A barbárie da ignorância e a ética da vigilância crítica na cultura pós-moderna e na ficção de Mário de Carvalho

Translated title of the contribution: The barbarism of ignorance and the ethics of critical surveillance in postmodern culture and in the fiction of Mário de Carvalho

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Abstract

The fiction of Portuguese contemporary writer Mário de Carvalho addresses the specific topic of cultural ruin, i.e. cultural barbarism, as an upsetting symptom of postmodern culture. The growing ignorance about irreplaceable cultural matrices remains as a major ethical concern of this writer vis-à-vis one of the faces of contemporary cultural barbarism. This concern even surpasses his neoconservative attitude. This becomes particularly clear in some of his narratives, therefore problematizing, indirectly, the engaged function or nature of literary art as followed by several contemporary thinkers – from Adorno and Said to Steiner or Sloterdjk.
Translated title of the contributionThe barbarism of ignorance and the ethics of critical surveillance in postmodern culture and in the fiction of Mário de Carvalho
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)215-228
Number of pages14
JournalGragoatá
Volume18
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Barbarism of ignorance
  • Intellectual ethics
  • Mário de Carvalho
  • Cultural memory
  • Postmodernism

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