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On Edge : Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture - George Yudice

On Edge

Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture

Paperback Published: 1st November 1992
ISBN: 9780816619399
Number Of Pages: 248

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A collection of essays on cultural and political innovations in Latin America. The work shows how the penetration of capital and media - known as globalization - into the political and everyday life of Latin America has had far-reaching cultural consequences. The attempt to "integrate" Latin American economies into the "new world order" has provoked a rethinking of questions of modernization, modernity, postmodernity, the meaning of pluralism, and contemporary leftist ideology in general. Within this context, the work explores the transformed terrain of Latin American culture, employing a multi-disciplinary approach that tries to transcend traditional constraints imposed by social science methodologies, historical interpretations, or aesthetic analyses. The contributors focus on the cultural politics of the various struggles in Latin America waged through intellectual and aesthetic practices, including the place of Latin America in the discussion of postmodern culture, a refocusing of the debates concerning "dependency theory" in its relation to cultural production, the relation of the state to cultural activities in Latin America, questions of race and gender, and a review of the effects of military and socialist governments on culture in recent years.

Introduction
Postmodernity and Transnational Capitalism in Latin Americap. 1
Cultural Reconversionp. 29
Liberalism and Authority: The Case of Mario Vargas Llosap. 45
Going Public: Reinhabiting the Privatep. 65
"The Other Side of the Process": Racial Formation in Contemporary Brazilp. 85
Theater after the Revolution: Refiguring the Political in Cuba and Nicaraguap. 115
Bad Poetry, Worse Societyp. 141
Cultural Redemocratization: Argentina, 1978-89p. 161
Cortijo's Revenge: New Mappings of Puerto Rican Culturep. 187
Interview with Tomas Ybarra-Frausto: The Chicano Movement in a Multicultural/Multinational Societyp. 207
Contributorsp. 217
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780816619399
ISBN-10: 0816619395
Series: Cultural Politics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st November 1992
Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.57 x 14.1  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.27

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