Abstract

This article uses geographer Neil Smith’s concept of the politics of scale to argue for a renewed reading of Rosario Castellanos’s first novel, Balún Canán (1957), within the context of regional narrative. That reading is accomplished by combining recent contextual investigations in history and sociology with crucial allusions to economic structures in the novel. In keeping with Smith’s formulations, Balún Canán is shown to be a work in which no simple resolution can be made between global, regional, and national contexts.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-0639
Print ISSN
0018-2176
Pages
pp. 191-211
Launched on MUSE
2016-06-14
Open Access
No
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