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The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica : Race the Americas - Jose Vasconcelos

The Cosmic Race / La raza cosmica

Race the Americas

By: Jose Vasconcelos, Joseba Gabilondo (Introduction by), Didier T. Jaen (Translator)

Paperback Published: 25th June 1997
ISBN: 9780801856556
Number Of Pages: 160
For Ages: 22+ years old

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"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 Race

In this influential 1925 essay, presented here in Spanish and English, JosA(c) 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 JosA(c) Vasconcelos gives the reader a clear and concise introduction to contents that have caused much critical controversy. Didier T. JaA(c)n places this essay in perspective, discussing theories relevant to Vasconcelos's thought... and] also provides an historical context for Vasconcelos's evolving ideas." -- Hispania

The Aesthetic Age posited by Vasconcelos, in which a mixture of all races is embraced, hasn't arrived yet, but we have seen previews of it in the 'Flower Power' movement of the sixties, the 'new age' craze of the eighties, and the current multicultural realities of North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean. With the millennium fast approaching Vasconcelos' vision of a new era in human existence is perhaps just around the corner. -- Eugene Holley * Hispanic * This bilingual edition of The Cosmic Race by Jose Vasconcelos gives the reader a clear and concise introduction to contents that have caused much critical controversy. Didier T. Jaen places this essay in perspective, discussing theories relevant to Vasconcelos's thought... [and] also provides an historical context for Vasconcelos's evolving ideas. * Hispania *

ISBN: 9780801856556
ISBN-10: 0801856558
Series: Race the Americas
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 25th June 1997
Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.24 x 14.0  x 1.07
Weight (kg): 0.2