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Identity and Modernity in Latin America


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IntroductionChapter One: Modernity and IdentityChapter Two: The Colonial Stage: Modernity Denied (1492 - 1810)Chapter Three: Oligarchic Modernity (1810 - 1900)Chapter Four: The End of Oligarchic Modernity (1900 -1950)Chapter Five: Postwar Expansion (1950 - 1970)Chapter Six: Dictatorships and the Lost decade (1970 - 1990)Chapter Seven: The Neo Liberal Stage (1990 onwards)Chapter Eight: Key Elements of Latin American Modernity and IdentityNotesBiblioIndex

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Jorge Larrain is Professor of Social Theory in the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology in the University of Birmingham, UK, and Head of the Department of Social Sciences in Alberto Hurtado University, Santiago, Chile


'I found it an arresting introduction to a rich and vital field of study, novel in its disciplinary perspective, lucidly expressed and delightfully free of the pious neologisms that so often infect cultural studies.' James Dunkerley, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London. 'Despite its historic New-World status, Latin America's claim to modernity has always been tenuous ... Jorge Larrain's history of Latin American modernity traces the evolution of this concept with that of identity, the collective cultural essence of Latin Americanness.' Times Higher Education Supplement

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