Breaking Feminist Waves

Women's Writing in Colombia

An Alternative History

Authors: Elston, Cherilyn

  • Sheds light on understudied literary and non-literary texts by Colombian women through a series of close readings and analyses
  • Reconsiders the place of feminism in contemporary Colombian history by examining how Colombian feminism emerged in response to the country’s particular historical conditions and leftist politics
  • Provides new perspectives on Latin American literature and culture by challenging dominant critical paradigms  
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This book provides an original and exciting analysis of Colombian women’s writing and its relationship to feminist history from the 1970s to the present. In a period in which questions surrounding women and gender are often sidelined in the academic arena, it argues that feminism has been an important and intrinsic part of contemporary Colombian history. Focusing on understudied literary and non-literary texts written by Colombian women, it traces the particularities of Colombian feminism, showing how it has been closely entwined with left-wing politics and the country’s history of violence. This book therefore rethinks the place of feminism in Latin American history and its relationship to feminisms elsewhere, challenging many of the predominant critical paradigms used to understand Latin American literature and culture.

About the authors

Cherilyn Elston researches Colombian history, culture, and politics. She completed her doctorate in Latin American Studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, and currently works in the NGO sector on human rights and transitional justice in Colombia.

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Modernity’s Rebel Daughters

    Elston, Cherilyn

    Pages 1-40

  • La Violencia, Postmodernity and Feminism: The Nonsynchronicity of Albalucía Ángel

    Elston, Cherilyn

    Pages 41-74

  • “Ni Engels, ni Freud, ni Reich”: Marvel Moreno as Boom/Post-Boom Writer

    Elston, Cherilyn

    Pages 75-105

  • Una voz antifeminista? María Mercedes Carranza, Public Intellectual and “Postmodern” Poet

    Elston, Cherilyn

    Pages 107-142

  • Testimonio in a Post-revolutionary Era: The Writings of Female Ex-combatants

    Elston, Cherilyn

    Pages 143-184

Buy this book

eBook £53.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43261-8
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £67.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-43260-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Writing in Colombia
Book Subtitle
An Alternative History
Authors
Series Title
Breaking Feminist Waves
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43261-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43261-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43260-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 242
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