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Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature

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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.

Author Biography

Jose Eduardo Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Spanish and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA. He is author of Appropriating Theory: Angel 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 Jose Eduardo Gonzalez, New Trends in Latin American Narrative: Post-National Literatures and the Canon (Palgrave, 2014), a collection of critical essays on recent Latin American fiction.
Release date NZ
August 29th, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Jose Eduardo Gonzalez Edited by Timothy R. Robbins
Pages
219
Edition
1st ed. 2019
Illustrations
IX, 219 p.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319924373
Product ID
27876916

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