Identity, Nation, Discourse

Identity, Nation, Discourse

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This volume explores womena€™s literary and cultural production in Latin America, and suggests how such works engage with discourses of identity, nationhood, and gender. Including contributions by several prominent Latin American scholars themselves, it seeks to provide a vital insight into the analysis and reception of the works in a local context, and foster debate between Latin American and metropolitan academics. The book is divided into two sections: Women and Nationhood, and Models and Genres. The first section comprises six chapters which examines womena€™s responses to, and attempts to carve out space within, national discourses in a Latin American context. Spanning the nineteenth century to the present day, the chapters offer an insight into the ways in which Latin American women have constructed themselves as modern subjects of the nation, and made use of the ambiguous spaces created by modernization and national discourses. The section starts firstly with a focus on the Southern Cone, covering Chile and Argentina, and then moves geographically northward, to Colombia and Bolivia. The second section, Models and Genres, consists of six chapters that examine how women writers engage with, and critically re-work, existing literary discourses and paradigms. Considering phenomena such as detective fiction, fairy-tales, and classical mythological figures, the chapters illustrate how these genres and modelsa€“frequently coded as masculinea€“are given new inflections, both as a result of their deployment by women, and as a result of their re-working in a Latin American context.investigate feminine theological discourse; to engage in literary historiography from a gendered perspective; and to ... GAcnero y Discurso en AmAcrica Latina took the key themes of the Cali-based research group as the theoretical framework for the conference. ... discussion across the different geographical locations in which Latin American scholarship is taking place. ... is taking place, such as CEMHAL ( Centro de Estudios La Mujer en la Historia de AmAcrica Latina) mentioned above, anbsp;...

Title:Identity, Nation, Discourse
Author: Claire Taylor
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-01-14

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