The Latin American Subaltern Studies Reader / Edition 1

The Latin American Subaltern Studies Reader / Edition 1

5.0 1
by Ileana Rodriguez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822327120

ISBN-13: 9780822327127

Pub. Date: 09/24/2001

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

Sharing a postrevolutionary sympathy with the struggles of the poor, the contributors to this first comprehensive collection of writing on subalternity in Latin America work to actively link politics, culture, and literature. Emerging from a decade of work and debates generated by a collective known as the Latin American Studies Group, the volume privileges the

…  See more details below

Overview

Sharing a postrevolutionary sympathy with the struggles of the poor, the contributors to this first comprehensive collection of writing on subalternity in Latin America work to actively link politics, culture, and literature. Emerging from a decade of work and debates generated by a collective known as the Latin American Studies Group, the volume privileges the category of the subaltern over that of class, as contributors focus on the possibilities of investigating history from below.
In addition to an overview by Ranajit Guha, essay topics include nineteenth-century hygiene in Latin American countries, Rigoberta Menchú after the Nobel, commentaries on Haitian and Argentinian issues, the relationship between gender and race in Bolivia, and ungovernability and tragedy in Peru. Providing a radical critique of elite culture and of liberal, bourgeois, and modern epistemologies and projects, the essays included here prove that Latin American Subaltern Studies is much more than the mere translation of subaltern studies from South Asia to Latin America.

Contributors. Marcelo Bergman, John Beverley, Robert Carr, Sara Castro-Klarén, Michael Clark, Beatriz González Stephan, Ranajit Guha, María Milagros López , Walter Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Abdul-Karim Mustapha, José Rabasa, Ileana Rodríguez, Josefina Saldaña-Portillo, Javier Sanjinés, C. Patricia Seed, Doris Sommer, Marcia Stephenson, Mónica Szurmuk, Gareth Williams, Marc Zimmerman

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822327127
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
09/24/2001
Series:
Latin America Otherwise
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Series
Reading Subalterns Across Texts, Disciplines, and Theories: From Representation to Recognition1
Subaltern Studies: Projects for Our Time and Their Convergence35
The Im/possibility of Politics: Subalternity, Modernity, Hegemony47
Solidarity as Event, Communism as Personal Practice, and Disencounters in the Politics of Desire64
A Storm Blowing from Paradise: Negative Globality and Critical Regionalism81
Rigoberta Menchu After the Nobel: From Militant Narrative to Postmodern Politics111
No Perfect World: Aboriginal Communities' Contemporary Resource Rights129
Historiography on the Ground: The Toledo Circle and Guaman Poma143
Slaps and Embraces: A Rhetoric of Particularism175
Beyond Representation? The Impossibility of the Local (Notes on Subaltern Studies in Light of a Rebellion in Tepoztlan, Morclos)191
Questions of Strategy as an Abstract Minimum: Subalternity and Us211
From Glory to Menace II Society: African American Subalternity and the Ungovernability of the Democratic Impulse under Super-Capitalist Orders227
Twenty Preliminary Propositions for a Critical History of International Statecraft in Haiti241
Death in the Andes: Ungovernability and the Birth of Tragedy in Peru260
Outside In and Inside Out: Visualizing Society in Bolivia288
The Teaching Machine for the Wild Citizen313
Apprenticeship as Citizenship and Governability341
The Architectural Relationship between Gender, Race, and the Bolivian State367
Gender, Citizenship, and Social Protest: The New Social Movements in Argentina383
Who's the Indian in Aztlan? Re-Writing Mestizaje, Indianism, and Chicanismo from the Lacandon402
Coloniality of Power and Subalternity424
Contributors445
Index449

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >