Author Lehnen, Leila Maria
Title Citizenship and crisis in contemporary Brazilian literature [electronic resource] / Leila Lehnen
Imprint New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (viii, 252 p.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: voices of contestation: obstacles and paths to citizenship in contemporary Brazilian literature -- Luiz Ruffato: landscapes of disrepair and despair in Inferno provis̐Μưorio -- Fridges and suburbs in the new world order: Fernando Bonassi's Spaces of abjection -- Practical handbook of citizenship. Negating/negotiating human rights in S̐Μưao Paulo's periphery -- Cartographies of hope: charting empowerment in Guia afetivo da periferia -- Epilogue
Citizenship and Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Literature considers how recent literary texts address the socio-economic and political transformations that Brazil has undergone since its 1985 transition to democracy. Leila Lehnen proposes that contemporary Brazilian literature is informed by the country's struggle and that literary production has created fictional and material spaces of agency for historically disenfranchised communities. Ultimately, this important study broaches how literature reveals the socio-cultural tactics employed by marginalized subjects and communities in their struggle for full-fledged citizenship
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Lehnen, Leila Maria. Citizenship and crisis in contemporary Brazilian literature 9781137277558 (DLC) 2012042271 (OCoLC)820434231
Subject Brazilian literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Brazilian literature -- 21st century -- History and criticism
Politics and literature -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century
Politics and literature -- Brazil -- History -- 21st century
Citizenship in literature
Politics in literature
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / Spanish & Portuguese bisacsh
Electronic books