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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America

Against the Destiny of Place

Authors: Loss, J.

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This book examines Latin America's history of engagement with cosmopolitanisms as a manner of asserting a genealogy that links cultural critique in Latin America and the United States. Cosmopolitanism is crucial to any discussion of Latin America, and Latin Americanism as a discipline. Reinaldo Arenas and Diamela Eltit become nodal points to discuss a wide range of issues that include the pedagogical dimensions of the DVD commentary track, the challenges of the Internet to canonization, and links between ethical practices of Benetton and the U.S. academy. These authors, whose rejection of the comfort of regimented constituencies results in their writing being perceived as raw, vindictive, and even alienating, are ripe for critique. What they say about their relation to place with regard to their products' national and international viability is central. The book performs what it theorizes. It travels between methodologies, hence bridging the divide between cosmopolitanism and that alleged common space of Latin American identity as per the colonial experience, illustrating cosmopolitanism as a mediating operation that is crucial to any discussion of Latin America, and of Latin Americanism as a discipline.

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JACQUELINE LOSS is an Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cosmopolitanisms and Latin America
Book Subtitle
Against the Destiny of Place
Authors
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-73559-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-73559-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7034-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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