Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History

Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History

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Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History is a collection that embraces a new social and cultural history of Latin America that is not divorced from politics and other arenas of power. True to the intellectual vision of Brazilian historian Emilia Viotti da Costa, one of Latin Americaa€™s most distinguished scholars, the contributors actively revisit the politicala€”as both a theme of historical analysis and a stance for historical practicea€”to investigate the ways in which power, agency, and Latin American identity have been transformed over the past few decades. Taking careful stock of the state of historical writing on Latin America, the volume delineates current historiographical frontiers and suggests a series of new approaches that focus on several pivotal themes: the construction of historical narratives and memory; the articulation of class, race, gender, sexuality, and generation; and the historiana€™s involvement in the making of history. Although the book represents a view of the Latin American political that comes primarily from the North, the influence of Viotti da Costa powerfully marks the contributorsa€™ engagement with Latin Americaa€™s past. Featuring a keynote essay by Viotti da Costa herself, the volumea€™s lively North-South encounter embodies incipient trends of hemispheric intellectual convergence. Contributors. Jeffrey L. Gould, Greg Grandin, Daniel James, Gilbert M. Joseph, Thomas Miller Klubock, Mary Ann Mahony, Florencia E. Mallon, Diana Paton, Steve J. Stern, Heidi Tinsman, Emilia Viotti da Costa, Barbara WeinsteinEssays from the North Gilbert M. Joseph. some purposes, of course, such a procedure is entirely appropriate, a feasible and useful form of historical argument.31 But equally important are historical inquiries less bounded by the framing andanbsp;...

Title:Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History
Author:Gilbert M. Joseph
Publisher:Duke University Press - 2001-12-04


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