Updated and expanded throughout with new illustrations and new material, this is the long- awaited second edition of a highly acclaimed and interdisciplinary book which quickly established itself as a seminal text in its field.
Mary Louise Pratt is Silver Professor of Spanish and Portuguese languages and literatures at New York University, and formerly Olive H. Palmer Professor of Humanities at Stanford University. She has published widely in the areas of Latin American literature and society, comparative literature, gender studies, and the cultural study of colonialism and imperialism. She was president of the Modern Language Association in 2003
1st edition contents List of Illustrations Preface Introduction: Criticism in the contact zone Part I Science and sentiment, 1750-1800 Science, planetary consciousness, interiors Narrating the anti-conquest Anti-conquest II: The mystique of reciprocity Eros and Abolition Part II The reinvention of America, 1800-50 Alexander von Humboldt and the reinvention of America Reinventing America II: The capitalist vanguard and the exploratrices sociales Reinventing America/Reinventing Europe: Creole self-fashioning Part III Imperial Stylistics, 1860-1980 From the Victoria N'yanza to the Sheraton San Salvador Notes Index