- - -
Latin America European Portal
REDIAL European Network of Information and Documentation on Latin America
CEISAL European Council for Social Research on Latin America
Review Journal de la Société des Américanistes

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies

Review Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

Year: 2013 vol. 19 n. 2

Beckman, Ericka. Fables of globalization: race, sex and money in nineteenth-century Latin America.  / Fábulas de la globalización: raza, sexo y dinero en la América Latina decimonónica p. 99-116 América Latina
Literatura, mercado global, capitalismo, género, raza
Siglo XIX


This article argues that nineteenth-century Latin American literary texts should be read not only as allegories of nation-building projects, but also as allegories of the global market, named “fables of globalization.” The texts studied include the Argentine-born Juana Manuela Gorriti's 1869 novella about Peruvians in gold-rush era California; a set of Argentine novels inspired by the calamitous stock market crash of 1890; and a virtually unknown science-fiction story by the Peruvian author Clemente Palma, written in the midst of national experiments with the gold standard. While these texts remain for the most part forgotten, their resurrection as fables of globalization allows us to begin to excavate the global market and its unstable regimes of value as a potent imaginary source for nineteenth-century literature.

Read, Malcolm K. Further thoughts on the history of the unconscious: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.  / Otras reflexiones sobre la historia del inconsciente: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz p. 159-184 México
Feminismo, sujeto libre, inconsciente ideológico-libidinal, feudalismo, capitalismo
Siglo XVII


While feminist Hispanists of recent decades have justifiably broken with some of the broad patriarchal assumptions that have long characterized their discipline, in order to instate Sor Juana de la Cruz within a reconfigured literary canon, they have accepted unquestioningly the key bourgeois concept of the “free subject,” together with its associated ideological problematic, through which to press the relevance of this same writer to “modernity.” The present article, by way of contrast, locates Sor Juana's writings historically within a play of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century ideologies that transcend the level of individuality. These ideologies serve, in the case of Sor Juana, as a basis from which to develop the Althusserian concept of an ideological unconscious. Taken in combination with its libidinal counterpart, this ideological unconscious serves in turn to theorize how, in the transition from feudalism to capitalism, modes of production enlist gender to prosecute their exploitative practices.

Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies
Paper | Numerical version with subscription | United Kingdom Print ISSN: 1470-1847
Online ISSN: 1469-9524
Year of creation: 1994

Publisher: Routledge

Un boletín internacional que trata de los idiomas, literaturas e historias de la Península ibérica y de Latinoamérica. Se dedica precisamente a promover una investigación de alto nivel en particular en las áreas de la literatura y la historia moderna y contemporánea, el cine, la lingüística.
Cada año, se publican tres números, con artículos en catalán, inglés, español. Además de artículos de investigación, el jornal incluye también una sección de críticas que evalúa las recientes publicaciones así como más largas críticas sobre tópicos específicos ; se encuentra a veces una sección « documenta » que incluye entrevistas, correspondencia, artículos y discursos ; por fin hay otros documentos análogos caracterizados por su enfoque cultural e histórico.
Ceisal Redial © REDIAL & CEISAL. Editorial responsibility: Araceli García Martín - AECID (Madrid, España),
Jussi Pakkasvirta - Ceisal (Helsinki, Finlandia).
Web development: Olivier Bertoncello Data Consulting    Web hosting: CCIN2P3: CCIN2P3