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Relocating Identities in Latin American Cultures


Edited by Elizabeth Montes Garces

$39.95 CAD / $39.95 USD

282 pages, 15 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-209-7 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-440-4 (Institutional PDF)

February 2007

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About the Book

This collection explores the perpetually changing notion of Latin American identity, particularly as illustrated in literature and other forms of cultural expression. Editor Elizabeth Montes Garcés has gathered contributions from specialists who examine the effects of such major phenomena as migration, globalization, and gender on the construct of Latin American identities, and, as such, are reshaping the traditional understanding of Latin America’s cultural history.

The contributors to this volume are experts in Latin American literature and culture. Covering a diverse range of genres from poetry to film, their essays explore themes such as feminism, deconstruction, and postcolonial theory as they are reflected in the Latin American cultural milieu.

Elizabeth Montes Garcés is an associate professor in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at the University of Calgary. Her area of expertise is Latin American women’s writing. She has published El cuestionamiento de los mecanismos de representación en la novel’stica de Fanny Buitrago and several articles on Latin American female writers. She was the secretary of the Canadian Association of Hispanists from 2003 to 2005.

With Contributions By:  Elizabeth Montes Garcés, Norman Cheadle, Richard Young, Luis Torres, Mercedes Rowinsky-Guerts, Myriam Osorio, Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios, Rita De Grandis, Catherine Den Tandt, Paola Hernández, and Claudine Potvin 

Table of Contents
 

Introduction
Elizabeth Montes Garces

Cities and Identities at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Twentieth-Century homo bonarense: The Buenos Aires "Man-in-the-Stree" in Raul Scalabrini Ortize and Lopoldo Marachel
Norman Cheadle

Urban Identity: Buenos Aires and the French Connection
Richard Young

Exile and Identity

Exile and Community
Luis Torres

Exile and the Search for Identity
Mercedes Rowinsky-Guerts

Re-readings of Gender Representation

Retracing GEnaeology: Mothers and Daughters in Las andariengas by Albalucia Angel
Myriam Osorio

Redefining Identities in Elena Garro’s "La culpa es de los tlaxcaltecas"
Elzabeth Montes Garces

Miroslava by Alejandro Pelayo: Negotiated Adaptation and the (Trans)National Gendered Subject
Nayibe Bermudez Barrios

Literature and Globalization

The Latin American Intellectual Redefining Identity: Nestor Garcia Canclini’s Latinoamericanos buscado lugar e nest siglo
Rita De Grandis

Sirena Wears Her Sadness Like a Beautiful Dress: Literature and Globalization in Latin America
Paola Hernandez

To Be or Not To Be: Gambling Identities
Claudine Potvin

Index