Index
Africa: culture workers’ use of, 148–50,
155–56, 166–67, 170, 178–79, 184, 187,
189, 277–78, 328n8; Herskovits, Melville,
and, 121–22; San Nicoladenses’ per-
ceptions of, 4–5, 63–64, 86–87, 93–94,
152–53, 156–57, 164–65, 176, 277, 302,
307, 328n3. See also Aguirre Beltrán,
Gonzalo; Herskovits, Melville
African Americans: attitudes toward Lati-
nos, 316–19; Latinos in Winston- Salem
and, 308, 339n5; San Nicoladenses’ atti-
tudes toward, 308, 311–14, 339n5; San
Nicoladenses’ racial labels for, 315
Afroamerica (journal), 125–26
Afromestizo, 2, 9, 18, 57, 64, 94, 119, 145–51,
156, 158, 165, 173, 175–77, 187, 213, 274,
305, 324n4
Afromexican, 2, 4, 8, 9, 119, 141, 146–51,
156, 165, 175, 181, 184, 187, 305–6
agrarian activists (agraristas), 37, 43; Pas-
trana, Porfirio, the “Father” of San
Nicolás’s ejido, 44–46, 326n30, 327n31.
See also Revolution, Mexican
agrarian reform, 8, 42–43, 46–48, 126,
323n3, 324n5; and ethnic organizing,
148
agriculture, 15, 20, 21–22, 48–51, 324n7;
holdings, 328n5
Aguirre Beltrán, Gonzalo, 13, 58; and “Afri-
canisms,” 127–28; on blacks, 127, 133–34,
137–38; on bride theft, 128–30; and ethos
of violence, 127, 129; fieldwork in Cuaji-
nicuilapa, 126–27; influence on contem-
porary culture workers, 123; influence of
Melville Herskovits, 122–33; on mar-
riage, 128–30, 132; at Northwestern Uni-
versity, 124; on race, 136–38; on religion,
130–31; on round houses (redondos),
134; training, 123. See also bride theft;
marriage; religion; round houses
anger (coraje), 242–61, 263, 335n9, 336n15,
337n21; adults and, 242, 245, 247–61;
children and, 242, 245, 246–47; as em-
bodiment, 244; gender and, 249, 250,
263–64; pet birds and, 242, 245–46;
skulls and, 250, 263
antidiscrimination clause, Mexican Con-
stitution, 306
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