The Idea of Latin America / Edition 1

The Idea of Latin America / Edition 1

by Walter D. Mignolo
ISBN-10:
1405100869
ISBN-13:
9781405100861
Pub. Date:
02/15/2004
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

The Idea of Latin America / Edition 1

The Idea of Latin America is a geo-political manifesto which insists on the need to leave behind an idea which belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe.

  • Charts the history of the concept of Latin America from its emergence in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century through various permutations to the present day.
  • Asks what is at stake in the survival of an idea which subdivides the Americas.
  • Reinstates the indigenous peoples and migrations excluded by the image of a homogenous Latin America with defined borders.
  • Insists on the pressing need to leave behind an idea which belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405100861
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/15/2004
Series: Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 729,662
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Preface: Uncoupling the Name and the Reference.

1 The Americas, Christian Expansion, and the Modern/Colonial Foundation of Racism.

2 “Latin” America and the First Reordering of the Modern/Colonial World.

3 After “Latin” America: The Colonial Wound and the Geo-Political/Body-Political Shift.

Postface: After “America”.

Notes.

Index

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