A Political Geography of Latin America (1997) by Jonathan R. Barton

By Jonathan R. Barton

The realms and peoples of South and critical the US, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, that jointly shape the political nation-state of Latin the US, surround a variety of societies, politics and economies. this article exposes the variations among areas, areas and international locations, members and societies, delivering a useful perception into the subjects of political and fiscal improvement, and offers a advisor to knowing strength and house kinfolk. From the Antarctic to the tropical jungles, the coastal groups to the highland villages, the mega-cities to remoted rural life, the political geographies of lives, localities, towns and rurality are too subtle to be subjected to generalizations. Adopting a severe human geography standpoint, Jonathon Barton presents an figuring out of similarities, distinction and complex human geographies.

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It was considered that the low price of Latin America’s traditional exports, principally agricultural products, minerals and other raw materials, relative to higher cost imports, principally manufactures, was central to any explanation. Over time, Latin American countries’ terms of trade were worsening. The presumed remedy was the promotion of industrialisation to replace imported manufactures. The policies that resulted from this idea were collectively termed import substitution industrialisation (ISI) (see Baer, 1975).

A wider interpretation of what constitutes Latin American political geography is presented in this text, incorporating the cultural turn in geography that has led to a greater interest in the social make-ups of political spaces and the conflicts that develop as a result of social diversity. To make a case for what constitutes a ‘Southern’ political geography requires tracing the development of political geography within the South, in this case Latin America, and the manner in which political geography is written, published and distributed.

Greater recognition of positionality, the bias of the observer or writer, has revealed the wider scope for more democratic political geographies of the South which are more emancipatory and empowering than previous political geographies. Another opening that has been established within the reconceptualisation of political geographies has been the exposure of the ‘hidden’ geographies of minority voices in terms of race, gender and sexuality. In 1990, Eleonore Kofman and Linda Peake wrote about the prospects for a ‘gendered agenda’ 18 POWER TO THE PEOPLE?

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