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The Resource Insult to injury : violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature, edited by Debra Andrist, (electronic resource)

Insult to injury : violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature, edited by Debra Andrist, (electronic resource)

Label
Insult to injury : violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature
Title
Insult to injury
Title remainder
violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Debra Andrist
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The stark reality of all life, from the biology of the food chain incorporating all living beings to the social stratification and hierarchies of human cultures, revolves around violence - physical or psychological. That unavoidable, black-and-white, worldview of survival of the fittest with little if any gray to mitigate it is colored only by the red lifeblood of the victims of the bigger, the stronger, the smarter, the wilier, who literally and/or figuratively "eat" their victims - overcoming, overwhelming, controlling, oppressing them. The premise behind Insult to Injury: Violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino Art and Literature focuses on the representation of the visual and literary artistic products of a group of seemingly alike yet divergent societies, with linguistic and cultural ties that reflect those societies' means of control. These representations socialize viewers and/or readers in personal or public situations, establishing ubiquitous hierarchies. French social anthropologist/literary critic/theorist Rene Girard maintains in Violence & the Sacred that "the oldest means of social control is. violence." While the incorporated violence itself is not the overweening theme of this work, the representation or threat of violence functions in reality in terms that imply its consequences to the viewer or reader. These consequences are discussed in terms of control-directed violence based on gender roles and politics, socio-cultural power, and environmental issues or eco-violence. The underlying message is that of the necessity to behave according to imposed norms, stated or implied, or suffer those consequences - a convincing leitmotif in works by Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino visual artists and writers in the Spanish language over the ages"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
Dewey number
810.9/868073
LC call number
PS153.H56
LC item number
I575 2017
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1950-
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Andrist, Debra D.
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  • American literature
  • Spanish American literature
  • Spanish literature
  • Violence in literature
  • Social control in literature
  • Violence in art
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Hispanic American Studies
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American
Label
Insult to injury : violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature, edited by Debra Andrist, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001733600
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unknown
Isbn
9781845198367
Lccn
2016037202
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001733600
Label
Insult to injury : violence in Spanish, Hispanic American and Latino art & literature, edited by Debra Andrist, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001733600
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781845198367
Lccn
2016037202
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001733600

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