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The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader brings together thirty-six field-defining essays by the most prominent theorists of Latin American cultural studies. Written over the past several decades, these essays provide an assessment of Latin American cultural studies, an account of the field’s historical formation, and an outline of its significant ideological and methodological trends and theoretical controversies. With many essays appearing in English for the first time, the collection offers a comprehensive view of the specific problems, topics, and methodologies that characterize Latin American cultural studies vis-à-vis British and U.S. cultural studies.

Divided into sections preceded by brief introductory essays, this volume traces the complex development of Latin American cultural studies from its roots in literary criticism and the economic, social, political, and cultural transformations wrought by neoliberal policies in the 1970s. It tracks the impassioned debates within the field during the early 1990s; explores different theoretical trends, including studies of postcolonialism, the subaltern, and globalization; and reflects on the significance of Latin American cultural studies for cultural studies projects outside Latin America. Considering literature, nationalism, soccer, cinema, postcolonialism, the Zapatistas, community radio, and much more, The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader is an invaluable resource for all those who want to understand the past, present, and future of Latin American cultural studies.

Contributors. Hugo Achugar, Eduardo Archetti, John Beverley, José Joaquín Brunner, Antonio Candido, Debra A. Castillo, Antonio Cornejo Polar, Román de la Campa, Ana Del Sarto, Roberto Fernández Retamar, Juan Flores, Jean Franco, Néstor García Canclini, María Gudelia Rangel Gómez, Adrián Gorelik, John Kraniauskas, Neil Larsen, Ana López, Jesús Martín-Barbero, Francine Masiello, Daniel Mato, Walter D. Mignolo, Carlos Monsiváis, Mabel Moraña, Alberto Moreiras, Renato Ortiz, José Rabasa, Angel Rama, Gustavo A. Remedi, Darcy Ribeiro, Nelly Richard, Alicia Ríos, Beatriz Sarlo, Roberto Schwarz, Irene Silverblatt, Graciela Silvestri, Armando Rosas Solís, Beatriz González Stephan, Abril Trigo, George Yúdice

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. General Introduction
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  1. I. Forerunners
  2. pp. 15-34
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  1. Antonio Candido: Literature and Underdevelopment
  2. pp. 35-57
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  1. Darcy Ribeiro: Excerpts from The Americas and Civilization
  2. pp. 58-82
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  1. Roberto Fernandez Retamar: Caliban: Notes Toward a Discussion of Culture in Our America
  2. pp. 83-99
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  1. Antonio Cornejo Polar: Indigenismo and Heterogeneous Literatures: Their Double Sociocultural Statute
  2. pp. 100-115
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  1. Antonio Cornejo Polar Mestizaje: Transculturation, Heterogeneity
  2. pp. 116-119
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  1. Angel Rama: Literature and Culture
  2. pp. 120-152
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  1. II. Foundations
  2. pp. 153-182
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  1. Jean Franco: Plotting Women: Popular Narratives for Women in the United States and in Latin America
  2. pp. 183-202
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  1. Carlos Monsivais: Would So Many Millions of People Not End Up Speaking English? The North American Culture and Mexico
  2. pp. 203-232
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  1. Roberto Schwarz: Brazilian Culture: Nationalism by Elimination
  2. pp. 233-249
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  1. Beatriz Sarlo: Intellectuals: Scission or Mimesis?
  2. pp. 250-261
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  1. Walter Mignolo: The Movable Center: Geographical Discourses and Territoriality During the Expansion of the Spanish Empire
  2. pp. 262-290
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  1. Jose Joaquın Brunner: Notes on Modernity and Postmodernity in Latin American Culture
  2. pp. 291-309
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  1. Jesús Martín-Barbero: A Nocturnal Map to Explore a New Field
  2. pp. 310-328
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  1. Nestor Garcıa Canclini: Cultural Studies from the 1980s to the 1990s: Anthropological and Sociological Perspectives in Latin America
  2. pp. 329-346
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  1. III. Practices
  2. pp. 347-374
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  1. Irene Silverblatt: Political Disfranchisement
  2. pp. 375-383
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  1. Beatriz Gonzalez Stephan: On Citizenship: The Grammatology of the Body-Politic
  2. pp. 384-405
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  1. Eduardo Archetti: Male Hybrids in the World of Soccer
  2. pp. 406-426
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  1. Adrian Gorelik and Graciela Silvestri: The Pastas the Future: A Reactive Utopia in Buenos Aires
  2. pp. 427-440
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  1. Ana M. Lopez: Tears and Desire: Women and Melodrama in the ‘‘Old’’ Mexican Cinema
  2. pp. 441-458
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  1. Francine Masiello: The Unbearable Lightness of History: Bestseller Scripts for Our Times
  2. pp. 459-473
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  1. Renato Ortiz: Legitimacy and Lifestyles
  2. pp. 474-497
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  1. Gustavo A. Remedi: The Production of Local Public Spheres: Community Radio Stations
  2. pp. 513-534
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  1. Roman De La Campa: Mimicry and the Uncanny in Caribbean Discourse
  2. pp. 535-560
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  1. Jose Rabasa: Of Zapatismo: Reflections on the Folkloric and the Impossible in a Subaltern Insurrection
  2. pp. 561-583
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  1. Debra A. Castillo, Marıa Gudelia Rangel Gomez, and Armando Rosas Solıs: Tentative Exchanges: Tijuana Prostitutes and Their Clients
  2. pp. 584-605
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  1. Juan Flores: The Latino Imaginary: Meanings of Community and Identity
  2. pp. 606-620
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  1. IV. Positions and Polemics
  2. pp. 621-622
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  1. John Beverley: Writing in Reverse: On the Project of the Latin American Subaltern Studies Group
  2. pp. 623-642
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  1. Mabel Moraña: The Boom of the Subaltern
  2. pp. 643-654
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  1. George Yudice: Latin American Intellectuals in a Post-Hegemonic Era
  2. pp. 655-668
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  1. Hugo Achugar: Local/Global Latin Americanisms:‘‘Theoretical Babbling,’’ apropos Roberto Fernandez Retamar
  2. pp. 669-685
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  1. Nelly Richard: Intersecting Latin America with Latin Americanism: Academic Knowledge, Theoretical Practice, and Cultural Criticism
  2. pp. 686-705
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  1. Alberto Moreiras: Irruption and Conservation: Some Conditions of Latin Americanist Critique
  2. pp. 706-727
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  1. Neil Larsen: The Cultural Studies Movement and Latin America: An Overview
  2. pp. 728-735
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  1. John Kraniauskas: Hybridity in a Transnational Frame: Latin Americanist and Postcolonial Perspectives on Cultural Studies
  2. pp. 736-759
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  1. Antonio Cornejo Polar: Mestizaje and Hybridity: The Risks of Metaphors—Notes
  2. pp. 760-764
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  1. Works Cited
  2. pp. 765-804
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  1. Acknowledgment of Copyrights
  2. pp. 805-810
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 811-819
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822385462
Related ISBN
9780822333289
MARC Record
OCLC
1139349963
Pages
829
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-19
Language
English
Open Access
No
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