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On the intellectuals of the future and the left ‘re-armed’


2008 2008

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On the Intellectuals of the Future and the Left Re-armed is a reflection on the foundations of Latin American left thinking after the Cold War. As the 're-armament' of the left intellectuals and a post avant-garde are suggested. The radical thrust of both these figures is drawn from postmodernism and post-colonial theory, placed within the tradition of left practice and thought. This is done in the backdrop of UTOPIA UNARMED, EL PERFECTO IDIOTA LATINOAMERICANO and the work of Chantal Mouffe and Ernesto Laclau. All traditional left categories - agency, revolution, intellectuals, art, artists, and political practice - are accordingly redrawn. The project rounds up in as a definition of what Latin America is, a long standing practice of both right and left.

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Subject
Latin American history;
Social research;
Philosophy
Classification
0336: Latin American history
0344: Social research
0422: Philosophy
Identifier / keyword
Philosophy, religion and theology; Social sciences; Intellectuals; Latin American left; Latin American thought; Left; Post avant-garde; Postmodernism; Radical thought and practice
Title
On the intellectuals of the future and the left ‘re-armed’
Author
Cordero Cancio, Carlos
Number of pages
268
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0130
Source
DAI-A 70/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Mowitt, John
Committee member
Brown, Robin; Duval, Raymond; Schulte-Sasse, Jochen
University/institution
University of Minnesota
Department
Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3344205
ProQuest document ID
304149232
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304149232
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