Telling Ruins in Latin America

Telling Ruins in Latin America

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As a merger of past, present and future, and as a material embodiment of change, the ruin offers a fertile locale for competing cultural stories about historical events, political projects and the constitution of communities. This collection highlights the ruin's prolific resurgence in Latin American cultural life at the turn of the millennium and sharply reveals a stirring creative drive by artists and intellectuals toward ethical reflection and change in the midst of ruinous devastation.Arturo Arias (Ph.D., La#39;Ecole des Hautes Etudes, Paris) is professor of Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. His most recent scholarly books are Taking Their Word: Cultural Dialogues, Central American Signs (2007) andanbsp;...

Title:Telling Ruins in Latin America
Author: Michael J. Lazzara, Vicky Unruh
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2009-07-21

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