Literary Cultures of Latin America

Literary Cultures of Latin America : A Comparative History

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In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In more than 1,000 topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture-comic strips, soap operas, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. With signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature. The largest comparative history project in the world with unprecedented, original scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America creates a new chapter in cultural history that sets the standard for years to more

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  • Multiple copy pack | 2240 pages
  • 228.6 x 294.6 x 154.9mm | 6,803.96g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Numerous halftones, line illustrations, and maps
  • 0195126211
  • 9780195126211

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Table of contents

Volume 1: Configurations of Literary Culture in Latin America 1. Geographic Factors and the Formation of Cultural Terrain for Literary Production. Demographics and the Formation of Cultural Centers 2. Linguistic Diversity of Latin American Literary Cultures 3. History of the Production of Literary Cultures in Colonial Latin America 4. Access and Participation in the Literary Cultures of Latin America Volume 2: Institutional Modes and Cultural Modalities of Literature in Latin America 1. Configurations of Socioeconomic, Racial, and Ethnic Alterity in Literary History 2. Gender and Sexual Orientation in the Historical Formation of the Cultural Imaginary Volume 3: Latin American Literature: Subject to History 1. Religious, Scientific, and Political Discourses 2. Orality and Literature 3. The Multiplicity and Diversity of Discourses and Theatricalities 4. Transformations in Popular Culture 5. Cinema: Cultural Dialogues and the Process of Modernityshow more