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Citizenship and crisis in contemporary Brazilian literature /
Leila Lehnen.
edition
1st edition.
imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
description
viii, 252 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN
1137277556 (alk. paper), 9781137277558 (alk. paper)
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imprint
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
isbn
1137277556 (alk. paper)
9781137277558 (alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : voices of contestation : obstacles and paths to citizenship in contemporary Brazilian literature -- Luiz Ruffato : landscapes of disrepair and despair in Inferno provisório -- Fridges and suburbs in the new world order : Fernando Bonassi's Spaces of abjection -- Practical handbook of citizenship : Negating/negotiating human rights in São Paulo's periphery -- Cartographies of hope : charting empowerment in Guia afetivo da periferia.
catalogue key
8907209
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-242) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Leila Lehnen is Associate Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of New Mexico, USA. Her research focuses on contemporary Spanish American and Brazilian literature and culture. She has published essays in the Revista literature autoritarismo, Estudos de literature brasileira contempornea, and A Contracorriente.
Reviews
Review Quotes
"Drawing upon some of the most compelling bibliography in Cultural Studies and theories of citizenship, Citizenship and Crises in Contemporary Brazilian Literature is an original work in its objects, methodology, and conclusions. Focusing on rich yet understudied authors - Luiz Ruffato, Fernando Bonassi, Ferréz, and Marcus Faustini and making use of concepts such as differentiated citizenship and insurgent citizenship, this book offers a number of fascinating conclusions regarding the potential for literature to understand, question, and formulate alternatives to Brazil's exclusionary and elitist experience of citizenship." - Idelber Avelar, Tulane University, USA and author of Figuras da Violência and The Untimely Present "Lehnen's meticulously researched and illuminating book is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of how recent Brazilian fiction addresses the social, economic, and political changes that the nation has undergone since the return to democracy in the late 1980s and how these changes have affected the representation and performance of citizenship in Brazilian literature. Citizenship and Crises in Contemporary Brazilian Literature will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about unevenly accessed civil rights and citizenship in the fragmented urban cartography of contemporary Brazil." - Severino João Albuquerque, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
"Drawing upon some of the most compelling bibliography in Cultural Studies and theories of citizenship, Citizenship and Crises in Contemporary Brazilian Literature is an original work in its objects, methodology, and conclusions. Focusing on rich yet understudied authors - Luiz Ruffato, Fernando Bonassi, Ferréz, and Marcus Faustini and making use of concepts such as differentiated citizenship and insurgent citizenship, this book offers a number of fascinating conclusions regarding the potential for literature to understand, question, and formulate alternatives to Brazil's exclusionary and elitist experience of citizenship." - Idelber Avelar, Tulane University, USA and author of Figuras da Violência and The Untimely Present "Lehnen's meticulously researched and illuminating book is an invaluable contribution to our understanding of how recent Brazilian fiction addresses the social, economic, and political changes that the nation has undergone since the return to democracy in the late 1980s and how these changes have affected the representation and performance of citizenship in Brazilian literature. Citizenship and Crises in Contemporary Brazilian Literature will be of great interest to anyone wishing to learn more about unevenly accessed civil rights and citizenship in the fragmented urban cartography of contemporary Brazil." - Severino João Albuquerque, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and author of Violent Acts and Tentative Transgressions
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Summaries
Long Description
Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature considers how recent literary texts address the socio-economic and political transformations that Brazil has undergone since its 1985 transition to democracy, exploring the impact of these alterations on formal and substantive citizenship. The manuscript proposes that contemporary Brazilian literature is informed by the country's struggle for social, civil and cultural rights and that literary production has created fictional and material spaces of agency for historically disenfranchised communities. Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature broaches how literature reveals the socio-cultural tactics employed by marginalized subjects and communities in their struggle for full-fledged citizenship.
Long Description
Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature considers how recent literary texts address the socio-economic and political transformations that Brazil has undergone since its 1985 transition to democracy. Leila Lehnen proposes that contemporary Brazilian literature is informed by the country's struggle and that literary production has created fictional and material spaces of agency for historically disenfranchised communities. Ultimately, this important study broaches how literature reveals the socio-cultural tactics employed by marginalized subjects and communities in their struggle for full-fledged citizenship.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introduction: Voices of Contestation: Obstacles and Paths to Citizenship in Contemporary Brazilian Literaturep. 1
Luiz Ruffato: Landscapes of Disrepair and Despair in Inferno provisóriop. 23
Fridges and Suburbs in the New World Order: Fernando Bonassi's Spaces of Abjectionp. 73
Practical Handbook of Citizenship: Negating/Negotiating Human Rights in Sao Paulo's Periphery'p. 121
Cartographies of Hope: Charting Empowerment in Guia afetivo da periferiap. 159
Epiloguep. 193
Notesp. 199
Works Citedp. 227
Indexp. 243
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