Category Archives: Colonialisms

Themes and ideas for that class

It is exoticism, primitivism, representations and uses of the savage and the jungle, and indigenismos, and lo indígena. I thought of giving a class on these themes again because I ran across some material on Quintín Lame, and I am … Continue reading

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Ideas across borders

The “transnational turn” in U.S. historiography has made scholars aware of the interdependence of U.S. history on the history of the rest of the world. It has had a particularly significant impact on intellectual and cultural history, which is now … Continue reading

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Gathering my thoughts

That Goodrich article “From Barbarism to Civilization: Travels of a Latin American Text,” from ALH years ago, is one of those ancient articles I have in xerox and never recycle. My notes say it is important for Orientalist sources, oriental … Continue reading

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Global Lite

Amardeep Singh has a response to that article in n+1 and so have several others.

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Etnomusicología, colonialismo, y culturas “menores” o identidad nacional

There is this book on Cuzco and one could talk about French Louisiana, the Faroes, Catalonia, and so many other places.

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Through others’ eyes

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever … Continue reading

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I am taking over the colonial survey

What do you think of these readings? In addition we will read Sylvia Wynter on the 1492 event, and we will see the new film on Bolívar, but it is poorly reviewed. We could use How tasty was my Frenchman … Continue reading

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