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Dan Rodríguez García

Dan Rodríguez García

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Dan Rodríguez-García is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology and Director of the INMIX – Research Group on Immigration, Mixedness, and Social Cohesion at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He has held research fellowships at the University of Sussex and at the University of Toronto, is a member of the Network of Excellence on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe–IMISCOE, and a regular participant in knowledge transfer activities regarding immigration and diversity issues for different government institutions and foundations. His areas of research are international migration, transnationalism, interculturalism, immigrant social integration, intermarriage, hybridity and mixedness. His publications include Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada (MQUP, 2012) and “Beyond Assimilation and Multiculturalism” (JIMI, 2010). And his last two ongoing research projects are: “Immigration and Intermarriage: Ethnicity and Social Integration”, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain, and “E Pluribus Unum: Immigration, Hybridity and Social Cohesion”, Aposta 2011 Prize-Fellowship.

Email: dan.rodriguez@uab.cat

Related Articles
La abominación de lo híbrido: la mixofobia como política de estado. By D. Rodriguez Garcia

Abstract: The article discusses a number of historical cases of nations that have developed anti-miscegenation laws premised on a logic of “state mixophobia”, with instances as diverse as the Spanish colonization of the Americas and later of Equatorial Guinea; England and Australia during the colonial and postcolonial eras; the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;

Germany during the Nazi period; and South Africa under apartheid. I argue that in all of these cases, hybridity represented not so much the danger of external enemies, but rather the destruction of internal borders: that is, a threat to the socio-political and economic status quo.

This historical-anthropological analysis can help us in today’s world to better understand and reflect critically on the social, political, and economic contexts in which reductionist views of hybridity emerge and are used to legitimize social systems of exclusion.

Keywords: hibridity, miscegenation, intermarriage, mixophobia, racial ideology.

 

Dan Rodríguez García

Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona