This anthology reflects on heritage, utopia, and questions of temporality in light of recent changes in the Americas, that is to say the rise to power of several right-wing governments. The essays argue that the focus of analysis should not simply be on changes of government, but rather on long-term transformations which have an impact on temporal imaginaries in the hemisphere.
Wilfried Raussert is chair of North American and InterAmerican Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany. He is director of the International Association of Inter-American Studies and founder of the Black Americas Network. Olaf Kaltmeier is chair of Iberoamerican History at Bielefeld University, Germany. He is director of the Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies (CALAS) and founding director of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS). Julia Roth is professor for American Studies with a focus on Gender Studies and Inter-American Studies at Bielefeld University, Germany. She is board a member of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Gender research (IZG). Mirko Petersen is managing director of International Programs at Lüneburg University.