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Published: 28 December 2017

280 Pages

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780190642853


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Forms of Dictatorship

Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Oxford Studies in American Literary History

  • Provides the first examination of the genre of Latina/o dictatorship novels
  • Considers Latina/o novels within the well-known and wide-ranging tradition of the Latin American dictator (or dictatorship) novel
  • Argues that these novels position authoritarianism on a continuum of domination alongside imperialism, white supremacy, heteropatriarchy, neoliberalism, and border militarization
  • Demonstrates how narrative form can critically represent dictatorial structures and power relations
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