Pícaro and Cortesano: Identity and the Forms of Capital in by Felipe E. Ruan

By Felipe E. Ruan

In this e-book at the dating among pícaro and cortesano, Felipe E. Ruan argues that those cultural figures are associated by way of a shared type of deportment established on prudent self-accommodation. This habit is generated and ruled by way of a courtly ethos or habitus that emerges because the results of the expansion and impression of the court docket in Madrid. Ruan posits that either pícaro and cortesano, and their respective books, behavior guide and picaresque narrative, tacitly have interaction questions of identification and individualism by way of highlighting the valued assets or kinds of capital that come to type and maintain self-identity. He areas the books of the pícaro and cortesano in the higher polemic of early glossy identification and individualism, and provides an account of the person as agent whose activities are grounded on aim social kin, with no these activities being easily the results of mechanistic adherence to the social order.

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