Leeds University Library

SPPO3670
Crime and Punishment in Latin American Culture

Crime and Punishment in Contemporary Latin American Culture, 2017/18, Semester 1
Danny Evans
smldev@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

WEEK 1

· Comaroff, Jean, and John L. Comaroff, Law and disorder in the postcolony (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008) (introduction)

· Foucault, Michel, and François Ewald, Society must be defended : lectures at the Collège de France, 1975-76 (St Martins Press, 2003)

· Foucault, Michel, Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977) especially part 3

· Salvatore, Ricardo Donato, and Carlos Aguirre, The birth of the penitentiary in Latin America : essays on criminology, prison reform, and social control, 1830-1940 (University of Texas Press, 1996) (introduction)

· Salvatore, Ricardo Donato, Carlos Aguirre, and Gilbert Michael Joseph, Crime and punishment in Latin America : law and society since late colonial times (Duke University Press, 2001) (Introduction and chapters 12 and 14)

· Zaffaroni, Eugenio Raúl, En busca de las penas perdidas: Deslegitimación y dogmática jurídico-penal (Editorial Temis, 1998) (introduction) - Available online: http://www.pensamientopenal.com.ar/system/files/2011/10/doctrina31832.pdf

· Franco, Jean, Cruel modernity (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2013) (introduction).

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WEEK 2

 

Primary Reading

· Santiesteban Prats, Ángel, Dichosos los que lloran (La Habana: Casa de las Américas, 2006)

· Montenegro, Carlos, hombres sin mujer (Havana: CubaLiteraria, 2000) http://www.cubaliteraria.com/img/libros/218925.pdf

 

Reading

· Bejel, Emilio, ‘Sexualidad Carcelaria En “Hombres sin mujer”, de Carlos Montenegro’, Anales de la literatura española contemporánea = Annals of contemporary Spanish literature., 31 (2006), 269–86

· Connell, R. W., and James W. Messerschmidt, ‘Hegemonic Masculinity Rethinking the Concept’, Gender & society., 19 (2005), 829–59 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0891243205278639

· Colón Pichardo, Maikel, ‘Masculinidades a flor de piel: algunos puntos de encuentro y algo más para su estudio en Cuba’, Perfiles, April 2008 http://www.perfiles.cult.cu/article.php?numero=7&materia=5&article_id=205

· Fanon, Frantz, Black skin, white masks (London: Pluto, 1967)

· Fuente, Alejandro de la, A nation for all : race, inequality, and politics in twentieth-century Cuba (Chapel Hill: Univ of North Carolina Press, 2001)

· González Pagés, J. C., ‘Feminismo y masculinidad: ¿mujeres contra hombres?’, Temas, 2004, 4–14 (online) http://www.berdingune.euskadi.net/contenidos/informacion/material/es_gizonduz/adjuntos/feminismoymasculinidad;¿mujerescontrahombres.pdf

· González Pagés, J.C, ‘Construcción histórica de la violencia masculina en cuba’ (presented at the Congreso Iberoamericano de Masculinidades y Equidad:  Investigación y Activismo, Barcelona, 2011) http://www.cime2011.org/home/panel2/cime2011_P2_JuliocesarGonzalezPages.pdf [Accessed 12 July 2016]

· Messerschmidt, James W., Masculinities and crime : critique and reconceptualization of theory (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 1993)

· Quijano, Anibal, and Michael Ennis, ‘Coloniality of Power, Eurocentrism, and Latin America’, Nepantla: Views from South, 1 (2000), 533–80 http://www.unc.edu/~aescobar/wan/wanquijano.pdf

· Segato, Rita Laura, ‘El color de la cárcel en américa latina: apuntes sobre la colonialidad de la justicia en un continente en desconstrucción’, Nueva sociedad, 208 (2007) <https://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/articulo?codigo=2382458>

· Sierra Madero, Abel, Del otro lado del espejo : la sexualidad en la construcción de la nación Cubana (Habana: Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas, 2006)

· Uxó González, Carlos, ‘Los novísimos cubanos: primera generación de escritores nacidos en la revolución’, Letras Hispanas: Revista de literatura y de cultura, 7 (2010),

· http://www.modlang.txstate.edu/letrashispanas/previousvolumes/vol7/contentParagraph/0/content_files/file12/Uxo.pdf

 

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WEEK 3

 

Primary sources

· Antes que anochezca - Before night falls [videorecording] - Película Completa, 2013

· AND OR Arenas, Reinaldo, Antes que anochezca : autobiografía (Barcelona: Tusquets, 2006)

 

Secondary reading

· Arguelles, Lourdes, and B. Ruby Rich, ‘Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Revolution: Notes toward an Understanding of the Cuban Lesbian and Gay Male Experience, Part I’, Signs., 9 (1984), 683–99 http://www.jstor.org/stable/3173617

· Bejel, Emilio, Gay Cuban nation (University of Chicago Press, 2001)

· Epps, Brad, ‘Proper Conduct: Reinaldo Arenas, Fidel Castro, and the Politics of Homosexuality’, Journal of the history of sexuality., 6 (1995), 231–83 (jstor)

· Fornet, Ambrosio, ‘El quinquenio gris: revisitando el término’, Criterios, La política cultural del período revolucionario: Memoria y reflexión, 2007 http://www.criterios.es/cicloquinqueniogris.htm

· Fouz-Hernández, Santiago, ‘Javier Bardem: Body and Space.’ in Revisiting space : space and place in European cinema, 2005

· Montaner, Carlos Alberto, ‘Comment on Arguelles and Rich’s “Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Revolution: Notes toward an Understanding of the Cuban Lesbian and Gay Male Experience, Part I”’, Signs., 11 (1986), 415–16

· Ocasio, Rafael, ‘Gays and the Cuban Revolution: The Case of Reinaldo Arenas’, Latin American perspectives., 29 (2002), 78–98

· Rich, B. Ruby, and Lourdes Arguelles, ‘Homosexuality, Homophobia, and Revolution: Notes toward an Understanding of the Cuban Lesbian and Gay Male Experience, Part II’, Signs., 11 (1985), 120–36

· Vilaseca, David, ‘“ A Boy’s Best Friend Is His (M) Other”: Melancholia, Identification, and the Question of Masculine Psychosis in Reinaldo Arenas’s Antes Que Anochezca’, Journal of Iberian and Latin American studies., 8 (2002), 71–85

· ———, ‘On the Constitution and Uses of Homosexuality in Reinaldo Arenas’ Antes Que Anochezca’, Bulletin of Hispanic studies., 74 (1997), 351–72

· Wilkinson, Stephen, ‘Homosexuality and the Repression of Intellectuals in “Fresa Y Chocolate” and “Máscaras”’, Bulletin of Latin American research., 18 (1999), 17–33

· Zayas, Manuel, Odd people out (Seres extravagantes) [videorecording]. (Frameline, 2004) file://localhost/<http/::search.alexanderstreet.com:view:work:1858314>[accessed 19 August 2014] Not held at Leeds University Library.

 

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WEEK 4

 

Primary Reading and Viewing

· Rezende, Sergio, Salve geral [videorecording] (Time of Fear), (film) 2009

· Lima, William da Silva, Quatrocentos contra um: Uma historia do Comando Vermelho, 2a. ed edition (Petrópolis : Rio de Janeiro: ISER, 1991) (memoir available online at http://www.proibidao.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/William-da-Silva-Lima_-Quatrocentos_Contra_Um.pdf )

· Murat, Lúcia, Almost brothers [videorecording] 2005

 

Secondary Materials

· Amorim, Carlos, Comando Vermelho : a história secreta do crime organizado, 3rd edn (Rio de Janeiro: Ed. Record, 1993) http://www.bidvb.com:2300/se%C3%A7%C3%A3o%20braille%20digital%20de%20s%C3%A3o%20paulo/Brasil/Comando%20Vermelho%20%E2%80%93%20A%20Hist%C3%B3ria%20Secreta%20do%20Crime%20Organizado%20-%20Carlos%20Amorim.pdf

· Dangerous Liaisons: Organized Crime and Political Finance in Latin America and Beyond (Brookings Institution Press, 2013) <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7864/j.ctt4cg80v> [accessed 10 September 2015]

· Pengalese, Ben, ‘The Bastard Child of the Dictatorship: The Comando Vermelho and the Birth of “Narco-Culture” in Rio de Janeiro’, Luso-Brazilian Review., 45 (2008), 118–45

· Penglase, R. Ben, ‘The Shutdown of Rio de Janeiro: The Poetics of Drug Trafficker Violence’, Anthropology today., 21 (2005), 3–6

· Sousa, Rosinaldo Silva de, and Isabel Anaya Ferreira, ‘Narcotráfico Y Economía Ilícita: Las Redes Del Crimen Organizado En Río de Janeiro (Drug Trafficking and the Underground Economy: Networks of Organized Crime in Rio de Janeiro)’, Revista mexicana de sociología., 66 (2004), 141–92 <http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3541533>

 

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Week 5

 

Primary Texts: Elite squad [videorecording] also by Jose Padilha

 

Jose Padilha’s Bus 174 [videorecording] (2002)

 

Reading

· Ahnen, Ronald E., ‘The Politics of Police Violence in Democratic Brazil’, Latin American politics and society., 49 (2007), 141–64

· Costa, Arthur Trindade Maranhão, and Timothy Thompson, ‘Police Brutality in Brazil: Authoritarian Legacy or Institutional Weakness?’, Latin American perspectives., 38 (2011), 19–32

· Willis, Graham Denyer, The killing consensus : police, organized crime, and the regulation of life and death in urban Brazil (Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015)

· Jaguaribe, Beatriz, ‘Hijacked by Realism’, Public culture : bulletin of the Society for Transnational Cultural Studies., 21 (2009), 219–27 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/08992363-2008-026>

· ———, ‘The Shock of the Real Realist Aesthetics in the Media and the Urban Experience’, Space and culture., 8 (2005), 66–82

· Leu Lorraine, ‘Spaces of Remembrance & Representation in the City: José Padilha’s Ônibus 174’, Luso-Brazilian Review., 45 (2008), 177–89

· Novaes, Carlos, ‘Poder militar, poder de polícia e legitimidade para o uso da força | Blog Do Carlos NOVAES’ http://novaes-c-politico.com.br/?p=70

· Folha Online, ‘Seqüestro Do Ônibus 174 Terminou Com Duas Mortes Em 2000’, 2006 http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/cotidiano/ult95u128062.shtml

· Leu, Lorraine, ‘Spaces of Remembrance and Representation in the City: José Padilha’s Ônibus 174’, Luso-Brazilian Review., 45 (2008), 177–89

· Villarejo, Amy, ‘Bus 174 and the Living Present’, Cinema journal., 46 (2006), 113–18 http://www.columbia.edu/itc/film/gaines/documentary_tradition/Villarejo_Bus 174.pdf

 

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WEEK 6

 

Primary Text:

Rodrigo Plá’s La zona [videorecording], (2007) (film)

 

· Caldeira, Teresa Pires do Rio, City of walls : crime, segregation, and citizenship in São Paulo (University of California Press, 2000)

· Martín Barbero, Jesús, ‘El Miedo a Los Medios’, Política, comunicación y nuevos modos de representación. Bogotá: IEPRI/FESCOL, 1997, 13–32 http://biblioteca2012.hegoa.efaber.net/system/ebooks/7504/original/Miedo_a_los_Medios.pdf

· Lehnen, Jeremy, ‘Disjunctive Urbanisms: Walls, Violence and Marginality in Rodrigo Plá’s La Zona (2007)’, Mexican studies = Estudios mexicanos., 28 (2012), 163–82 http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.1525/msem.2012.28.1.163?uid=3738032&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104121161041

· Ripley, Marc, ‘“Respect the Authority of La Zona!”: Gated Communities, Heterotopia and Panopticism in Rodrigo Plá’s La Zona (2007) http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/ripleymgpaper.pdf

 

· Viewing: ‘Soplo de vida’ / ‘Breath of Life’ (1999) (English Subtitles), 2012 file://localhost/<http://http/::vimeo.com:42090934>

 

Secondary reading

· Monsiváis, Carlos, ‘Ustedes que jamás han sido asesinados’, Revista de la Universidad de México, 1973 file://localhost/<http://www.revistadelauniversidad.unam.mx/ojs_rum/index.php/rum/article/view/9828/11066>

· Braham, Persephone, Crimes against the state, crimes against persons : detective fiction in Cuba and Mexico (University of Minnesota Press)

· Simpson, Amelia S., Detective fiction from Latin America (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1990)

· Wilkinson, Stephen, Detective fiction in Cuban society and culture (Oxford: P. Lang, 2006)

· Craig-Odders, Renée W., Jacky Collins, and Glen S. (Glen Steven) Close. 2006. Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian detective fiction : essays on the género negro tradition (McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers) (pp 134- 161)

· Most, Glenn W., and William W. Stowe. 1983. The poetics of murder : detective fiction and literary theory

 

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WEEK 9

 

Primary Text:

Sangre en el desierto : las muertas de Juarez by Alicia Gaspar de Alba (2008) (novel)

 

 

Secondary Reading:

· Arriola, Elvia R. ‘Accountability for Murder in the Maquiladoras: Linking Corporate Indifference to Gender Violence at the U.S.-Mexico Border.’ Making a killing : femicide, free trade, and la frontera. Ed. Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Georgina Guzmán. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010. 25–61.

· Fregoso, Rosa-Linda, and Cynthia Bejarano, eds. Terrorizing women : feminicide in the AméricasDurham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.

· Anzaldúa, Gloria, and Ana Louise Keating, The Gloria Anzaldúa reader (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009)

· Franco, Jean, When Borders Become Frontiers: Mexico as the Backyard of Fortress America file://localhost/<http://www.norlarnet.uio.no/events/presentations-and-recordings/recordings/2013/nolan-2013.html>

· González Rodríguez, Sergio. Huesos en el desierto. Barcelona: Anagram, 2002.

· Haggery, Erica, ‘Desert Blood: A Powerful Synthesis of Narrative Strategies’, UCB Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journalhttps://ucbcluj.org/current-issue/vol-22-spring-2012-special-issue/2621-2/

· Mata, Irene, ‘Writing on the Walls: Deciphering Violence and Industrialization in Alicia Gaspar de Alba’s Desert Blood’ - https://www.jstor.org/stable/25750713?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

· Messmer, Marieta, ‘Transfrontera Crimes: Representations of the Juárez Femicides in Recent Fictional and Non-Fictional Accounts’ file://localhost/<http://www.asjournal.org/57-2012/transfrontera-crimes/>

· Segato, Rita Laura, ‘Território, Soberania E Crimes de Segundo Estado: A Escritura Nos Corpos Das Mulheres de Ciudad Juarez’, Revista Estudos Feministas, 13 (2005), 265–85 http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0104-026X2005000200003

 

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WEEK 10

 

Primary Text:

Bajo la sombra del guamúchil by the Colectiva hermanas en la sombra (2013) - http://www.iwgia.org/publicaciones/buscar-publicaciones?publication_id=472

 

Secondary Reading:

· Hernández, Rosalva Aída, Rachel Sieder, and María Teresa Sierra, Justicias indígenas y estado: violencias contemporáneas (FLACSO Mexico / CIESAS, 2013) - http://www.rachelsieder.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Justicias-Indigenas-y-Estadointro.pdf

· Beverley, John, Against literature (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1993)

· ———, ‘The Margin at the Center’, in The real thing : testimonial discourse and Latin America, ed. by Georg M. Gugelberger (Durham: Duke University Press, 1996)

· ———, ‘What Happens When the Subaltern Speaks?’, in The Rigoberta Menchú controversy, ed. by Arturo Arias and David Stoll (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001)

· Hern, Aida ‘Libertad Anticipada’ <https://www.academia.edu/4624966/Libertad_Anticipada> [accessed 4 September 2014]

· Polit Dueñas, Gabriela, Narrating narcos : culiacán and medellín, 2013 http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780822979098?auth=0

 

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WEEK 11

 

Lecture: 10. Alternatives to Punishment: Community and Indigenous justice in Muertos incómodos : falta lo que falta by Subcomandante Marcos and Paco Ignacio Taibo II (2005)

 

Secondary Reading:

· Dellacioppa, Kara Zugman, This bridge called Zapatismo : building alternative political cultures in Mexico City, Los Angeles, and beyond (Lexington Books, 2009)

· London, Ross, Crime, punishment, and restorative justice : from the margins to the mainstream (First Forum, 2011)

· http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2010/03/02/la-nueva-justicia-y-la-palabra-del-ezln/

· Postay, Maximiliano E., ed., ‘El abolicionismo penal en américa latina. imaginación no punitiva y militancia’, in El abolicionismo penal en América Latina Imaginación no punitiva y militancia (Rústica, 2012) (online) - https://inecipcba.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/el-abolicionismo-penal-en-amc3a9rica-latina.pdf

· Abriendo Brecha: Las Mujeres de La Policía Comunitaria de Guerrero, 2014 file://localhost/<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6c7iNPEgtM>[Accessed 12 July 2016]

· Close, Glen S., ‘Muertos Incómodos:  The Monologic Polyphony of Subcomandante Marcos’ file://localhost/<http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v15/close.html>

· Hayden, Tom, The Zapatista reader, Book, Whole (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2002) (Leeds library)

 

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Seminar: TBC

 

Primary Reading

· Bolaño, Roberto, Estrella distante, Narrativas Hispánicas, 2010, (Barcelona: Anagrama, 1999) (online) http://inabima.gob.do/descargas/biblioteca/Autores Extranjeros/B/Bola%F1o, Roberto/Bola%F1o, Roberto - Estrella Distante.pdf

 

Secondary Reading (mostly available on jstor)

· Cacheiro, Adolfo, ‘The Force Field of the Real: Imaginary and Symbolic Identification in Roberto Bolaño’s “Estrella Distante”’, Confluencia, 25 (2010), 131–46 - http://www.hispanetjournal.com/5Imaginary%20and%20Symbolic%202.pdf

· Corral, Will H., ‘Roberto Bolaño: Portrait of the Writer as Noble Savage’, World literature today., 80 (2006), 47–50 <http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/40159247>

· Franco, Jean, ‘Questions for Bolaño’, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, 18 (2009), 207–17 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13569320903361903

· Close, Glen S., '8. The Detective Is Dead. Long Live the Novela Negral', Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian detective fiction : essays on the género negro tradition, 2006

· Hartwig, Susanne, ‘Jugar al detective: el desafío de Roberto Bolaño’, Iberoamericana (2001-), Nueva época, 7 (2007), 53–71 -

http://www.iai.spk-berlin.de/fileadmin/dokumentenbibliothek/Iberoamericana/2007/Nr_28/28_Hartwig.pdf

· López-Vicuña, Ignacio, ‘The Violence of Writing: Literature and Discontent in Roberto Bolaño’s “Chilean” Novels’, Journal of Latin American cultural studies., 18 (2009), 155–66

· O’Bryen, Rory, ‘Memory, Melancholia and Political Transition in “Amuleto” and “Nocturno de Chile” by Roberto Bolaño’, Bulletin of Latin American research., 30 (2011), 473–87

· Piérola, José de, ‘El envés de la historia. (re)construcción de la historia en “Estrella Distante” de Roberto Bolaño y “Soldados de salamina” de Javier Cercas’, Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinoamericana, 33 (2007), 241–58 <http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/25485815>

· Pollack, Sarah, ‘Latin America Translated (Again): Roberto Bolaño’s “The Savage Detectives” in the United States’, Comparative literature., 61 (2009), 346–65

· Rodríguez, Franklin, ‘The Bind Between Neopolicial and Antipolicial: The Exposure of Reality in Post-1980s Latin American Detective Fiction’ file://localhost/<http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/ciberletras/v15/rodriguezf.html>

· ———, ‘Unsettledness and Doublings in Roberto Bolaño’s Estrella Distante’, Revista Hispánica Moderna., 63 (2010), 203–18

· Rodríguez, Franklin, ‘Unsettledness and Doublings in Roberto Bolaño’s “Estrella Distante”’, Revista Hispánica Moderna., 63 (2010), 203–18

This list was last updated on 10/10/2016