Complementing Latin American Borders

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The idea of complementing borders is appropriately ambiguous with respect to Latin America. People inhabiting cultural borders do not belong to either of the two sides, yet they are contained within the complementation that emerges when two or more cultures interdependently and incongruously interact. In giving an account of complementing borders, this volume alludes to the Latin American context through notions of rhythms and resonances, euphonies and discords, continuous flows and syncopies- all of which are ...
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Overview

The idea of complementing borders is appropriately ambiguous with respect to Latin America. People inhabiting cultural borders do not belong to either of the two sides, yet they are contained within the complementation that emerges when two or more cultures interdependently and incongruously interact. In giving an account of complementing borders, this volume alludes to the Latin American context through notions of rhythms and resonances, euphonies and discords, continuous flows and syncopies- all of which are found in everyday life, the arts, politics, economics, and social institutions and practices.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557533241
  • Publisher: Purdue University Press
  • Publication date: 6/10/2004
  • Pages: 343
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Table of Contents

Just waiting (or, looking back on the lines of his face)
Ch. 1 Invented realities 3
Ch. 2 A company of three 21
Ch. 3 The hedgehog above, the fox below 38
Ch. 4 Between the devil and the deep blue sea? 55
Ch. 5 Paralogical meditations 79
Ch. 6 How does Peirce fit in? 99
Ch. 7 Triadomania again 114
Ch. 8 Cultural rhythms 141
Ch. 9 Rules? : what rules? 153
Ch. 10 Feeling, form, fallibilism 165
Ch. 11 When the world is not what it is 182
Ch. 12 Semiosic undertows : the Mexican scene and signs of our time 198
Ch. 13 Spaces, syncope, synchrony 225
Ch. 14 The labyrinth of denial and of acceptance 234
Ch. 15 From "emptiness," rhythm is born 247
Ch. 16 From rhythm (semiosis) : music and dance (signs) are born 266
Ch. 17 Where's the bossa, and other bossas? 288
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