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Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

An intraethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present, this book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit ... More


We Have Never Been Neoliberal: Critique’s Complicity, Capitulation’s Promise

Mitchum Huehls

in After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The introduction provides background on the concept of neoliberalism and lays out what I describe as the neoliberal circle—that is, neoliberalism’s ability to align both sides of a political debate ... More


Embracing Objects: Public and Private Space in Literary Los Angeles

Mitchum Huehls

in After Critique: Twenty-First-Century Fiction in a Neoliberal Age

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190456221
eISBN:
9780190456245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190456221.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Chapter two reads two novels about Los Angeles—Karen Yamashita’s Tropic of Orange and Helena Viramontes’s Their Dogs Came with Them—in the context of the vexed relationship between public and private ... More


The Floating Dictatorship

Jennifer Harford Vargas

in Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the figure of the neoliberal dictator in Francisco Goldman’s The Ordinary Seaman, arguing that the white captain and first mate are capitalist dictators who use a marooned ... More


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