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Extro-science fusion: the marvelous realism of worlds beyond science

Lemos Morais, Renata 2016, Extro-science fusion: the marvelous realism of worlds beyond science, e-flux, In press, pp. 1-9.

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Title Extro-science fusion: the marvelous realism of worlds beyond science
Author(s) Lemos Morais, Renata
Journal name e-flux
Season In press
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Publisher e-flux
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2016-09-15
Summary Most attempts to define the intellectual significance of marvelous realism have been framed by a focus on postcolonialism1 and postmodernism2. These approaches see it as a postcolonial assertion of a culture's identity and reduce it to a "going back" to an ancestral past that persists as a stubborn presence within certain geographies. This essay develops the proposition that the significance of marvelous realism goes beyond social and cultural perspectives - that it is, essentially, a mestizo ontology. Differently than the vast majority of theoretical incursions in this field, which only allude to the marvelous or fictional aspects of the movement, I will inquire instead on its singular appreciation of the real. By so doing I honor the wishes of Gabriel García Márquez, who was adamant in his defense of the real in and through his works.
Language eng
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language
HERDC Research category C2 Other contribution to refereed journal
Copyright notice ©2016, e-flux
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30082224

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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