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Cyborgs In Latin America

Author : J. Brown
ISBN : 9780230109773
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, www.oapen.org . Cyborgs in Latin America explores the ways cultural expression in Latin America has grappled with the changing relationships between technology and human identity.

Latin American Identity In Online Cultural Production

Author : Thea Pitman
ISBN : 9780415517447
Genre : Social Science
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This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, net.art and online performance art, as well as blogs, films, databases and other genre-defying web-based projects, perform with respect to Latin American(ist) discourses, as well as their often contestatory positioning with respect to Western hegemonic discourses as they circulate online. The intellectual rationale for the volume is located at the crossroads of two, equally important, theoretical strands: theories of digital culture, in their majority the product of the anglophone academy; and contemporary debates on Latin American identity and culture.

Latin American Science Fiction

Author : M. Elizabeth Ginway
ISBN : 9781137281227
Genre : Fiction
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Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

Latin American Cyberculture And Cyberliterature

Author : Claire Taylor
ISBN : 9781781387016
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of critical essays investigates an emergent and increasingly important field of cultural production in Latin America: cyberliterature and cyberculture in their varying manifestations, including blogs and hypertext narratives, collective novels and e-mags, digital art and short Net-films. Highly innovative in its conception, this book provides the first sustained academic focus on this area of cultural production, and investigates the ways in which cyberliterature and cyberculture in the broadest sense are providing new configurations of subjects, narrative voices, and even political agency, for Latin Americans. The volume is divided into two main sections. The first comprises eight chapters on the broad area of cyberculture and identity formation/preservation including the development of different types of cybercommunities in Latin America. While many of the chapters applaud the creative potential of these new virtual communities, identities and cultural products to create networks across boundaries and offer new contestatory strategies, they also consider whether such phenomena may risk reinforcing existing social inequalities or perpetuate conservatism. The second section comprises six chapters and an afterword that deal with the nature of cyberliterature in all its many forms, from the (cyber)cultural legacies of writers such as Julio Cort�zar and Jorge Luis Borges, to traditional print literature from the region that reflects on the subject of new technology, to weblogs and hypertext and hypermedia fiction proper.

Of Animals Monsters And Cyborgs

Author : Liliana Colanzi
ISBN : OCLC:1003412603
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This work draws from animal studies, biopolitics, and posthumanism to explore the ways in which the body is simultaneously inscribed and erased in seven Latin American texts from the last fifty years: from João Guimarães Rosa's “Meu tio o Iauaretê” (1961) to Martín Felipe Castagnet's Los cuerpos del verano (2012), and including Sara Gallardo's Eisejuaz (1971), Jorge Baron Biza's El desierto y su semilla (1998), Mario Bellatin's Flores (2000), Miguel Esquirol's “El Cementerio de Elefantes” (2008), and Rafael Pinedo's Subte (2012). In these novels and short stories the body is the place where issues of race, sexuality, and ethnicity are negociated and contested: I focus on the figures of the animal, the monster, and the cyborg as bodies that escape the confining limits of a white, rational, and heterosexual normativity modeled after modern and contemporary Western ideals. In all these narratives, the marginalized body helps to destabilize binary concepts such as nature/culture, human/animal, normal/abnormal, civilization/barbarism, and is the springboard from which biological life -- instead of the usually dominant logos -- is able to generate a field of affect, estrangement, or resistance which can be influential in the creation of alternative communities. In the aforementioned cases, the animal sign is instrumental in thinking on those bodies -- whether they are sick, disabled, queer, poor, marginalized, female, indigenous, minority -- that do not conform to an hegemonic image of Man.

The Cambridge Companion To Latin American Poetry

Author : Stephen M. Hart
ISBN : 9781107197695
Genre : History
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This Companion provides a chronological survey of Latin American poetry, analysis of modern trends and six succinct essays on the major figures.

Genesis Redux

Author : Jessica Riskin
ISBN : 9780226720838
Genre : Science
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Since antiquity, philosophers and engineers have tried to take life’s measure by reproducing it. Aiming to reenact Creation, at least in part, these experimenters have hoped to understand the links between body and spirit, matter and mind, mechanism and consciousness. Genesis Redux examines moments from this centuries-long experimental tradition: efforts to simulate life in machinery, to synthesize life out of material parts, and to understand living beings by comparison with inanimate mechanisms. Jessica Riskin collects seventeen essays from distinguished scholars in several fields. These studies offer an unexpected and far-reaching result: attempts to create artificial life have rarely been driven by an impulse to reduce life and mind to machinery. On the contrary, designers of synthetic creatures have generally assumed a role for something nonmechanical. The history of artificial life is thus also a history of theories of soul and intellect. Taking a historical approach to a modern quandary, Genesis Redux is essential reading for historians and philosophers of science and technology, scientists and engineers working in artificial life and intelligence, and anyone engaged in evaluating these world-changing projects.

Masculinities In Contemporary Argentine Popular Cinema

Author : Carolina Rocha
ISBN : 9781137011794
Genre : Social Science
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Examines contemporary cinematic representations of Argentine masculinities, the social construction of gender, and the financing of domestic film production following Argentina's 1990 change to a neo-liberal economic model.

Dear Cyborgs

Author : Eugene Lim
ISBN : 9780374716417
Genre : Fiction
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A Summer Read Pick by Nylon, Boston Globe, Buzzfeed, Wired and Vol. 1 Brooklyn "Wondrous . . . [A] sense of the erratic and tangential quality of everyday life—even if it’s displaced into a bizarre, parallel world—drifts off the page, into the world you see, after reading Dear Cyborgs." —Hua Hsu, The New Yorker In a small Midwestern town, two Asian American boys bond over their outcast status and a mutual love of comic books. Meanwhile, in an alternative or perhaps future universe, a team of superheroes ponder modern society during their time off. Between black-ops missions and rescuing hostages, they swap stories of artistic malaise and muse on the seemingly inescapable grip of market economics. Gleefully toying with the conventions of the novel, Dear Cyborgs weaves together the story of a friendship’s dissolution with a provocative and timely meditation on protest. Through a series of linked monologues, a lively cast of characters explores narratives of resistance—protest art, eco-terrorists, Occupy squatters, pyromaniacal militants—and the extent to which any of these can truly withstand and influence the cold demands of contemporary capitalism. All the while, a mysterious cybernetic book of clairvoyance beckons, and trusted allies start to disappear. Entwining comic-book villains with cultural critiques, Eugene Lim’s Dear Cyborgs is a fleet-footed literary exploration of power, friendship, and creativity. Ambitious and knowing, it combines detective pulps, subversive philosophy, and Hollywood chase scenes, unfolding like the composites and revelations of a dream.

The Americas Otherwise

Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
ISBN : 0822367203
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Taking as their point of departure the murals painted by the Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Miguel Covarrubias for the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco, the editors address the development of comparative literature as an academic discipline in the U.S. and, more particularly, the recent development of the comparative study of the Americas. This growing field is variously referred to as Americas Studies, Transamerican Studies, Interamerican Studies, Hemispheric Studies and, depending upon the program or curriculum, it may also involve area studies programs that focus on the U.S./Mexico border, the circum-Atlantic, the Pacific rim, the Caribbean, and/or the recently developed conceptual area of the Global South. The editors address these emerging American comparativisms - their limitations and potentials, their disciplinary commitments and conditions, their theories and practices, and their shifting regions and relations. The editors call for a more expansive definition of academic work in the U.S., a definition based on the example of Latin American public intellectuals, and they also call for greater commitment to the teaching and learning of languages and to the translation of literature and literary theory from all areas of the hemisphere."--Publisher description.

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