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.