The Postmodern in Latin and Latino American Cultural Narratives: Collected Essays and Interviews

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

"Collection of essays reaffirms that the debate over postmodernity in Latin America is alive and well. The book mixes a series of essays with interviews by well-known scholars working in Latin America and the US. Topics range from cultural esthetics to globalization"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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Thirteen new and reprinted articles (some appearing in English for the first time) examine the ideological, political, literary-critical, and cultural implications of the modernization of Latin America. They also consider the cultural and political reformulation, media explosion, the collapse of utopian ideology, new literary production, and women's writing. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
In Chile
Cultural Alterity and Decentering 3
In Colombia
Communication and Modernity in Latin America 15
In Mexico
Mexican Oficio: The Miseries and Splendors of Culture 29
In Brazil
Lousy Poetry, Worse Society 41
In Buenos Aires
In Defence of Modernity: Its Utopian Idea, Its Revolution Memory and Its Cultural Criticism. An Interview with Nicolas Casullo 63
In Mexico City
From Southern Acculturation to North American Cultural Trade. An Interview with Roger Bartra 77
Words from Uncertainty. An Interview with Jorge Juanes 91
On The Caribbean
The Repeating Island: The Caribbean and the Postmodern Perspective 109
On Brazil - Mexico - The U.S. Latino
Tupinicopolis: The City of Retro-Futuristic Indians 137
On Cuba
Intertextuality as Differance in Julieta Campos' El miedo de perder a Euridice: A Symptomatic Case of Latin American Postmodernism 153
On Nicaragua
Gioconda Belli: The Magic and/of Eroticism 181
On What We Do
Impurity and the Cultures of Democracy in Latin America 201
On What We Do: Postmodernism and Cultural Studies 219
Biographical Notes 229
Index 233
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