The Idea of Latin America
By (author) Walter D. Mignolo
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Idea of Latin America by Walter D. Mignolo
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405100854
(236mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Walter D. Mignolo
Local Histories/Global Designs, Paperback (August 2012)
Explores the crucial notion of "colonial difference" in the study of the modern colonial world and traces the emergence of an epistemic shift, which author calls "border thinking". This title expands the horizons of debates under way in postcolonial studies of Asia and Africa by dwelling in the genealogy of thoughts of South/Central America.
Darker Side of Western Modernity, Paperback (December 2011)
Walter D. Mignolo analyzes the "colonial logic" that has driven five hundred years of Western imperialism, from colonialism through neoliberalism
Rereading the Black Legend, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Walter D. Mignolo
The phrase "the Black Legend" was coined in 1912 by a Spanish journalist in protest of the characterization of Spain by other Europeans as a backward country. Challenging this stereotype, this book contextualizes Spain's tarnished reputation by exposing colonial efforts of other nations whose interests were served by propagating the Black Legend.
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Author Biography - Walter D. Mignolo
Walter D. Mignolo is William H. Wanamaker Professor and Director of Global Studies and the Humanities at the John Hope Franklin Center for International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. His recent publications include Local Histories / Global Designs: Coloniality, Subaltern Knowledges and Border Thinking (2000) and The Darker Side of the Renaissance: Literacy, Territoriality and Colonization (1995). He is founder and co-editor of the journal, Disposition, and co-founder and co-editor of Nepantla: Views from the South.
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