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Everyday Consumption in Twenty-First-Century Brazilian Fiction (Hardback)

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Everyday Consumption in Twenty-First-Century Brazilian Fiction is the first in-depth study to map out the representation of consumption in contemporary Brazilian prose, highlighting how our interactions with commodities connect seemingly disconnected areas of everyday life, such as eating habits, the growth of prosperity theology, and ideas of success and failure. It is also the first text to provide a pluralistic perspective on the representation of consumption in this fiction that moves beyond the concern with aesthetic judgment of culture based on binaries such as good/bad or elevated/degraded that have largely informed criticism on this body of literary work. Current Brazilian fiction provides a variety of perspectives from which to think about our daily interactions with commodities and about how consumption affects us all in subtle ways. Collectively, the narratives analyzed in the book present a wide spectrum of more or less hopeful portrayals of existence in consumer culture, from totalizing dystopia to transformative hope.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksLiterary companionsEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesMaterial culture Publisher: Purdue University Press Publication Date: 15/08/2022 ISBN-13: 9781612497587  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Ligia Bezerra is an assistant professor of Brazilian studies at Arizona State University, where she directs the Portuguese program. Born in Varzea Alegre, Brazil, she moved to the United States in 2006, where she completed a master's degree in Portuguese at the University of New Mexico and a doctorate in Portuguese with a minor in cultural studies at Indiana University. She also holds a master's degree in linguistics from the Universidade Federal do Ceara. Bezerra's research interests include Lusophone and Latin American literature and culture, consumption, and everyday life. She has published articles in journals such as Cultural Studies , Chasqui , Romance Quarterly , and the Luso-Brazilian Review .

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