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After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas
     

After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas

by Mark Thurner, Andrés Guerrero, Walter D. Mignolo, Irene Silverblatt, Sonia Saldivar-Hull
 

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ISBN-10: 0822331942

ISBN-13: 9780822331940

Pub. Date: 11/17/2003

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Insisting on the critical value of Latin American histories for recasting theories of postcolonialism, After Spanish Rule is the first collection of essays by Latin Americanist historians and anthropologists to engage postcolonial debates from the perspective of the Americas. These essays extend and revise the insights of postcolonial studies in diverse

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Insisting on the critical value of Latin American histories for recasting theories of postcolonialism, After Spanish Rule is the first collection of essays by Latin Americanist historians and anthropologists to engage postcolonial debates from the perspective of the Americas. These essays extend and revise the insights of postcolonial studies in diverse Latin American contexts, ranging from the narratives of eighteenth-century travelers and clerics in the region to the status of indigenous intellectuals in present-day Colombia. The editors argue that the construction of an array of singular histories at the intersection of particular colonialisms and nationalisms must become the critical project of postcolonial history-writing.

Challenging the universalizing tendencies of postcolonial theory as it has developed in the Anglophone academy, the contributors are attentive to the crucial ways in which the histories of Latin American countries—with their creole elites, hybrid middle classes, subordinated ethnic groups, and complicated historical relationships with Spain and the United States—differ from those of other former colonies in the southern hemisphere. Yet, while acknowledging such differences, the volume suggests a host of provocative, critical connections to colonial and postcolonial histories around the world.

Contributors
Thomas Abercrombie
Shahid Amin
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Peter Guardino
Andrés Guerrero
Marixa Lasso
Javier Morillo-Alicea
Joanne Rappaport
Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
Mark Thurner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822331940
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
11/17/2003
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Foreword / Shahid Amin xi

1. Escritura: On Imagining/Writing Postcolonial Histories

Point and Counterpoint / Andrés Guerrero 3

After Spanish Rule: Writing Another After / Mark Thurner 12

Essaying the History of National Images / Maricio Tenorio Trillo 58

2. Poetica: Knowledges, Nations, Histories

Postcolonialism avante la lettre? Travelers and Clerics in Eighteenth-Century Colonial Spanish America / Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra 89

"Aquel laberinto de oficinas": Ways of Knowing Empire in Late-Nineteenth-Century Spain / Javier Morillo-Alicea 111

Peruvian Genealogies of History and Nation / Mark Thurner 141

Mothers and Mistresses of the Urban Bolivia Public Sphere: Postcolonial Predicament and National Imaginary in Oruro's Carnival / Thomas A. Abercrombie 176

3. Politica: Governmentalities, States, Subjects

Revisiting Independence Day: Afro-Colombian Politics and Creole Patriot Narratives, Cartagena, 1809–1815 / Marixa Lasso 223

Postcolonialism as Self-Fulfilled Prophecy? Electoral Politics in Oaxaca, 1814–1828 / Peter Guardino 248

The Administration of Dominated Populations under a Regime of Customary Citizenship: The Case of Postcolonial Ecuador / Andrés Guerrero 272

Redrawing the Nation: Indigenous Intellectuals and Ethnic Pluralism in Contemporary Colombia / Joanne Rappaport 310

Contributors 347

Index 349

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