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¿Olvidar el latinoamericanismo?: John Beverley y la política de los estudios culturales latinoamericanos

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Nick Morgan


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This article uses Bourdieu's theory of fields to examine an area of research which has over the last ten years or so come to be known as "Latin Americanism". It analyses the debates over political engagement, theoretical novelty and the perspective of the researcher as examples of struggles within the field over what Bourdieu refers to as "the legitimate principle of legitimacy". Taking as its starting point John Beverley's 2011 book, Latin Americanism after 9/11, it examines the critical tendencies with Latin Americanism against the frame of reference provided by these three points of reference, suggesting that the struggle for hermeneutic authority has more to do with the struggle for capital within the field than with the reality of Latin American politics today.

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Author(s): Morgan N

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cuadernos de Literatura

Year: 2013

Volume: 17

Issue: 34

Pages: 18-45

Print publication date: 01/07/2013

ISSN (print): 0122-8102

ISSN (electronic): 2346-1691

Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana