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Cardboard publishers in Latin America
Lucy Bell

cartoneras conceals a wide range of different aims – literary, social, cultural, political and economic. A number of affinities, however, tend to unite them: the resistance to large commercial publishers that follow the logic of the capitalist, neoliberal economy; the desire to circulate the works of younger, lesser-known, more avantgarde authors; the need to reach a wider and different public in countries where books are very expensive and reading is often regarded as the activity of the ‘privileged few’. Though many cartonera organisations collect the recycled materials

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