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Capital Fictions: The Literature of Latin America's Export Age

Ericka Beckman

Abstract

Between 1870 and 1930, Latin American countries were incorporated into global capitalist networks like never before, mainly as exporters of raw materials and importers of manufactured goods. During this Export Age, entire regions were given over to the cultivation of export commodities such as coffee and bananas, capital and labor were relocated to new production centers, and barriers to foreign investment were removed. This book investigates the key role played by literature in imagining and interpreting the rapid transformations unleashed by Latin America’s first major wave of capitalist mod ... More

Keywords: Latin America, global capitalist networks, Export Age, modernization, Gatemalan coffee, Argentina, social inequality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816679195
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679195.001.0001

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Ericka Beckman, author

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