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Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation : Desire and Limits for Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Mexican Fiction

By: Mato, Shigeko.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2011Description: 1 online resource (162 p.).ISBN: 9781453900734.Subject(s): Authorship in literature | Intellectuals in literature | Mexican fiction - 20th century - History and criticism | Other (Philosophy) in literature | Representation (Philosophy) in literature | Social classes in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation : Desire and Limits for Intellectuals in Twentieth-Century Mexican FictionDDC classification: 863.60997209 | 863.6099720904 | 863/.6099720904 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Table of Contents; Acknowledgments vii; Introduction. Cooptation and Representation 1; Chapter 1. Juan Ruflo as the "Author Function:"; Coopted Imagination of Mexicanness in Pedro Páramo 17; Chapter 2. Wanting to Philosophize the Marginal:; On Hasta no verte Jesús mío 39; Chapter 3. Insufficiency of Benevolence in Ciudad Real:; Rosario Castellanos' Challenge 57; Chapter 4. Impossibility of Re-writing the Once Vanished History:; Llanto: Novelas imposibles 79; Chapter 5. Subcomandante Marcos' Performance:; Intellectual Consciousness and Appropriation 99
Conclusion. Good Intentions and Responsibilities of Intellectuals 131Bibliography 139; Index 147
Summary: Is the affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony unbreakable? When intellectuals attempt to retell history from its bottom side, or when writers try to represent the so-called marginalized subject, are they not simply reinforcing the perspective and agenda of society''s hegemonic currents? Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation engages in a discussion of the problem of this potentially unbreakable affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony. Through five twentieth-century Mexican literary works: Pedro Paramo (1955, Juan Rulfo); Hasta no verte Jesus mio (1969, Elena Poniatowska); three short stories from Ciudad Real (1960, Rosario Castellanos); Llanto: Novelas imposibles (1992, Carmen Boullosa); and Muertos incomodos (falta lo que falta) (2005, Subcomandate Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II), this book attempts to examine the contradictory phenomenon that emerges when intellectuals'' desire to represent a marginalized subject or history clashes with their own limited ability to fully know the marginalized. No critics have compiled these five seemingly unrelated Mexican texts in order to scrutinize such a contradictory tendency. Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation provides an innovative way to connect the five texts by delineating, within specific Mexican historical and geopolitical contexts, how and why intellectuals have difficulty moving away from the reproduction of otherness, when they attempt to represent a marginalized subject or history. This book can be useful for those who are interested in the Spanish American boom literature, twentieth-century Mexican literature, women writing, testimonial writing, subaltern studies, postcolonial studies, historical novels, and cultural studies.
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Table of Contents; Acknowledgments vii; Introduction. Cooptation and Representation 1; Chapter 1. Juan Ruflo as the "Author Function:"; Coopted Imagination of Mexicanness in Pedro Páramo 17; Chapter 2. Wanting to Philosophize the Marginal:; On Hasta no verte Jesús mío 39; Chapter 3. Insufficiency of Benevolence in Ciudad Real:; Rosario Castellanos' Challenge 57; Chapter 4. Impossibility of Re-writing the Once Vanished History:; Llanto: Novelas imposibles 79; Chapter 5. Subcomandante Marcos' Performance:; Intellectual Consciousness and Appropriation 99

Conclusion. Good Intentions and Responsibilities of Intellectuals 131Bibliography 139; Index 147

Is the affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony unbreakable? When intellectuals attempt to retell history from its bottom side, or when writers try to represent the so-called marginalized subject, are they not simply reinforcing the perspective and agenda of society''s hegemonic currents? Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation engages in a discussion of the problem of this potentially unbreakable affiliation between intellectuals and hegemony. Through five twentieth-century Mexican literary works: Pedro Paramo (1955, Juan Rulfo); Hasta no verte Jesus mio (1969, Elena Poniatowska); three short stories from Ciudad Real (1960, Rosario Castellanos); Llanto: Novelas imposibles (1992, Carmen Boullosa); and Muertos incomodos (falta lo que falta) (2005, Subcomandate Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II), this book attempts to examine the contradictory phenomenon that emerges when intellectuals'' desire to represent a marginalized subject or history clashes with their own limited ability to fully know the marginalized. No critics have compiled these five seemingly unrelated Mexican texts in order to scrutinize such a contradictory tendency. Cooptation, Complicity, and Representation provides an innovative way to connect the five texts by delineating, within specific Mexican historical and geopolitical contexts, how and why intellectuals have difficulty moving away from the reproduction of otherness, when they attempt to represent a marginalized subject or history. This book can be useful for those who are interested in the Spanish American boom literature, twentieth-century Mexican literature, women writing, testimonial writing, subaltern studies, postcolonial studies, historical novels, and cultural studies.

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The Author: Shigeko Mato received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico. She is currently Associate Professor of Spanish at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. Her articles have appeared in Letras Femeninas , Confluencia , and Hispanic Journal .

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