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Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI: Nuevas miradas y lecturas By Ana Peluffo
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Read as a whole, the essays in Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI provide a fruitful discussion about the need to revise some of the canonical paradigms in Latin American nineteenth-century... More > studies. Included in the collection are new and thought-provoking essays that attempt to go beyond the dichotomies that have characterized the cultural genealogy of the field (civilization vs barbarism, country vs. city, letter vs image, tradition vs. modernity, domestic vs. public). By bringing into the discussion recent developments in cultural studies, authors reexamine the nineteenth-century debate about the construction of nations and subjectivities from a wide range of critical perspectives.< Less
Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI: Nuevas miradas y lecturas By Ana Peluffo
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Leídos en conjunto los ensayos que se incluyen en Pensar el siglo XIX desde el siglo XXI: Nuevas miradas y lecturas plantean la necesidad de revisar algunos de los paradigmas críticos... More > que han estructurado el campo de los estudios decimonónicos para proponer lecturas menos dicotómicas y fluidas de aquellos binomios (civilización-barbarie, campo-ciudad, letra-imagen, femenino-masculino, tradición-modernidad) que han ocupado un lugar importante en la genealogía crítica de los estudios latinoamericanistas del siglo XIX. Incorporando a la reflexión los aportes de los estudios culturales a la crítica latinoamericanista del siglo XIX, los autores de este libro reexaminan desde diversas disciplinas y con una gran variedad de enfoques teóricos el debate sobre la construcción de naciones y subjetividades.< Less
El Tango entre dos Américas. La representación del tango en Estados Unidos, 1910-1939 By Andrea Matallana
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"This book covers a well-known theme in Argentine culture, but it highlights a new point: the exportation of the tango reached not only Europe, but also sought out and found its success, in the... More > early decades of the twentieth century, in a country that considered itself different but was actually very similar [to Europe]. All interested in the history of this phenomenon will find here a new perspective. This magnificent essay offers academic rigor as well as new views on the history of the tango, and in clear and precise prose it provides a unique perspective about a cultural phenomenon that has international resonance." —Pablo Gerchunoff, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.< Less
Otras voces. Nuevas identidades en la frontera sur de California (Testimonios) By Marisol Montaño, Alejandro Solomianski, Sofía Wolhein
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The configuration of new identities on the southern Californian border is urgent and relevant due to its many social conflicts . These conflicts are exacerbated because of the sharp economic crisis... More > throughout the region. Perhaps one can find some explanation for the ruining of large swaths of the social life on the Californian southern border in these "Other Voices." On the other hand, in the unfolding of these "Other Voices" we hear and visualize the life experiences of identities that enter into conflict with the delineated models promoted by the culture industry and advertising. To read their accounts is to perceive the echo of the voices that profoundly make up our social and border identities; those that the omnipresent mass media blurs and distorts. -Alejandro Solomianski< Less
The Generation of '72: Latin America's Forced Global Citizens By Brantley Nicholson, Sophia McClennen
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Caught between the well-worn grooves the Boom and the Gen-X have left on the Latin American literary canon, the writing intellectuals that comprise the Generation of ’72 have not enjoyed the... More > same editorial acclaim or philological framing as the literary cohorts that bookend them. In sociopolitical terms, they neither fed into the Cold War-inflected literary prizes that sustained the Boom nor the surge in cultural capital in Latin American cities from which the writers associated with the Crack and McOndo have tended to write. This book seeks to approach the Generation of ‘72 from the perspective of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, a theoretical framework that lends a fresh and critical architecture to the unique experiences and formal responses of a group of intellectuals that wrote alongside globalization’s first wave.< Less
The Generation of '72: Latin America's Forced Global Citizens By Brantley Nicholson, Sophia A. McClennen
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Caught between the well-worn grooves the Boom and the Gen-X have left on the Latin American literary canon, the writing intellectuals that comprise the Generation of ’72 have not enjoyed the... More > same editorial acclaim or philological framing as the literary cohorts that bookend them. In sociopolitical terms, they neither fed into the Cold War-inflected literary prizes that sustained the Boom nor the surge in cultural capital in Latin American cities from which the writers associated with the Crack and McOndo have tended to write. This book seeks to approach the Generation of ‘72 from the perspective of cosmopolitanism and global citizenship, a theoretical framework that lends a fresh and critical architecture to the unique experiences and formal responses of a group of intellectuals that wrote alongside globalization’s first wave.< Less
Militantes, intelectuales y revolucionarios. Ensayos sobre marxismo e izquierda en América Latina By Carlos Aguirre
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The essays in this volume analyze three aspects of the history of the Left and Marxism in Latin America: first, the need to discuss the "changing times" in the 21 century and its many and... More > varied ingredients as part of a complex history of intellectual practices and policy proposals that have played for more than a century, the aspirations of broad social changes in Latin American sectors. Second, the acclimatization of Marxism in Latin America as part of a series of discussions with other intellectual movements and at the same time, within a process of intellectual production conditioned by political and institutional factors. And third, the construction of certain views on the historical past as a linchpin of the various policy proposals of the left in Latin America. Together, the texts included in this book contribute to enrich the debates around the relationship between history and politics but also, somehow, to imagine scenarios of growing democracy, justice, and equality in the region.< Less