Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2017

Publication Title

ALEA: Estudos Neolatinos

Volume

19

Abstract

This paper explores the intersection of race and the metaphor of the national family in the texts generated during the Conspiración de La Guaira, a failed 1797 republican independentista revolt in colonial Venezuela led by Mallorcan enlightened intellectual Juan Mariano Picornell. Turning away from traditional representations of the dynastic state in terms of paternity, the La Guaira conspirators figure the nation as a mother and creoles and Afro-Venezuelans as brother citizens. Yet, at the same time that it indicates a transition from dynastic to republican paradigms, the conspirators’ emphasis on revolutionary brotherhood serves to contain the radical notions of equality unleashed by the republican independence movement.

Issue

2

First Page

231

Last Page

253

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1517-106x/2017192231253

ISSN

1517-106X

Comments

This work was originally published in ALEA: Estudos Neolatinos vol. 19, no. 2 (2017) and can be accessed here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1517-106x/2017192231253

Rights

Creative Commons License This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License

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