The Mestizo Mind
The Intellectual Dynamics of Colonization and Globalization
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Mestizo Mind by Serge Gruzinski
Book DescriptionMestizo: a person of mixed blood; specifically, a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry. Serge Gruzinski, the renowned historian of Latin America, offers a brilliant, original critique of colonization and globalization in The Mestizo Mind. Looking at the fifteenth-century colonization of Latin America, Gruzinski documents the melange that resulted: colonized mating with colonizers; Indians joining the Catholic Church and colonial government; and Amerindian visualizations of Jesus and Perseus. These physical and cultural encounters created a new culture, a new individual, and a phenomenon we now call globalization. Revealing globalization's early origins, Gruzinski then fast forwards to the contemporary melange seen in the films of Peter Greenaway and Wong Kar-Wai to argue that over 500 years of intermingling has produced the mestizo mind, a state of mixed thinking that we all possess. A masterful alchemy of history, anthropology, philosophy and visual analysis, The Mestizo Mind definitively conceptualizes the clash of civilizations in the style of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Anne McClintock.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415928786
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Serge Gruzinski
Eagle and the Dragon, Hardback (October 2014)
In this important new book the renowned historian Serge Gruzinski returns to two episodes in the sixteenth century which mark a decisive stage in global history and show how China and Mexico experienced the expansion of Europe.
What Time is it There?, Paperback (December 2010)
* A unique historical contribution to the origins of what we now think of as globalization . * Gruzinski shows us that the opening up of cultures to other worlds is not new and occurred at the dawn of the modern age.
Mestizo Mind, Paperback (November 2002)
Looking at the 15th century colonization of Latin America, Gruzinski documents the melange that resulted. The physical and cultural encounters that created a new culture, a new individual, and a phenomenon we now call globalization.
Conquest of Mexico, Paperback (July 1993)» View all books by Serge Gruzinski
Brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Examines how the ideas and mentalities of the native Indians, and were altered by the colonial invaders. The author is widely recognized as one of the most outstanding of the younger French historians. Brilliant account of the Spanish conquest of Mexico.
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Author Biography - Serge Gruzinski
Serge Gruzinski lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris and is research director of EHESS's Empire/Society/Nations research center. He is recently the author of Images at War: Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner and The Conquest of Mexico.
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