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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought

Historical and Institutional Trajectories

Editors: Martínez-San Miguel, Yolanda, Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Ben., Belausteguigoitia, Marisa (Eds.)

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  • Explores the cultural and critical translation of key terms in Caribbean and Latin American Studies from English to Spanish using experiences in the classroom as a point of departure
  • Unpacks moments of misunderstanding and misreading in which critical terms circulate as disciplinary cognates yet become particularly untranslatable as a result of their different origins and genealogies
  • Resists the simplification that the validation of scholarship produced in the native languages of Caribbean and Latin American scholars are more authentic than research produced elsewhere
  • Promotes more open communication, play, and exchange of ideas between US-centered debates, as well as conversations, frameworks, and debates central to Latin America and the Caribbean
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About this book

Through a collection of critical essays, this work explores twelve keywords central in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: indigenismo, Americanism, colonialism, criollismo, race, transculturation, modernity, nation, gender, sexuality, testimonio, and popular culture. The central question motivating this work is how to think—epistemologically and pedagogically—about Latin American and Caribbean Studies as fields that have had different historical and institutional trajectories across the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States.

About the authors

Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel is Professor of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA. She is author of From Lack to Excess: 'Minor' Readings of Colonial Latin American Literature and Coloniality of Diasporas: Rethinking Intra-colonial Migrations in a Pan Caribbean Context.

Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui is Associate Professor of American Studies and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA. He is author of Transvestism, Masculinity, and Latin American Literature and The Avowal of Difference: Queer Latino American Narratives.

Marisa Belausteguigoitia is Professor of Gender/Cultural Studies and Education at the School of Humanities at the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM). She is author with María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo of Des/posesión: Género y territorio y luchas por la autodeterminación.

Reviews

“This transnational tour (and tour de force) around key concepts fosters urgent dialogues and friendly tussles, while putting Latin America into sharp focus in contemporary theoretical debates.  This book challenges us to think more deeply and complexly about our use and misuse of theory. It is soon to be an essential book in all our classrooms... .” (Debra A. Castillo, Emerson Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies, Cornell University, USA)

“Poised to be an indispensable intellectual referent for scholars of the region…this carefully curated set of critical terms presents a sustained engagement across authors and regions, allowing the dense intellectual and political investments of the terms to fully emerge.” (Juana María Rodríguez, Professor in Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA)

“This ground-breaking anthology traces most of the fundamental intellectual debates in Caribbean and Latin American studies, advanced by US, Caribbean, and Latin American based scholars, and gives an unusual and rigorous perspective on the trajectories of key concepts. It reminds us of the urgency of sharing critical references across cultural traditions.” (Marta Lamas, Programa Universitario de Estudios de Género (PUEG), Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico)

Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-21

    Martínez-San Miguel, Yolanda (et al.)

  • From Indigenismo to Zapatismo: Scenarios of Construction of the Indigenous Subject

    Pages 23-36

    Belausteguigoitia, Marisa

  • Indigenismo as Nationalism: From the Liberal to the Revolutionary Era

    Pages 37-44

    Saldaña-Portillo, María Josefina

  • Americanism/o: Intercultural Border Zones in Postsocial Times

    Pages 45-59

    Poblete, Juan

  • Americanism/o and the Internalization of US Imperialism: A Response to Juan Poblete

    Pages 61-66

    Rowe, John Carlos

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eBook $24.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54790-3
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-55429-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-55764-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought
Book Subtitle
Historical and Institutional Trajectories
Editors
  • Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
  • Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui
  • Marisa Belausteguigoitia
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54790-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137547903
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55429-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55764-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 299
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