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163. Sur / South. Poetics and Politics of Thinking Latin America / India

Klengel, Susanne / Ortiz Wallner, Alexandra (eds.)
Madrid: Iberoamericana / Frankfurt a.M.: Vervuert, 2016, 316 pp.
ISBN 978-84-8489-951-8 (Iberoamericana)
ISBN 978-3-95487-489-7 (Vervuert)

An awareness of the cultural entanglements in the Global South has become an evident as well as urgent factor in the global constitution of knowledge and the knowledges of globalization. This book contributes to the growing field of research on the relations between Latin America and Asia. From multiple perspectives and disciplinary backgrounds, it addresses the cultural and intellectual entanglements betwenn Latin America and India in the 20th century. The Sur / South cultural cartography that emerges reveals the need for a new reflection on Orientalism as well.


SUSANNE KLENGEL is Professor of Latin American Literatures and Cultures at the Institute of Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. She specializes in the historical avant-garde and transareal intellectual history.

ALEXANDRA ORTIZ WALLNER is an expert on Latin American Literatures and Cultures. She has held teaching and research positions at the Freie Universität Berlin, Universität Potsdam, Universitat de Barcelona and University of Delhi. She is currently Visiting Professor at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.



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