Processes of Spatialization in the Americas: Configurations and Narratives

Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (SFB 1199 & Leipzig U) & Hannes Warnecke-Berger (SFB 1199), eds.

Publication Date

November 2018


Berlin/New York: Peter Lang




Edited Volume

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About the Book

Where do the Americas begin, and where do they end? What is the relationship between the spatial constructions of «area» and «continent»? How were the Americas imagined by different actors in different historical periods, and how were these imaginations – as continent, nation, region – guided by changing agendas and priorities? This interdisciplinary volume addresses competing and conflicting configurations and narratives of spatialization in the context of globalization processes from the 19th century to the present.

About the Editors

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez (SFB 1199 & Institute for American Studies, Leipzig University, Germany)
Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez is a professor of American studies and minority studies at Leipzig University. Her research interests and fields of publication include inter-American Studies, race and ethnicity (especially Latino/a studies), transculturation, early American Studies, and nineteenth century popular literature.

Dr. Hannes Warnecke-Berger (SFB 1199 & Institute of Political Science, Leipzig University, Germany)
Having studied political science, sociology, and law in Leipzig and Bordeaux, Hannes Warnecke-Berger’s PhD research focused on the causes of different forms of violence in El Salvador, Belize and Jamaica (which he recently submitted, with the title: “Forms of Violence between Political Economy and Culture: El Salvador, Belize, and Jamaica in Comparative Perspective”). His research interests are in the fields of political economy, development theory, and research on violence.