Capitalism and its Discontents

Power and Accumulation in Latin-American Culture

Author(s) John Kraniauskas

Language: English

Genre(s): Literary Criticism, Social Policy and Law

Series: Iberian and Latin American Studies

  • January 2017 · 320 pages ·216x138mm

  • · Hardback - 9781783169542
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781783169559
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783169566

About The Book

Capitalism and its Discontents presents a series of interpretative essays on a number of key modern and contemporary Latin American novels and films. The overarching theme in the essays is the relation between such textual materials and their regional contexts.


'Despite the seriousness of his concerns, Kraniauskas’s approach to his many critical and theoretical referents is refreshingly convivial. He has no interest in deconstructing
or criticizing his intellectual interlocutors, preferring to ‘productively “hybridize” their work’. As a result, his readings are matched in their intellectual virtuosity by curiosity, creativity, and generosity of spirit, which confirm Kraniauskas as a consistently brilliant philosopher of Latin American culture.'

About the Author(s)

Author(s): John Kraniauskas

John Kraniauskas is Professor of Latin American Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. A founding co-editor of the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, he writes widely on Latin American literary and cultural studies, political philosophy and cultural theory.

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