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Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca 2014 Iowa State University

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Saul Abarca

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

"Changing roles of market, state and civil society: the case of coffee cooperatives and small farmers in Mexico"

Abstract

In this paper, we investigate how civil society organizations, in particular coffee cooperatives, are responding to the growth of market power and the decline of government’s role in the coffee regime. At the international and national (Mexican) levels a strong neoliberal agenda skewed towards the freedom of the market has changed the relationships with the state and civil society. The strong role of the market, and the volatility of international coffee prices as well as the lack of assertive agricultural ...


Variaciones Morfosintácticas Producidas Por El Contacto Lingüístico En El Habla De La Comunidad Cubana De Montreal., Maura Cruz Enríquez 2014 Western University

Variaciones Morfosintácticas Producidas Por El Contacto Lingüístico En El Habla De La Comunidad Cubana De Montreal., Maura Cruz Enríquez

Entrehojas: Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Este artículo presenta los resultados de un estudio realizado sobre las variaciones morfosintácticas que se han producido en el español de los cubanos que residen en Montreal, debido al contacto lingüístico que tiene lugar en esa ciudad. En nuestro estudio hemos analizado un corpus compuesto por 20 horas de conversación que fueron grabadas en Montreal en el 2012. Tras el análisis de los datos obtenidos, hemos comprobado que las principales variaciones se han producido en las palabras invariables, principalmente en las preposiciones. El análisis de estos datos nos ha permitido poner en marcha un inicio de categorización de la variedad ...


Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2014 Western University

Pégame Pero No Me Dejes: La Disputa Entre El Espacio Buga Y El Gay En Quizás No Entendí (1997) De Gerardo Guiza Lemus, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Teniendo en cuenta el trasfondo del SIDA y “pasado el susto” como se expresara el escritor mexicano de temática homosexual, Luis González de Alba, la comunidad gay mexicana de finales del siglo XX continúa haciendo frente a nuevas vicisitudes. Sin embargo, ninguna de ellas se aparta del incasable (y aunque parezca trillado) deseo de conocer a ese alguien especial, a esa persona con la cual entablar una relación que vaya más allá del simple ligue sexual; es decir y en términos concretos a la búsqueda de una relación de pareja duradera. En este trabajo analizo la novela Quizás no entendí ...


Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes 2014 Iowa State University

Graduate Students Research Presentation Series, Ronald Reyes

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

“Border City: Ciudad Bolivar, Bogota, Colombia”

Abstract:

In the last 15 years, Bogotá went from being renown for corrupt governance and urban chaos to being a model for visionary politics and progressive urban planning. In this document I will analyze Bogotá’s turnaround and evaluate some of the main challenges that the city still faces, specifically considering the case of one of its largest and poorest areas like Ciudad Bolivar.

I will present Ciudad Bolivar and its informal urbanization. I will assess the opportunities and challenges represented by the participatory model of planning and policy-making adopted by the Colombian government ...


Panel Discussion, Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano, Maximilian Viatori 2014 Iowa State University

Panel Discussion, Cristina Dreifuss-Serrano, Maximilian Viatori

Latin American Urbanism Symposium

No abstract provided.


Cynthia Tompkins. Experimental Latin American Cinema. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2013. X+ 294 Pp., Carolina Rocha 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Cynthia Tompkins. Experimental Latin American Cinema. Austin: U Of Texas P, 2013. X+ 294 Pp., Carolina Rocha

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Cynthia Tompkins. Experimental Latin American Cinema. Austin: U of Texas P, 2013. x+ 294 pp.


Mark D. Anderson. Disaster Writing: The Cultural Politics Of Catastrophe In Latin America. Charlottesville: U Of Virginia P, 2011. 241 Pp., Nicasio Urbina 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Mark D. Anderson. Disaster Writing: The Cultural Politics Of Catastrophe In Latin America. Charlottesville: U Of Virginia P, 2011. 241 Pp., Nicasio Urbina

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Mark D. Anderson. Disaster Writing: The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe in Latin America. Charlottesville: U of Virgina P, 2011. 241 pp.


Joshua Lund. The Mestizo State: Reading Race In Modern Mexico. Minneapolis: U Of Minnesota P, 2012. Xx + 217 Pp., Miguel Ángel González-Abellás 2014 Kansas State University Libraries

Joshua Lund. The Mestizo State: Reading Race In Modern Mexico. Minneapolis: U Of Minnesota P, 2012. Xx + 217 Pp., Miguel Ángel González-Abellás

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Joshua Lund. The Mestizo State: Reading Race in Modern Mexico. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 2012. xx + 217 pp.


El Protagonista Negro En La Narrativa Antiesclavista Latinoamericana Del Siglo Xix, Nydia Jeffers 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

El Protagonista Negro En La Narrativa Antiesclavista Latinoamericana Del Siglo Xix, Nydia Jeffers

Theses, Dissertations, Student Research: Modern Languages and Literatures

Abolitionist literature published in Latin America in the 19th century has received considerable critical attention, much of it focused on the reader’s compassionate response to the alienated slave, such as Sab. However, little known works sometimes end with the slave’s nonviolent rebellion being rewarded. For example, in the short story “La Sibila de los Andes” (1840) by Fermín Toro the fugitive slave survives as a free woman. In the novel Florencio Conde (1875) by José María Samper, the slave negotiates with the master to obtain his freedom and eventually becomes wealthy. These works promote the abolitionist cause because ...


México Lindo Y Jotito: Historia Y Literatura De La Homosexualidad Masculina, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio 2013 Western University

México Lindo Y Jotito: Historia Y Literatura De La Homosexualidad Masculina, Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio

No abstract provided.


Poesía E Historicidad En Ernesto Cardenal Y Roberto Fernández Retamar, Alberto David Rivera Vaca 2013 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Poesía E Historicidad En Ernesto Cardenal Y Roberto Fernández Retamar, Alberto David Rivera Vaca

Doctoral Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes the meta-poetic and historicist thought in Ernesto Cardenal and Roberto Fernández Retamar’s poetry. The concept these poets have poetry is closely related to the historical moment of their times. They ponder about poetry and its function, poetic thought that is nourished by a historical consciousness. This close relationship between poetry and history inevitably includes sensitivity to the social situation in their respective countries and in Latin America. These poets seek to understand the concrete reality thus coming closer to the truth of things. The study shows that these poets, based on history and poetic thought, assume ...


Buenos Aires Dreaming: Chronopolitics, Memory And Dystopia In La Sonámbula, Mariano Paz 2013 University of South Florida

Buenos Aires Dreaming: Chronopolitics, Memory And Dystopia In La Sonámbula, Mariano Paz

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

The Argentine film La Sonámbula (dir. Fernando Spiner, 1998) is one of the most renowned examples of local science fiction cinema. The film portrays a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian Argentina in the year 2010 (the near future at the time of the film’s release). Since this dystopian scenario never materialized, it might be assumed the concerns and anxieties about Argentine politics that the film conveys might have been exaggerated or unfounded. Drawing on the concept of chronopolitcs, as defined by Paul Virilio, and on the theoretical framework proposed by Paul Ricoeur related to the study of memory and forgetting, this paper ...


Yo, Ciborg: El Andamiaje Político De La Subjetividad Y De La Otredad En La Ciencia- Ficción Argentina, Silvia Gabriela Kurlat Ares 2013 University of South Florida

Yo, Ciborg: El Andamiaje Político De La Subjetividad Y De La Otredad En La Ciencia- Ficción Argentina, Silvia Gabriela Kurlat Ares

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

Se ha dicho que los textos de ciencia-ficción abarcan todas las posibles formas de lo Otro al proveerle una identidad que subraya la diferencia como punto de partida para el diálogo. La ciencia-ficción argentina es tanto una excepción como una prueba de tal afirmación puesto que, aunque aparecen raras veces, los monstruos, los extraterrestres y las razas extrañas que la habitan ponen en evidencia en qué medida esa diversidad constituye una amenaza para discursos políticos que se organizan en torno a una deseada homogeneidad nacional. Pero a su vez, la misma singularidad de esa diferencia ofrece un espacio contra y ...


Entre El Juego Y La Memoria: El Detective Y La Ciudad En La Narrativa Neo Policiaca De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii Y Leonardo Padura Fuentes., Carlos Pardo 2013 Western University

Entre El Juego Y La Memoria: El Detective Y La Ciudad En La Narrativa Neo Policiaca De Paco Ignacio Taibo Ii Y Leonardo Padura Fuentes., Carlos Pardo

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This dissertation examines the development of the characters in the detective series of Paco Ignacio Taibo II (Mexico) and Leonardo Padura Fuentes (Cuba) and their relationship with their Hispanic-American cities: Mexico D.F. and Havana. To accomplish it, this dissertation initially deals with the connection between the “neo policiaco” and the narrative tradition that precedes it: the classical detective story or whodunit and the American hardboiled crime story, as well as its link with Spanish contemporary detective fiction. As a result, the Hispanic-American “neo policiaco” explores new possibilities of detective narratives in which complex characters and the Hispanic American city ...


Entre Dos Vegas (Garcilaso Y Lope): El Obligado Desequilibrio Del Licenciado Vidriera, Julio Baena 2013 Bowdoin College

Entre Dos Vegas (Garcilaso Y Lope): El Obligado Desequilibrio Del Licenciado Vidriera, Julio Baena

Dissidences

No abstract provided.


Escribir En Los Bordes, César Zamorano 2013 Bowdoin College

Escribir En Los Bordes, César Zamorano

Dissidences

La recuperación y diálogo con textos producidos durante la Conquista permite pensar en formas de decir que se caracterizan por su carácter heterogéneo y su ambigüedad, pues son construidos entre, a lo menos, dos formas de pensamiento. Al mismo tiempo las formas de dominación de un pensamiento único traídas a América por los conquistadores tienen una larga historia que es preciso comprender. El siguiente trabajo intenta trazar esta historia del pensamiento occidental moderno y las formas de resistencia que pueden ser reconocidas en Guamán Poma de Ayala y en Cabeza de Vaca. El estatus de estos registros serán analizados a ...


Towards Respecting Indigenous Rights In Development Policy: The Case Of A Community-Based Forest Management Project In Panama, Benjamin Goodman 2013 SelectedWorks

Towards Respecting Indigenous Rights In Development Policy: The Case Of A Community-Based Forest Management Project In Panama, Benjamin Goodman

Benjamin Goodman

As Latin American countries reach new heights of development, perched on the shoulders of an increasingly globalized economy, their local indigenous communities continue to be the most marginalized and impoverished people in the world. Sustainable development initiatives present themselves as a way to contribute to global economic development, while at the same time, respecting the livelihoods of rural peoples and preserving natural resources for future generations. However, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources continues to threaten the livelihoods and identities of many rural indigenous communities. As the economic, legal and political marginalization of indigenous peoples persists, the inevitable result of these ...


Justo Sierra Sobre Verne Y Sus 20,000 Leguas De Viaje Submarino, Miguel A. Fernández Delgado MAFD 2013 University of South Florida

Justo Sierra Sobre Verne Y Sus 20,000 Leguas De Viaje Submarino, Miguel A. Fernández Delgado Mafd

Alambique: Revista académica de ciencia ficción y fantasia / Jornal acadêmico de ficção científica e fantasía

En el periódico mexicano El Federalista, del 10 de febrero de 1872, apareció una breve introducción de Justo Sierra para la novela 20,000 leguas de viaje submarino de Jules Verne, la cual, por algún motivo, no se publicó junto con la edición mexicana de la misma obra. Aquí se da a conocer el documento, junto con la presentación que hicieron los editores del periódico. Al principio, lleva una introducción que señala las obras de Verne publicadas en México durante el siglo XIX, así como algunos pormenores de los editores interesados en publicarlas y de la forma en que fueron ...


Magic(Infra)Realism: Jetztzeiten Of Believability And Latin American History In García Márquez’S Cien Años De Soledad And Otoño Del Patriarca., Katarzyna Jasinski 2013 Western University

Magic(Infra)Realism: Jetztzeiten Of Believability And Latin American History In García Márquez’S Cien Años De Soledad And Otoño Del Patriarca., Katarzyna Jasinski

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examines the idea of Colombian history as ‘random coincidence’ in Gabriel García Márquez’s Cien años de soledad and El otoño del patriarca. Walter Benjamin’s Theses on the Philosophy of History and Michel Foucault’s Nietzsche, Genealogy, History provide the theoretical framework for the research. This thesis examines magic realism as a way of representing the true invisible past of Latin America. The combination of Foucault’s concept of genealogy, Walter Benjamin’s ‘messianic historical materialism’ and García Márquez’s ‘magic realism’ demonstrates that the combination of living and telling produce a Jetztzeit of believability that redeems ...


The Country Bleeds With A Laugh: Social Criticism Meets Horror Genre In José Mojica Marins’S “At Midnight I’Ll Take Your Soul (1963)”, Diana Anselmo-Sequeira 2013 SelectedWorks

The Country Bleeds With A Laugh: Social Criticism Meets Horror Genre In José Mojica Marins’S “At Midnight I’Ll Take Your Soul (1963)”, Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Diana Anselmo-Sequeira

Focused on Brazil’s first horror film, José Mojica Marins’s low-budget production "À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma" (1963), this paper explores how Marins, a marginalized Cinema Novo director, used classical horror conventions as tools for political critique. An analysis of this cinematic landmark reveals that Marins’s homegrown horror intersected with Cinema Novo’s main themes, such as cannibalism, class asymmetries, Hollywood’s influence, rightwing censorship, and national identity. Poignantly self-aware, I argue that this campy horror film in fact worked through seminal tensions besieging Brazilian culture throughout the violent dictatorship years (1964-1985), namely the conflicts between urban and ...


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