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The Resource Thresholds of Illiteracy : theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance, Abraham Acosta

Thresholds of Illiteracy : theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance, Abraham Acosta

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Thresholds of Illiteracy : theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance
Title
Thresholds of Illiteracy
Title remainder
theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance
Statement of responsibility
Abraham Acosta
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thresholds of Illiteracy reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of "illiteracy" as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social antagonism. "Illiteracy," Acosta claims, can offer us a way of talking about what cannot be subsumed within prevailing modes of reading, such as the opposition between writing and orality, that have frequently been deployed to distinguish between modern and archaic peoples and societies. This book is organized as a series of literary and cultural analyses of internationally recognized postcolonial narratives. It tackles a series of the most important political/aesthetic issues in Latin America that have arisen over the past thirty years or so, including indigenism, testimonio, the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, and migration to the United States via the U.S.-Mexican border. Through a critical examination of the "illiterate" effects and contradictions at work in these resistant narratives, the book goes beyond current theories of culture and politics to reveal radically unpredictable forms of antagonism that advance the possibility for an ever more democratic model of cultural analysis"--
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Acosta, Abraham
Dewey number
860.9/98
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7081.A1
LC item number
A25 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Latin American literature
  • Literacy
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and society
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / Hispanic American
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
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Thresholds of Illiteracy : theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance, Abraham Acosta
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
864299282
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 275 pages
Isbn
9780823257102
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013036326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Thresholds of Illiteracy : theory, Latin America, and the crisis of resistance, Abraham Acosta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
864299282
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 275 pages
Isbn
9780823257102
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2013036326
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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