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Revueltos, Grijos and Puchuncos: Racialization, Identity and Miscegenation in a Town of the Costa Chica of Guerrero
- Giovanny Castillo Figueroa
Keywords: otherness, identity, miscegenation, racialization, race.
This article presents an ethnographic discussion of the processes of racialization, mestizaje and the construction of identity/alterity in Punta Maldonado (El Faro), Costa Chica, Guerrero. First, it examines the concepts of race and racialization in order to understand how physical attributes have been used in the marking and hierarchization of differences; it then explores the meanings of some locally used categories that show how physical appearance, particularly hair, is socially perceived and interpreted in El Faro. Finally, it analyzes how the idea of mixture is thought of and incorporated in the narratives of El Faro. and incorporated into the collective identity narratives of this place.