El Vértigo Horizontal. La Novela Urbana de la Ciudad de México los Últimos 20 Años

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Title:
El Vértigo Horizontal. La Novela Urbana de la Ciudad de México los Últimos 20 Años
Author:
Mendoza, Roberto Farías
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
"El vértigo horizontal: La novela urbana de la ciudad de México" ("Horizontal Vertigo: The Urban Novel of Mexico City") offers a reassessment of the urban novel of Mexico City of the last twenty years, with specific focus on two novels: Materia dispuesta, by Juan Villoro, and Los detectives salvajes, by Roberto Bolaño. Guided by the ground-breaking work of geographer David Harvey, and that of Ana María Alonso and Néstor García Canclini, I argue that these novelists shed light upon the processes that have led to the transformation of past and contemporary urban space in Mexico City, and point to what Harvey terms the "urbanization of consciousness" as a marker of late capitalism. This interdisciplinary approach helps illuminate the processes that are present in the contemporary capitalist city. Of capital importance is the incorporation of an analogical reading of the novels by Bolaño and Villoro, whereby I examine the nexus between physical urban space and its artistic representation by tracing the cartographic imaginary of the characters and narrators. Both Materia dispuesta and Los detectives salvajes constitute representative examples of the contested urban space of the nationalist project of post-revolutionary Mexico, and of the spatial practices of individuals as signifiers of social class.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Harvey; Mexico; Urban; Villoro; Spanish; Bolano; Ciudad
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Spanish
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Compitello, Malcolm A.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleEl Vértigo Horizontal. La Novela Urbana de la Ciudad de México los Últimos 20 Añosen_US
dc.creatorMendoza, Roberto Faríasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMendoza, Roberto Faríasen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstract"El vértigo horizontal: La novela urbana de la ciudad de México" ("Horizontal Vertigo: The Urban Novel of Mexico City") offers a reassessment of the urban novel of Mexico City of the last twenty years, with specific focus on two novels: Materia dispuesta, by Juan Villoro, and Los detectives salvajes, by Roberto Bolaño. Guided by the ground-breaking work of geographer David Harvey, and that of Ana María Alonso and Néstor García Canclini, I argue that these novelists shed light upon the processes that have led to the transformation of past and contemporary urban space in Mexico City, and point to what Harvey terms the "urbanization of consciousness" as a marker of late capitalism. This interdisciplinary approach helps illuminate the processes that are present in the contemporary capitalist city. Of capital importance is the incorporation of an analogical reading of the novels by Bolaño and Villoro, whereby I examine the nexus between physical urban space and its artistic representation by tracing the cartographic imaginary of the characters and narrators. Both Materia dispuesta and Los detectives salvajes constitute representative examples of the contested urban space of the nationalist project of post-revolutionary Mexico, and of the spatial practices of individuals as signifiers of social class.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectHarveyen_US
dc.subjectMexicoen_US
dc.subjectUrbanen_US
dc.subjectVilloroen_US
dc.subjectSpanishen_US
dc.subjectBolanoen_US
dc.subjectCiudaden_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineSpanishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorCompitello, Malcolm A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRivero, Eliana S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGutiérrez, Laura G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCompitello, Malcolm A.en_US
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