‘Latin American Modernity, and yet...’

Sharman, Adam (2011) ‘Latin American Modernity, and yet...’. Bulletin of Latin American Research, 30 (4). pp. 488-501. ISSN 1470-9856

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Abstract

The article examines two ‘postmodern’ critiques of modernity: a general history which argues that it was never solely Western, and a work of Latin American cultural criticism which wishes to leave a modernity seen as eurocentric. It argues that to understand the modern elements of Latin America entails keeping present the European, and in part pre-nineteenth-century, genealogy of modernity. This, in order to grasp both the pitfalls of claiming modernity is a common project (colonialism vanishes) and the difficulty of going beyond it (European modernity bequeathed the language of breaks and dialectical incorporations). The piece identifies the rhetorical choreography involved when the limits of the critique of Western modernity become apparent.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: ‘Latin American Modernity, and yet...’, which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1470-9856.2011.00528.x/abstract. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Keywords: Modernity; Modernisation; Colonialism; History; Culture; Philosophy
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Arts > School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies > Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-9856.2011.00528.x
Depositing User: Sharman, Adam
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2016 14:27
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 15:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32089

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