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The Resource A cultural history of underdevelopment : Latin America in the U.S. imagination, John Patrick Leary

A cultural history of underdevelopment : Latin America in the U.S. imagination, John Patrick Leary

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A cultural history of underdevelopment : Latin America in the U.S. imagination
Title
A cultural history of underdevelopment
Title remainder
Latin America in the U.S. imagination
Statement of responsibility
John Patrick Leary
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A Cultural History of Underdevelopment explores the changing place of Latin America in U.S. culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent U.S.-Cuba détente. In doing so, it uncovers the complex ways in which Americans have imagined the global geography of poverty and progress, as the hemispheric imperialism of the nineteenth century yielded to the Cold War discourse of "underdevelopment." John Patrick Leary examines representations of uneven development in Latin America across a variety of genres and media, from canonical fiction and poetry to cinema, photography, journalism, popular song, travel narratives, and development theory. For the United States, Latin America has figured variously as good neighbor and insurgent threat, as its possible future and a remnant of its past. By illuminating the conventional ways in which Americans have imagined their place in the hemisphere, the author shows how the popular image of the United States as a modern, exceptional nation has been produced by a century of encounters that travelers, writers, radicals, filmmakers, and others have had with Latin America. Drawing on authors such as James Weldon Johnson, Willa Cather, and Ernest Hemingway, Leary argues that Latin America has figured in U.S. culture not just as an exotic "other" but as the familiar reflection of the United States' own regional, racial, class, and political inequalities."--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
P@U
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leary, John Patrick
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New world studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Public opinion
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • International relations
  • Public opinion
  • Public opinion, American
  • Latin America
  • United States
Label
A cultural history of underdevelopment : Latin America in the U.S. imagination, John Patrick Leary
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Publication
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Latin America and the meanings of "underdevelopment" in the United States -- Latin America as anachronism: the Cuban campaign for annexation and a future safe for slavery, 1848-1856 -- Latin America as nature: U.S. travel writing and the invention of tropical underdevelopment -- Latin America at war: the yellow press from Mulberry Street to Cuba -- Latin America and Bohemia: Latinophilia and the revitalization of U.S. culture -- Latin America, in solidarity: Havana reads the Harlem Renaissance -- Latin America in revolution: the politics and erotics of Latin American revolutions -- Coda: the places of the "third world" in contemporary U.S culture
Control code
ocn959830896
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813939179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g44hq4
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959830896
Label
A cultural history of underdevelopment : Latin America in the U.S. imagination, John Patrick Leary
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Latin America and the meanings of "underdevelopment" in the United States -- Latin America as anachronism: the Cuban campaign for annexation and a future safe for slavery, 1848-1856 -- Latin America as nature: U.S. travel writing and the invention of tropical underdevelopment -- Latin America at war: the yellow press from Mulberry Street to Cuba -- Latin America and Bohemia: Latinophilia and the revitalization of U.S. culture -- Latin America, in solidarity: Havana reads the Harlem Renaissance -- Latin America in revolution: the politics and erotics of Latin American revolutions -- Coda: the places of the "third world" in contemporary U.S culture
Control code
ocn959830896
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813939179
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g44hq4
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959830896

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