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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica (Race in the Americas) by Jos Vasconcelos 0801856558 9780801856556
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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica (Race in the Americas) by Jos Vasconcelos

The days of the pure whites, the victors of today, are as numbered as were the days of their predecessors. Having fulfilled their destiny of mechanizing the world, they themselves have set, without knowing it, the basis for the new period: The period of the fusion and the mixing of all peoples. -- from The Cosmic RaceIn this influential 1925 essay, presented here in Spanish and English, Jos Vasconcelos predicted the coming of a new age, the Aesthetic Era, in which joy, love, fantasy, and creativity would prevail over the rationalism he saw as dominating the present age. In this new age, marriages would no longer be dictated by necessity or convenience, but by love and beauty; ethnic obstacles, already in the process of being broken down, especially in Latin America, would disappear altogether, giving birth to a fully mixed race, a cosmic race, in which all the better qualities of each race would persist by the natural selection of love.This bilingual edition of The Cosmic Race by Jos Vasconcelos gives the reader a clear and concise introduction to contents that have caused much critical controversy. Didier T. Jan places this essay in perspective, discussing theories relevant to Vasconceloss thought... [and] also provides an historical context for Vasconceloss evolving ideas. -- Hispania

Author: Jos Vasconcelos

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 160

Publisher: JHUP

Publication Date: 1997-08-13

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