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Unformatted text preview: Neo-colonialism and Nationalism Defining the new Americas Independence not a nice, clean event- 300 years of colonialism- Class and race, colonial relations with tensions- Americanos in conflict- Historical turning point- More than local effortscolonial and geopolitical concerns (other global revolutions, French invasions)- New/Old identities Latinidad- New/old economies Defining Post-Colonial LA Latinidad- European project to redraw imperial difference between Latin/Romance language powers and Anglo-Saxon ones- ALSO, a creole project of postcolonial identity that recognizes European legacy in the context of emancipation. PURPOSEFUL CONSTRUCTION OF AN INDENTITY, NOT JUST FOUND/DISCOVERED o Obscured indigenous and African populations o Or, portrayed them as static. Their views and ideas on culture werent really valued or seen as useful in the construction of a Latinidad identity....
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- Fall '08