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CANCELLI, Elizabeth. América of the wish: nightmare, exoticism and dream. História [online]. 2004, vol.23, n.1-2, pp.111-132. ISSN 1980-4369.

This article questions how, since the modernity, different nuances of political thought have perpetuated, for Latin-American continent, the construction of a place of nightmare, exoticism and dream. That is, how they assumed America as a place of a strange finding (Unheimlichkeit).

Keywords : America; exoticism; Political thought.

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