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Delirious Consumption


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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Aesthetics in the Age of Consumer Culture-Some Terms
  • Chapter 1. Attention and Distraction: The Billboard as Mural Form
  • Chapter 2. Fascination; or, Enlightenment in the Age of Neon Light
  • Chapter 3. Poetry, Replication, Late Capitalism: Octavio Paz as Concrete Poet
  • Chapter 4. Lygia Clark, at Home with Objects
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

About the Author

Sergio Delgado Moya is an associate professor of romance languages and literatures at Harvard University.


"Sergio Delgado's brilliant book...performs a truly radical feat of locating anti-capitalist resistance precisely in the heart of the beast, in consumer culture and the culture industry...a 'deliriously' enjoyable read in addition to being a scholarly tour de force." * Revista *
"A well-researched and beautifully written book...Scholars in the Latin American, Mexican, and Brazilian studies fields have in Delgado Moya's text a possible model and a generative source for future research." * European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies *
"An innovative narrative...Delirious Consumption is a fascinating book. It explores aspects of 'capitalism resistance' that had not been extensively explored before." * Hispania *
"A brief but diverse and transversal mapping of artworks that allows researchers to gain a better understanding of the aesthetic dimensions of consumer capitalism, as well as its forms of representation." * Latin American Cultural Studies *
"Attractive...Delgado Moya's book...renews the energies of visual and literary materials that continue to arouse our attention." * Latin American Literary Review *

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