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The Resource Rethinking community from Peru : the political philosophy of José María Arguedas, Irina Alexandra Feldman, (electronic resource)

Rethinking community from Peru : the political philosophy of José María Arguedas, Irina Alexandra Feldman, (electronic resource)

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Rethinking community from Peru : the political philosophy of José María Arguedas
Title
Rethinking community from Peru
Title remainder
the political philosophy of José María Arguedas
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Irina Alexandra Feldman
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Language
eng
Summary
"Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist José María Arguedas (1911-1969) was a highly conflicted figure. As a mestizo, both European and Quechua blood ran through his veins and into his cosmology and writing. Arguedas's Marxist influences and ethnographic work placed him in direct contact with the subalterns he would champion in his stories. His exposés of the conflicts between Indians and creoles, and workers and elites were severely criticized by his contemporaries, who sought homogeneity in the nation-building project of Peru. In Rethinking Community from Peru, Irina Alexandra Feldman examines the deep political connotations and current relevance of Arguedas's fiction to the Andean region. Looking principally to his most ambitious and controversial work, All the Bloods, Feldman analyzes Arguedas's conceptions of community, political subjectivity, sovereignty, juridical norm, popular actions, and revolutionary change. She deconstructs his particular use of language, a mix of Quechua and Spanish, as a vehicle to express the political dualities in the Andes. As Feldman shows, Arguedas's characters become ideological speakers and the narrator's voice is often absent, allowing for multiple viewpoints and a powerful realism. Feldman examines Arguedas's other novels to augment her theorizations, and grounds her analysis in a dialogue with political philosophers Walter Benjamin, Jean-Luc Nancy, Carl Schmitt, Jacques Derrida, Ernesto Laclau, and Álvaro García-Linera, among others. In the current political climate, Feldman views the promise of Arguedas's vision in light of Evo Morales's election and the Bolivian plurality project recognizing indigenous autonomy. She juxtaposes the Bolivian situation with that of Peru, where comparatively limited progress has been made towards constitutional recognition of the indigenous groups. As Feldman demonstrates, the prophetic relevance of Arguedas's constructs lie in their recognition of the sovereignty of all ethnic groups and their coexistence in the modern democratic nation-state, in a system of heterogeneity through autonomy--not homogeneity through suppression. Tragically for Arguedas, it was a philosophy he could not reconcile with the politics of his day, or from his position within Peruvian society"--
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Feldman, Irina Alexandra
Dewey number
863/.62
LC call number
PQ8497.A65
LC item number
Z647 2014
Series statement
Illuminations : cultural formations of the Americas
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  • Arguedas, José María
  • Arguedas, José María
  • Arguedas, José María
  • Peruvian fiction
  • Ethnic relations in literature
  • Social conflict in literature
  • Community life in literature
  • Sovereignty in literature
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Andes Region
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Caribbean & Latin American
Label
Rethinking community from Peru : the political philosophy of José María Arguedas, Irina Alexandra Feldman, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index
Contents
Introduction: Arguedas : Rethinking Community -- Sovereignty and Authority in Todas las sangres -- Andean Community : Beyond the Limits of Death Demand -- "Why Have You Killed Me?" : Violence, Law, and Justice in Todas las sangres -- Moments of Revolutionary Transformation in Arguedean Novels
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OCM1bookssj0001266325
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unknown
Isbn
9780822963073
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014012658
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0001266325
Label
Rethinking community from Peru : the political philosophy of José María Arguedas, Irina Alexandra Feldman, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index
Contents
Introduction: Arguedas : Rethinking Community -- Sovereignty and Authority in Todas las sangres -- Andean Community : Beyond the Limits of Death Demand -- "Why Have You Killed Me?" : Violence, Law, and Justice in Todas las sangres -- Moments of Revolutionary Transformation in Arguedean Novels
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001266325
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780822963073
Isbn Type
(paperback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2014012658
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001266325

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