This dossier seeks to examine the role of exile in nineteenth-century
Latin America, in order to give historical perspective to the growing literature
on exile in the region in the twentieth century and provide a wider
perspective to European-centered studies of exile in the period. Ranging
from the independence period to the early twentieth century, it explores the
continuities and the evolution in the practice of exile during the formative
century that saw the birth of independent republics and the emergence of
modern nation-states. The introduction highlights this historiographical
contribution, exploring the particularities of Latin American exile. Using
a broad definition of exile, it also addresses the legal and social categories
used to understand and regulate exile in the period, independent of political
ideology, and explores how the study of the mechanisms of exile can shed
new light on the familiar political historiographies, or those of war, class,
race, and gender. Finally it examines how exile intersects with questions
of sovereignty, nation-building, and territorial dynamics, underscoring the
transnational and foundational aspect of exile in the national and international
politics of the region.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
P.O.B. 39040 (69978), Israel.
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