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Conditioned Identities

Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities


Edited By Flocel Sabaté

This book contains selected papers from the meeting «Conditioned Identities. Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities», held in the Institute of Research in Identities and Society (University of Lleida) in 2013 and attended by participants representing different disciplines, discussing the imposition and acceptance of identities. The different chapters of the book, written by scholars and researchers from all over the world, analyse the conflict between attributed and chosen identities in History, Language, Literature, Sociology and Anthropology across various historical periods and geographical regions. Theoretical and practical studies are combined in order to contribute to a renewal of perspectives regarding a key issue for understanding the roots of our current society and the problems surrounding conviviality in today’s world.
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Jamil Almansur Haddad and the paradoxes of an identity in transition



Universidade de São Paulo

The image of a pendulum that oscillates between two ends is used by critics as Tristão de Athayde1 and Sérgio Milliet2 to describe orientation changes of the poetry produced in Brazil between the years of 1922 and 1950. This image suggests that on one side remain the ideals of the modernist movement, and at the other extreme is placed the 45’s Generation, while the 30’s decade is characterized by transition aspects.

One of the most important events in the history of Brazilian literature, the Semana de Arte Moderna (“Modern Art Week”) was carried on Sao Paulo in 1922, by poets, writers and artists namely Oswald de Andrade, Mário de Andrade, Victor Brecheret and Menotti del Pichia. This event has officially initiated the Modernism in Brazil, which advocated the rupture with romantic and realistic lyricism of the previous movements and has integrated the national literature to the Euro-American vanguards. As main features that guide this period production, the critics point out to the freedom and objectiveness nature of the language, besides the effort to build a Brazilian identity notion, taking advantage in an anthropophagic fashion of the aesthetic acquisitions ongoing in Europe.

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