Violence without Guilt

Ethical Narratives from the Global South

  • Authors
  • Hermann Herlinghaus

Part of the New Directions in Latino American Cultures book series (NDLAC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. A Modern War on Affect

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. The Narcocorrido: A Phenomenological and Philosophical Look into Transnational Storytelling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 29-29
    2. Hermann Herlinghaus
      Pages 31-55
    3. Hermann Herlinghaus
      Pages 57-79
  4. Colombian Marginalities and the Culture of Exception

  5. Affective Politics and the Image

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-258

About this book


This is an illuminating discussion of guilt, fear, violence and aesthetics from a global perspective. Herlinghaus evaluates new Latin American novels, films and music through the lens of some of Walter Benjamin's controversial writings on violence and religion.


America Amerikanische Literatur culture film novel politics

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