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Monteiro, Pedro Meira: Signo e desterro.

The other roots : wandering origins in Roots of Brazil and the impasses of modernity in Ibero-America / Pedro Meira Monteiro ; translated by Flora Thomson-DeVeaux.

Monteiro, Pedro Meira (författare)
Thomson-DeVeaux, Flora (translator.)
ISBN 9780268102340
Publicerad: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2017
Engelska xxi, 294 pages
Serie: Kellogg Institute Series on democracy and development
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  • Marking the starting point: readings of Sérgio Buarque de Holanda -- A familial tragedy (in Hegel's shadow) -- Rural roots of the Brazilian family: Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and Gilberto Freyre -- Wandering origins: the impertinence of belonging -- Seeking America: the impasse of liberalism (1) -- "El hombre cordial" and specular poetics: the impasse of liberalism (2) -- Cordiality and power: the president and politics between film and essay -- Sérgio Buarque de Holanda and words, or evoking Wittgenstein -- In a thread of time: Chico, Sérgio, and Benjamin -- Epilogue: roots of the 21st century: Wisnik and the horizons of the essay -- Appendix: excerpts from 'Roots of Brazil'. 
  • "First published in 1936, the classic work Roots of Brazil by Sérgio Buarque de Holanda presented an analysis of why and how a European culture flourished in a large tropical environment that was totally foreign to its traditions, and the manner and consequences of this development. In The Other Roots, Pedro Meira Monteiro contends that Roots of Brazil is an essential work for understanding Brazil and the current impasses of politics in Latin America. Meira Monteiro demonstrates that the ideas expressed in Roots of Brazil have taken on new forms and helped to construct some of the most lasting images of the country, such as the "cordial man," a central concept that expresses the Ibero-American cultural and political experience and constantly wavers between liberalism's claims to impersonality and deeply ingrained forms of personalism. Meira Monteiro examines in particular how "cordiality" reveals the everlasting conflation of the public and the private spheres in Brazil. Despite its ambivalent relationship to liberal democracy, Roots of Brazil may be seen as part of a Latin Americanist assertion of a shared continental experience, which today might extend to the idea of solidarity across the so-called Global South. Taking its cue from Buarque de Holanda, The Other Roots investigates the reasons why national discourses invariably come up short, and shows identity to be a poetic and political tool, revealing that any collectivity ultimately remains intact thanks to the multiple discourses that sustain it in fragile, problematic, and fascinating equilibrium."--Publisher's description. 


Historia  (sao)
History  (LCSH)


Analys och tolkning  (saogf)
Criticism, interpretation, etc.  (fast)


Holanda, Sérgio Buarque de, 1902-1982


PQ9697.B88 (LCC)
PQ9697.B88 (LCC)
981 (DDC)
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