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Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa$
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Robin Fiddian

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235668

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846313851

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On Metropolitan Readings of Latin American Cultures: Ethical Questions of Postcolonial Critical Practice

On Metropolitan Readings of Latin American Cultures: Ethical Questions of Postcolonial Critical Practice

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(p.27) Chapter One On Metropolitan Readings of Latin American Cultures: Ethical Questions of Postcolonial Critical Practice
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Postcolonial Perspectives on the Cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa
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Mark I. Millington

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235668.003.0002

This chapter discusses the importance of ‘reading Otherwise’. It examines the nature of the place from which the metropolitan critic speaks specifically in relation to Latin American cultures. It also reviews some of the major currents of thinking about the broad postcolonial context in order to see what tools are available for constructing an ethical critical practice. This chapter shows that putting pressure on the unreflective practice of transplanting theory is an important reminder of the ethical dimension of critical practice. It also demonstrates the cultural commodities that travel from the periphery to the metropolis.

Keywords:   metropolitan criticism, Latin American cultures, ethical critical practice, cultural commodities, Otherwise

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