Afro-Cuban Studies

Trajectories and Challenges of an Open Field of Study 1

chapter 47|6 pages

Afro-Venezuelan Studies in Two Times

Four Versions of One Reality

part IV|139 pages

Pioneers or Classics of Afro-Latin American Studies

chapter 52|5 pages

Aquiles Escalante Polo

Anthropologist and Educator of Afro-Colombian, Black, Maroon, and Indigenous Plurality

chapter 53|4 pages

Rogerio Velásquez Murillo

Pioneer of an Anthropology of Negredumbre

chapter 55|5 pages

Manuel Zapata Olivella

A Wandering Thinker (1920–2004)

chapter 58|5 pages

Jean Price-Mars

Anti-west Resistance, African Rapprochement as an Approach to Humanism and Haitianness

chapter 59|4 pages

René Depestre

chapter 61|5 pages

Race Relations in Brazil

Gilberto Freyre as Their Interpreter

chapter 62|4 pages

E. Franklin Frazier

chapter 64|6 pages

Raimundo Nina Rodrigues

The Physician and His Informants, the Scientist and the Specialists

chapter 66|6 pages

Manuel Querino

chapter 67|4 pages

Juan García

‘Worker of the process' and pioneer of Afro-descendant Studies in Ecuador

chapter 70|7 pages

Ruth Landes and the Interstices of a Research Field

Race and Gender Relations in Getúlio Vargas's Brazil

chapter 72|6 pages

Virgínia Leone Bicudo

A Pioneer in Studies on Race Relations in Brazil

chapter 74|4 pages

Beatriz Nascimento

Intellectual, Activist, and Poet