Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America: Against the Destiny of Place - New Directions in Latino American Cultures (Hardback)Jacqueline Loss (author)
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Publisher: Palgrave USA
Number of pages: 230
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
"A striking, original, and eloquent contribution to the field, as well as a fine meditation on cultural traveling. Loss reveals not only a fluency in the critical theory that is currency in the US academy, but also a command of the scholarship written from the perspective of Latin American inquiry."--Roberto Tejada, University of California, San Diego
"Jacqueline Loss' remarkable book ingeniously breaks the mold of all previous discussions about cosmopolitan writing in Latin America. Loss inaugurates a new way of analyzing post-Boom literary production and its complex commodification in the age of neo-liberal globalization. Loss lucidly traces how the work and fame of "discrepant" writers Reinaldo Arenas and Diamela Eltit have traveled beyond their national place of articulation--Cuba and Chile--to circulate globally as cult objects in U.S. Latin American and postcolonial studies, transnational publishing, "indie" filmmaking, the Internet, postmodern fashion magazines, and other current cultural markets. Latin American cosmopolitanism is no longer a predictable chapter in a conventional literary history; it becomes a dynamic itinerary of often unexpected re-contextualizations in both hemispheric and virtual space in which the commitment to local issues and representations can still navigate and outlast the vast tides of world integration."-Cesar A. Salgado, Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin
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