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Everyday Atlantic, The

Time, Knowledge, and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-Century Iberian and Latin American Newspaper Chronicle

Tania Gentic

Publication Year: 2013

Rethinks the concepts of nation, imperialism, and globalization by examining the everyday writing of the newspaper chronicle and blog in Spain and Latin America.

Published by: State University of New York Press


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Title Page, Copyright Page

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p. vii


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p. viii

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pp. ix-x

I am deeply indebted to my colleagues at Georgetown University, who have supported the publication of this book in numerous ways. I wrote much of this text with the aid of several grants awarded by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, for which I am grateful. I was also fortunate enough...

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pp. 1-18

In November 1983, João Ubaldo Ribeiro published a crônica in Rio de Janeiro’s newspaper O Globo titled “No pasarán!” Th e text humorously details past and potential invasions of the island of Itaparica, located in Bahia, some one thousand miles from Rio. It jokingly describes Portuguese resistance to Dutch incursions on the island during...

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1. Reading Time, Knowledge, and Power in the Ibero-American Atlantic

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pp. 19-54

In a recent special volume of the Revista Iberoamericana, Eyda M. Merediz and Nina Gerassi-Navarro presented a thorough description of current debates on what they called, after Joseba Gabilondo, the Hispanic Atlantic. In the text, they identifi ed the challenges the establishment of this literary studies field...

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2. From Mediterranean to Atlantic: Imperialisme and Ideology in Eugeni d’Ors’s Glosari

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pp. 55-93

As a first investigation into the meanwhile temporality of the Ibero- American Atlantic chronicle, this chapter explores an aspect of palimpsestic subjectivity related to how the corporeality of reading daily disrupts the ideological production of imperialism. As I explained in the introduction, palimpsestic subjectivity implies...

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3. Reimagining America, Reproducing Europe: Ambivalence and Intersubjectivity in Germán Arciniegas’s “Indigenous” Ethics

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pp. 95-137

In the last chapter, I showed that the chronicle allows us to see how the corporeal practices of the palimpsestic subject contrast with—and therefore momentarily dismantle—a hegemonic epistemology that can be ideologically reproduced and imposed on a subject in a homogenous, totalizing manner. Focusing on the misrepetitions...

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4. Knowledge Beyond Borders: Clarice Lispector Chronicles Affect in Dictatorship Brazil

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pp. 139-176

Throughout this book I have argued that what I call meanwhile reading, which refers to the idea that the subject is inscribed in multiple epistemologies that come together—and sometimes enter into confl ict— in the moment of reading, can allow us to think about the subject of the everyday Atlantic...

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5. The Virtual Subject: Carlos Monsiváis, Media Time, and Mexico’s “Citizens-on-Their-Way-to-Becoming-Citizens”

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pp. 177-215

In the last three chapters I have revealed how corporeality, ethics, and affect appear in newspaper chronicles that are addressed to, and are formative of, a palimpsestic subject negotiating diff erent forms of knowledge daily at the same time. As I also showed, those chronicles question discourses of power attempting...

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Conclusion: (Digital) Knowledge and the Everyday Atlantic Subject as Palimpsest, From Chronicle to Blog

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pp. 217-242

As the past few chapters have shown, the chronicle allows us to rethink the colonialities of power and the force of the nation-state over the subject by taking into account the temporality of thought and the non-discursive ways of knowing that the reading process includes. In chapter 1, I suggested that this means recognizing the simultaneity of thought that occurs...


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pp. 243-272


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pp. 273-296


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pp. 297-313

E-ISBN-13: 9781438448602
Print-ISBN-13: 9781438448596

Page Count: 288
Publication Year: 2013

OCLC Number: 869736012
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  • Subjectivity -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
  • Time -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
  • Newspaper reading -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
  • Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Political aspects -- History -- 20th century.
  • Group identity -- Political aspects -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
  • Group identity -- Political aspects -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century.
  • Nationalism -- Spain -- History -- 20th century.
  • Nationalism -- Latin America -- History -- 20th century.
  • Spain -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
  • Latin America -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
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