Appropriating Theory: Angel Rama's Critical Work

Appropriating Theory: Angel Rama's Critical Work

by Jose Eduardo Gonzalez

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Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies, but little has been published on his critical work. In this study, José Eduardo González focuses on Rama’s response to and appropriation of European critics like Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Georg Lukács. González argues that Rama realized the inapplicability of many of their theories and descriptions of cultural modernization to Latin America, and thus reworked them to produce his own discourse that challenged prevailing notions of social and cultural modernization.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822982845
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Series: Pitt Illuminations
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 800 KB

About the Author

Jose Eduardo Gonzalez is associate professor of Spanish at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of Borges and the Politics of Form and coeditor of Primitivism and Identity in Latin America: Essays on Art, Literature and Culture, and New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction 1. Debates, Dreams, and Fears 2. Nature and Interior 3. Origins of Transculturation 4. Mediations 5. Technique and Technology 6. The Burden of Exile 7. Misunderstanding Foucault Conclusion Notes Works Cited Index

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