publication . Article . 2012

Latin American Identity and The Contradictory Processes Involved in its Construction-Deconstruction-Reconfiguration in Global Contexts

Víctor Hugo Ramos;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2012 Journal: Universitas Humanística (issn: 0120-4807, eissn: 2011-2734, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Abstract
This paper addresses the difficult and contradictory formation, consolidation and change processes of Latin American identity from an anthropological and holistic perspective and in the context of the emergence of the world-system from the conquest, colonization and independence struggles to its current reconfiguration in the midst of transnational globalization and the alternatives to it. This approach, which we could call dynamicsynthetic, sees identity as a constantly changing open process where contradictory dynamics interact in the construction-deconstruction-reconfiguration of Latin American identity in specific historical contexts. Our continental collect...
Subjects
free text keywords: Latin American identity, globalization, dialogue, reconfiguration, Us, Others., Anthropology, GN1-890, Sociology (General), HM401-1281
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