Defining the Region, V:
Revisionist Paradigms
 
 

Basic questions:

essentialist, universalist models derived from uninterrogated values and assumptions
to
problematized, contextualized models based in historical analysis
 
 
Late 19th century
an array of essentializing, universalizing definitions,
all of them presupposing
     "a coherent region inhabited by a homogeneous population possessing a uniform culture"
                                                                                                                        Shapiro
  1930s government programs: 1960s  
What impelled a revisionist analysis?  
Emergent colonialist analysis (elements present from early 1960s onward) Recent efforts to move beyond colonialism model