Theorising the Ibero-American Atlantic

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Theorising the Ibero-American Atlantic offers a fresh look at the Atlantic turn in Ibero-American Studies. Taking the criticisms launched at Atlantic Studies as a starting point, contributors query and explore the viability of the Ibero-American Atlantic as a framework of research. Their essays take stock of theories, methodologies, debates and trends in recent scholarship, and set down pathways for future research. As a result, the contributions in this volume establish the historical reality of the Ibero-American Atlantic as well as its tremendous value for scholarship.

Contributors are Vanda Anastácio, Francisco Bethencourt, Harald E. Braun, David Brookshaw, Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra, Daniela Flesler, Andrew Ginger, Eliga Gould, David Graizbord, Thomas Harrington, Luis Martín-Cabrera, José C. Moya, Mauricio Nieto Olarte, Joan Ramon Resina, N. Michelle Shepherd, Lisa Vollendorf and Grady C. Wray.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Harald E. Braun, D.Phil. Oxon. (2001), is Senior Lecturer in European History at the University of Liverpool. His publications on early modern European, especially Spanish, intellectual history, include Juan de Mariana and Early Modern Spanish Political Thought (Ashgate, 2007).
Dr. Lisa Vollendorf, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1995), is Dean of the College of Humanities and Arts at San José State University in California. She has published two monographs and three edited collections on women's cultural and literary history in early modern Spain and the Ibero-American Atlantic, including The Lives of Women: A New History of Inquisitional Spain (2005).

Table of contents

CONTENTS
Foreword vii
Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra
Introduction
The Atlantic Turn: Rethinking the Ibero-American Atlantic 1
Harald E. Braun and Lisa Vollendorf

PART ONE
DEFINING THE IBERO-AMERICAN ATLANTIC
The Iberian Atlantic: Ties, Networks, and Boundaries 15
Francisco Bethencourt
Understanding the Lusophone Atlantic 37
David Brookshaw
The Iberian Atlantic, 1492–2012 51
José C. Moya
“A Hemisphere to Itself”: The American Revolution and the Entangled History of the Western Atlantic 75
Eliga H. Gould

PART TWO
EARLY MODERN EXCHANGES: IDENTITIES AND TIES (1492–1850)
Gender in the Atlantic World: Women’s Writing in Iberia and Latin America 99
Lisa Vollendorf and Grady C. Wray
Between Ethnicity, Commerce, Religion, and Race: The Elusive Definition of an Early Modern Jewish Atlantic 117
David Graizbord
Scientific Practices in the Sixteenth-Century Iberian Atlantic 141
Mauricio Nieto Olarte
Literary Exchange in the Portuguese-Brazilian Atlantic before 1822 159
Vanda Anastácio

PART THREE
TRANSATLANTIC MIGRATIONS: CULTURE AND HISTORY RECONSIDERED (1850-TODAY)
The Origins of Atlantic Modernism and the Spanish-Speaking World 175
Andrew Ginger
Hidden in Plain View: Catalans and the Making of Modern Uruguay 199
Thomas Harrington
Theses on the Politics of Memory across the Atlantic 221
Luis Martín-Cabrera
Domesticity, Motherhood, and Transnational Reproductive Work in Contemporary Latin American Immigration to Spain 241
Daniela Flesler and N. Michelle Shepherd
Epilogue
Transatlantic Hispanism or Ibero-Atlanticism? 265
Joan Ramon Resina

Works Cited 273
Notes on Contributors 303
Index 309

Readership

The book will appeal in particular to scholars and students interested in Atlantic Studies; Hispanic, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies; and the histories of science, migration, race, ethnicity, film, and gender.

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