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La Pensee Metisse Serge Gruzinski

La Pensee Metisse

Serge Gruzinski

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ISBN : 9782213602974
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345 pages
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Mestizo: a person of mixed blood- specifically, a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry.Serge Gruzinski, the renowned historian of Latin America, offers a brilliant, original critique of colonization and globalization in The MestizoMoreMestizo: a person of mixed blood- specifically, a person of mixed European and American Indian ancestry.Serge Gruzinski, the renowned historian of Latin America, offers a brilliant, original critique of colonization and globalization in The Mestizo Mind. Looking at the 15th century colonization of Latin America, Gruzinski documents the mélange that resulted: colonized mating with colonizers- Indians joining the Catholic Church and colonial government- and Amerindian visualizations of Jesus and Perseus. These physical and cultural encounters created a new culture, a new individual, and a phenomenon we now call globalization. Revealing globalizations early origins, Gruzinski then fast forwards to the contemporary mélange seen in the films of Peter Greenaway and Wong Kar-Wai to argue that over 500 years of intermingling has produced the mestizo mind, a state of mixed thinking that we all possess.A masterful alchemy of history, anthropology, philosophy and visual analysis,The Mestizo Mind definitively conceptualizes the clash of civilizations in the style of Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak and Anne McClintock.