The existence of the mixed race damnâes : decolonialism, class, gender, race
Part of the Global Critical Caribbean Thought series
The Existence of the Mixed Race Damnes is an interdisciplinary and intersectional study of the mixed-race subject in the Americas and the rise of oppositional consciousness with a consideration of not only race, but also colonialism.
Daphne V. Taylor-Garcia examines the construction of race, gender, and class in coming to an oppositional consciousness as a Spanish colonial subject in the Americas.
Spanning the early foundations of knowledge production about colonial/racial subjects and connecting to contemporary debates on Latinxs and racialization, the book takes up the terms through which first-person perceptions of precarity and class, mixed-race existence, and gendered power relations are constructed.
The Existence of the MixedRace Damnes ends with a response to the current scepticism towards organizing as people of color through a decolonial redefinition of the damnes that centers a critique of anti-black racism and colonial relations.