Crystal Eastman, "New Analytical Tools:
Raising Questions about Old Ideas"


critique would be a lack of development in terms of just how much these two theories explain, as the question of exactly how the old paradigms and the new ones fit together remains to be answered. What is the broader pattern of power in U.S.-Latin American relations? Perhaps some sort of complicated quantitative analysis is necessary.

In addition, I have also sought to historicize their theories by using the case studies provided in Close Encounters. Master narrative and broader patterns of power aside, these new approaches also need to be critiqued in terms of the metanarratives of U.S.-Latin American encounters. In short, theories and interpretive approaches need to be constantly and heavily re-examined.

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