Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery

Latin America Writes Back: Postmodernity in the Periphery

by Emil Volek

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135815271
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: Hispanic Issues
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Emil Volek is Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University and is a widely recognized authority on Latin American literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Changing Reality, Changing Paradigm: Who Is Afraid of Postmodernity?xi
Part IMacondo or Death, But Not Exactly: The Case of Unrequited Modernity That Does Not Go Away
1.Traditionalism and Modernity in Latin American Culture3
2.Modernity and Postmodernity in the Periphery32
3.Communications: Decentering Modernity39
Part IIChanging Identities, or "Where do we come from" and "Where we are going?"
4.The Challenges of Postmodernity and Globalization: Multiple or Fragmented Identities?59
5.Postmodernism and Latin American Identity79
6.Latin American Identity--Dramatized105
Part IIIChanging Realities, Politics, Arts: Strategies of/for Resistance
7.Autochthonous Cultures and the Global Market123
8.Post-Cities and Politics: New Urban Movements in the Two Americas158
9.Modern and Postmodern Aesthetics in Contemporary Argentine Theater (1985-1997)172
10.Polarized Modernity: Latin America at the Postmodern Juncture189
11.The Latin American Writer in These Postmodern Times202
Part IVChanging Cultural Dossier: Some Classic Texts from the 1990s
12.Variations on Postmodernity, or, What Does the Latin American Postboom Mean?217
13.Latin America and Postmodernity225
14.Critique of Global Philosophy, Five Hundred Years Later234
15.Cultural Topologies244
Afterword: Postmodernity in the Periphery Is Not What You Think259

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