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Latin America Writes Back : Postmodernity in the Periphery - Emil Volek

Latin America Writes Back

Postmodernity in the Periphery

By: Emil Volek (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st November 2002
ISBN: 9780815332565
Number Of Pages: 282

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Latin America has been an important basis for theorizing the "postmodern condition" and has been the site of some of the most significant contributions to postmodern literature. However, discourses about postmodernity have overwhelmingly been constructed by European and American intellectuals. This book is a groundbreaking collection of essays by Latin American scholars on the theories and practices of postmodernity. It provides an important forum for Latin American intellectuals to shape the debates on postmodernity that are based, to a large degree, on their own cultural and political experiences. Gathering together new and classic essays across a wide range of disciplines and perspectives, this much-needed collection allows some of Latin America's leading cultural critics to "write back" to their Euro-American counterparts and join the international debate.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: Changing Reality, Changing Paradigm: Who Is Afraid of Postmodernity?p. xi
Macondo or Death, But Not Exactly: The Case of Unrequited Modernity That Does Not Go Away
Traditionalism and Modernity in Latin American Culturep. 3
Modernity and Postmodernity in the Peripheryp. 32
Communications: Decentering Modernityp. 39
Changing Identities, or "Where do we come from" and "Where we are going?"
The Challenges of Postmodernity and Globalization: Multiple or Fragmented Identities?p. 59
Postmodernism and Latin American Identityp. 79
Latin American Identity--Dramatizedp. 105
Changing Realities, Politics, Arts: Strategies of/for Resistance
Autochthonous Cultures and the Global Marketp. 123
Post-Cities and Politics: New Urban Movements in the Two Americasp. 158
Modern and Postmodern Aesthetics in Contemporary Argentine Theater (1985-1997)p. 172
Polarized Modernity: Latin America at the Postmodern Juncturep. 189
The Latin American Writer in These Postmodern Timesp. 202
Changing Cultural Dossier: Some Classic Texts from the 1990s
Variations on Postmodernity, or, What Does the Latin American Postboom Mean?p. 217
Latin America and Postmodernityp. 225
Critique of Global Philosophy, Five Hundred Years Laterp. 234
Cultural Topologiesp. 244
Afterword: Postmodernity in the Periphery Is Not What You Thinkp. 259
Contributorsp. 269
Indexp. 275
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ISBN: 9780815332565
ISBN-10: 0815332564
Series: Hispanic Issues (Garland)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 21st November 2002
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.55  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1