Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, and Nations

Building Nineteenth-Century Latin America: Re-Rooted Cultures, Identities, and Nations


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How did culture and identity take root as the new nations and state institutions were being fashioned across Latin America after the wars of independence? These original essays tease out the power of print and visual cultures, examine the impact of carnival, delve into religion and war, and study the complex histories of gender identities and disease.

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ISBN-13: 9780826516664
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2010
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

William G. Acree Jr. is Associate Professor of Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis. He is author of Everyday Reading: Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Río de la Plata, 1780–1910, winner of the 2013 LASA Southern Cone Studies Section Book Prize in the Humanities.

Juan Carlos Gonzalez Espitia is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Table of Contents

William G. Acree Jr. and Juan Carlos González Espitia
Part I. Lasting Impressions
1. Foundational Images in Latin America
Hugo Achugar
2. Words, Wars, and Public Celebrations: The Emergence of Rioplatense Print Culture
William G. Acree Jr.
3. Novels, Newspapers, and Nation: The Beginnings of Serial Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
Amy E. Wright
4. Toikove Ñane Retã! Republican Nationalism at the Battlefield Crossings of Print and Speech in Wartime Paraguay, 1867-1868
Michael Kenneth Huner
Part II. Cultures on Display
5. Forms of Historic Imagination: Visual Culture, Historiography, and the Tropes of War in Nineteenth-Century Venezuela
Beatriz González-Stephan
6. Anything Goes: Carnivalesque Transgressions in Nineteenth-Century Latin América
John Charles Chasteen
7. Performing the Porfiriato: Federico Gamboa and the Negotiation of Power
Stuart A. Day
Part III. Ideologies, Revelations, and Hidden Nations
8. The Imponderable and the Permissible: Caste Wars, Culture Wars, and Porfirian Piety in the Yucatán Peninsula
Terry Rugeley
9. Birds of a Feather: Pollos and the Nineteenth-Century Prehistory of Mexican Homosexuality
Christopher Conway
10. Unveiling the Mask of Modernity: A Critical Gendered Perspective of Amistad funesta and the Early Chronicles of José Martí
Patricia Lapolla Swier
11. A Brief Syphilography of Nineteenth-Century Latin America
Juan Carlos González Espitia

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