E Pluribus Unum?: National and Transnational Identities in the Americas / Identidades Nacionales y Transnacionales en Las Americas

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These twenty-four essays - written in English and in Spanish - take a fresh look at cultural identities in the Americas from a transnational, inter-American perspective. They explore a variety of topics related to the four main sections of the book: "Politics of Divergence and Integration in the Americas," "Media and Media Industries in the Formation of (Trans-)National Identities," "Literary Negotiations of Identity," and "Cultural Diversity, Hybridity, New Identities." ...
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Overview

These twenty-four essays - written in English and in Spanish - take a fresh look at cultural identities in the Americas from a transnational, inter-American perspective. They explore a variety of topics related to the four main sections of the book: "Politics of Divergence and Integration in the Americas," "Media and Media Industries in the Formation of (Trans-)National Identities," "Literary Negotiations of Identity," and "Cultural Diversity, Hybridity, New Identities."
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  • ISBN-13: 9783825814212
  • Publisher: Lit Verlag
  • Publication date: 12/28/2008
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 424

Table of Contents

E Pluribus Unum? - Interdisciplinary Perspectives on National and Transnational Identities in the Americas Sebastian Thies Josef Raab 1

From the Flap of a Butterfly's Wing in Brazil to a Tornado in Texas?: Approaching the Field of Identity Politics and Its Fractal Topography Sebastian Thies Olaf Kaltmeier 25

I Politics of Divergence and Integration in the Americas

Sentidos colectivos, identidades y ciudadanía en la sociedad chilena actual José Bengoa 49

Políticas de la memoria y el duelo de las instituciones en posdictadura: Tratamiento de la criminalidad de Estado en las redemocratizaciones de Chile y Argentina Salvador Millaleo 71

Trajectories of Transnational Women's Solidarity in the Context of Global Governance Christa Wichterich 79

Neoliberalismo, estado e indígenas: Sobre la gubernamentalización de la comunidad indígena en América Latina Olaf Kaltmeier 93

La etnicidad como recurso político: Etnizaciones y de-etnizaciones de lo político en la América Andina y Asia del Sur Christian B&uumlet;schges 111

The Antagonism between Pan-Americanism and Bolivarism in Inter-American Relations Klaas Dykmann 129

II The Role of Media and Media Industries in the Formation of (Trans-)National Identities

La política en las categorías de análisis: Mitos y realidades sobre la globalización, la integración y las identidades Enrique E. Sánchez Ruiz 143

De una política cultural a una cultura politizada: La República Bolivariana de Venezuela y su revolución cultural en el sector audiovisual Libia Villazana 161

Latinos andOtherness: The Films of Gregory Nava Josef Raab 175

National, Cultural, and Linguistic (In)Securities: Perceptions of the United States in Some Bolivian Films Chris Lippard 193

Crystal Frontiers: Ethinicity, Filmic Space, and Diasporic Optic in Traffic, Crash, and Babel Sebastian Thies 205

"$$Ahora el mundo les está mirando!" - Transnational Negotiations of Paraguay-ness in an Internet-Based Global Community Heike Mónika Greschke 229

Cultural, Economic, and Political Implications of the Globalizing Latin Music Industry Steven Loza 247

III Literary Negotiations of Identity

The Multicultural Marketing of Urban Fiction: Temporality, Language, Genre, and Readership(s) in Luis J. Rodriguez's The Republic of East L.A. and Music of the Mill Jens Martin Gurr 263

Reimagining America: Postnational Perspectives in Chicano Border Discourses Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez 277

Hollywood in Havana: The Hybridization of Personal Experience through Fictional Experience in Infante's Inferno Werner Kummer 291

Border Literary Histories, Globalization, and Critical Regionalism José E. Limón 301

IV Cultural Diversity, Hybridity, New Identities

Escenificatión de nuevas hibridaciones, nuevas identidades: Repensar las Américas. Reconocimiento - diferencia - globalización: "Latino Culture" como modelo de coexistencias híbridas Alfonso De Toro 321

Re-thinking Bodies with Gloria Anzaldúa's Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza Luz Angélica Kirschner 349

A Border Zeitgeist Alfred Arteaga 365

Language Contact in America Stephan Gramley 373

Hyphens, Hybridity, and Rotating Identities: A Conversation with Ilan Stavans Josef Raab 391

Contributors 403

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