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Kerwin Lee Klein

What is “Our Canon”?: Between Latina/o and U.S. Intellectual History

(Editor’s Note: This is Kahlil Chaar-Pérez guest post for this week. — Ben Alpers) In this post, I want to address more directly the implications of producing a Latina/o history of ideas, especially in connection to the discipline of U.S. intellectual history.   In a manner not too different from their colleagues in American Studies, scholars of intellectual history continue to engage actively with the enduring impact of the so-called linguistic and cultural turns and how they relate to the politics of higher education and contemporary U.S. culture at large.  Trenchant interventions such as Daniel T. Rodgers’ The Age of Fracture, Read more