Imagining Identity in New Spain: Race, Lineage, and the Colonial Body in Portraiture and Casta Paintings

by Magali M. Carrera


Using an interdisciplinary approach that also considers legal, literary, and religious documents of the period, Magali M. Carrera focuses on eighteenth-century portraiture and casta paintings to understand how the people and spaces of New Spain were conceptualized and visualized.

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