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Description - Foucault and Latin America by Benigno Trigo

Michel Foucault's theories have played a powerful role in the intellectual life of Latin America. Within Latin American studies such concepts as the consciousness of the intellectual elite (letrados), the archive novel, the foundational fiction and self-writing - all indebted to Foucault - are now the common currency of critical analysis. Foucault and Latin America is the first volume to trace the influence of Foucault's theories on power, discourse, government, subjectivity and sexuality in Latin American thought. The essays gathered in this collection by fifteen prominent scholars of Latin America examine the relation between Foucault's work and an expansive range of topics, from the performance art of Guillermo Gomez Pena and the novels of Julia Alvarez to Cuban nationalism and the colonizing role of medicine. Benigno Trigo; Angel Rama; Roman de la Campa; Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria; John Ochoa; Doris Sommer; Aida Beaupied; Juan Poblete; Fernando Feliu; Benigno Trigo; Fernando Unzueta; Elzbieta Sklodowska;

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415928298
ISBN-10: 041592829X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Benigno Trigo

Benigno L. Trigo is Assistant Professor in Hispanic Languages and Literature at the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is the author of Subjects of Crisis: Race and Gender as Disease in Latin America (2000).

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