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- DescriptionThis collection of essays derives from a conference on Violence, Culture and Identity held in St Andrews in June 2003. It is a contribution to the understanding of representations of violence in Latin American narrative. The collected essays are dedicated to the study of the problematic history of violence as a means of 'civilizing' the region: violence used by dictatorial regimes to eradicate the collective memory of their actions; violence as a result of the history of marginalizing segments of the population; sexual violence as an attempt at complete control of the victim. The essays establish a clear link between historical, political and literary constructs spanning the past five hundred years of Latin American history. Close readings of political texts, historical documents, prose, poetry and films employ identity theories, postcolonial discourse, and the principles of mimetic and sacrificial violence. The volume adds to the ongoing critical investigation of the relationship between Latin American history and narrative, and to the key role of representations of violence within that narrative tradition.
- Author BiographyThe Editor: Victoria Carpenter received a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies from the University of Hull. Her area of expertise is twentieth-century Mexican literature, in particular the works of the Mexican Onda and Narrativa Joven. She is Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the University of Derby.
- PublisherPeter Lang AG
- Date of Publication01/12/2007
- Series TitleCultural Identity Studies
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Place of PublicationPieterlen
- Country of PublicationSwitzerland
- ImprintPeter Lang AG
- Weight440 g
- Width220 mm
- Height150 mm
- Edited byVictoria Carpenter
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