Postcolonial Perspectives on Latin American and Lusophone Cultures

BookPostcolonial Perspectives on Latin American and Lusophone Cultures

Postcolonial Perspectives on Latin American and Lusophone Cultures

2000

November 1st, 2000

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This volume surveys the range of texts, authors and topics from the literary and non-literary cultures of Latin America and Lusophone Africa, adopting a set of perspectives that are grounded in the discipline of postcolonial studies. Using comparative and contrastive methods, Postcolonial Perspectives reinterprets cultural landmarks and traditions of Latin America and Lusophone Africa.

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Section TitlePagePrice
Title Page3
Contents5
Preface7
Introduction: Locating the Object, Mapping the Field: the Place of the Cultures of Latin American and Lusophone Africa in Postcolonial Studies11
1. On Metropolitan Readings of Latin American Cultures: Ethical Questions of Postcolonial Critical Practice37
2. Ig/noble Barbarians: Revisiting Latin American Modernisms61
3. José Carlos Mariátegui: Culture and the Nation89
4. Doing Time in Peru: the Poetics of Multitemporality as Method for Cultural History113
5. America, Americanism and the Third World in the Work of Leopoldo Zea129
6. Fernando Ortiz's Transculturation: the Postcolonial Intellectual and the Politics of Cultural Representation151
7. Caribbean Masks: Frantz Fanon and Alejo Carpentier179
8. Colonial Crosswords: (In)voicing the Gap in Mia Couto201
Index223