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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55764-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-54790-3
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