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Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Lucy Bollington and Paul Merchant

Abstract

Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human curates an important series of case studies of the posthuman imaginaries and nonhuman tropes employed in a broad range of Latin American cultural texts, from the narratives of Las Casas to new media and installation art in contemporary Mexico, Colombia, and Argentina. The book’s introduction highlights the ways the figure of the “limit” has functioned as an important site of aesthetic, ontological, and political experimentation and reworking in Latin American cultural production, and underlines the potentialities and possible risks associated ... More

Keywords: posthumanism, necropolitics, ecological storytelling, new materialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781683401490
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5744/florida/9781683401490.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lucy Bollington, editor
University College London

Paul Merchant, editor
University of Bristol

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Contents

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Introduction

Lucy Bollington and Paul Merchant

Necropolitical Witnessing

1 Forensic Fictions

Carlos Fonseca

3 Permeable Bodies

Natalia Aguilar Vásquez

Animal and Plant Entanglements

5 Invasive Specie

Nicole D. Legnani

Ecology, Hierarchy, Horizontality

11 Terror and Awe

Niall H. D. Geraghty

End Matter