The idea of Latin America.9781405100854
The idea of Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies. .
Mignolo, Walter D.
Mignolo (global studies and the humanities, Duke U.) traces the construction and development of "Latin" America as an idea and ideology from the European "discovery" of the Americas to the present time. In examining the framing of the idea of a "Latin" America (and responses by indigenous Americans), Mignolo argues that the concept of "Latinidad" functioned ultimately to rank Creole elites The creole elites were inhabitants of the colonies established by Spain and Portugal in Iberian Peninsula. They were descendants of the European settlers in these colonies, and usually occupied the higher classes. by Anglo- Americans, on the one hand, and to erase and demote de·mote
tr.v. de·mot·ed, de·mot·ing, de·motes
To reduce in grade, rank, or status.
[de- + (pro)mote. the identities of the Indians and Africans of South America South America, fourth largest continent (1991 est. pop. 299,150,000), c.6,880,000 sq mi (17,819,000 sq km), the southern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. .
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