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Latinamericanism after 9/11

John Beverley

Publication Year: 2011

Published by: Duke University Press


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1. Latinamericanism after 9/11

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pp. 17-25

Following Hegel, should we believe that the future of Latin America will necessarily involve a conflict with the United States “in the ages that lie before us?” I think that the answer is yes. If September 11, 1973, marked the beginning of a long period of conservative restoration in the Americas

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2. The Persistence of the Nation (against Empire)

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pp. 26-42

empire and multitude If Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri are right, and we are in something like a new Roman Empire, in which there is no longer a center or periphery (for the Empire has no outside), then the central question of our times might be: Who are the Christians today?

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3. Deconstruction and Latinamericanism (apropos AlbertoMoreiras’s The Exhaustion of Difference)

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pp. 43-59

Alberto Moreiras’s The Exhaustion of Difference was one of the most wideranging and influential books in the field of Latin American literary and cultural studies in the period immediately preceding and following 9/11.1... would like to use it here to reflect more generally on the relation between

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4. Between Ariel and Caliban: The Politics of Location ofLatinamericanism and the Question of Solidarity

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pp. 60-71

In a wonderful essay called “Académicos y gringos malos” on five autobiographical or semi- autobiographical novels by Latin American writers that center on their experiences in U.S. universities, Fernando Reati and Gilberto Gómez Ocampo register the articulation of what they coincide

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5. The Neoconservative Turn

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pp. 72-94

We are in the midst of something like a neoconservative “turn” in recent Latin American literary and cultural criticism. This phenomenon is doubly paradoxical: first, because it occurs in the context of the reemergence of the Latin American Left as a political force in the period

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6. Beyond the Paradigm of Disillusion: Rethinking the Armed Struggle in Latin America

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pp. 95-109

How is the armed struggle in Latin America remembered today, a generation after its historical defeat or collapse? That is a different question from whether one advocated armed struggle in the past (or would advocate it in the present). Bill Clinton famously remarked that how one views the

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7. The Subaltern and the State

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pp. 110-126

The question of Latinamericanism is, ultimately, a question of the identity of the Latin American state. Yet the inadequacy of the existing state is precisely the problem that the discourse of Latinamericanism places at its center. Some years ago Ileana Rodr


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pp. 126-144


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pp. 145-154


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pp. 155-166

E-ISBN-13: 9780822394686
E-ISBN-10: 0822394685
Print-ISBN-13: 9780822351009
Print-ISBN-10: 0822351005

Page Count: 192
Publication Year: 2011