Nuevo libro de Alejandra Uslenghi: culturas visuales modernas en América Latina

Alejandra Uslenghi, profesora en Northwestern University e investigadora afiliada de MESO, publicó un nuevo libro titulado Latin America at Fin-de-Siècle Universal Exhibitions. Modern Cultures of Visuality, en el que trabaja sobre cómo Argentina, México y Brasil forjaron una imagen de una Latinoamérica moderna a fines de siglo XIX.

uslenghiAlgunas de las reseñas dicen:

“At the fin de siècle, Latin America speaks the new international language of modernity: cosmopolitism, transnational spectacles, travels, and visuality. Uslenghi brilliantly analyzes the articulations, nuances, and controversies of that language in Brazilian, Argentine, and Mexican culture.” – Graciela Montaldo, Columbia University, USA

“In three acts, drawing on a wealth of archive material, Uslenghi charts Latin Americans’ attempts at ‘conquering the image’ the monumental mirrors of nineteenth-century world fairs shone back at them. This is truly pioneering work: a densely textured, theoretically acute study of the global circuits opened up by novel modes of making and circulating images and of the performances of spectatorship these called forth.” – Jens Andermann, author of The Optic of the State: Visuality and Power in Argentina and Brazil