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'They are always there': Mendieta, Vicu&#241a and the coming again of ghosts

Juliff, T ORCID: 0000-0003-1673-8723 2021 , ''They are always there': Mendieta, Vicu&#241a and the coming again of ghosts' , Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture, vol. 3, no. 4 , pp. 35-48 , doi: 10.1525/lavc.2021.3.4.35.

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Abstract

To speak of “Latin America” is to seek a frame of negotiation between those for whom it remains a pragmatic grouping, those who regard it as a psychic and geographic zone of experience, and those for whom it serves little other purpose than as a postcolonial mirage. And it’s true, the term is used, critically and otherwise, by a wide range of peoples under its considerable set of semantic groupings of culture, place, and identity. It remains for many, however, a highly contested term that highlights the conflation of Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. To use it, one must be careful to confront the ghosts that it conjures. It is used here to mark out a framework of precisely that—conjuring ghosts—rather than to circumvent its problematic status.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Juliff, T
Keywords: Latin America, Latinx, decolonisation, feminism
Journal or Publication Title: Latin American and Latinx Visual Culture
Publisher: University of California Press
ISSN: 2576-0947
DOI / ID Number: 10.1525/lavc.2021.3.4.35
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