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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 efforts…colonial 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 weren’t really valued or seen as useful in the construction of a Latinidad identity....
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2012 for the course GEOG 259 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at UNC.
- Fall '08