Abstract: This book engages with hydrocriticism as a critical and theoretical approach that focuses on social realities and forms of domination in which bodies of water play a fundamental role, as the medium for reaching and controlling people, lands, and/or natural resources. As environmental variables, bodies of water generate specific strategies for the exercise of power and resistance, and for the sustainability of life. Concurrently, collective imaginaries integrate in multiple ways liquid and territorial spaces and develop creative ways to articulate these domains both in material and symbolic manners.
Citation/DOI: Moraña, M. (2022). Introduction: Texts, Textures, and Water Marks. In: Moraña, M. (eds) Hydrocriticism and Colonialism in Latin America. Maritime Literature and Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08903-9_1