A Cultural History of Underdevelopment: Latin America in the by John Patrick Leary

By John Patrick Leary

A Cultural heritage of Underdevelopment explores the
altering position of Latin the US in U.S. tradition from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent
U.S.-Cuba détente. In doing so, it uncovers the advanced ways that american citizens have
imagined the worldwide geography of poverty and growth, because the hemispheric imperialism of the
19th century yielded to the chilly struggle discourse of "underdevelopment." John
Patrick Leary examines representations of asymmetric improvement in Latin the US throughout a variety
of genres and media, from canonical fiction and poetry to cinema, images, journalism,
well known track, shuttle narratives, and improvement theory.

For the us, Latin the United States has figured variously
pretty much as good neighbor and rebel possibility, as its attainable destiny and a remnant of its previous. By
illuminating the normal ways that americans have imagined their position in the
hemisphere, the writer exhibits how the preferred picture of the us as a latest, exceptional
kingdom has been produced through a century of encounters that tourists, writers, radicals,
filmmakers, and others have had with Latin the USA. Drawing on authors corresponding to James Weldon
Johnson, Willa Cather, and Ernest Hemingway, Leary argues that Latin the United States has figured in U.S.
tradition not only as an unique "other" yet because the time-honored mirrored image of the United
States’ personal nearby, racial, type, and political inequalities.

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