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(Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm.pdf) i Postmodernity in Latin America i contests the prevailing understanding of the relationship between postmodernity and Latin America by focusing on recent developments in Latin American and particularly Argentine political and literary culture While European and North American theorists of postmodernity generally view Latin American fiction without regard for its political and cultural context Latin Americanists often either uncritically apply the concept of postmodernity to Latin American literature and society or reject it in an equally uncritical fashion The result has been both a limited understanding of the literature and an impoverished notion of postmodernity Santiago Col s challenges both of these approaches and corrects their consequent distortions by locating Argentine postmodernity in the cultural dynamics of resistance as it operates within and against local expressions of late capitalism br Focusing on literature Col s uses Julio Cort zar s i Hopscotch i to characterize modernity for Latin America as a whole Manuel Puig s i Kiss of the Spider Woman i to identify the transition to a more localized postmodernity and Ricardo Piglia s i Artificial Respiration i to exemplify the cultural coordinates of postmodernity in Argentina Informed by the cycle of political transformation beginning with the Cuban Revolution including its effects on Peronism to the period of dictatorship and finally to redemocratization Col s s examination of this literary progression leads to the reconstruction of three significant moments in the history of Argentina His analysis provokes both a revised understanding of that history and the recognition that multiple meanings of postmodernity must be understood in ways that incorporate the complexity of regional differences br Offering a new voice in the debate over postmodernity one that challenges that debate s leading thinkers i Postmodernity in Latin America i will be of particular interest to students of Latin American literature and to scholars in all disciplines concerned with theories of the postmodern brDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Postmodernity in Latin America: The Argentine Paradigm books for multiple devices.

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