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Hispanic Urban Studies

Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Editors: González, José Eduardo, Robbins, Timothy R. (Eds.)

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  • Interrogates connections between transformation of urban space in the last three decades and the new modes of writing fiction in Latin America
  • Assesses how global and transnational components are incorporated into Latin American literature and culture
  • Questions whether or not depictions of a new kind of city require new aesthetic projects
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About this book

This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. The contributors to this volume seek to understand the characteristics that make the representation of the postmodern city in a Latin American context unique. The chapters focus on cities from a wide variety of countries in the region, highlighting the cultural and political effects of neoliberalism and globalization in the contemporary urban scene. Twenty-first century authors share an interest for images of ruins and dystopian landscapes and their view of the damaging effects of the global market in Latin America tends to be pessimistic. As the book demonstrates, however, utopian elements or “spaces of hope” can also be found in these narrations, which suggest the possibility of transforming a capitalist-dominated living space.

About the authors

José Eduardo González is Associate Professor of Spanish and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He is author of Appropriating Theory: Ángel Rama’s Critical Work (2017).

Timothy R. Robbins is Associate Professor of Spanish at Drury University, USA. He is co-author of Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (2015). He co-edited, with José Eduardo González, New Trends in Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon (Palgrave, 2014), a collection of critical essays on recent Latin American fiction.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • The Spatial Turn and Twenty-First Century Latin American Fiction

    González, José Eduardo

    Pages 1-17

  • Beyond the Ruins of the Organized City: Urban Experiences Through the Metro in Contemporary Mexican Literature

    François, Liesbeth

    Pages 19-46

  • Spectral Spaces: Haunting in the Latin American City

    Sierra, Marta

    Pages 47-65

  • A Tale of Three Cities: Urban Space in the Crack Novels (1995–1997)

    Regalado-López, Tomás

    Pages 67-91

  • The Night That Repeats Itself: Social Dystopia in Managua, Salsa City (¡Devórame Otra Vez!), by Franz Galich

    Perkowska, Magdalena

    Pages 93-115

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-92438-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 94,94 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-92437-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature
Editors
  • José Eduardo González
  • Timothy R. Robbins
Series Title
Hispanic Urban Studies
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-92438-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-92438-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-92437-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 219
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