On the article “Havana and Macondo: The Humanities in U.S. Latin American Studies, 1940-2000,” by
This is about the theme that will not go away: the capture of “foreignness” by cultures of scholarship, particularly in relation to the “nativism” of the immediate circumstance or the timespace of 21stcentury U.S., call it imperial if you wish. This is also about the (de-)associations between historical sensibilities, within if not against large bureaucratic-institutional settings, obviously incorporating a variety pack of schools and approaches, practitioners and reader resp
Apropos Harvest of Empire by Juan Gonzalez.
The revised edition of Juan Gonzalez’s Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America (2011), eleven years after its first publication, is a good pretext for a re-assessment of the undeniable and unstoppable Latinization of the U.S. The past and present: imperfect. The immediate future, substantially better, if not perfect, as a direct consequence of the upsurge of outcast sectors called “Hispanic” or “Latino” (González uses both terms interchangeably)? The thesis of thi
Hacer Acopio del Legado de los Estudios Culturales: Stuart Hall y García Canclini (fragmento).
Cultural Studies 1983: A Theoretical History, By Stuart Hall. Edited and with an Introduction by Jennifer Daryl Slack and Lawrence Grossberg (Durham and London: Duke UP, 2016). Imagined Globalization by Néstor García Canclini. Translated and with an Introduction by George Yúdice (Durham and London: Duke UP, 2014). Hagamos acopio, siquiera de manera apresurada, del quehacer intelectual de dos figuras sobresalientes, Stuart Hall (1932-2014) y Néstor García Canclini (1939-), com