The Darkening Nation

Race, Neoliberalism and Crisis in Argentina

Awdur(on): Ignacio Aguiló

Iaith: Saesneg

Dosbarthiad(au): Beirniadaeth Lenyddol

Cyfres: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • Ebrill 2018 · 256tudalen · 216x138mm

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‘Ignacio Aguiló’s study is a major contribution to an emerging scholarship on race in Argentina. Built on solid research, The Darkening Nation presents a compelling account of the ways in which Argentine culture dealt with racial anxieties and struggled to redefine nationhood in the aftermath of the 2001 crisis.’
-Professor Ezequiel Adamovsky, University of Buenos Aires/University of San Martín

‘At a time when, in Argentina and elsewhere, a racialised discourse of friend and enemy, believed to have long been superseded, once again dominates the political sphere, Ignacio Aguiló’s sweeping survey of film, literature and visual art since the millennium provides an indispensable point of critical reference.’
-Professor Jens Andermann, New York University

‘The first two short chapters offer succinct and clear background knowledge about the crisis and historical development of Argentina’s national identity…He demonstrates, nonetheless that the cultural production of the crisis played a crucial role in questioning dominant national and racial ideologies.’
- Chisu Teresa Ko, Ethnic and Racial Studies


Structure and texts
Chapter 1: Neoliberalism and its crisis
Chapter 2: The historical construction of whiteness in Argentina
Chapter 3: Facing darkness in the literature of the crisis
Literary production and the crisis
‘Asterix el encargado’
La Villa
Chapter 4: ‘A Bolivian walks into a bar…’: Race in New Argentinian Cinema
The renovation of Argentinian cinema
Chapter 5: Amerindians, fashion models and picketeers
La conquista del desierto
Grupo de Arte Callejero (GAC)
Chapter 6: Cumbia villera and the new racialised marginality
Cumbia music in Argentina
The boom of cumbia villera
Racialising the villero youth
Works cited

Cyflwyno'r Awdur(on)

Ignacio Aguiló

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