Peripheral Transmodernities

Peripheral Transmodernities

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This volume is a collection of essays dealing with the critical dialogue between the cultural production of the Hispanic/Latino world and that of the so-called Orient or the Orient itself, including the Asian and Arab worlds. As we see in these essays, the Europeansa€™ cultural others (peripheral nations and former colonies) have established an intercultural and intercontinental dialogue among themselves, without feeling the need to resort to the center-metropolisa€™ mediation. These South-to-South dialogues tend not to be as asymmetric as the old dialogue between the (former) metropolis (the hegemonic, Eurocentric center) and the colonies. These essays about Hispanic and Latino cultural production (most of them dealing with literature, but some covering urban art, music, and film) provide vivid examples of de-colonizing impetus and cultural resistance. In some of them, we can find peripheral subjectivitiesa€™ perception of other peripheral, racialized, and (post)colonial subjects and their cultures.South-to-South Intercultural Dialogues between the Luso-Hispanic World and a€œ the Orienta€ Ignacio LA³pez-Calvo ... For the purposes of this narrative-essay with its main focus on a€œorientalism, a€ the following personal/public examples are selectedanbsp;...

Title:Peripheral Transmodernities
Author:Ignacio López-Calvo
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2012-01-24


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