Testimonio: On the Politics of Truth / Edition 1

Testimonio: On the Politics of Truth / Edition 1

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by John Beverley
     
 

In four essays, Beverly (Hispanic languages and literature, U. of Pittsburgh) examines the controversial narrative of Latin American "witnessing" by analyzing the Stoll/Mench� debate on the latter's text. He examines how testimonio becomes an entity unto itself while it is used simultaneously as a means of acquiring power or shedding that of others, creating… See more details below

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In four essays, Beverly (Hispanic languages and literature, U. of Pittsburgh) examines the controversial narrative of Latin American "witnessing" by analyzing the Stoll/Mench� debate on the latter's text. He examines how testimonio becomes an entity unto itself while it is used simultaneously as a means of acquiring power or shedding that of others, creating philosophical, social and political conflict. He notes the reactions of those who are perceived or perceive themselves as outsiders or even oppressors, and how the language of testimonio is manipulated and appropriated. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816628414
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
06/14/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.88(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction : testimony and empire1
1The margin at the center : on testimonio29
2"Through all things modern" : second thoughts on testimonio45
3The real thing63
4What happens when the subaltern speaks : Rigoberta Menchu, multiculturalism, and the presumption of equal worth79

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