Identity and Modernity in Latin America
By (author) Jorge Larrain
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Identity and Modernity in Latin America by Jorge Larrain
Book DescriptionIn this important new book Jorge Larrain examines the trajectories of modernity and identity in Latin America and their reciprocal relationships. Drawing on a large body of work across a vast historical and geographical range, he offers an innovative and wide-ranging account of the cultural transformations and processes of modernization that have occurred in Latin America since colonial times. The book begins with a theoretical discussion of the concepts of modernity and identity. In contrast to theories which present modernity and identity in Latin America as mutually excluding phenomena, the book shows their continuity and interconnection. It also traces historically the respects in which the Latin American trajectory to modernity differs from or converges with other trajectories, using this as a basis to explore specific elements of Latin America's culture and modernity today. The originality of Larrain's approach lies in the wide coverage and combination of sources drawn from the social sciences, history and literature. The volume relates social commentaries, literary works and media developments to the periods covered, to the changing social end economic structure, and to changes in the prevailing ideologies. This book will appeal to second and third-year undergraduates and Masters level students doing courses in sociology, cultural studies and Latin American history, politics and literature. .
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745626246
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 27-Oct-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jorge Larrain
Identity and Modernity in Latin America, Hardback (October 2000)
In this important new book Jorge Larrain examines the trajectories of modernity and identity in Latin America and their reciprocal relationships.
Ideology and Cultural Identity, Paperback (May 1994)
This book provides an account of the concept of ideology in relation to poststructuralism and postmodernism. One of the few books to relate this discussion to third world issues. Author is internationally known in the field of development studies and for his previous work in ideology.
Theories of Development, Paperback (September 1989)» View all books by Jorge Larrain
* Provides an up--to--date account of leading theories of development* The author connects theoretical interpretation with empirical application (deriving from his extensive studies of Latin America)* The book is very readable, wide--ranging and incisive. .
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Author Biography - Jorge Larrain
Jorge Larrain is Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology in the University of Birmingham, UK, and Head of the Department of Social Sciences in Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile
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