Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics and Latin American Arts

Sensing Decolonial Aesthetics and Latin American Arts
Author: Juan G. Ramos
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Publisher: University Press of Florida
Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 272
Hours of reading: 4.5 hours
Publication Date: 2021
Languages: | English |
Price: 61,64 €

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Bringing Latin American popular art out of the margins and into the center of serious scholarship, this book rethinks the cultural canon and recovers previously undervalued cultural forms as art. Juan Ramos uses ""decolonial aesthetics,"" a theory that frees the idea of art from Eurocentric forms of expression and philosophies of the beautiful, to examine the long decade of the 1960s in Latin America-- time of cultural production that has not been studied extensively from a decolonial perspective. Ramos looks at examples of ""antipoetry,"" unconventional verse that challenges canonical poets and often addresses urgent social concerns. He analyzes the militant popular songs of nueva cancion by musicians including Mercedes Sosa and Violeta Parra. He discusses films that use visually shocking images and melodramatic effects to tell the stories of Latin American nations. These art forms, he argues, appeal to an aesthetic that involves all the senses. Instead of being outdated byproducts of their historical moments, they continue to influence Latin American cultural production today.




"The greatest strengths of this book lie in its extensive engagement with the concept of 'sensing decolonial aesthetics' and the rather rich reading of specific examples of artists seeking to redefine the relationship of the arts to popular audiences. . . . Strong analytical reach."--Modern Language Notes "Unlike many works that focus on a single country or region to discuss the 1960s in Latin America, Ramos embarks on a journey to discover a continental decolonial aesthetic. . . . The book's ambitious scope, coupled with its excellent case studies, means that it will be mandatory reading for students and scholars. . . . Will leave a lasting impression on Latin American studies specifically and postcolonial studies more generally."--The Americas "Mediante un estudio que rompe con las divisiones . . . Ramos junta poesía, música y el cine para leer-las desde los lentes contemporáneos de la crítica a la colonialidad y del pensamiento decolonial. . . . El libro reposiciona para el presente algunos viejos debates a la vez que anima a recorrer otros caminos para continuar pensando en las continuidades de las propuestas estéticas estudiadas."--Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

Juan G. Ramos Biography

Juan G. Ramos is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the College of the Holy Cross, USA. His most recent book project is Sensing Otherwise: Decolonial Aesthetics and Latin American Arts. Tara Daly is Assistant Professor of Spanish at Marquette University, USA. She is finishing her first monograph tentatively titled, Vital Aesthetics in the Andes. ... Read full biography

Authors: Juan G. Ramos
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Languages: | English |
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ISBN13: 9781683400240
ISBN10: 1683400240
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Book Format: Hardback
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Pages: 272
Book Weight: 562.45
Book Dimensions: 152x229x19.05
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Publication date: March 6, 2018
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Publication City/Country: Florida, United States

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