Books in 20th Century Latin America
The history of books and publishing is a historiographical current in the process of consolidation, in which the development of print capitalism is often linked to the emergence of imagined national communities, in a process that dates back to the nineteenth century (Anderson, 2006). Hence, the study of print culture has developed within the framework of a methodological nationalism that must be overcome (Bourdieu, 2002). In Ibero-America we have works for countries such as Spain (Martínez, 2015), Argentina (De Diego, 2014) and Mexico (Bello and Garone, 2020). However, the phenomena of production, circulation and reception of ideas through printed media overflow the frameworks of the nation-state, as pointed out by Gustavo Sorá (2003; 2017), Antonio Largo and Nicanor Gómez (2006) and Alejandro Dujovne (2014). It is a transnational approach taken up on a Latin American scale in the new book by Argentine anthropologist Gustavo Sorá, A History of Book Publishing in Contemporary Latin America, published in February 2021.