In the new book entitled How Everyday Forms of Racial Categorization Survived Imperialist Censuses in Puerto Rico, UCLA Professor Rebecca Jean Emigh, Patricia Ahmed, and Dylan Riley examine the history of racial classifications in Puerto Rico censuses, starting with the Spanish censuses and continuing through the US ones. The book demonstrates how daily practices have the power to challenge imperialist states.
0:04 – Intro
0:53 – Main argument and contribution of the book.
4:43 – Why is this important?
8:29 – What do these additional documents reveal about power of social actors?
14:19 – How does this book pertain to contemporary times?
To learn more, check out Professor Emigh’s book, How Everyday Forms of Racial Categorization Survived Imperialist Censuses in Puerto Rico.
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