A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118661354
  • ISBN-13: 9781118661352
  • DDC: 860.9
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 712 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Notes on Contributors.
Editor's Acknowledgments.
Acknowledgments to Sources.
Preamble: The Historical Foundation of Modernity/Coloniality and the Emergence of Decolonial Thinking.
1: Coloniality.
2: Mapping the Pre-Columbian Americas: Indigenous Peoples of the Americas and Western Knowledge.
3: Writing Violence.
4: The Popol Wuj: The Repositioning and Survival of Mayan Culture.
5: The Colegio Imperial de Santa Cruz de Tlatelolco and Its Aftermath: Nahua Intellectuals and the Spiritual Conquest of Mexico.
6: Memory and “Writing” in the Andes.
7: Writing the Andes.
8: Court Culture, Ritual, Satire, and Music in Colonial Brazil and Spanish America.
9: Violence in the Land of the Muisca: Juan Rodríguez Freile's El Carnero.
10: The Splendor of Baroque Visual Arts.
11: History of a Phantom.
12: Colonial Religiosity: Nuns, Heretics, and Witches.
13: Transformations.
14: The Tupac Amaru Rebellion: Anticolonialism and Protonationalism in Late Colonial Peru.
15: The Caribbean in the Age of Enlightenment, 1788–1848.
16: The Philosopher-Traveler: The Secularization of Knowledge in Spanish America and Brazil.
17: The Haitian Revolution.
18: The Emergence of National Communities in New Imperial Coordinates.
19: The Gaucho and the Gauchesca.
20: Andrés Bello, Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Manuel González Prada, and Teresa de la Parra: Four Writers and Four Concepts of Nationhood.
21: Reading National Subjects.
22: For Love and Money: Of Potboilers and Precautions.
23: Uncertain Modernities.
24: Shifting Hegemonies: The Cultural Politics of Empire.
25: Machado de Assis: The Meaning of Sardonic.
26: The Mexican Revolution and the Plastic Arts.
27: Anthropology, Pedagogy, and the Various Modulations of Indigenismo: Amauta, Tamayo, Arguedas, Sabogal, Bonfil Batalla.
28: Cultural Theory and the Avant-Gardes: Mariátegui, Mário de Andrade, Oswald de Andrade, Pagú, Tarsila do Amaral, César Vallejo.
29: Latin American Poetry.
30: Literature between the Wars: Macedonio Fernández, Jorge Luis Borges, and Felisberto Hernández.
31: Narratives and Deep Histories: Freyre, Arguedas, Roa Bastos, Rulfo.
32: The “Boom” of Spanish-American Fiction and the 1960s Revolutions (1958–75).
33: João Guimarães Rosa, Antônio Callado, Clarice Lispector, and the Brazilian Difference.
34: Feminist Insurrections: From Queiroz and Castellanos to Morejón, Poniatowska, Valenzuela, and Eltit.
35: Caribbean Philosophy.
36: Global and Local Perspectives.
37: Uncertain Modernities: Amerindian Epistemologies and the Reorienting of Culture.
38: Testimonio, Subalternity, and Narrative Authority.
39: Affectivity Beyond “Bare Life”: On the Non-Tragic Return of Violence in Latin American Film.
40: Postmodern Theory and Cultural Criticism in Spanish America and Brazil.
41: Post-Utopian Imaginaries: Narrating Uncertainty.
42: Cultural Modalities and Cross-Cultural Connections: Rock across Class and Ethnic Identities.
43: Film, Indigenous Video, and the Lettered City's Visual Economy.