Critical Terms in Caribbean and Latin American Thought

Historical and Institutional Trajectories

  • Editors
  • Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
  • Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui
  • Marisa Belausteguigoitia

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui, Marisa Belausteguigoitia
      Pages 1-21
  3. Indigenismo

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
      Pages 37-44
  4. Americanismo

  5. Colonialism

  6. Criollismo/Creolization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. José Antonio Mazzotti
      Pages 87-99
    3. H. Adlai Murdoch
      Pages 101-107
  7. Mestizaje

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
  8. Transculturation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Jossianna Arroyo
      Pages 133-144
  9. Modernidad

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Alejandra Laera
      Pages 165-170
  10. Nation

  11. Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
    2. Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
      Pages 193-207
  12. Sexuality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Licia Fiol-Matta
      Pages 217-230
    3. Carlos Figari
      Pages 231-238
  13. Testimonio

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
  14. Popular Culture

  15. Back Matter
    Pages 279-299

About this book


Through a collection of critical essays, this work explores twelve keywords central in Latin American and Caribbean Studies: indigenismo, Americanism, colonialism, criollismo, race, transculturation, modernity, nation, gender, sexuality, testimonio, and popular culture. The central question motivating this work is how to think—epistemologically and pedagogically—about Latin American and Caribbean Studies as fields that have had different historical and institutional trajectories across the Caribbean, Latin America, and the United States.


indigenismo Americanism/o colonialism criollismo transculturation modernity nation gender sexuality testimonio Colonialismo postcolonial neocolonial internal colonialism external colonialism decolonial coloniality Criollismo critical translation Caribbean and Latin American Studies

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