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Literatures of the Americas

Women in Contemporary Latin American Novels

Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence

Editors: Botero, Beatriz L. (Ed.)

  • Examines literature from a wide range of countries including Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Puerto RicoSpeaks not only to literary studies but also to gender studies and cultural studies
  • Provides an important account of how and why gendered violence occurs
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About this book

This book explores the relationship between psychoanalysis, literary criticism and contemporary literature. Focusing on Latin America, and using examples from Brazilian, Colombian, Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican literature, it provides an important account of why gendered violence occurs and how it is portrayed. In the novels discussed, the protagonists express similar fears, passions and illnesses that are present in contemporary Latin America. Psychoanalysis and literary criticism offer us an interpretative framework to understand these voices, especially those that are in the margin. Women, particularly, as part of a globalized labor force, express through their bodies social problems that range from the erotic use of the body in a hypersexualized world, to the body as a receptacle of violence that expresses the death drive. This book is a fascinating contribution to literary, gender, and cultural studies.

About the authors

Beatriz L. Botero is part of the Faculty of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA. She has a PhD in Spanish and Portuguese Literature from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a PhD in Psychoanalysis from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Liminal Females in Contemporary Latin-American Novels

    Botero, Beatriz L.

    Pages 1-17

  • Literature as Ghost Whisperer in 2666: Narrating the Impossible

    Schulenburg, Chris T.

    Pages 19-42

  • Retelling La charca: Osario de Vivos, Women, and Con/Textual Aggressions in Puerto Rican Literature

    Bird-Soto, Nancy

    Pages 43-60

  • Gender, Space, and the Violence of the Everyday in Parque Industrial

    Gormley, Melissa Eden

    Pages 61-77

  • Mother, Nation, and Self: Poetics of Death and Subjectivity in Julián Herbert’s Canción de Tumba

    Verduzco, Raúl C.

    Pages 79-109

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68158-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-68157-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in Contemporary Latin American Novels
Book Subtitle
Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence
Editors
  • Beatriz L. Botero
Series Title
Literatures of the Americas
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-68158-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-68158-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-68157-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 148
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