Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America

Exposing Paraguay

  • Federico Pous
  • Alejandro Quin
  • Marcelino Viera

Part of the Memory Politics and Transitional Justice book series (MPTJ)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Federico Pous, Alejandro Quin, Marcelino Viera
    Pages 1-15
  3. Writing the Limits of Authoritarian Paraguay

  4. Preaching Popular Art in Paraguay

  5. Flashes of Memory in Paraguay: The Legacies of Stronism

  6. Tracing la realidad que delira

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
    2. Adriana Johnson
      Pages 223-245
    3. Marcelino Viera
      Pages 269-293
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 295-301

About this book


This book takes on the challenge of conceptually thinking Paraguayan cultural history within the broader field of Latin American studies. It presents original contributions to the study of Paraguayan culture from a variety of perspectives that include visual, literary, and cultural studies; gender studies, sociology, and political theory. The essays compiled here focus on the different narratives and political processes that shaped a country decentered from, but also deeply connected to, the rest of Latin America. Structured in four thematic sections, the book reflects upon authoritarianism; the tensions between modern, indigenous, and popular artistic expressions; the legacies of the Stroessner Regime, political resistance, and the struggle for collective memory; as well as the literary framing of historical trauma, particularly in connection with the Roabastian notion of la realidad que delira [delirious reality].


Latin American Studies Paraguay Authoritarianism Stronism National exceptionalism Indigenous culture Popular culture

Editors and affiliations

  • Federico Pous
    • 1
  • Alejandro Quin
    • 2
  • Marcelino Viera
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of World Languages and CulturesElon UniversityElonUSA
  2. 2.Department of World Languages and CulturesUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA
  3. 3.Department of HumanitiesMichigan Technological UniversityHoughtonUSA

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