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New Directions in Latino American Cultures

The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism

Reading Otherwise

Editors: Zivin, E. (Ed.)

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This volume looks at the shifting role of aesthetics in Latin American literature and literary studies, focusing on the concept of 'ethical responsibility' within these practices. The contributing authors examine the act of reading in its new globalized context of postcolonial theory and gender and performance studies.

About the authors

ERIN GRAFF ZIVIN is Assistant Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pittsburgh, USA.

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"The ethical 'turn' in Latin American literary and cultural criticism marked a withdrawal from or renunciation of politics that was generally coincident with the hegemony of neoliberalism. The great value of this collection is that it effects a reversal of this tendency, in a new context marked by the resurgence of the left, or 'lefts,' in Latin America. It seeks to find new ways of conceiving the political from the ethical. That desire, however, marks the collection as a site of conflict and debate - and that, too, is part of its urgency and richness."

- John Beverley, Professor of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, and Founding member, Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh

"A dynamic collection that will make a lasting contribution to contemporary scholarship, Erin Graff Zivin's The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism is an original and eclectic collaboration - one that hastens the development of conversations between Latin American Studies and Cultural Studies academic enclaves."

- William Anthony Nericcio, Professor and Chair of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Reading Otherwise

    Zivin, Erin Graff

    Pages 1-7

  • The Ethical Superstition

    Bosteels, Bruno

    Pages 11-23

  • Ethics, Perhaps

    Basterra, Gabriela

    Pages 25-41

  • Ethics and Citizenship in the Blogosphere: Academics Meet New Technologies of Online Publication

    Avelar, Idelber

    Pages 45-62

  • Modernist Ethics: Really Engaging Popular Culture in Mexico and Brazil

    Gabara, Esther

    Pages 63-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism
Book Subtitle
Reading Otherwise
Editors
  • E. Zivin
Series Title
New Directions in Latino American Cultures
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60738-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230607385
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8496-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54022-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 235
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