critical terms in caribbean and latin american thought

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Critical Terms In Caribbean And Latin American Thought

Author : Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
ISBN : 9781137547903
Genre : Social Science
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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.

African American Contributions To The Americas Cultures

Author : Jacoby Adeshei Carter
ISBN : 9781137565723
Genre : Philosophy
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This book is a critical edition of six lectures by Alain Leroy Locke, the intellectual progenitor of the Harlem Renaissance. In them, Locke offers an Inter-American philosophical account of important contributions made by Afrodescendant peoples to the art, literature, and culture of various American societies. Locke offers a prescient vision of the intersection of the three Americas: Latin (South) America, the Caribbean, and North America. The book has two main parts: First, are the lectures, which all relate to the themes of black cultural contributions throughout the Americas, minority representation and marginalization in democratic contexts, the ethics of racial representation, the notion of cultural transformation and transparency, and the ethical issues involved in cross-cultural exchanges. The second portion of the book is a critical interpretive essay that elucidates the Inter-American philosophical significance of the lectures and their relevance to current philosophical discussions.

Passion Of The People

Author : Tony Mason
ISBN : 0860914038
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Brazil's victory in the 1994 World Cup is the latest chapter in an extensive history of the world's most popular game in South America. In this engaging account, Tony Mason reviews the place of football in Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Mason opens with soccer's rise at the turn of the century amidst the exploding urbanization of Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. He demonstrates that, from its beginnings, the game had wide popular appeal and examines the role of British commercial and military interests as well as that of newcomers from Italy, Spain and Portugal. From the moment when Uruguay won the Olyimpic football tournament in 1924 to Argentina's bizarre appearance in the World Cup final of 1990, international success on the pitch brought with it prestige and influence abroad. At home, Mason shows how dictators used football to ensure political passivity. He concludes by asking if the attention focused on football in Latin America today is exaggerated or whether the game truly is the 'passion of the people'.

Cuba Since The Revolution Of 1959

Author : Samuel Farber
ISBN : 9781608461394
Genre : History
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Uncritically lauded by the left and impulsively denounced by the right, the Cuban Revolution is almost universally viewed one-dimensionally. It is high time for a more balanced approach to the subject - a critical, left-wing approach. Having grown up in Cuba in the 1950s, Samuel Farber is one of the only left-wing historians who is not enamoured the Cuban Revolution, but sees it in all its complexity. Cuba Since the Revolution of 1959 thus takes a fresh approach to the political legacy of the Cuban Revolution, analysing both its positive and negative implications for the left.

Voice Overs

Author : Daniel Balderston
ISBN : 0791455300
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

Culture And Public Action

Author : Vijayendra Rao
ISBN : 0804747873
Genre : Social Science
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Led by Amartya Sen, Mary Douglas, and Arjun Appadurai, the distinguished anthropologists and economists in this book forcefully argue that culture is central to development, and present a framework for incorporating culture into development discourse. For further information on the book and related essays, please visit

The Repeating Island

Author : Antonio Benitez-Rojo
ISBN : 0822318652
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this second edition of The Repeating Island, Antonio Benítez-Rojo, a master of the historical novel, short story, and critical essay, continues to confront the legacy and myths of colonialism. This co-winner of the 1993 MLA Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize has been expanded to include three entirely new chapters that add a Lacanian perspective and a view of the carnivalesque to an already brilliant interpretive study of Caribbean culture. As he did in the first edition, Benítez-Rojo redefines the Caribbean by drawing on history, economics, sociology, cultural anthropology, psychoanalysis, literary theory, and nonlinear mathematics. His point of departure is chaos theory, which holds that order and disorder are not the antithesis of each other in nature but function as mutually generative phenomena. Benítez-Rojo argues that within the apparent disorder of the Caribbean—the area’s discontinuous landmasses, its different colonial histories, ethnic groups, languages, traditions, and politics—there emerges an “island” of paradoxes that repeats itself and gives shape to an unexpected and complex sociocultural archipelago. Benítez-Rojo illustrates this unique form of identity with powerful readings of texts by Las Casas, Guillén, Carpentier, García Márquez, Walcott, Harris, Buitrago, and Rodríguez Juliá.

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