Literatures of the Americas

Mexican Public Intellectuals

Editors: Castillo, D., Day, S. (Eds.)

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In Mexico, the participation of intellectuals in public life has always been extraordinary, and for many the price can be high. Highlighting prominent figures that have made incursions into issues such as elections, human rights, foreign policy, and the drug war, this volume paints a picture of the ever-changing context of Mexican intellectualism.

About the authors

Debra Ann Castillo is the Emerson-Hinchliff Professor of Hispanic Studies and Professor of Comparative Literature at Cornell University, USA.

Reviews

"Mexican Public Intellectuals is an essential resource for anyone interested in thought leadership. This incisive and compelling collection analyzes key figures among Mexico's 21st century 'intermedial intellectuals' who engage the public conscience by creatively blending political activism and critique with the power of spectacle." - Rebecca Biron, Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Dartmouth College, USA

"Mexican Public Intellectuals is a dynamic contribution to the field of Mexican and Latin American studies. In the tradition of Rama's The Lettered City, this collection of essays elaborates on a contemporary debate, underscoring the importance and transformation of the role of intellectuals in the public sphere in the context of a Mexico that has transcended its postrevolutionary national condition." - Fernando Fabio Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Spanish, California Polytechnic State University, USA


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: A New Kind of Public Intellectual?

    Castillo, Debra A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Democratic Dogma: Héctor Aguilar Camín, Jorge G. Castañeda, and Enrique Krauze in the Neoliberal Crucible

    Prado, Ignacio M. Sánchez

    Pages 15-44

  • Engaging Intellectuals: Andrés Henestrosa and Elena Poniatowska

    Castillo, Debra A.

    Pages 45-69

  • Monsiváis in a Nutshell

    Pons, María Cristina

    Pages 71-93

  • Guadalupe Loaeza’s Blonded Ambition: Lip-Synching, Plagiarism, and Power Poses

    Hind, Emily

    Pages 95-116

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mexican Public Intellectuals
Editors
  • D. Castillo
  • S. Day
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39229-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137392299
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39228-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48327-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 250
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