Of Woods, Cities and Borders – Narration and Cultural Identity-building Processes in Latin America
¡Atención!, No. 8/9 (2004/2005), Brandes & Apsel Verlag GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, 2005, 474 pp., 30,80 €, ISBN 3-86099-807-2
In issue no. 8/9 of ¡Atención!, the Yearbook of the Austrian Latin-America Institute, under the title Of Woods, Cities and Borders – Narration and Cultural Identity-building Processes in Latin America, an international multidisciplinary group of researchers discusses essential aspects of the complex relation between identity and borders in Latin America, taking a look both at the interrelation of separate states and cultural borders, as well as at the relationship of those states with the United States of America and Europe respectively.
Throughout these historic, literary, political and private narrations the geographic factor plays a significant part in the cultural panorama of Latin America, as it acted until recently as a unifying element for a large number of heterogeneous groups (indigenous, African slaves, Creoles, European and Asian immigrants).
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