Posts under tag: Carlos Aguirre
Covering more than five hundred years of history, culture, and politics, The Lima Reader captures the multiple viewpoints of the diverse peoples of Peru’s capital city. The volume traces Lima’s transformation from a pre-Columbian religious center, to the colonial “City of Kings,” to today’s vibrant and deeply divided metropolis of almost ten million people. A rich array of primary sources—including traveler accounts, essays, photographs, maps, poems, short stories, lyrics, and memoir excerpts, many appearing in English for the first time—address how Lima’s multiethnic population, class inequalities, and debates of who is a “true” limeño/a have evolved throughout the city’s history. The book also includes selections that explore Lima’s identity through its food, sports culture, festivals, and sense of humor. Intended for travelers, students, and scholars alike, The Lima Reader is an invaluable introduction to the complex social tensions and cultural history of Lima and its people.
About The Author(s)
Carlos Aguirre is Professor of History at the University of Oregon and the author of The Criminals of Lima and Their Worlds: The Prison Experience, 1850–1935, also published by Duke University Press.
Charles F. Walker is Professor of History, Director of the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas, and MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in International Human Rights at the University of California, Davis, and the author of Shaky Colonialism: The 1746 Earthquake-Tsunami in Lima, Peru, and Its Long Aftermath and Smoldering Ashes: Cuzco and the Creation of Republican Peru, 1780–1840, both also published by Duke University Press.
Former director of Latin American Studies at UO, Professor Carlos Aguirre (History) has published a new book entitled La ciudad y los perros. Biografía de una novela (Lima: Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2015). This is a groundbreaking archival study that reconstructs the process of censorship and the difficulties experienced by Peruvian writer Vargas Llosa at the time of publishing his first novel in Franco’s Spain in 1963. Aguirre sets out to investigate the historical and cultural conditions that make possible the “manufacture” of a literary classic. He looks at the transnational networks of intellectuals and literary agents, political factions, potential diplomatic conflicts and the background tensions of the Cold War in the immediate aftermath of the Cuban Revolution.
You can read an interview with Prof. Aguirre by Luis Rodríguez Pastor here.
Lecture by Carlos Aguirre
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
More than 45 years after his death in Bolivia, Che Guevara continues to both inspire efforts towards social justice around the world and spark fierce discussions about his life and legacy. This lecture will revisit his place in history and will provide a nuanced assessment of his political and cultural significance today.
This talk is offered in conjunction with the ongoing exhibit “Korda and the Revolutionary Image” that will be on display through January 26, 2014.
Carlos Aguirre is a Professor in the UO Department of History and Director of the Latin American Studies Program.