Una alternativa socialista al ethos barroco de Bolívar Echeverría [A Socialist Alternative to Baroque ethos of Bolívar Echeverría].Samuel Arriarán Cuéllar – In Barroco, Severo Sarduy began to employ more “modern” theoretical tools and 33Echeverría, Bolívar, “El ethos barroco”, in Modernidad, mestizaje cultural. by focusing on Bolivar Echeverria’s strategic reading of Walter. Benjamin. .. The Baroque ethos, in Echeverria’s model, is the one that holds. This content 47 Bolívar Echeverría, La modernidad de lo barroco (Mexico City: Era, ),

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By using this site, you bolivad to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The course followed by science is equivalent to the course followed by other realities and concepts. From here we can see one of the elements capable of permitting a double reading of the process leading to modernity. However, as Raymond Williams indicates, not all cultural discourse is hegemonic; rather, marginal discourses do exist as well —whether emerging or residual—, even despite the fact that the integrative capacity of hegemonic discourse may have seemed to overpower every era.

He was also part of the Editorial Board of magazines like Theoria Theory since ; and Contrahistorias. Prieto, Havana, Letras Cubanas,pp. Consequently, the Enlightenment is only recoverable because the Baroque is not.


And, if there did exist a culture whose creation did not involve synthesis, then, what would it involve? Thus, this view allows for the inclusion of contradictory aspects which had remained marginalized in previous timelines, which is of particular value for the Hispanic cultural context.

Let us focus of the two following ideas: Out of these two origins, one would continue to be undervalued until now, being seen as belonging to an archaic world order.

La notion de baroque. Mexico CityMexico.

Bolívar Echeverría (Author of La Modernidad de Lo Barroco)

His investigations where mainly and broadly concerned bsrroco Everything was rewritten to change the leading roles and to design new genealogies. And this explains why Maravall and Villari affirm that Descartes and Bacon, coming from this perspective, are exceptions to the Baroque.

What would these elements be? Les Dossiers du Grihl. Obviously, these hermeneutic aesthetics are essential for speaking with some impunity of the various baroques existing outside the Baroque, but they also prove extremely useful for aesthetic readings of the baroque. For Maravall, however, the Ethps Baroque is characterized by a situation in which.


Bolívar Echeverría, ¿un Socialismo Barroco? [a Baroque Socialism?] – PhilPapers

Contrary to the model of Renaissance harmony, the baroque model encapsulates the imaginary course towards what could be defined as a utopia of impossible unity. Certainly, but the process of writing the grand narrative of modernity has taken the key criteria of rationalism, empiricism, sensism and Protestant subjectivity for itself, simultaneously erasing their presence from the Baroque.

The fundamental problem is, therefore, the fact that the Baroque is seen as a homogenous and closed whole whether through stylistic criteria or through culturalist visions despite its evident discursive plurality. Moreover, synthetic processes entail the fusion of diverse and disparate elements: In addition, this ambiguity was marked by a plurality of contradictory semantic levels.

However, in claiming a postcolonial and anti-imperialist dimension for their concepts of the baroque, perhaps Carpentier, Lezama, and Sarduy —and all of their rcheverria were heading in a direction full of promise, not so much because of their baroque essentialism, but rather, because of their way of devising alternatives to the dominant etos. Or, perhaps it all comes down to proposing a new hermeneutic in ethks the Baroque etbos the Enlightenment would join together and conflictingly fertilize and establish a modernity that, passing through 20 th century recycling, would be the same modernity of today.

Its exoticism was exalted —reinforced by the skin colour symbolized by Carmen— which, absent from modernity, was incorporated from the outside in, from the periphery, purged of the inherent dangers of the truly exotic. In a sense, this work aims to recover a reality that neither belongs to national apologists nor to the authors of a narrative that ehhos us of our identity.

For Carpentier, the baroque could not be limited to one sole historical period nor to one location alone; on the contrary, the baroque was a collective spirita cultural way of being characterized by dynamic structures and polycentric perspectives that allowed echevwrria the recognition and incorporation of difference.

What about Bacon, Gassendi, Descartes, Galileo?

Bolívar Echeverría

The Baroque is a cultural formation and, like all cultural formations, it is complex, and not so much in the scientistic sense which views cultural formations as cultural realities, which is to say, characterized by an excess of information, but rather because the Baroque involves the overlapping of divergent types of discourses which, at the same time, share core characteristics. I am inclined to fthos that it happened during the period in which Eric Hobsbawn located the two great revolutions: However, can this vision be applied to the baroque?


This alternate hermeneutic would entail a coming together of the Baroque and the Enlightenment; a dynamic, complex, and conflicting process establishing a modernity which would continue into the modernity of today.

France and England and, bolkvar a lesser extent, Holland Germany still had not presented itself as a candidate for neo-imperialist power. Why is it that in the Anglo-Saxon world —and spreading— the idea of Early Modernity, applied overwhelmingly to the Hispanic world, is replacing the concept of Renaissanceabandoning definitively the concept of Baroque?

Keeping this manipulation of history in mind permits a double reading of the course leading to modernity.

What is meant by the statement historically the baroque has been the cultural state of Latin America? From a leftist perspective, the Maravallian vision did, however, come to indirectly consolidate the iconic vision of the Baroque as an incarnation of Spanish identity: The purely postcolonial discourses applied to Hispanic America and countries such as Spain fall on the border between a colonizing and a postcolonial nation.

Alain Touraine described the great rupture of modernity, counterposing the intellectual program of Humanism-Erasmism with the rationalism and empiricism associated with the scientific appropriation of natural reality However, The Black Legend as such was merely a set of mechanisms for producing political turmoil and propaganda set into motion by emerging powers aspiring to gain independence or to compete with the Spanish Empire. The Baroque, therefore, had no chance of producing barrocl own baroque science; science could only belong to Protestant countries, where Protestantism was not only the equivalent of the freedom of belief but of, above all, the freedom to think, effacing all social, religious, and political conflict from the Protestant north.