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Post-Authoritarian Cultures: Spain and Latin America's Southern Cone

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This volume explores the role played by culture in the transition to democracy in Latin America's Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile) and Spain, with a focus on opposing stances of acceptance and defiance by artists and intellectuals in post-authoritarian regimes.
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Overview


This volume explores the role played by culture in the transition to democracy in Latin America's Southern Cone (Argentina, Uruguay, Chile) and Spain, with a focus on opposing stances of acceptance and defiance by artists and intellectuals in post-authoritarian regimes.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780826516053
  • Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Series: Hispanic Issues
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Luis Martin-Estudillo, Assistant Professor of Spanish Literature at the University of Iowa, is co-director of Ex Libris, Revista de Poesía. His latest book is La Mirada eliptica: el trasfondo barroco de la poesia Espanola contemporanea.

Roberto Ampuero, a Chilean novelist and writer for the New York Times syndicate, is the author of nine novels, which have been translated into ten languages.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Roberto Ampuero and Luis Martín-Estudillo, "Consent and Its Discontents"

Contesting Power, Forging Commitment
1. Jorge Edwards, "Culture and Transition in Chile"
2. Juliet Lynd, "Writing from the Margins of the Chilean Miracle: Diamela Eltit and the Aesthetics and Politics of the Transition"
3. Hans-Otto Dill, "The Riders Get off the Horse: David Viñas and the Demise of the Authoritarian Argentine Military"
4. Luis Bagué Quílez, "A Journey through the Desert: Trends of Commitment in Contemporary Spanish Poetry"

Interrogating Memories
5. Ana Forcinito, "Testimonial Narratives in Post-Dictatorship Argentina: Survivors, Witnesses and the Reconstruction of the Past"
6. Gustavo Remedi, "Tejanos: The Uruguayan Transition Beyond"
7. Antonio Méndez Rubio, "Dancing with Destruction: Pop Music during the Spanish Transition"
8. Germán Labrador, "Popular Filmic Narratives and the Spanish Transition"

Looking In/Looking Out: Negotiating Identities
9. Estrella de Diego, "Staged Ethnicity, Acted Modernity: Identity and Gender Representations in Spanish Visual Culture (1968-2005)"
10. Carsten Humlebæk, "Creating a new cohesive national discourse in Spain after Franco"
11. David W. Foster, "Intellectuals, Queer Culture, and Post-Military Argentina"
12. Heinrich Sassenfeld, "Some notes on International Influences on Transition Processes in the Southern Cone"

Afterword
Tom Lewi

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