Telling Ruins in Latin America

  • Editors
  • Michael J. Lazzara
  • Vicky Unruh

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Telling Ruins

    1. Michael J. Lazzara, Vicky Unruh
      Pages 1-9
  3. What Are We Doing Here?: Ruins, Performance, Meditation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Diana Taylor
      Pages 13-26
    3. Francine Masiello
      Pages 27-38
    4. Daniel Balderston
      Pages 39-48
  4. Whose Ruins?: Ownership and Cross-Cultural Mappings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Sylvia Molloy
      Pages 51-62
    3. Regina Harrison
      Pages 63-75
    4. Sara Castro-Klarén
      Pages 77-86
    5. María Rosa Olivera-Williams
      Pages 95-106
  5. The Ruins of Fragile Ceasefires: Scenes of Loss and Memory

  6. Ordinary People: Inhabited Ruins, Precarious Survival

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-277

About this book


This book highlights the ruin's prolific resurgence in Latin American cultural life at the turn of the millennium and sharply reveals a stirring creative drive by artists and intellectuals toward ethical reflection and change in the midst of ruinous devastation.


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