Paradise in the New World: An Iberian Vision of Tropicality
. Cultural Geographies 17(1), 77-101.
where [Y.sub.it] is personal income per capita in the ith state and year t, DIST denotes the state's distance from the equator, as measured by its latitude, which is an inverse proxy for the state's degree of tropicality
, and w's are stochastic error terms.
Thompson's work in this chapter draws the sharp contrast between artists and collectors who work to further this colonial trope of tropicality
and those who work to deconstruct it and thereby articulate the silences that the former group re-imposes on the Caribbean.
Sin embargo, tanto los funcionarios estadounidenses como algunos observadores lograron, a traves de un discurso sobre los tropicos (discourse on tropicality
), que se concibieran como naturales las condiciones que ellos mismos crearon.
What with the audiences he grants, the speeches he delivers, the nurseries she opens and the receptions they attend, the two of them fill a full forty minutes of the evening news hour, the remainder being devoted, in decreasing order of screen-time, to the Minister of the Interior ("the man on the up"), police announcements, meetings of the Agricultural Reform Commission, football (the national sport), the evening's "cultural slot" (the orphans of the Monferine Girls Home making flower garlands for the visit of the President-for-Life, the finals of the International Folk Dance Competition at the Ministry of Handicrafts and Tourism), and the forecast, of unrelieved, oppressive tropicality
This article argues that the discourse of tropicality
in Colombia creates boundaries and binaries between racialized and normative territories, rural peripheral areas and urban centres, and spaces that have been constructed as darker "barbaric" regions closer to sea level and whiter "civilized" regions in temperate altitudes.
Royal will create spaces that take advantage of our tropicality
and let our city breathe; offering vital connectivity as we link open spaces and structures to allow people to move freely and heighten their sense of belonging to the community.
Orlando's appeal was connected to real estate marketing and the opportunities for homeownership, labor recruitment, powerful social networks or chain migration, and the perception of a "better quality of life" based on Florida's tropicality
, frontier nature, and the powerful imagery resulting from Disney's dominating presence in the region (Martinez-Fernandez 2004).
Koopman S (forthcoming) 'Mona, Mona, Mona': Whiteness, tropicality
, and the international in Colombia.
Nicolas Wey Gomez supports his interpretation of Columbus's "southing tropicality
" by a detailed examination of the writings and ideas of Albertus Magnus; Pierre D'Ailly; Bartolome de Las Casas; and many other ancient, medieval, and early modern scholars.
Recent scholarship has demonstrated that the term 'tropics' or 'tropicality
' has a range of associations and meanings, but its genealogy is tied directly to colonial experience.
At the same time, however, his text helps us to read tropicality
as a trope for a variety of forms of human resistance to Anglo-American sovereignty.