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The Resource The other side of the popular : neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America, Gareth Williams

The other side of the popular : neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America, Gareth Williams

Label
The other side of the popular : neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America
Title
The other side of the popular
Title remainder
neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Gareth Williams
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on deconstruction, postcolonial theory, cultural studies, and subaltern studies, "The Other Side of the Popular" is as much a reflection on the limitations and possibilities for thinking about the politics of Latin American culture as it is a study of the culture itself. Gareth Williams pays particular attention to the close relationship between complex cultural shifts and the development of the neoliberal nation-state. The modern Latin American nation, he argues, was built upon the idea of 'the people', a citizenry with common interests transcending demographic and cultural differences. As nations have weakened in relation to the global economy, this moment - of the popular as the basis of nation-building - has passed, causing seismic shifts in the relationships between governments and cultural formations. Williams asserts that these changed relationships necessitate the rethinking of fundamental concepts such as 'the popular' and 'the nation'. He maintains that the perspective of subalternity is vital to this theoretical project because it demands the reimagining of the connections between critical reason and its objects of analysis. Williams develops his argument through studies of events highlighting Latin America's uneasy, and often violent, transition to late capitalism over the past thirty years. He looks at the Chiapas rebellion in Mexico, genocide in El Salvador, the Sendero in Peru, Chile's and Argentina's transitions to democratic governments, and Latin Americans' migration northward. Williams also reads film, photography, and literary works including Ricardo Piglia's "The Absent City" and the statements of a young Salvadoran woman, the daughter of ex-guerrilleros, living in South Central Los Angeles. "The Other Side of the Popular" is an incisive interpretation of Latin American culture and politics over the last few decades as well as a thoughtful meditation on the state of Latin American cultural studies
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Williams, Gareth
Dewey number
980.03/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414.2
LC item number
.W55 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Latin America
  • Social change
  • Capitalism
  • Liberalism
  • Latin American literature
Label
The other side of the popular : neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America, Gareth Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48516926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780822329251
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48516926
Label
The other side of the popular : neoliberalism and subalternity in Latin America, Gareth Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [355]-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48516926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 375 pages
Isbn
9780822329251
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007556
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)48516926

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