Defining the Region, V:
Revisionist Paradigms

Basic questions:

essentialist, universalist models derived from uninterrogated values and assumptions
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"
  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