By John Patrick Leary
A Cultural background of Underdevelopment explores the
altering position of Latin the USA in U.S. tradition from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent
U.S.-Cuba détente. In doing so, it uncovers the complicated ways that americans have
imagined the worldwide geography of poverty and development, because the hemispheric imperialism of the
19th century yielded to the chilly battle discourse of "underdevelopment." John
Patrick Leary examines representations of asymmetric improvement in Latin the United States throughout a variety
of genres and media, from canonical fiction and poetry to cinema, images, journalism,
well known tune, commute narratives, and improvement theory.
For the USA, Latin the United States has figured variously
nearly as good neighbor and rebel possibility, as its attainable destiny and a remnant of its previous. By
illuminating the traditional ways that american citizens have imagined their position in the
hemisphere, the writer exhibits how the preferred photo of the U.S. as a latest, exceptional
country has been produced by way of a century of encounters that tourists, writers, radicals,
filmmakers, and others have had with Latin the United States. Drawing on authors reminiscent of James Weldon
Johnson, Willa Cather, and Ernest Hemingway, Leary argues that Latin the United States has figured in U.S.
tradition not only as an unique "other" yet because the wide-spread mirrored image of the United
States’ personal neighborhood, racial, classification, and political inequalities.
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