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Author Tenorio-Trillo, Mauricio, 1962-
Title Latin America : the allure and power of an idea / Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo.
Imprint Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2017]
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Author Tenorio-Trillo, Mauricio, 1962-
Subject Latin America.
Latin America -- Name.
Latin America -- Civilization.
Alt Name Ohio Library and Information Network.
Description 1 online resource (239 pages)
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Access Available to OhioLINK libraries
Summary "Latin America" is a concept firmly entrenched in its philosophical, moral, and historical meanings. And yet, Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo argues in this landmark book, it is an obsolescent racial-cultural idea that ought to have vanished long ago with the banishment of racial theory. 'Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea' makes this case persuasively. Tenorio-Trillo builds the book on three interlocking steps: first, an intellectual history of the concept of Latin America in its natural historical habitat mid-nineteenth-century redefinitions of empire and the cultural, political, and economic intellectualism; second, a serious and uncompromising critique of the current "Latin Americanism" which circulates in United States based humanities and social sciences; and, third, accepting that we might actually be stuck with "Latin America," Tenorio-Trillo charts a path forward for the writing and teaching of Latin American history. Accessible and forceful, rich in historical research and specificity, the book offers a distinctive, conceptual history of Latin America and its many connections and intersections of political and intellectual significance
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The basic connotations of an idea -- Iberismo and latinité -- The question of Brazil -- Latino/a and Latin America -- Singing latinoamérica -- US-centered Latin America, part 1 -- / US-centered Latin America, part 2 -- Latin America abides: but how should historians speak it?
Note Description based on print version record
ISBN 9780226443232 (electronic bk.)
022644323X (electronic bk.)
9780226443065 (cloth ; alk. paper)
022644306X (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 979417675
Additional Format Print version: Tenorio-Trillo, Mauricio, 1962- Latin America. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017 9780226443065 (DLC) 2016033494 (OCoLC)954134331.


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