Latin America and the construction of a hegemonic periodization.



Palabras clave:

Global History, Latin America, Periodization, Peripheralization, Modernization.


Underlying institutional factors and a type of periodization in the most influential narratives of global history contribute to the peripheralization of Latin America. The objective of this article is to learn more precisely what is being written about Latin America in two leading journals that study this continent as their main topic. I have chosen five periods and four historical events. Even though the periodization is constructed by events linked to the trajectory of the West, it offers an opportunity to situate Latin America as a key actor in a new global history.


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Biografía del autor/a

Carlos Riojas López, University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Assigned to the Department of Regional Studies, CUCEA, University of Guadalajara, Mexico. PhD. in Socio-economics of development by l'École des Hautes Études in Social Sciences, Paris, France. Member of the National System of Researchers, Level I. Specialist in comparative economic history and regional economic development. Guest professor in the Department of Human Geography of the Free University of Berlin (2008-2009) and Faculty of Economics of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, 2011-2012.


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Riojas López, C. (2019). Latin America and the construction of a hegemonic periodization. Ciencia Nueva, Revista De Historia Y Política, 3(1), 159–193.