About the Series
atin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations is a critical se­ries.
It  aims to explore the emergence and consequences of concepts used
to define “Latin America” while at the same time exploring the broad  inter­
play of political, economic, and cultural practices that have shaped Latin
American worlds. Latin America, at the crossroads of competing  im­perial
designs and local responses, has been construed as a geocultural and geo-
political entity since the nineteenth century. This series provides a start-
ing  point to redefine Latin America as a configuration of political, linguistic,
cultural, and economic intersections that demands a continuous reappraisal
of the role of the Americas in history, and of the ongoing process of glo­b­
alization and the relocation of people and cultures that have characterized
Latin America’s experience. Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires,
Nations is a forum that confronts established geocultural constructions, re-
thinks area studies and disciplinary boundaries, assesses convictions of the
academy and of public policy, and correspondingly demands that the prac-
tices through which we produce knowledge and understanding about and
from Latin America be subject to rigorous and critical scrutiny.
Gonzalo Lamana’s Domination without Dominance: Inca-Spanish En­
counters  in Early Colonial Peru is a historical and theoretical tour de force.
Theoretically, it questions basic historiographic assumptions. By doing his-
tory in this way, he is also able to question the shortcoming of current theo-
retical debates in the social sciences and the humanities.
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