How Have European Constructed Notions of Beauty and Social Class Division Affected the Acceptance of Afro-Latinx Communities and Obstructed Their Development?
Afro-Latinos comprise some 150 million of the region’s 540 million total population, and, along with women and indigenous populations, are among the poorest, most marginalized groups in the region. Afro-Latinos have formed groups that, with the help of international organizations, are seeking political representation, human rights protection, land rights, and greater social and economic opportunities. Improvement in the status of Afro-Latinos could be difficult and contentious, however, depending on the circumstances of the Afro-descendant populations in each country.
Eligibility criteria included (1) self-identifying as an African American woman, (2) being at least eighteen years old, and (3) not currently being involved in the criminal justice system. Women were recruited until the target sample of 200 was reached. Participants were paid $20 for completing the baseline interview. All data were collected by African American female interviewers using Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) software. Interviews were face-to-face and lasted approximately three hours.
In his contribution to this volume, Alexander acknowledges the power of Durkheim's theory of differentiation but finds shortcomings in its naive evolutionary assumptions and its mechanistic quality.
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