História (São Paulo)
On-line version ISSN 1980-4369
CANCELLI, Elizabeth. América of the wish: nightmare, exoticism and dream. História [online]. 2004, vol.23, n.1-2, pp. 111-132. ISSN 1980-4369. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-90742004000200007.
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.