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Close Encounters of Empire : Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-latin American Relations (98 Edition)by Gilbert M. Joseph
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New concerns with the intersections of culture and power, historical agency, and the complexity of social and political life are producing new questions about the United Statesandrsquo; involvement with Latin America. Turning away from political-economic models that see only domination and resistance, exploiters and victims, the contributors to this pathbreaking collection suggest alternate ways of understanding the role that U.S. actors and agencies have played in the region during the postcolonial period.
Exploring a variety of nineteenth- and twentieth-century encounters in Latin America, these theoretically engaged essays by distinguished U.S. and Latin American historians and anthropologists illuminate a wide range of subjects. From the Rockefeller Foundationandrsquo;s public health initiatives in Central America to the visual regimes of film, art, and advertisements; these essays grapple with new ways of conceptualizing public and private spheres of empire. As such, Close Encounters of Empire initiates a dialogue between postcolonial studies and the long-standing scholarship on colonialism and imperialism in the Americas as it rethinks the cultural dimensions of nationalism and development.
A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.
Concerns with the intersections of culture and power are producing new questions about the United States' involvement with Latin America. Essays by distinguished U.S. and Latin American historians and anthropologists illuminate a wide range of subjects pertinent to the issue. 2 maps. 25 photos.
About the Author
Gilbert M. Joseph is Farnam Professor of History and Director of Latin American and Iberian Studies at Yale University.
Catherine C. LeGrand is Associate Professor of History at McGill University.
Ricardo D. Salvatore is Professor of History at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires.
Table of Contents
Foreword / Fernando Coronil ix
I: Theoretical Concerns
Close Encounters: Toward a New Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations / Gilbert M. Joseph 3
The Decentered Center and the Expansionist Periphery: The Paradoxes of Foreign-Local Encounter / Steve J. Stern 47
The Enterprise of Knowledge: Representational Machines of Informal Empire / Ricardo d. Salvatore 69
II: Empirical Studies
Landscape and the Imperial
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