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Author Lehnen, Leila Maria, author

Title Citizenship and crisis in contemporary Brazilian literature / Leila Lehnen
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages)
Contents Introduction: voices of contestation: obstacles and paths to citizenship in contemporary Brazilian literature -- Luiz Ruffato: landscapes of disrepair and despair in Inferno provisório -- Fridges and suburbs in the new world order: Fernando Bonassi's Spaces of abjection -- Practical handbook of citizenship. Negating/negotiating human rights in São Paulo's periphery -- Cartographies of hope: charting empowerment in Guia afetivo da periferia -- Epilogue
Summary Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature considers how recent literary texts address the socio-economic and political transformations that Brazil has undergone since its 1985 transition to democracy. Leila Lehnen proposes that contemporary Brazilian literature is informed by the country's struggle and that literary production has created fictional and material spaces of agency for historically disenfranchised communities. Ultimately, this important study broaches how literature reveals the socio-cultural tactics employed by marginalized subjects and communities in their struggle for full-fledged citizenship
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Brazilian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Brazilian literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Citizenship in literature.
Politics and literature -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- Brazil -- History -- 21st century.
Politics in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1137313366 (electronic bk.)
129964337X (MyiLibrary)
9781137313362 (electronic bk.)
9781299643376 (MyiLibrary)