Under Northern Eyes

Under Northern Eyes : Latin American Studies and U.S.Hegemony in the Americas, 1898-1990

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"Under Northern Eyes" examines how North American scholarship on Latin America has tended to support U.S. policy toward that part of the world since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Berger looks at universities, research centers, the various branches of the U.S. government, and the numerous national, international, and philanthropic foundations concerned with Latin America. He concludes that, despite the view that there should be "a distinction between academic activity and the conduct of U.S. policy, the growth of Latin American studies specifically, and area studies in the social sciences more generally, has been integrally connected to U.S. expansion in Latin America and the rest of the world." Its contents - Introduction: Understanding Latin America; Part I, U.S. Hegemony and the Rise of Latin American Studies, 1898ETH1968 includes: Chapter 1, Civilizing the South, 1898ETH1945; and Chapter 2, Modernization and Development, 1945ETH1968; Part II, The U.S. Hegemonic Crisis and the Transformation of Latin American Studies, 1968ETH1990 includes: Chapter 3, The Limits of Power, 1968ETH1979; Chapter 4, The New Cold War, 1979ETH1984; and Chapter 5, The Triumph of Democracy, 1985-1990; Conclusion: Managing Latin America and Containing Central America; Epilogue: Latin America and Latin American Studies in the 1990s; and Bibliography.show more

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  • Hardback | 592 pages
  • 156 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,000g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253311721
  • 9780253311726

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Introduction. Understanding Latin America Part I. U.S. Hegemony and the Rise of Latin American Studies, 1898ETH1968 Chapter 1. Civilizing the South, 1898ETH1945 Chapter 2. Modernization and Development, 1945ETH1968 Part II. The U.S. Hegemonic Crisis and the Transformation of Latin American Studies, 1968ETH1990 Chapter 3. The Limits of Power, 1968ETH1979 Chapter 4. The New Cold War, 1979ETH1984 Chapter 5. The Triumph of Democracy, 1985ETH1990 Conclusion. Managing Latin America and Containing Central America Epilogue. Latin America and Latin American Studies in the 1990s Bibliographyshow more

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