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Published: 01 November 2018

200 Pages

9 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781786941312

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Decadent Modernity

Civilisation and 'Latinidad' in Spanish America, 1880-1920

Michela Coletta

Liverpool University Press

Liverpool Latin American Studies LUP

  • This book combines cultural and intellectual history by analysing the ways in which ideas were translated into public discourse through journals and magazines
  • Examining transnational and transatlantic networks in order to show the multidirectional processes of adoption and adaptation of concepts and ideas
  • It offers a broad comparison which includes two usually neglected country case studies - Uruguay in the River Plate and Chile in the Andean region - alongside a widely studied country like Argentina.
  • This text brings together rarely considered sources which were highly influential in their time
  • Decadent Modernity sheds new light on why and how the idea of Latin America became fully accepted