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University of Minnesota Press
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A complex portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country’s most incisive cultural critics, this book uses memoirs, photographs, the plastic arts, novels, and other texts—the “residues” of a culture—to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet’s seventeen-year military rule. Such residual areas reveal the flaws and lapses in Chile’s transition from violent military dictatorship to electoral democracy.

Nelly Richard's analysis ranges from an exploration of false memories of the recent past—especially memories of violence—to a discussion of the university under neoliberalism; from debates about the use of the word “gender” to an examination of refractory texts and cultural activities such as Diamela Eltit’s “testimonio” of a schizophrenic vagabond, Eugenio Dittborn’s use of photography in art installations, and transvestite performances. In Cultural Residues, each instance becomes a suggestive metaphor for understanding a rapidly modernizing Chile attempting to re-democratize its public life.


Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. About the Series, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Foreword
  2. Jean Franco
  3. pp. vii-xvi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-12
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  1. I. Policies and Politics of Memory, Techniques of Forgetting
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. 1. Cites/Sites of Violence: Convulsions of Sense and Official Routines
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 2. Torments and Obscenities
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. II. The Popular and the Urban: Scenic Fragments
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. 3. Neobaroque Debris: Scabs and Decorations
  2. pp. 49-58
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  1. 4. The Congealment of the Pose and Urban Velocities
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. 5. Dismantlings of Identity, Perversions of Codes
  2. pp. 73-82
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  1. III. Academic Borders and Hybrid Knowledges
  2. pp. 83-84
  1. 6. The Academic Citation and Its Others
  2. pp. 85-94
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  1. 7. Antidiscipline, Transdiscipline, and the Redisciplining of Knowledge
  2. pp. 95-106
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  1. IV. Polemics and Transvestisms
  2. pp. 107-108
  1. 8. The Graphic Model of an Advertising Identity
  2. pp. 109-118
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  1. 9. Turbulence, Anachronism, and Degenerations
  2. pp. 119-130
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  1. 10. Gender, Values, and Difference(s)
  2. pp. 131-142
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  1. V. Points of Flight and Lines of Escape
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. 11. Take the Sky by Assault: Political Transgression and Flight of Metaphors
  2. pp. 145-158
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  1. 12. For Love of Art: Critical Ruptures and Flights of Fancy
  2. pp. 159-176
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 177-208
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 209-210
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816691890
Related ISBN
9780816636426
MARC Record
OCLC
614925442
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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