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On Edge

The Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture

1992

George Yúdice, Jean Franco, and Juan Flores, editors

On Edge

“On Edge is where the reader will be, anxiously at the margins of Latin America’s elite centers, throughout this excellent collection of essays on cultural and political innovations. It is a most welcome hands-on guide to some of the post-modern challenges to projects of national modernization, a cultural analogue to studies of new political movements.” --Doris Sommer

“On Edge is where the reader will be, anxiously at the margins of Latin America’s elite centers, throughout this excellent collection of essays on cultural and political innovations. It is a most welcome hands-on guide to some of the post-modern challenges to projects of national modernization, a cultural analogue to studies of new political movements.” --Doris Sommer

“On Edge is where the reader will be, anxiously at the margins of Latin America’s elite centers, throughout this excellent collection of essays on cultural and political innovations. It is a most welcome hands-on guide to some of the post-modern challenges to projects of national modernization, a cultural analogue to studies of new political movements. Along with provocative theorizations of pastiche and decentralization, these essays trace a range of historically specific developments that makes the cultural proliferation of post-modernity liberating for some, or simply undirected for others. In either case, they will keep our attention On Edge.” Doris Sommer, Harvard University

"On the Edge: The Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture lays out the parameters of the issues: ethnicity, race, oppositional culture (popular), liberal democracy, the discrediting of the Left, and the women's movement. In total, this collection provides a good overview of significant issues in Latin American thought." Journal of Communication

"These essays by authors from a wide range of fields and nationalities explore problems and possibilities that the postmodernism debate poses to the reconfigurations of cultural identity in different Latin American contexts." Diacritics

"On Edge is where the reader will be, anxiously at the margins of Latin America's elite centers, throughout this excellent collection of essays on cultural and political innovations. It is a most welcome hands-on guide to some of the post-modern challenges to projects of national modernization, a cultural analogue to studies of new political movements." Doris Sommer

On Edge

“On Edge is where the reader will be, anxiously at the margins of Latin America’s elite centers, throughout this excellent collection of essays on cultural and political innovations. It is a most welcome hands-on guide to some of the post-modern challenges to projects of national modernization, a cultural analogue to studies of new political movements. Along with provocative theorizations of pastiche and decentralization, these essays trace a range of historically specific developments that makes the cultural proliferation of post-modernity liberating for some, or simply undirected for others. In either case, they will keep our attention On Edge.” Doris Sommer, Harvard University

“On the Edge: The Crisis of Contemporary Latin American Culture lays out the parameters of the issues: ethnicity, race, oppositional culture (popular), liberal democracy, the discrediting of the Left, and the women’s movement. In total, this collection provides a good overview of significant issues in Latin American thought.” Journal of Communication

“These essays by authors from a wide range of fields and nationalities explore problems and possibilities that the postmodernism debate poses to the reconfigurations of cultural identity in different Latin American contexts.” diacritics

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