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Category Archives: Colonialisms
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
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
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
Amardeep Singh has a response to that article in n+1 and so have several others.
There is this book on Cuzco and one could talk about French Louisiana, the Faroes, Catalonia, and so many other places.
“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