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Description - New Approaches to Latin American Studies by Juan Poblete

Academic and research fields are moved by fads, waves, revolutionaries, paradigm shifts, and turns. They all imply a certain degree of change that alters the conditions of a stable system, producing an imbalance that needs to be addressed by the field itself.

New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power offers researchers and students from different theoretical fields an essential, turn-organized overview of the radical transformation of epistemological and methodological assumptions in Latin American Studies from the end of the 1980s to the present. Sixteen chapters written by experts in their respective fields help explain the various ways in which to think about these shifts. Questions posited include:

  • Why are turns so crucial?
  • How did they alter the shape or direction of the field?
  • What new questions, objects, or problems did they contribute?
  • What were or are their limitations?
  • What did they displace or prevent us from considering?

Among the turns included are: memory, transnational, popular culture, decolonial, feminism, affect, indigenous studies, transatlantic, ethical, post/hegemony, deconstruction, cultural policy, subalternism, gender and sexuality, performance, and cultural studies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138067967
ISBN-10: 1138067962
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 276
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Juan Poblete

Juan Poblete is Professor of Latin/o American Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author of Literatura chilena del siglo XIX (2003); editor of Critical Latin American and Latino Studies (2003); and coeditor of Andres Bello (2009), Redrawing The Nation: National Identities in Latin/o American Comics (2009), Desden al infortunio: Sujeto, comunicacion y publico en la narrativa de Pedro Lemebel (2010), Sports and Nationalism in Latin America (2015), and Humor in Latin American Cinema (2015).

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