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Latin America: The Allure and Power of an Idea

Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo


Three decades of epistemological “revolutions” in the humanities and the social sciences seem to have spared no 19th-century concept. The very idea of Latin America, however, remains uncontested, firmly entrenched in its philosophical, moral, and racial meanings. But Latin America has never designated a geographically or historically tangible reality with any empirical or conceptual rigor. The book is, first, a conceptual history of the term “Latin America” in its natural historical habitat --mid-19th-century re-definitions of empire and the cultural, political, and economic interactions among ... More

Keywords: Latin America, history, European history, Latino/a history, intellectual history, humanities, education, political philosophy

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226443065
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226443232.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo, author
University of Chicago

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