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Decadent modernity : civilization and 'latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Author: Michela Coletta
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Liverpool Latin American studies, new ser., 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did Latin Americans represent their own countries as modern? Through a comparative analysis of Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, the book investigates four themes that were central to definitions of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michela Coletta
ISBN: 1786941317 9781786941312
OCLC Number: 1032356594
Description: x, 190 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Raza latina: immigration and decadence at the fin de siècle --
Mythologizing the internal Other: rural tradition as antidote to modern civilization --
National regeneration and the education of the Latin American elites --
Against the poetics of decadence: Latin America and the aesthetics of regeneration.
Series Title: Liverpool Latin American studies, new ser., 17.
Responsibility: Michela Coletta.

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