The Utopian Impulse in Latin America
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|Format: ||Hardcover, 307 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 29 September 2011|
An exploration of the concept of utopia in Latin America from the earliest accounts of the New World to current cultural production, the carefully selected essays in this volume represent the latest research on the topic by some of the most important Latin Americanists working in North American academia today.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Theory and Practice of the Utopian Impulse in Latin America; K.Beauchesne & A.Santos PART I: FOUNDATIONAL UTOPIAS Utopia in Latin America: Cartographies and Paradigms; B.Pastor Barataria from the Perspective of Hispanic American 'Colonial' Studies: Contributions for a Reading of (Counter)Utopia in the Quijote and the New World; J.Antonio Mazzotti PART II: UTOPIA AND MODERNITY Remnants of a Dream World: Latin American Pavilions at the Paris 1889 Universal Exhibition; A.Uslenghi Ecocannibalism: The Greening of Antropofagia; O.Cisneros Eulalia in Utopia: Urban Space, Modernity, and Gendered Typologies in Ruben Dario and Hilda Hilst; J.Read PART III: FEMINIST UTOPIAS Southern Displacements in Flora Tristan's Peregrinations d'une paria; G.Heffes Revolution Interrupted: The 'Women of April' and the Utopia of National Liberation; W.Rivera-Rivera PART IV: UTOPIA AND COUNTERCULTURE Jorge Mautner and Countercultural Utopia in Brazil; C.Dunn Spatial Effects: Navigating the City in Cildo Meireles's Arte Fisica: Caixas de Brasilia/Clareira; E.Shtromberg PART V: REVOLUTIONARY UTOPIAS AND THE POLITICS OF MEMORY Dangerous Illusions and Shining Utopias: From Banditry to Party in Jorge Amado's Seara Vermelha; J.Pablo Dabove Utopia and the Politics of Memory; D.Sorensen The Innocent Eye: Children's Perspectives on the Utopias of the Seventies (O Ano em que Meus Pais Sairam de Ferias, Machuca, and Kamchatka); R.De Grandis PART VI: UTOPIA AND ETHNICITY IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY Urgent (Anti)Spectacles of Critical Hope; C.Melo Recent Peruvian Quechua Poetry: Beyond Andean and Neoliberal Utopias; U.Juan Zevallos-Aguilar
About the Author
KIM BEAUCHESNEis Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada.ALESSANDRA SANTOSis Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, USA.
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