Excess Baggage: A Modern Theory and the Conscious Amnesia of Latin Americanist Thought - American University Studies 29 (Hardback)Jonathan Pitcher (author)
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This book traces post-1960 Latin Americanism through readings by its critics-cum-theorists, as dictatorially assigning a univocal reading to a continent's cultural production, regardless of how ethical the theory may itself seem. Though predominantly a metacritical work, a reading of philosophy and its Latin Americanist manifestations, there is also comparative reading of European, North American, and Latin American literature.
Meaning has always existed in all such contexts, but is either eradicated or misread by the premises of our critical equipment. In fact or fiction, Excess Baggage appeals for an admission of contextualized mnemotechny, inevitable in thought regardless, and the real danger in the present milieu.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 250
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 230 x 160 mm
Edition: New edition
"An erudite and fascinating study that forces us to re-examine current orthodoxy in Latin Americanist criticism." (Patricia D'Allemand, Associate Professor, Department of Hispanic Studies, Queen Mary, University of London)
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