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By María Mercedes Andrade

ISBN-10: 1611480000

ISBN-13: 9781611480009

Ambivalent wants: Representations of Modernity and personal lifestyles in Colombia (1890s-1950s) is a literary and cultural learn of the reception of modernity in Colombia. not like prior reviews of Latin American modernization, that have frequently concerned about the general public point of the method, this publication discusses the intersection among modernity and the personal sphere. It analyzes canonical and non-canonical works that replicate the prevailing ambivalence towards the modernizing undertaking being carried out within the state on the time, and it discusses how the texts in query reinterpret, adapt, or even reject the ideology of modernity. the focal point of the examine is how the knowledge of the connection among modernity and personal lifestyles pertains to the undertaking of creating a latest kingdom, and the discontinuities and contradictions that seem within the technique. The query of what modernity is, its implications for way of life, and its desirability or undesirability as a brand new cultural paradigm have been relevant concerns in Colombian texts from the tip of the 19th century throughout the first half the 20th. At stake was once the definition of the nation's identification and the undertaking of breaking clear of the cultural styles of the colonial earlier. for the reason that the it seems that peaceable strategy of modernization in Colombia used to be interrupted within the Fifties via the eruption of political violence around the state, this examine situates itself at the eve of a drawback and asks how representations of modernity in texts from the interval facts the social fragmentation which may have ended in it. The publication starts off with an research of the topic of the non-public assortment within the paintings of JosZ Asunci-n Silva, and the way it's used to suggest a particular thought of non-public and cultural id. It keeps with an research of the modernizing ideology of the preferred journal El GrOfico throughout the interval of financial prosperity of the Twenties often called the 'Dance of the Millions,' concentrating on the publication's ads and the part dedicated to ladies and the house. consequently, the canonical writings of TomOs Rueda Vargas are analyzed within the context of the relation among autobiographical writing and public existence, emphasizing the contradiction among the author's public liberalism and his inner most conservatism, and highlighting his critique of recent lifestyles. The works of formerly missed girls writers Manuela Mallarino Isaacs, Juana SOnchez Lafaurie, and Fabiola Aguirre are studied within the context of women's dating to modernity and their clash among conventional roles that relegated them to the non-public sphere, and their wish to settle for sleek criteria. The e-book concludes with an research of the novels of Ignacio G-mez DOvila, that have got scant recognition to this date, because it discusses his critique of the higher sessions' flight into the non-public and what the writer sees as their alienation from a society at the verge of a crisis.

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