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The Resource Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico, Daniel Nemser

Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico, Daniel Nemser

Label
Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico
Title
Infrastructures of race
Title remainder
concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Nemser
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Many scholars believe that the modern concentration camp was born during the Cuban war for independence when Spanish authorities ordered civilians living in rural areas to report to the nearest city with a garrison of Spanish troops. But the practice of spatial concentration-gathering people and things in specific ways, at specific places, and for specific purposes-has a history in Latin America that reaches back to the conquest. In this paradigm-setting book, Daniel Nemser argues that concentration projects, often tied to urbanization, laid an enduring, material groundwork, or infrastructure, for the emergence and consolidation of new forms of racial identity and theories of race. He traces the use of concentration as a technique for colonial governance by examining four case studies from Mexico under Spanish rule: centralized towns, disciplinary institutions, segregated neighborhoods, and general collections. Nemser shows how the colonial state used concentration in its attempts to build a new spatial and social order, and he explains why the technique flourished in the colonies. Although the designs for concentration were sometimes contested and short-lived, Nemser demonstrates that they provided a material foundation for ongoing processes of racialization. This finding, which challenges conventional histories of race and mestizaje (racial mixing), promises to deepen our understanding of the way race emerges from spatial politics and techniques of population management
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Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
Dewey number
305.800972
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F1392.A1
LC item number
N46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Border Hispanisms
Label
Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico, Daniel Nemser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Before the camp -- Congregation : urbanization and the construction of the Indian -- Enclosure : the architecture of mestizo conversion -- Segregation : sovereignty, economy, and the problem with mixture -- Collection : imperial botany and racialized life -- Epilogue. Primitive racialization
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781477312445
Lccn
2016045201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960043569
Label
Infrastructures of race : concentration and biopolitics in colonial Mexico, Daniel Nemser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Before the camp -- Congregation : urbanization and the construction of the Indian -- Enclosure : the architecture of mestizo conversion -- Segregation : sovereignty, economy, and the problem with mixture -- Collection : imperial botany and racialized life -- Epilogue. Primitive racialization
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 221 pages
Isbn
9781477312445
Lccn
2016045201
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)960043569

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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