Port cities as sites of spatial knowledge in eighteenth-century Spanish America

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Colonial Latin America and the Caribbean (1492–1898)
EditorsYolanda Martínez-San Miguel, Santa Arias
ISBN (Electronic)9781315107189
ISBN (Print)9781138092952
StatePublished - Nov 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions to Hispanic and Latin American Studies


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