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  • ISBN 082235456X
  • ISBN13 978-0822354567
  • Language English
  • Author Jean Franco
  • Publisher Duke University Press Books (May 29, 2013)
  • Pages 296
  • Formats mbr azw rtf mobi
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Americas
  • Size ePub 1377 kb
  • Size Fb2 1125 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 106

In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco examines the conditions under which extreme cruelty became the instrument of armies, governments, rebels, and rogue groups in Latin America. She seeks to understand how extreme cruelty came to be practiced in many parts of the continent over the last eighty years and how its causes differ from the conditions that brought about the Holocaust, which is generally the atrocity against which the horror of others is measured. In Latin America, torturers and the perpetrators of atrocity were not only trained in cruelty but often provided their own rationales for engaging in it. When "draining the sea" to eliminate the support for rebel groups gave license to eliminate entire families, the rape, torture, and slaughter of women dramatized festering misogyny and long-standing racial discrimination accounted for high death tolls in Peru and Guatemala. In the drug wars, cruelty has become routine as tortured bodies serve as messages directed to rival gangs.

Franco draws on human-rights documents, memoirs, testimonials, novels, and films, as well as photographs and art works, to explore not only cruel acts but the discriminatory thinking that made them possible, their long-term effects, the precariousness of memory, and the pathos of survival.


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In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco examines the conditions under which extreme cruelty became the instrument of armies, governments, rebels, and rogue groups in Latin America. She seeks to understand how extreme cruelty came to be practiced in many parts of the continent over the last eighty years and how its causes differ from the conditions that brought about the Holocaust, which is generally the atrocity against which the horror of others is measured.

Jean Franco: "Cruel Modernity". 7 years ago7 years ago. Educational. This lecture was delivered by Jean Franco on February 22, 2012 at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco examines the conditions under which extreme cruelty became the instrument of armies, governments, rebels, and rogue groups in Latin America

In Cruel Modernity, Jean Franco examines the conditions under which extreme cruelty became the instrument of armies, governments, rebels, and rogue groups in Latin America.

Jean Franco has a reputation for her incisive, eloquent reflections on such world-shattering questions. Her hesitation is understandable

Jean Franco has a reputation for her incisive, eloquent reflections on such world-shattering questions. This book does not disappoint. Franco wants to be optimistic about humanity, but she is too honest: all she can manage is the claim that she is reluctant to think we are all potential killers. Her hesitation is understandable. In Cruel Modernity, she turns her acute intellect to the problem of extreme violence in Latin America. State violence, military violence, revolutionary violence: these are all dissected and contextualised

Cruel modernity, Jean Franco. pages cm Includes bibliographical references and index.

Cruel modernity, Jean Franco. ISBN 978-0-8223-5442-0 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN 978-0-8223-5456-7 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Latin America - Politics and government - 20th century. 2. Latin America - Politics and government - 21st century.

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Cruel Modernity (2013).

She was among the very first English-speaking Latin Americanists to write seriously about Latin American literature  . Her book The Decline and Fall of the Lettered City was awarded the Bolton-Johnson Prize by the Conference of Latin American Historians for the best work in English on the History of Latin America published in 2003. Selected publications. The Modern Culture of Latin America (1967). An Introduction to Latin American Literature (1969). Cruel Modernity (2013).

This book brings together five powerful encounters. Themes central to all of Derrida's writings thread the intense confrontation between the most famous philosopher of our time and the Jewish poet writing in German who, perhaps more powerfully than any other, has testified to the European experience of the twentieth century.

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Umor
An excellent explanation of the "why's?" behind Latin America's current political situation and 20th-21st Century History. Franco gives examples from Mexico's narco-politics, the aftermath of Guatemala's genocide, El Salvador's Civil War, and Chile and Argentina's Dirty Wars. Very insightful.
Keath
Love it but its very sad. It's a book that makes you think about humanity in general. But I do recommend it.