From Political Unity to State Fragmentation: Crime, Law and Sovereignty in Carlos Fuentes and Juan Rulfo

Guillermo J. Fajardo Sotelo

Abstract


 

The author analyzes the late work of Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes to think about the Mexican political system and its transformations. Also, the author uses the figure of Pedro Paramo as an example of total sovereignty in comparison with the state fragmentation and the multi-sovereign forms that Carlos Fuentes uses in his novels as tools to demonstrate how the transformations have operated in Mexico: from a strong state to a fragmented government surrounded by other forms of control such as globalization, crime, and necroempowerment.


Keywords


power, Mexico, violence, globalization, Mexican literature.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/ct/2017.262

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