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Sanchez-Prado, Ignacio Miguel (2006) NACIONES INTELECTUALES: LA MODERNIDAD LITERARIA MEXICANA DE LA CONSTITUCION A LA FRONTERA (1917-2000). Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This dissertation proposes an analysis of representative texts within the category of "intellectual nations". The idea of "intellectual nations" is inscribed in the project of questioning the centrality and canonicity of certain cultural productions that have given legitimacy to the hegemonic idea of nationalism, which helped sustain the PRI regime in Mexico. The dissertation, thus, seeks to follow an intellectual tradition that thought the nation in coordinates different to those institutionalized by the PRI State. I define "intellectual nation" as a discursive construction that imagines "other" forms of conceiving the "national", articulated within the "literary field" and enunciated from a non-hegemonic position with respect to the field of power. In these terms, the dissertation is focused in the specific study of representative texts within this tradition, written between 1917 and 2000, through certain terms that have been defining the evolution of Mexican literature: national culture, tradition, modernity, border, Occidentalism. This study is thus centered in texts that allow the study of "intellectual nations" in diverse historical contexts. These contexts have been chosen in order to speak of important moments of transformation within the intellectual field, as well as of the state ideology and the emergence of social movements where the "intellectual nations" played an important role.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Sanchez-Prado, Ignacio
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairMoraña, Mabel
Committee MemberAndrews, George Reid
Committee MemberHerlinghaus, Hermann
Committee MemberLund, Joshua K
Date: 6 October 2006
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 27 April 2006
Approval Date: 6 October 2006
Submission Date: 3 May 2006
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alfonso Reyes; Angeles Mastretta; Carlos Fuentes; Eduardo Antonio Parra; Elena Garro; Fernando del Paso; Francisco Monterde; Grupo Hiperion; Jorge Cuesta; Jose Agustin; Jose Emilio Pacheco; Jose Gaos; Jose Revueltas; Josefina Vicens; Juan Rulfo; Literary Field; Luis Humberto Crosthwaite; Luis Villoro; Luis Zapata; Manuel Maples Arce; Nation; Occidentalism; Octavio Paz; Ramon Lopez Velarde; Sergio Pitol; Spectrality; Twentieth Century Mexican Literature
Other ID:, etd-05032006-151829
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:43
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43


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