Zita Nunes argues that the prevailing narratives of identity formation throughout the Americas share a dependence on metaphors of incorporation and, often, of cannibalism. The construction of a national and racial identity through a process of assimilation, Nunes asserts, presupposes a remainder, a residue. Cannibal Democracy explores what is left behind in the formation of identities and addresses the limits of the contemporary discourse of democracy.
Subjects: Language & Literature
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