• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
The books you love, the emails you want
Time is running out, opt in before 25 May or you'll stop hearing from us
Yes Please
Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation: Desire and Limits for Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Mexican Fiction - Currents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures 175 (Hardback)
  • Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation: Desire and Limits for Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Mexican Fiction - Currents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures 175 (Hardback)
zoom

Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation: Desire and Limits for Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Mexican Fiction - Currents in Comparative Romance Languages & Literatures 175 (Hardback)

(author)
£49.00
Hardback 151 Pages / Published: 16/03/2010
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Is the affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony unbreakable? When intellectuals attempt to retell history from its bottom side, or when writers try to represent the so-called marginalized subject, are they not simply reinforcing the perspective and agenda of society's hegemonic currents? Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation engages in a discussion of the problem of this potentially unbreakable affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony. Through five twentieth-century Mexican literary works: Pedro Paramo (1955, Juan Rulfo); Hasta no verte Jesus mio (1969, Elena Poniatowska); three short stories from Ciudad Real (1960, Rosario Castellanos); Llanto: Novelas imposibles (1992, Carmen Boullosa); and Muertos incomodos (falta lo que falta) (2005, Subcomandate Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II), this book attempts to examine the contradictory phenomenon that emerges when intellectuals' desire to represent a marginalized subject or history clashes with their own limited ability to fully know the marginalized. No critics have compiled these five seemingly unrelated Mexican texts in order to scrutinize such a contradictory tendency. Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation provides an innovative way to connect the five texts by delineating, within specific Mexican historical and geopolitical contexts, how and why intellectuals have difficulty moving away from the reproduction of "otherness", when they attempt to represent a marginalized subject or history. This book can be useful for those who are interested in the Spanish American boom literature, twentieth-century Mexican literature, women writing, testimonial writing, subaltern studies, postcolonial studies, historical novels, and cultural studies.

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
ISBN: 9781433109126
Number of pages: 151
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Republic
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Metamorphoses
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Fall of Icarus
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
The Aeneid
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Defence of Socrates, Euthyphro, Crito
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Greek Tragedy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Come Close
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Antigone
Added to basket
£1.00
Paperback
The Iliad
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Symposium
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
In Defence of the Republic
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
On Living and Dying Well
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.