THE OTHER IN LATIN AMERICA

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THE OTHER IN LATIN AMERICA: RACE, GENDER, AND FAITH Osvaldo Jordan-Ramos September 17, 2009
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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE During the XVI, XVII and XVIII centuries, the Spanish and Portuguese colonial regimes created societies that were predominantly European, Catholic and Patriarchal. The voices of Others were systematically censored, distorted and even silenced utilizing violent means. In spite of indoctrination, manipulation, and outright repression, other identities and religions survived the pass of the colony.
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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Independently of their conservative or liberal leanings, the new Latin American republics were modeled from a European and male-centered criollo vision of modern society (only the Catholic dominance was challenged by Liberalism). The voices of others did not emerge until bottom- up revolutionary movements began threatening the status quo, such as the Mexican Revolution and APRA movement in Peru.
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HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE Although indigenismo exalted the indigenous and African roots of Latin American society, modern critics considered that non-European cultures were
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