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Economic Models and Magical Realism: An interdisciplinary approach to development through a concurrent analysis of 1960’s-70’s Latin American Structuralism and One Hundred Years of Solitude

dc.contributor.advisor Caldwell, Bruce J.
dc.contributor.advisor Hayles, N. Katherine
dc.contributor.author Anand, Ibanca
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-10T20:50:59Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-10T20:50:59Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05-10
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/14326
dc.description.abstract This history of thought paper analyzes how a literary perspective could be useful in thinking about economic development by studying the political economy of 1960s-70s Latin America. It explores how themes in García Márquez's landmark work, One Hundred Years of Solitude, can be related to elements of structuralism, a heterdox economic movement which advocated for the diversification of local economies and a holistic approach to policy-making. In the first chapter, a brief history of Latin American structuralism is given. The second chapter draws links between structuralist ideas and the novel's plot. In the third chapter, it is demonstrated how García Márquez's magical realism is particularly effective in conveying the cultural component of development, which structuralism on its own failed to communicate. The purpose of this research is to shed light on the potential benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to development.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject development
dc.subject magical realism
dc.subject structuralism
dc.subject history of economic thought
dc.subject Latin American political economy
dc.subject Gabriel García Márquez
dc.title Economic Models and Magical Realism: An interdisciplinary approach to development through a concurrent analysis of 1960’s-70’s Latin American Structuralism and One Hundred Years of Solitude
dc.type Honors thesis
dc.department Economics


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