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After Spanish Rule: Postcolonial Predicaments of the by Mark Thurner,Andrés Guerrero,Shahid Amin

By Mark Thurner,Andrés Guerrero,Shahid Amin

Insisting at the severe price of Latin American histories for recasting theories of postcolonialism, After Spanish Rule is the 1st selection of essays by means of Latin Americanist historians and anthropologists to interact postcolonial debates from the viewpoint of the Americas. those essays expand and revise the insights of postcolonial reviews in various Latin American contexts, starting from the narratives of eighteenth-century tourists and clerics within the sector to the prestige of indigenous intellectuals in present-day Colombia. The editors argue that the development of an array of singular histories on the intersection of specific colonialisms and nationalisms needs to develop into the serious venture of postcolonial history-writing.

Challenging the universalizing traits of postcolonial thought because it has constructed within the Anglophone academy, the individuals are aware of the an important ways that the histories of Latin American countries—with their creole elites, hybrid center periods, subordinated ethnic teams, and complex ancient relationships with Spain and the United States—differ from these of alternative former colonies within the southern hemisphere. but, whereas acknowledging such ameliorations, the quantity indicates a number of provocative, serious connections to colonial and postcolonial histories round 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

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