atin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
is a critical
It aims to explore the emergence and consequences of con-
cepts to define "Latin America" while at the same time ex-
ploring the broad interplay of political, economic, and cultural practices
that have shaped Latin American worlds. Latin America, at the cross-
roads of competing imperial designs and local responses, has been con-
strued as a geocultural and geopolitical entity since the nineteenth cen-
tury. This series provides a starting point to redefine Latin America as
a configuration of political, linguistic, cultural, and economic intersec-
tions that demands a continuous reappraisal of the role of the Americas
in history, and of the ongoing process ofglobalization and the relocation
of people and cultures that have characterized Latin America's experi-
Latin America Otherwise: Languages, Empires, Nations
is a forum
that confronts established geocultural constructions, that rethinks area
studies and disciplinary boundaries, that assesses convictions of the
academy and of public policy, and that, correspondingly, demands that
the practices through which we produce knowledge and understand-
ing about and from Latin America be subject to rigorous and critical
Smoldering Ashes
looks at the dying years of Spanish colonial rule and
the early years of the Republic from the vantage point of Cuzco's native
peoples. Indian and Creole joined in the struggle against colonialism,
but their visions of nationhood collided; the version of republicanism
championed by the elite would ultimately allow Creoles to maintain
their position of privilege. Indigenous anticolonialism imagined a more
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