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Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought : Historical and Institutional Trajectories

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This volume is a collection of critical essays on twelve keywords central in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: indigenismo, Americanism, colonialism, criollismo, race, transculturation, modernity, nation, gender, sexuality, testimonio, and popular culture. Each one of these keywords is conceived in conversation with a broader cluster of terms The central question motivating our work is how can we think—epistemologically and pedagogically—about Latin American Studies as a field that has taken different historical and institutional trajectories across the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States. Each keyword is presented in the anthology through a lead essay that reflects on a notion in conversation with other terms that are either derived, related, or posed as potential responses, subversions, or interrogations of the original keyword. The response essays supplement the lead essay by exploring the debate from a different disciplinary perspective or field (including discussions in Latin American, American, Caribbean, Ethnic and Latino, and Women and Gender Studies), or exploring an angle or aspect of the concept that was not necessarily discussed in the lead essay. The lead essay and response format encourages further debate around each specific term, highlighting North-South, South-South and South-North approaches to each critical term.

Number of Pages: 299
Genre: Foreign Language Study, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Spanish
Series Title: New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: English
Street Date: November 17, 2015
TCIN: 50243171
UPC: 9781137554291
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-4825
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