The Feeling Child: Affect and Politics in Latin American Literature and Film compiles a series of essays focusing on the figure of the child within the specific context of the “affective turn” in the study of contemporary sociocultural settings across Latin America. This edited volume looks specifically at the intersection between cultural constructions of childhood and the affective turn within the contemporary sociopolitical landscape of Latin America. The editors and contributors share a common aim in furthering comprehension of the particular intensity of the child’s affective presence—spectatorial, haptic, silent, and spectral, among others—in contemporary Latin American cultural expression. The contributions herein approach this theoretical challenge through an interdisciplinary lens which brings together two burgeoning strands of inquiry. The first is the notion of childhood as a significant, and inherently political, sociocultural space; the second is the recognition that affect is integral and fundamental to gaining a more complex understanding of the manner in which contemporary social worlds are made. In each case, this affective presence is teased out as a register of society, shedding light on the issues marking out the current sociopolitical landscape—in particular the traces of the recent past—in the regions represented. This book brings together established international scholars and young academics focusing on Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Cuba, and Peru.
Lexington Books; November 2018
- ISBN: 9781498574419
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- Title: The Feeling Child
Series: Children and Youth in Popular Culture
- Author: Peter Baker (contrib.); Sarah Barrow (contrib.); Erin K. Hogan (contrib.); Philippa Page (ed.); Philippa Page (contrib.); Inela Selimovic (ed.); Inela Selimovic (contrib.); Camilla Sutherland (ed.); Camilla Sutherland (contrib.)
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
This provocative volume examines the affective turn in literary and visual representations of Spanish American children and adolescents. With a thorough conceptualization of affect, The Feeling Child provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the varied Spanish American childhoods shaped by major political events, class, ethnicity, and gender. By tracing the child in literary works and films of the twentieth and twenty first century, the different chapters offer stimulating analyses.
About The Author
Philippa Page is assistant professor of Spanish and film at Newcastle University.
Inela Selimović is assistant professor of Spanish at Wellesley College.
Camilla Sutherland is assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Groningen.