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?Una nacion afro-ecuatoriana? Un estudio de "Juyungo" y "El ultimo rio" de Adalberto Ortiz y Nelson Estupinan Bass

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2004
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Ecuador is characterized by its variety of ethnic groups, including mestizos, Indians and African descendents that have formed a rich heritage of multiple cultures. Whereas much attention has been given to indigenous and indigenista literature, there is a large gap in Ecuador's literary criticism on its afro-Ecuadorian literature. This thesis examines two afro-Ecuadorian novels, Juyungo (1942) and El ultimo rio (1966). I explore the social and economic environment in which afro-Ecuadorians had to live during the beginning of the 20 th century. Whereas Ecuador's contemporary racial ideology and the social construction of the individual dates from the colonial times, the authors of these afro-Ecuadorian novels contest that discrimination and racism and propose a radically different conception of the nation, one more inclusive of its diverse cultures.
Title: ?Una nacion afro-ecuatoriana? Un estudio de "Juyungo" y "El ultimo rio" de Adalberto Ortiz y Nelson Estupinan Bass.
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Name(s): Ramirez, Cyntia A.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Horswell, Michael J., Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2004
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 89 p.
Language(s): Spanish
Summary: Ecuador is characterized by its variety of ethnic groups, including mestizos, Indians and African descendents that have formed a rich heritage of multiple cultures. Whereas much attention has been given to indigenous and indigenista literature, there is a large gap in Ecuador's literary criticism on its afro-Ecuadorian literature. This thesis examines two afro-Ecuadorian novels, Juyungo (1942) and El ultimo rio (1966). I explore the social and economic environment in which afro-Ecuadorians had to live during the beginning of the 20 th century. Whereas Ecuador's contemporary racial ideology and the social construction of the individual dates from the colonial times, the authors of these afro-Ecuadorian novels contest that discrimination and racism and propose a radically different conception of the nation, one more inclusive of its diverse cultures.
Identifier: 9780496257294 (isbn), 13149 (digitool), FADT13149 (IID), fau:10010 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2004.
Subject(s): Ecuadorian literature--Criticism and interpretation
Ecuador--20th century--Social aspects
Ecuador--20th century--Economic aspects
Spanish American literature--Black authors
Ortiz, Adalberto--Juynungo
Estupiñán Bass, Nelson--El ultimo río
Multiculturalism--Ecuador
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