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The Idea of Latin America is a geo-political manifesto which insists on the need to leave behind an idea which belonged to the nation-building mentality of nineteenth-century Europe.

Charts the history of the concept of Latin America from its emergence in Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century through various permutations to the present day.
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242 pages
Published May 2007 by Gedisa Editorial (first published January 16th 1991)
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Romina
The focus of Mignolo’s work is to demonstrate how the “idea” of Latin America was produced through discourse and the impact it had on various identities. He pinpoints three historical eras: entry of America into the European consciousness (Renaissance); entry of Latinidad and the double identity of imperial and colonial (Enlightenment); and the questioning of the Latin/Anglo divide (post Cold War). He uses various non-European theorists to contend that a decolonization shift is occurring. He sta ...more
José Francisco
Nice book. Far too fond of Hugo Chavez for my taste, though.
Meaghan Wray
At times boring, and other times very interesting. Read this while taking an Ecuadorian class on culture and society. For those saying it's anti-American... It is anti-Western for good reason.
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Walter D. Mignolo is an Argentine semiotician (École des Hautes Études) and professor at Duke University, who has published extensively on semiotics and literary theory, and worked on different aspects of the modern and colonial world, exploring concepts such as global coloniality, the geopolitics of knowledge, transmodernity, border thinking, and pluriversality.
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