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CRISE DO NATURAL: PERCEPÇÕES E REPRESENTAÇÕES DA NATUREZA E SUAS RELAÇÕES COM A ESFERA SOCIAL NA NOVÍSSIMA PROSA LATINO-AMERICANA.

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CRISE DO NATURAL: PERCEPÇÕES E REPRESENTAÇÕES DA NATUREZA E SUAS RELAÇÕES COM A ESFERA SOCIAL NA NOVÍSSIMA PROSA LATINO-AMERICANA.

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dc.contributor.author Affonso, Danielle Murta de Laborde
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T18:07:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted July 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/21079
dc.description.abstract This thesis approaches the fictional works of three contemporary Latin American authors: the Brazilian writers Regina Rheda, Letícia Wierzchowski and the Argentine author Gustavo Nielsen. In selected works by these writers Humana Festa (2008); Os Aparados (2009) and El Corazón de Doli (2010), respectively, I analyze the literary representation of nature in relation to neoliberalism and globalization in Latin America. My study considers the explicit and implicit values attached to the ecological in contemporary society, how the environment is represented in contemporary literature and how it dialogues with current political, social and cultural trends. The thesis explores how the fictional works in question broach the traditional division between nature and (neoliberal, globalized) culture. All three novels posit consumer culture as an agent of destruction – both ecological and social. At the same time, however, the texts paradoxically propose consumption (of purportedly eco-friendly goods) as the remedy for environmental and human degradation. Rheda’s, Wierzchowski’s and Nielsen’s fictions combine the discourse of ecocriticism with that of consumerism. In this framework, it can be argued that, in Rheda’s, Wierzchowski’s and Nielsen’s fictions, consumption is a pharmakon (A Farmácia de Platão; Derrida, 1991) of sorts to nature. As such, the three novels in question articulate the shifting discourse on nature that prevails in the contemporary period: Nature is seen as both a material resource and as a resource to counteract materialism. en_US
dc.language.iso pt en_US
dc.subject citizenship, consumerism, Latin America, Brazil, Argentina, ecocriticism en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human ecology in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Rheda, Regina, 1957- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Wierzchowski, Leticia -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.subject.lcsh Nielsen, Gustavo, 1962- -- Criticism and interpretation
dc.title CRISE DO NATURAL: PERCEPÇÕES E REPRESENTAÇÕES DA NATUREZA E SUAS RELAÇÕES COM A ESFERA SOCIAL NA NOVÍSSIMA PROSA LATINO-AMERICANA. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Portuguese en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department University of New Mexico. Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese en_US
dc.description.advisor Lehnen, Leila
dc.description.committee-member Lehnen, Jeremy
dc.description.committee-member Milleret, Margo
dc.description.committee-member Lopez, Kimberle
emb.embargo.terms 2014-07-30
emb.embargo.lift 2014-07-30


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