Between Two Waters

Between Two Waters : Narratives of Transculturation in Latin America

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Expanding upon existing studies of transculturation, Silvia Spitta shows how Latin American cultures radically transformed, displaced, and subverted Spanish and later European and U.S. cultural impositions. She theorizes transculturation as the complex process of adjustment and re-creation - cultural, literary, linguistic, and personal - that allows for new configurations to emerge from the clash of cultures and colonial and neocolonial appropriations. Spitta not only introduces the question of gender into the debate, but also brings together previously disconnected media: the chronicles of the New World, the writings of the extirpators of idolatries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the paintings of the Cuzco School, and contemporary U.S. Latino narratives. "Between Two Waters" brings English-language readers into the post-colonial debate at the heart of Latin American literary criticism.show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.1 x 17.8mm | 385.56g
  • Texas A & M University Press
  • College Station, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 25 illustrations, bib., index
  • 1585445290
  • 9781585445295
  • 1,862,226

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Between Two Waters expands upon existing studies of transculturation. Spitta not only introduces the question of gender into the debate, but also brings together previously disconnected media: the chronicles of the New World, the writings of the extirpators of idolatries in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the paintings of the Cuzco School, and contemporary U.S. Latino narratives. Between Two Waters brings English-language readers into the post-colonial debate at the heart of Latin American literary criticism.show more

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"It is an interesting treatment of an important subject, and it is clearly constructed and written."--Lois Parkinson Zamora, professor of English and comparative literature, University of Houstonshow more

About Silvia D. Spitta

SILVIA SPITTA is an associate professor of Spanish and comparative literature at Dartmouth College.show more

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