Complementing Latin American Borders (Google eBook)

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Purdue University Press, 2005 - History - 343 pages
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The idea of complementing borders is appropriately ambiguous with respect to Latin America. People inhabiting cultural borders do not belong to either of the two sides, yet they are contained within the complementation that emerges when two or more cultures interdependently and incongruously interact. In giving an account of complementing borders, this volume alludes to the Latin American context through notions of rhythms and resonances, euphonies and discords, continuous flows and syncopies- all of which are found in everyday life, the arts, politics, economics, and social institutions and practices.
  

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Contents

Part I
1
Invented Realities
3
A Company of Three
21
The Hedgehog Above The Fox Below
38
Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?
55
Paralogical Meditations
79
Part II
97
How Does Peirce Fit In?
99
When the World Is Not What It Is
182
Semiosic Undertows The Mexican Scene and Signs of Our Time
198
Part IV
223
Spaces Syncope Synchrony
225
The Labyrinth of Denial and of Acceptance
234
Part V
245
From Emptiness Rhythm Is Born
247
From Rhythm Semiosis Music and Dance Signs Are Born
266

Triadomania Again
114
Cultural Rhythms
141
Part III
151
Rules? What Rules?
153
Feeling Form Fallibilism
165
Wheres the Bossa and Other Bossas?
288
References
307
Index
335
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Floyd Merrell is a Professor of Theory, Semiotics, Culture, and Latin American Literature in the Department of Foreign Language and Literature at Purdue University.

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