Territories of Conflict offers a comprehensive view of the cultural and political landscapes of Colombia through in-depth analyses of citizenship, displacement, local and global cultures, grassroots movements, political activism, human rights, environmentalism, and media production. The volume investigates conflict as a creative force but one that is not devoid of its destructive meaning for Colombia. It is precisely through conflict that the nation's social and cultural fabric is being mapped out, thus resulting in territories -- understood in both a literal and a metaphorical sense -- that paradoxically coexist in discordance. Contributors to this interdisciplinary volume include historians, sociologists, political scientists, musicologists, and environmentalists, as well as literary, media, and cultural studies specialists from the United States, Colombia, and Europe. CONTRIBUTORS: Maurizio Ali, Ingrid Johanna Bolivar Ramirez, Margarita Cuellar Barona, Andrea Fanta Castro, Hector Fernandez L'Hoeste, Joaquin Llorca Franco, David Fernando Garcia, Felipe Gomez Gutierrez, Alvaro Diego Hro-Olaizola, Stacey Hunt, Camilo Alberto Jimenez Alfonso, Gregory J. Lobo, Tatjana Louis, Felipe Martinez-Pinzon, Maria Ospina, Kate Paarlberg-Kvam, Diana Pardo Pedraza, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky, Chloe Rutter-Jensen, Claudia Salamanca Sanchez, Sven Schuster, Silvia Serrano, Andrea Fanta Castro is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Florida International University; Alejandro Herrero-OIaizola is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Spanish & Latin American Studies at the University of Michigan; and Chloe Rutter-Jensen is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at the Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Number of pages: 316
Weight: 686 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
This exceptional compilation of controversial and often ignored topics appears at an opportune moment in Colombian history. It reflects the cartography of the "territories of the conflict," which are investigated beyond the official history and in dialogue with the proper analysis of violence, the memory, ethnicity, gender, music, film and the media. Territories of Confiict is undoubtedly the result of a solid and rigorous study that is welcome in the field of cultural studies on conflict and post-conflict in Colombia. REVISTA CANADIENSE DE ESTUDIOS HISPANICOS (translated from Spanish ) The arrival of Territories of Conflict allows those interested in Colombian cultural and political studies to have a unique and rigorous resource. This monograph well exceeds the expectations of being a unique and indispensable tool for any academic course dealing with contemporary Colombian history. STUDIES IN LATIN AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE (translated from Spanish) The volume's essays cover a wide variety of subjects and multi-disciplinary approaches from US and Colombian authors, thus offering complementary and well-balanced views. In addition, the magnificent editorial work by Fanta Castro, Herrero-Olaizola and Rutter-Jensen makes this volume essential to an understanding of today's Colombia, its challenges and achievements as a nation. It is also worth mentioning the University of Rochester Press's bold initiative to include Latin American studies titles such as this one in their series. CHASQUI (translated from Spanish) "In its analysis of a wide range of genres, artifacts, and texts, Territories of Conflict comes at a very opportune moment given the current juncture of the armed conflict in Colombia. The interplay among the essays creatively problematizes the ways in which cultural production simultaneously denounces and makes use of violence and conflict. This volume puts into dialogue multiple contexts and historical periods, from the long history of conflict and national formation and identity to some of the future challenges to be faced in a potential postconflict period." -Kevin Guerrieri, University of San Diego
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