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Akademia Cartonera

Akademia Cartonera: A Primer of Latin American Cartonera Publishers, was the result of the conference entitled “Cartonera Publishers: Recycling Latin American Bookscapes” held on October 2010 at UW-Madison. The goal of this publication is to document the example set by these publishers in the cultural, publishing and literary realms.

This work includes eight manifestos written by the eight cartonera publishing houses that attended the conference, a prologue explaining the reason for this book, a retelling of the founding of some of these publishers, an introduction, nine academic essays, an inventory of cartonera titles, a bibliography and various images.

This book is available for free full-text online as of April 2012 here. To acquire a printed copy of the book, contact the librarian responsible for this guide.

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