HIST 1400 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Print Culture, Imagined Communities, Simple Verses

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Published on 14 Jun 2017
School
Fordham University
Department
History
Course
HIST 1400
Professor
16/9/29
Race, Nation & Anti-Colonialism
“Guantanamera”
Original version attributed to Joseito Fernandez(1929)
José Martí’s poem “Versos Sencillos” (1891) used as lyrics
A regional” song expressing Cuban pride
José Martí “our America” (1891) and “Racelessness”
Historical Context: Leading up to final Cuban War of Independence
(1895-98)
Call for Latin American pride in its own heritage
Address both Cuban independence and greater Latin American unity
Compare “Racelessnes” with Ricardo Batrell, author of Black Soldiers
Story - Joined War of Independence in 1896
Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities: Reflections on the
Origins and Spread of Nationalism (1983)
Idea of “Nation” as historical construct
-Invented in the late 18th century, yet appear ancient
Nations = imagined political communities
Latin America: Creoles develop ideas of “nation” before most of Europe
Problems of his theory:
-Narrow focus on print culture, i.e. newspapers (only available to
elite)
-Nationhood still incipient in early 19th century.
Race & Nation
National identities & Nationalism emerge in historically specific contexts
National Identities are constructed in racial & gendered terms
Definitions of race are shaped by processes of nation-building
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Jos mart "s poem versos sencillos (1891) used as lyrics. Story - joined war of independence in 1896. Origins and spread of nationalism (1983: idea of nation as historical construct. Invented in the late 18th century, yet appear ancient: nations = imagined political communities, latin america: creoles develop ideas of nation before most of europe, problems of his theory: Narrow focus on print culture, i. e. newspapers (only available to elite) Nationhood still incipient in early 19th century. Race & nation: national identities & nationalism emerge in historically speci c contexts, national identities are constructed in racial & gendered terms, de nitions of race are shaped by processes of nation-building. Elite visions of race & nation: the liberal idea of citizen: Embrace colonial hierarchies, including those of caste, over citizenship. De ned by social status, honor, religion, occupation, etc. Mutable; not xed: scienti c racism (1860s 1930s) Apparent human difference to attributed to biological or natural inadequacy.

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