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National Body in Mexican Literature : Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control (Hardcover) (Rebecca
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The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican narrative canon that challenges assumptions of state hegemony and national identity. Rebecca Janzen analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in works by José Revueltas, Juan Rulfo, Rosario Castellanos, and Vicente Leñero. The book shows how the representation of the body in narrative reflects both the oppression by the State and the Church and how, when the allusions to a collective are considered, the body becomes a site for building resistance to that oppression by providing a site for alternative collectives to emerge.
Number of Pages: 199
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Caribbean + Latin American
Series Title: Literatures of the Americas
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Rebecca Janzen
Street Date: September 10, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-01-3605
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