The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean (1492-1898) brings together an international team of scholars to explore new interdisciplinary and comparative approaches for the study of colonialism.

Using four overarching themes, the volume examines a wide array of critical issues, key texts, and figures that demonstrate the significance of Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean across national and regional traditions and historical periods.

This invaluable resource will be of interest to students and scholars of Spanish and Latin American studies examining colonial Caribbean and Latin America at the intersection of cultural and historical studies; transatlantic, postcolonial and decolonial studies; and critical approaches to archives and materiality. This timely volume assesses the impact and legacy of colonialism and coloniality.

chapter |39 pages

Between colonialism and coloniality

Colonial Latin American and Caribbean studies today
ByYolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Santa Arias

part Part I|121 pages

Colonialism and coloniality

chapter 1|14 pages

Race and domination in colonial Latin American studies

ByDaniel Nemser

chapter 2|14 pages

Self-representation and self-governance in early Latin America

ByKaren Graubart

chapter 3|14 pages

Mestizaje as a dispositif for a paradigm shift in colonial studies

ByLaura Catelli

chapter 4|14 pages

Race, ethnicity and nationhood in the formation of criollismo in Spanish America

ByJosé Antonio Mazzotti

chapter 5|18 pages

An integrational approach to colonial semiosis

ByGalen Brokaw

chapter 6|15 pages

Latin American and Caribbean colonial studies and/in the decolonial turn

ByNelson Maldonado-Torres

chapter 8|15 pages

Coloniality and cinema

ByJuan Poblete

part Part II|83 pages

Knowledge production and networks

chapter 9|18 pages

Old Testament, New World

Diluvialism and the Amerindian origins debate in the Enlightenment
ByRuth Hill

chapter 10|16 pages

The “cannibal cogito” and Brazilian antropofagia

Radical heterogeneity or “family resemblance”?
ByLuís Madureira

chapter 11|16 pages

Presumptions of empire

Relapses, reboots, and reversions in the transpacific networks of Iberian globalization
ByJohn D. Blanco

chapter 12|16 pages

Imperial tensions, colonial contours

Jesuits, slavery, and race within and beyond the Portuguese Atlantic
ByHugh Cagle

chapter 13|15 pages

The Caribbean conundrum

José Antonio Saco’s Hispanic archive and the Black Atlantic
ByEyda Merediz

part Part III|113 pages

Materialities and archives

chapter 14|18 pages

Material encounters

Columbus’s Diario del primer viaje and the objects of colonial Latin American and Caribbean studies
ByRaquel Albarrán

chapter 15|14 pages

It comes with the territory

Indigenous materialities and Western knowledge
ByGustavo Verdesio

chapter 16|14 pages

Creole knowledge in colonial Mexico

Religion, gender and power
ByStephanie Kirk

chapter 17|14 pages

The colonial Latin American archive

Dispossession, ruins, reinvention
ByAnna More

chapter 18|19 pages

Materialities and archives

ByCharlene Villaseñor Black, Mari-Tere Álvarez

chapter 20|16 pages

Spatiality and discourse in the region of La Plata

ByLoreley El Jaber

part Part IV|72 pages

Language, translation and beyond

chapter 21|16 pages

The white legend

El Dorado, pachacuti, and Walter Raleigh’s discovery of (Latin) America
ByRalph Bauer

chapter 22|14 pages

The agency of translation in colonial Latin America

Rethinking the roles of non-European linguistic intermediaries
ByLarissa Brewer-García

chapter 23|13 pages

Intercultural (mis)translations

Colonial static and “authorship” in the Florentine Codex and the relaciones geográficas of New Spain
ByKelly McDonough

chapter 24|13 pages

Defending the indefensible

Las Casas and the exceptions to sovereignty
ByNicole Legnani