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latin america otherwise: Languages, Empires, Na-
tions 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
interplay of political, economic, and cultural practices
that have shaped Latin American worlds. Latin America,
at the crossroads of competing imperial designs and lo-
cal responses, has been construed as a geocultural and
geopolitical entity since the nineteenth century. This
series provides a starting point to redefine Latin Amer-
ica as a configuration of political, linguistic, cultural,
and economic intersections that demands a continu-
ous reappraisal of the role of the Americas in history,
and of the ongoing process of globalization and the
relocation of people and cultures that have character-
ized Latin America’s experience. Latin America Otherwise:
Languages, Empires, Nations is a forum that confronts
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