The PennCHC is looking forward to this upcoming talk with Penn-Mellon Just Futures Postdoctoral Fellow George Ygarza!
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Please join us on Friday (9/22 @ 12PM) for a CLALSIS with Dr. George Ygarza as he presents, "Theorizing Peru Profundo: Postcolonial Geographies and Technologies of Order in the Peruvian Hinterland."
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For centuries, the territory known as Peru has been defined by its position as a critical node of the global extractivist geography. The logics that enact these geographies tend to be obscured by national discourses of development. Contributing to the growing transdisciplinary, post-/de-/settler-colonial approaches to studying the Latin American condition, this presentation is based on a working paper that takes up a critical analysis of Peru’s historical hinterland in relation to the making of national and global geographies of extractivism. It appropriates and displaces the historical reading of the underdeveloped interior—Peru Profundo—in order to pull out the colonial continuities in the contemporary nation-state. In particular, it examines the relocation of Andean communities as a technology of order that is conducted under the same logics of the reductions that were carried out during the vice regency of Peru.