After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas by Walter D. Mignolo

After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the Americas

byWalter D. Mignolo, Irene Silverblatt, Sonia Saldívar-Hull...

Kobo ebook | October 27, 2003

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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

Title:After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the AmericasFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 27, 2003Publisher:Duke University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0822385333

ISBN - 13:9780822385332

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