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Reframing Latin America : a cultural theory reading of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

Author: Erik Kristofer Ching; Christina Buckley; Angélica Lozano-Alonso
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, this title brings much needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ching, Erik Kristofer.
Reframing Latin America.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006038417
(OCoLC)77333546
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Kristofer Ching; Christina Buckley; Angélica Lozano-Alonso
ISBN: 9780292794788 0292794789
OCLC Number: 656699022
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 349 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: What Are We Doing and Why Are We Doing It? --
Part I: Introduction(s) --
Post What?! (Not) An Abbreviated Introduction --
Saussure, Signs, and Semiotics, or Lots of Words That Begin with S --
Narrating about Narrative --
Part II: Theory --
An Opening Jaunt: El Salvador in 1923 --
A Gringo in Mañana-land / Harry Foster --
Be Here (or There) Now: Ethnicity --
Identity and Difference / Stuart Hall --
Identity Construct #1: Race --
I'm Not a Racist But ... / Lawrence Blum --
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America / Peter Wade --
Identity Construct #2: Class --
The Idea of the Middle Class / David Parker --
Identity Construct #3: Gender --
Doing Gender / Candace West and Don Zimmerman --
Masculinities / R.W. Connell --
Identity Construct #4: Nation --
The Inequality of Human Races / Arthur de Gobineau --
On Becoming Cuban / Louis Perez --
Identity Construct #5: Latin America --
Journeys Through the Labyrinth / Gerald Martin --
The Search for Cultural Identity / Leslie Bary --
Local Histories, Global Designs / Walter Mignolo --
Reading(s) --
Civilized Folk Defeat the Barbarians: The Liberal Nation --
Facundo / Domingo Sarmiento --
Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians: The Nationalist Nation --
Introduction to Doña Barbara by Rómulo Gallegos --
Dǫa Barbara / Rómulo Gallegos --
Introduction to Doris Sommer's Foundational Fictions --
Foundational Fictions / Doris Sommer --
Introduction to Jóse Martí's "Our America" --
Our America / José Martí --
Film Foray: Los tres caballeros --
Don (Juanito) Duck and the Imperial Patriarchal Discourse / Julianne Burton --
The Socialist Utopia: Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution --
Analyzing The Motorcycle Diaries --
Film Analysis: The Motorcycle Diaries --
Introduction to Alma Guillermoprieto's "The Harsh Angel" --
The Harsh Angel / Alma Guillermoprieto --
Film Analysis: Soy Cuba/Ya Kuba (I Am Cuba) --
Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America? --
It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas / Elena Garro --
Film Foray: Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) --
Why Tita Didn't Marry the Doctor, or Mexican History in Like Water for Chocolate / Barbara Tenenbaum --
Consuming Tacos and Enchiladas/ Harmony Wu --
Film Foray: Mi familia (My Family) --
Are We There Yet? Testimonial Literature --
Celsa's World: Conversations with a Mexican Peasant Woman / Thomas Tirado --
Some Closing Comments.
Responsibility: Erik Ching, Christina Buckley, and Angélica Lozano-Alonso.
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