Dr. José Carreño Medina publishes El México ausente en Octavio Paz

Dr. José Carreño Medina publishes El México ausente en Octavio Paz

August 20, 2020

During the fall semester of 2019, Dr. José Carreño Medina completed the manuscript of an academic book entitled El México ausente en Octavio Paz, which has been recently published in Spain by Iberoamericana/Vervuert (August 2020). Using post-colonial and trans-modern literary theories, Dr. Carreño Medina analyzes the historical and political process of how the mestizaje discourse articulated by Octavio Paz understands indigenous civilization in Mexico as a mythical and psychological construct. While Paz sees the indigenous culture and its non-occidental traditions as a mythical trauma that restrains progress towards a contemporary democracy, Dr. Carreño Medina argues that indigenous peoples have been excluded as part of the national project built by the Mexican intelligentsia since the period of independence in the early nineteenth-century and, above all, from the Mexican Revolution (1910-1917) until the last decade of the twentieth century.

https://www.iberoamericana-vervuert.es/FichaLibro.aspx?P1=176476

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