Views From The "South": Intellectual Hegemony And PostModernism in Latin America

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Timothy Smith Ph.D. (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Euro-American scholars mark Latin America as a site of utopian revolutions, foreign intervention, troubled economies, military repression, and a failed modernist paradigm of development. Four recent books critically assess this construction by addressing its source in the international imaginary. They advocate a subaltern perspective on colonial difference and argue that postmodernity as promulgated by Euro-American scholars may become yet another intellectual trend ignorant of Latin America's particularities and complexities. Latin American scholars have embraced postmodernity far longer than their Euro-American counterparts, whose relatively recent applications remain problematic.

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Timothy J. Smith (2006) "Views From The "South": Intellectual Hegemony And Postmodernism In Latin America" Reviews in Anthropology #35 pp.61-78 Version of Record Available @ (DOI. 1080/00938150500535554)
Language: English
Date: 2006
Latin American, postmodernism, subaltern studies, Latin American Scholars

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