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.
|Series:||Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series|
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Table of Contents
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”.