Lybrary.com: ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Nonfiction / Literary Criticism / American / Hispanic American

Americo Paredes: Culture and Critique

$25.00
| £20.43 | €23.66 | Ca$34.06 | Au$33.47
by José E. Limón
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
Americo Paredes: Culture and Critique by José E. Limón

Several biographies of Américo Paredes have been published over the last decade, yet they generally overlook the paradoxical nature of his life's work. Embarking on an in-depth, critical exploration of the significant body of work produced by Paredes, José E. Limón (one of Paredes's students and now himself one of the world's leading scholars in Mexican American studies) puts the spotlight on Paredes as a scholar/citizen who bridged multiple arenas of Mexican American cultural life during a time of intense social change and cultural renaissance. Serving as a counterpoint to hagiographic commentaries, Américo Paredes challenges and corrects prevailing readings by contemporary critics of Paredes's Asian period and of such works as the novel George Washington Gómez, illuminating new facets in Paredes's role as a folklorist and public intellectual. Limón also explores how the field of cultural studies has drifted away from folklore, or "the poetics of everyday life," while he examines the traits of Mexican American expressive culture. He also investigates the scholarly paradigm of ethnography itself, a stimulating inquiry that enhances readings of Paredes's best-known study, "With His Pistol in His Hand," and other works. Underscoring Paredes's place in folklore and Mexican American literary production, the book questions the shifting reception of Paredes throughout his academic career, ultimately providing a deep hermeneutics of widely varied work. Offering new conceptions, interpretations, and perspectives, Américo Paredes gives this pivotal literary figure and his legacy the critical analysis they d

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.


SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 631744

Ebook Details
Size: 1.3 MB
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Date published:   2012
ISBN: 9780292738799 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > Hispanic American Studies
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > American > Hispanic American

This author has products in the following categories:

Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > Semiotics & Theory
Nonfiction > Biography & Autobiography
Nonfiction > Social Science > Ethnic Studies > Hispanic American Studies
Nonfiction > Literary Criticism > American > Hispanic American

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

Submit 5 page SummaryWhat is this?

03/25/2017
© 2017 Lybrary.com