This chapter focuses on ports as sites of local and global contact where the circulation of information, policies, material goods and people emerged as a constant reality. The discussion centers on how, through the written and visual representation of ports as mobile and fluid spaces, coloniality was shaped and sustained on the basis of racial, social, and economic interactions. This chapter will enable readers to understand how space works as a critical tool to underline the ways in which Spanish America was viewed, understood, and discursively produced to the rest of the world in the late eighteenth century.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean (1492–1898)|
|Editors||Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Santa Arias|
|State||Published - Nov 2020|
|Name||Routledge Companions to Hispanic and Latin American Studies|