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Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

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Año: 2012 vol. 21 n. 3

Kraniauskas, John. A Short Andean History of Photography: Yawar fiesta p. 359-378 Perú
Yawar fiesta / José María Arguedas
Siglo XX

Hibbett, Alexandra. Arguedas' Joy: Opening History in The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below . p. 379-389 Perú
José María Arguedas / The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below
Siglo XX


Many read The Fox from Up Above and the Fox from Down Below, by José María Arguedas, as a tragic expression of the breaking-point of Andean myth. Others, while recognizing a tragic dimension to the novel, also see a joyous one that they associate with the hope that myth and modernity could come together to form a harmonious new society. This article argues for a reading of the novel as joyful as well as tragic, taking distance from most understandings of the novel's ‘hopeful’ dimension in arguing that both joy and suffering, together, are expressions of the novel's profoundly modern intervention in and opening up of history. I examine the passage in which the fox-human Diego joyously ‘dances the machines’ in don Ángel's factory in order to discuss how the modernity of the novel is related to this affect where joy and suffering are one, showing that it is at the level of joy-suffering that the novel is able to open up a space of indistinctness that has the potential to generate a radically new community no longer based upon the logic of identity and difference.

Gaspar, Martín. The Tradition of Anonymity in the Andes . p. 391-415 Perú
Madeinusa / Claudia Llosa / Cine peruano
Siglo XXI


This essay examines the longstanding lettered tradition of representing the Andean native as anonymous, and what I view as a potential challenge to this tradition in Claudia Llosa's film Madeinusa (2006). By following the gaze of the native as a common thread, I trace a genealogy of the figure of the anonymous native in Peruvian letters since the early twentieth century. Early essays and paintings of the native, I claim, display a basic politics of anonymity, while fictional works explore the narrative implications of and alternatives to this politics. Understood in terms of its formal economy, anonymity redistributes agency from the individual native to the observer, the outsider, the leader, or the community. I argue that the figure of the anonymous native is invoked and refunctionalized in a particular scene of Llosa's film, where the native's gaze is contaminated through associative montage with the gaze of a cow. The film produces a tension between plot and image that poses anonymity as a choice to the spectator, thus tapping into cultural history to expose it and perhaps defy it.

Wood, David. Representing Peru: Seeing the Female Sporting Body . p. 417-436 Perú
Cuerpo femenino deportivo / Imagen de la mujer peruana
Siglo XXI


In the early twenty-first century, sports in Peru – as in many other countries – are a pervasive presence in the written and visual media, the subject of specialist magazines and television programmes and a significant part of all news programming. Over the course of recent decades, when male sporting success has been limited, most notably in football, public interest in female sporting figures has increased significantly since women have consistently enjoyed victories on the global stage. Leading exponents of various sports are public figures, leading high-profile marketing campaigns and serving to draw together diverse sectors of the nation when international successes are achieved, while a number of women have found a route into national politics via sport. As it is one of the most widely encountered modes of representation of the body, this article will consider the manner in which the female sporting body in Peru has come to constitute one of the dominant visual modes of women's corporeal presence in the country, and analyse the ways in which such representations may offer a route to agency as they conform to or contest contemporary political and cultural ideologies.

Pinazza, Natalia. Diaspora and National Identity in Daniel Burman's El abrazo partido . p. 437-448 Argentina
Daniel Burman / El abrazo partido / Diáspora / Identidad nacional
Siglo XXI


This article discusses how national and diasporic identity is negotiated in El abrazo partido (Daniel Burman, 2004) as part of an investigation into how the film engages with its own categorisation as an Argentine Jewish film. Through the protagonist's narration and point-of-view, the spectator becomes acquainted with the day-to-day life in a multicultural shopping centre in Once, a Jewish neighbourhood in Buenos Aires, where Burman himself has an insider status. In light of theories of diasporic filmmaking, the article explores Burman's situatedness and the implications that his own positioning has for the narrative, visual style, character and subject matter of the film. It aims to investigate how the film attests to the impact of neoliberal economics on culture and the extent to which the film simultaneously negotiates local and global issues in its reassertion of national identity.

Fuentes, Marcela Alejandra. ‘Investments Towards Returns’: Protest and Performance in the Era of Financial Crises .  / 'Inversiones hacia devoluciones': Protesta y rendimiento en la era de las crisis financieras p. 449-468 Argentina
Crisis financiera / Protestas
Siglo XXI


This article explores performances that emerged in the context of the economic crisis of 2001 in Argentina as examples of how artists and protestors created structured embodied events to call attention to the dramatic consequences of transnational, speculative economics. I argue that these protest performances constitute paradigmatic examples of cultural production inviting a redefinition of the relationship between cultural production and political outcomes. Using a performance studies lens that attends to the ways in which the performances I analyze are crafted citing artistic trajectories and sociopolitical histories, I provide a different way to assess these performances' returns.

Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
Papel | Versión digital con suscripción | Trimestral (desde 2011) | Reino Unido Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Travesia
ISSN versión papel: 1356-9325
ISSN versión digital: 1469-9575
Año de creación: 1992

Editor: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group)

Publica artículos sobre la historia y la análisis de la cultura latinoamericana así como sobre el desarrollo de teorías y de métodos a fines de estudiar las costumbres latinoamericanas. Los artículos multi diciplinarios que contribuyen a dar sentido a una área de investigación y de debate están particularmente bienvenidos así como las disciplinas de cierto interés tales como la antropología, la comunicación, la historia y la literatura.

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