Writing Argentine premodernity

Altschul, N. R. (2014) Writing Argentine premodernity. Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 16(5), pp. 716-729. (doi: 10.1080/1369801X.2013.858977)

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Focusing on the writer–statesman Domingo F. Sarmiento (1811–88), this essay examines the functionality of medievalization in Argentina's internal colonialism. The extent to which allocation of medievality was employed by this foundational political figure, identifies this temporal trope as a core element in the civilizational mapping of post-independence Argentina and Spanish America. Sarmiento's settler postcolonial writing proposed, as part and parcel of his political activity, the colonization of lands that were occupied either by Amerindian tribes judged anachronistic, or by medievalized rural subjects whose atavistic culture had to be successfully domesticated or eradicated from the nation.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Altschul, Dr Nadia
Authors: Altschul, N. R.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > Hispanic Studies
Journal Name:Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN (Online):1469-929X
Published Online:19 November 2013

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