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Capitalism and its Discontents : Power and Accumulation in Latin-American Culture

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Capitalism and its Discontents : Power and Accumulation in Latin-American Culture

Capitalism and its Discontents :
Power and Accumulation in Latin-American Culture

by John Kraniauskas
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1783169540 | 320 Pages | ePUB | 0.68 MB

Capitalism and its Discontents presents a series of interpretative essays on a number of key modern and contemporary Latin American novels and films. The overarching theme in the essays is the relation between such textual materials and their regional contexts.

In this book, John Kraniauskas uses close examinations of a number of modern and contemporary Latin American and North American novels and films to highlight the relationship between such texts and their regional cultural, political, and social contexts. Studies of a novel by James Ellroy and the TV series The Wire enable Kraniauskas to consider how ideas developed in one context can be used to explain experiences in another; he also explores an ongoing shift from texts that are centered on the state and its actions to those in which other groups come to the fore. Throughout, there’s a useful emphasis on the cultural experience of money, and how it can be traced through a wide variety of texts and cultural productions.