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Intimate Frontiers: A Literary Geography of the Amazon

Felipe Martínez-Pinzón and Javier Uriarte

Abstract

The diverse approaches to the Amazon collected in this book focus on stories of intimate, quotidian, interpersonal experiences (as opposed to those that take place between companies and nations) that, in turn, have resisted or else have been ignored by larger historical designs. This is why we propose a literary geography of the Amazon. In this space made out of historias, we will show the always already crafted, and hence political, ways in which this region has been represented in more “scientific”, often nationalizing histories. This includes, of course, understanding the “gigantic” discour ... More

Keywords: Amazonia, Literary Geography, Intimate or private encounters, “Gigantic” discourses on Amazonia, Interactions between men and nature, Archive of “historias”

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781786941831
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786941831.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felipe Martínez-Pinzón, editor

Javier Uriarte, editor

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