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Reframing Latin America: A Cultural Theory Reading of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  

Reframing Latin America: A Cultural Theory Reading of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Ching, Erik
By Buckley, Christina
By Lozano-Alonso, Angelica

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Providing an introduction to cultural studies, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting various readings from Latin American writers, this book brings the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. It guides readers through five identity constructs, in... read full description below.

ISBN 9780292717503
Barcode 9780292717503
Published 1 September 2007 by Inbooks
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9780292717503
ISBN-10 0292717504
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Inbooks
Imprint University of Texas Press
Publication Date 1 September 2007
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Ching, Erik
By Buckley, Christina
By Lozano-Alonso, Angelica
Category Cultural Studies
American History
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 624g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Culture, Postmodernism, Latin America - Civilization, Spanish American literature - History and criticism, History and criticism
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 980
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians (including Jose Marti's Our America ) and Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America? (featuring Elena Garro's essay It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas ). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An excellent resource, explicitly designed for use in undergraduate courses in Latin American historical, literary, and/or cultural studies. This text is significantly, and laudably, more ambitious than a traditional anthology, for the authors, who have team-taught a course based on these materials for a number of years, have also formulated a systematic pedagogical approach to the shift from modernism to postmodernism. Susan Martin-Marquez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, Rutgers University

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Author's Bio

ERIK CHING is Associate Professor of History at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Christina Buckley is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. Angelica Lozano-Alonso is Associate Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literaturesat Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

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