Latin America at Fin-de-Siècle Universal Exhibitions: Modern Cultures of Visuality

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Abstract

Spanning from the 1876 exposition in Philadelphia, through Paris 1889, and culminating in Paris 1900, this book examines how Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico forged the image of a modernizing Latin America at the moment of their insertion into the new visual economy of capitalism, as well as how their modern writers experienced and narrated these events by introducing new literary forms and modernizing literary language. Following these itineraries overseas and back, Uslenghi illuminates the contested, political, and transformative relations that emerged as images and material culture travelled from sites of production to those of exhibition, exchange, and consumption.
Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages244
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-55396-6
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-56194-7
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameNew Directions in Latino American Cultures

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    Uslenghi, M. A. (2016). Latin America at Fin-de-Siècle Universal Exhibitions: Modern Cultures of Visuality. (1 ed.) (New Directions in Latino American Cultures). Palgrave Macmillan.