Writing Cities

Writing Cities Review Essay: Writing Cities rebecca biron dartmouth college anke birkenmaier and esther whitfield, eds. Havana beyond the Ruins: Cultural Mappings after 1989. Durham: Duke UP, 2011. 344 pp. cecilia enjuto rangel. Cities in Ruins: The Politics of Modern Poetics. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2010. 320 pp. marcy schwartz. Invenciones urbanas: ficcion y ciudad latinoamericanas. Buenos ´ Aires: Corregidor, 2010. 220 pp. rban studies scholars have long circled around the relationship between real and imagined cities. This dichotomy, so eloquently articulated by Walter Benjamin, Italo Calvino, and Michel de Certeau, received its most influential Latin American expression with Angel Rama's 1984 La ciudad letrada. Rama made the case that literature and intellectual politics in Latin America shaped not only the cultural landscape but also the concrete layout of the region's cities. Rama's thesis echoes Benjamin, who taught us that the most interesting thing about Paris is its idea of itself. In the last decade, scholars have resisted Rama's privileging of lettered elites in various ways. Some have tried to cut through discourse to reveal the lived experiences of people in other classes (Munoz and Spitta). Others have charted ~ the ways in which globalization and social fragmentation undercut the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Revista Hispánica Moderna University of Pennsylvania Press

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-pennsylvania-press/writing-cities-Xp3MzvoU4Z
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Copyright
Copyright © University of Pennsylvania Press
ISSN
1944-6446
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Review Essay: Writing Cities rebecca biron dartmouth college anke birkenmaier and esther whitfield, eds. Havana beyond the Ruins: Cultural Mappings after 1989. Durham: Duke UP, 2011. 344 pp. cecilia enjuto rangel. Cities in Ruins: The Politics of Modern Poetics. West Lafayette: Purdue UP, 2010. 320 pp. marcy schwartz. Invenciones urbanas: ficcion y ciudad latinoamericanas. Buenos ´ Aires: Corregidor, 2010. 220 pp. rban studies scholars have long circled around the relationship between real and imagined cities. This dichotomy, so eloquently articulated by Walter Benjamin, Italo Calvino, and Michel de Certeau, received its most influential Latin American expression with Angel Rama's 1984 La ciudad letrada. Rama made the case that literature and intellectual politics in Latin America shaped not only the cultural landscape but also the concrete layout of the region's cities. Rama's thesis echoes Benjamin, who taught us that the most interesting thing about Paris is its idea of itself. In the last decade, scholars have resisted Rama's privileging of lettered elites in various ways. Some have tried to cut through discourse to reveal the lived experiences of people in other classes (Munoz and Spitta). Others have charted ~ the ways in which globalization and social fragmentation undercut the

Journal

Revista Hispánica ModernaUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: May 3, 2013

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off