Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Preface

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pp. vii-xii

...This book attempts to examine the main criteria at play in the reception and codification of literary Latin Americanism today. It understands that field as a community of discourses...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

...In writing this book, I must acknowledge many debts. They begin with Dania Saa, whose presence in my life and work is a constant source of inspiration, as well as with Alejandro and Cecilia...

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1. Latin Americanism and the Turns beyond Modernity

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pp. 1-30

...It is not often observed that the current status of Latin American literary studies closely corresponds to the arrival of new theoretical paradigms in humanistic research. Today, the widening scope...

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2. Postmodernism and Revolution: Borges, Che, and Other Slippages

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pp. 31-56

...Metanarratlve critique has taught us to look at the epistemic organizations of history, to unhinge their discursive anchors, and to probe how power is produced and reproduced through them. Revolution...

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3. Of Border Artists and Transculturation: Toward a Politics of Transmodern Performances

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pp. 57-84

...The twentieth century's fascination with the problems of signification and representation could well be its most stable narrative. Since the discovery of Saussurean epistemology, the allure of the sign has...

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4. Mimicry and the Uncanny in Caribbean Discourse

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pp. 85-120

...Mapping Caribbean culture has always conjured images of hybridity, mimicry, syncretism, and transculturation. Long before the advent of postmodern troping, the names Frantz Fanon, Aime...

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5. The Lettered City: Power and Writing in Latin America

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pp. 121-148

...Although Angel Rama was introduced in chapter 3 for his contribution to Latin American transculturation theory, most Latin Americanists would agree that he does not require an introduction...

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6. Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Cultural Studies

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pp. 149-174

...communications frontiers, more opportunities and markets for everyone, mass culture across national borders—globalization conjures Utopian images as if guided by remote control...

Notes

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pp. 175-194

Bibliography

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pp. 195-208

Index

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pp. 209-223