Hybridity and Its Discontents: Considering Visual Culture in Colonial Spanish America*

  title={Hybridity and Its Discontents: Considering Visual Culture in Colonial Spanish America*},
  author={Carolyn J. Dean and Dana Leibsohn},
  journal={Colonial Latin American Review},
  pages={35 - 5}
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