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The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City

Latin America in the Cold War

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ISBN 9780674008427

Publication Date: 06/24/2002


352 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Convergences: Inventories of the Present


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  • Introduction
  • I. Conflicting Universals
    • 1. Killing Them Softly: the Cold War and Culture
    • 2. Communist Manifestoes
    • 3. Liberated Territories
  • II. Peripheral Fantasies
    • 4. Anti-States
    • 5. The Black Angel of Time
    • 6. The Magic of Alterity
  • III. A Cultural Revolution
    • 7. Cultural Revolutions
    • 8. The Seduction of Margins
    • 9. Bodies in Distress: Narratives of Globalization
    • 10. Obstinate Memory: Tainted History
    • 11. Inside the Empire
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2003 Bolton-Johnson Prize, Conference on Latin American History
  • Honorable Mention, 2002 Katherine Singer Kovács Prize, Modern Language Association

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