Commemorative encounters between Spain, Mexico and Venezuela – From the Quincentenary of the so-called discovery of America to the Bicentenaries of Independence

Krizmanics, Georg T. A.
Abstract:
The joint bicentenary commemorations of the beginning of the independence movements in Latin America evolved out of the Ibero-American Conference as the foundation of the Grupo Bicentenario shows. However it is not the first commemoration cycle that involves the once colonial power Spain and its former Latin American colonies. Some 20 years ago this group of countries commemorated the quincentenary of the so-called discovery of America. The interpretation of the results obtained in a comparative study of Spanish, Mexican and Venezuelan legislation on the politics of memory, applied in the context of the mentioned commemorations, will propose answers to the following questions: What are the orders, power relations and discourses that dominate the politics of memory in the Ibero- American Community? What are the transformations between the quincentenary and the bicentenaries?
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Año:
2011
Tipo de publicación:
Artículo
Palabras clave:
Politics of memory; discourse analysis; Ibero-America; Quincentary; Bicentenaries
Journal:
Annales UMCS Section K: Politologia
Volumen:
XVIII
Número:
2
Páginas:
7-22
DOI:
10.2478/v10226-011-0010-6
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