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Negotiating Difference in the Hispanic World: From the Conquest to Globalisation
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Negotiating Difference in the Hispanic World: From the Conquest to Globalisation (Paperback)

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Negotiating Difference in the Hispanic World invites us to rethink the complex dialogical process of identity formation and self-definition in Latin America from the Conquest to the present day. Essays from an international scholarship provide an important theoretical contribution to debates on identity. * Explores the various instances of cultural encounters in Latin America from the Conquest to the present day * This volume is singularly wide in its breadth, covering sixteenth-century Aztec heraldry and Sahagun's Universal History of the Things of New Spain, to eighteenth-century notions of culture, nineteenth-century theatre, turn-of-the-century degeneration theory, and contemporary literature and culture. * The book s interdisciplinary approach combines literary and cultural studies, cultural history, art history, translation studies and cultural anthropology * A broad geographical scope covers Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Spain, Cuba and the United States.

* The book makes an important theoretical contribution to the debates on identity through its innovative approaches, maintaining a fine balance between theoretical argument and empirical study * The essays are written by specialists of different nationalities based in the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and Argentina, providing an international cutting-edge scholarship

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPublic administrationPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural Studies Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd Publication Date: 13/05/2011 ISBN-13: 9781444339079  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Eleni Kefala is a lecturer in Latin American literature and culture at the University of St Andrews. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge and subsequently held a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of Peripheral (Post) Modernity: The Syncretist Aesthetics of Borges, Piglia, Kalokyris and Kyriakidis (2007), and of numerous articles on Latin American and comparative literature and culture.

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