Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production (Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture)

Latin American Identity in Online Cultural Production (Routledge Studies in New Media and Cyberculture)

By: Claire Taylor (author), Thea Pitman (author)Hardback

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This volume provides an innovative and timely approach to a fast growing, yet still under-studied field in Latin American cultural production: digital online culture. It focuses on the transformations or continuations that cultural products and practices such as hypermedia fictions, and online performance art, as well as blogs, films, databases and other genre-defying web-based projects, perform with respect to Latin American(ist) discourses, as well as their often contestatory positioning with respect to Western hegemonic discourses as they circulate online. The intellectual rationale for the volume is located at the crossroads of two, equally important, theoretical strands: theories of digital culture, in their majority the product of the anglophone academy; and contemporary debates on Latin American identity and culture.

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Claire Taylor is Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK. Thea Pitman is Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies at the University of Leeds, UK.


Introduction: Approaches to Latin American Online Cultural Production 1. Cartographic Imaginaries: Mapping Latin(o) America's Place in a World of Networked Digital Technologies 2. Reworking the 'Lettered City': The Resistant Re-territorialisation of Urban Place 3. From Macondo to Macon.doc: Contemporary Latin American Hypertext Fiction 4. Civilisation and Barbarism: New Frontiers and Barbarous Borders Online 5. Mestiz@ Cyborgs: The Performance of Latin American-ness as (Critical) Racial Identity 6. The Latin American Revolutionary Tradition in the Age of New Media (Revolutions) Conclusion: Latin American Cultural Practice Online: A Continuing Dialogue Between Discourses

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  • publication date: 04/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780415517447
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 282
  • ID: 9780415517447
  • weight: 544
  • ISBN10: 0415517443

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