Figuraciones de la violencia. Sociología de novelas latinoamericanas

The relationship between sociology and literature has always been characterized by conflicts and complementarities. Since the end of the 19th century, a new episteme on the knowledge of reality and the unrealities that configure it has been consolidated. Whether as a challenge to understand the "human comedy" or as a way of discovering the unconscious, commodity fetishism or the enigma of modernity, sociology and literature have walked the crossroads of the sociological imagination.

This book discusses the relationship that Latin American sociologists establish with literature and literary journalism, as well as the novels of dictators. The novel of violence represents a tragedy of late modernity.

A number of Latin American authors are analyzed from the microphysics of violence: Rubem Fonseca, Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza and Patricia Melo (Brazil); Elmer Mendoza and Guillermo Arriaga (Mexico); Jorge Franco and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia); Miguel Gutiérrez and Santiago Roncagliolo (Peru); Ramón Díaz Eterovic (Chile); Ricardo Piglia (Argentina) and Anacristina Rossi (Costa Rica).

José Vicente Tavares dos Santos is a sociologist from the Federal University of Rio Grande de Sul, master's degree from the University of São Paulo, PhD from the University of Paris-Nanterre and postdoctoral fellow at the University of Cambridge. He has been a visiting researcher at the Knowledge Lab "Visions of Peace" at CALAS - Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies, University of Guadalajara (2019-2021).

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Jose Vicente Tavares dos Santos
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Wednesday, October 12, 2022