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This issue of the Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften is a compilation of articles from different academic disciplines reaching from political sciences and anthropology to literature and media studies in German language. The issue traces the zombie’s historical continuities from the colonial Caribbean to the North American invasion of Haiti in 1915 and beyond – to its neo-colonial implications and also to it’s re-appropriations in West Africa. It discusses the first Caribbean zombi-text from the 17th century, the relation between zombification and the Code Noir and discusses global zombie-capitalism from a Caribbean perspective.
The debate focuses on the (im)possibilities of „epistemic disobedience“.
The introduction in German can be downloaded here.
„Lateinamerikanische Kulturtheorien“ is a selection of theoretical texts from and about Latin America, most of them for the first time available in German translation. From the perspective of estudios culturales, these texts offer new perspectives on the global interrelations between symbolic and material spheres.
Amongst the authors are Oswald de Andrade, Fernando Ortiz, Ángel Rama, Antonio Cornejo Polar, Néstor García Canclini, Beatriz Sarlo, Carlos Monsiváis, Édouard Glissant, Sylvia Wynter and Rita Segato.
The introduction and some of the articles (in German) can be downloaded here.