By María Mercedes Andrade

ISBN-10: 1611480000

ISBN-13: 9781611480009

Ambivalent wants: Representations of Modernity and personal lifestyles in Colombia (1890s-1950s) is a literary and cultural learn of the reception of modernity in Colombia. not like past stories of Latin American modernization, that have often thinking about the general public point of the method, this publication discusses the intersection among modernity and the personal sphere. It analyzes canonical and non-canonical works that mirror the prevailing ambivalence towards the modernizing venture being carried out within the state on the time, and it discusses how the texts in query reinterpret, adapt, or even reject the ideology of modernity. the focal point of the research is how the certainty of the connection among modernity and personal existence pertains to the undertaking of making a contemporary country, and the discontinuities and contradictions that seem within the method. The query of what modernity is, its implications for daily life, and its desirability or undesirability as a brand new cultural paradigm have been relevant matters in Colombian texts from the top of the 19th century during the first half the 20 th. At stake was once the definition of the nation's identification and the venture of breaking clear of the cultural styles of the colonial prior. when you consider that the it sounds as if peaceable means of modernization in Colombia used to be interrupted within the Fifties through the eruption of political violence around the state, this research situates itself at the eve of a challenge and asks how representations of modernity in texts from the interval proof the social fragmentation that could have ended in it. The ebook starts off with an research of the topic of the personal assortment within the paintings of JosZ Asunci-n Silva, and the way it truly is used to suggest a selected suggestion of non-public and cultural identification. It maintains with an research of the modernizing ideology of the preferred journal El GrOfico through the interval of financial prosperity of the Twenties referred to as the 'Dance of the Millions,' concentrating on the publication's ads and the part dedicated to girls and the house. for that reason, the canonical writings of TomOs Rueda Vargas are analyzed within the context of the relation among autobiographical writing and public lifestyles, emphasizing the contradiction among the author's public liberalism and his deepest conservatism, and highlighting his critique of contemporary existence. The works of formerly overlooked ladies writers Manuela Mallarino Isaacs, Juana SOnchez Lafaurie, and Fabiola Aguirre are studied within the context of women's courting to modernity and their clash among conventional roles that relegated them to the non-public sphere, and their wish to settle for glossy criteria. The booklet concludes with an research of the novels of Ignacio G-mez DOvila, that have got scant cognizance to this date, because it discusses his critique of the higher periods' flight into the non-public and what the writer sees as their alienation from a society at the verge of a crisis.

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