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A Cultural History of Latin America

A Cultural History of Latin America

Literature, Music and the Visual Arts in the 19th and 20th Centuries

  • Author: Leslie Bethell
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521626262
  • Category: History
  • Page: 538
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The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America during the five centuries from the first contacts between Europeans and the native peoples of the Americas in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present. A Cultural History of Latin America brings together chapters from Volumes III, IV, and X of The Cambridge History on literature, music, and the visual arts in Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays explore: literature, music, and art from c. 1820 to 1870 and from 1870 to c. 1920; Latin American fiction from the regionalist novel between the Wars to the post-War New Novel, from the 'Boom' to the 'Post-Boom'; twentieth-century Latin American poetry; indigenous literatures and culture in the twentieth century; twentieth-century Latin American music; architecture and art in twentieth-century Latin America, and the history of cinema in Latin America. Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay.

A Cultural History of Underdevelopment

A Cultural History of Underdevelopment

Latin America in the U.S. Imagination

  • Author: John Patrick Leary
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 0813939178
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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A Cultural History of Underdevelopment explores the changing place of Latin America in U.S. culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent U.S.-Cuba détente. In doing so, it uncovers the complex ways in which Americans have imagined the global geography of poverty and progress, as the hemispheric imperialism of the nineteenth century yielded to the Cold War discourse of "underdevelopment." John Patrick Leary examines representations of uneven development in Latin America across a variety of genres and media, from canonical fiction and poetry to cinema, photography, journalism, popular song, travel narratives, and development theory. For the United States, Latin America has figured variously as good neighbor and insurgent threat, as its possible future and a remnant of its past. By illuminating the conventional ways in which Americans have imagined their place in the hemisphere, the author shows how the popular image of the United States as a modern, exceptional nation has been produced by a century of encounters that travelers, writers, radicals, filmmakers, and others have had with Latin America. Drawing on authors such as James Weldon Johnson, Willa Cather, and Ernest Hemingway, Leary argues that Latin America has figured in U.S. culture not just as an exotic "other" but as the familiar reflection of the United States’ own regional, racial, class, and political inequalities.

Close Encounters of Empire

Close Encounters of Empire

Writing the Cultural History of U.S.-Latin American Relations

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Catherine LeGrand,Ricardo Donato Salvatore
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822320999
  • Category: History
  • Page: 575
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A series of essays on encounters between Latin Americans and North Americans that offer a framework to determine how foreign people, ideas and institutions were received and appropriated in modern Latin America.

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

  • Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317449290
  • Category: History
  • Page: 386
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The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of cultural hybridity to show how the people of Latin America have participated in the making of their own history. The selections from an interdisciplinary group of scholars range widely across the geographic spectrum of the Latin American world and forms of cultural production. Exploring the means and meanings of cultural production, the essays illustrate the myriad ways in which cultural output illuminates political and social themes in Latin American history. From religion to food, from political resistance to artistic representation, this handbook showcases the work of scholars from the forefront of Latin American cultural history, creating an essential reference volume for any scholar of modern Latin America.

Alcohol in Latin America

Alcohol in Latin America

A Social and Cultural History

  • Author: Gretchen Pierce,Áurea Toxqui
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 0816599009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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Aguardente, chicha, pulque, vino—no matter whether it’s distilled or fermented, alcohol either brings people together or pulls them apart. Alcohol in Latin America is a sweeping examination of the deep reasons why. This book takes an in-depth look at the social and cultural history of alcohol and its connection to larger processes in Latin America. Using a painting depicting a tavern as a metaphor, the authors explore the disparate groups and individuals imbibing as an introduction to their study. In so doing, they reveal how alcohol production, consumption, and regulation have been intertwined with the history of Latin America since the pre-Columbian era. Alcohol in Latin America is the first interdisciplinary study to examine the historic role of alcohol across Latin America and over a broad time span. Six locations—the Andean region, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, and Mexico—are seen through the disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, art history, ethnohistory, history, and literature. Organized chronologically beginning with the pre-colonial era, it features five chapters on Mesoamerica and five on South America, each focusing on various aspects of a dozen different kinds of beverages. An in-depth look at how alcohol use in Latin America can serve as a lens through which race, class, gender, and state-building, among other topics, can be better understood, Alcohol in Latin America shows the historic influence of alcohol production and consumption in the region and how it is intimately connected to the larger forces of history.

Mañana Es San Perón

Mañana Es San Perón

A Cultural History of Peron's Argentina

  • Author: Mariano Ben Plotkin
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842050296
  • Category: History
  • Page: 262
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The regime of Juan Per-n is one of the most studied topics of Argentina's contemporary history. This new book-an English translation of a highly popular, critically acclaimed Spanish language edition-provides a new perspective on the intriguing Argentinian leader. Mariano Plotkin's cultural approach makes Per-n's popularity understandable because it goes beyond Per-n's charismatic appeal and analyzes the Peronist mechanisms used to generate political consent and mass mobilization. Ma-ana es San Per-n is the first book to focus on the cultural and symbolic dimensions of Peronism and populism. It explores the creation of myths, symbols, and rituals which constituted the Peronist political imagery. This well-written and engaging account of one of Latin America's most colorful and appealing leaders is an excellent resource on Argentina and Latin American history and politics.

Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America

Authoritarianism, Cultural History, and Political Resistance in Latin America

Exposing Paraguay

  • Author: Federico Pous,Alejandro Quin,Marcelino Viera
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319535447
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 301
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This book takes on the challenge of conceptually thinking Paraguayan cultural history within the broader field of Latin American studies. It presents original contributions to the study of Paraguayan culture from a variety of perspectives that include visual, literary, and cultural studies; gender studies, sociology, and political theory. The essays compiled here focus on the different narratives and political processes that shaped a country decentered from, but also deeply connected to, the rest of Latin America. Structured in four thematic sections, the book reflects upon authoritarianism; the tensions between modern, indigenous, and popular artistic expressions; the legacies of the Stroessner Regime, political resistance, and the struggle for collective memory; as well as the literary framing of historical trauma, particularly in connection with the Roabastian notion of la realidad que delira [delirious reality].

A Cultural History of Spanish America, from Conquest to Independence

A Cultural History of Spanish America, from Conquest to Independence

  • Author: Mariano Picón-Salas
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520010123
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 192
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A Cultural History of Cuba During the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902

A Cultural History of Cuba During the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902

  • Author: Marial Iglesias Utset
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807833983
  • Category: History
  • Page: 202
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Originally published in Spanish by Ediciones Union in Havana, Cuba, as Las metaforas del cambio en la vida cotidiana: Cuba, 1898-1902, 2003.

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America

A Cultural History

  • Author: Christopher Conway
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780826520593
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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The life of Spanish America in the nineteenth century

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture

  • Author: Barbara A. Tenenbaum,Georgette M. Dorn
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780684192536
  • Category: History
  • Page: 3137
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This 5-vol. set spans the centuries, from the earliest civilizations of the Olmec, Maya and Chavin. The region is broadly defined to include South America, Central America, Mexico, the Caribbean Sea and the historical Spanish borderlands north of the Rio Grande. The set emphasizes political, economic and social history, including material and popular culture that have affected the history of Latin America.

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520289021
  • Category: History
  • Page: 712
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"This comprehensive text provides a detailed narrative history of each of the nations of Latin America, from Chile and Argentina in the South to Mexico and Cuba in the north. It begins with the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century and stretches to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. It interprets major themes, such as the age of caudillos in the nineteenth century, populism in the twentieth century, and globalization in the twenty-first century. These themes, along with others such as ethnic strife, social revolutions, and militarism, transcend borders and show the unity of the Latin America experience, even as the text draws out the diversity that marks the region's geography, peoples, and cultures."--Provided by publisher.

Images of Power

Images of Power

Iconography, Culture and the State in Latin America

  • Author: Jens Andermann,William Rowe
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9781845452124
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 299
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In Latin America, where even today writing has remained a restricted form of expression, the task of generating consent and imposing the emergent nation-state as the exclusive form of the political, was largely conferred to the image. Furthermore, at the moment of its historical demise, the new, 'postmodern' forms of sovereignty appear to rely even more heavily on visual discourses of power. However, a critique of the iconography of the modern state-form has been missing. This volume is the first concerted attempt by cultural, historical and visual scholars to address the political dimension of visual culture in Latin America, in a comparative perspective spanning various regions and historical stages. The case studies are divided into four sections, analysing the formation of a public sphere, the visual politics of avant-garde art, the impact of mass society on political iconography, and the consolidation and crisis of territory as a key icon of the state.

Central America

Central America

A Natural and Cultural History

  • Author: Anthony G. Coates
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300080650
  • Category: History
  • Page: 277
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Describes the cultural and natural history of Central America, covering such topics as the area's geological origins, natural corridors, native peoples, and conservation efforts.

A History of Latin America

A History of Latin America

  • Author: Benjamin Keen,Keith Haynes
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1111841403
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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This best-selling text for introductory Latin American history courses encompasses political and diplomatic theory, class structure and economic organization, culture and religion, and the environment. The integrating framework is the dependency theory, the most popular interpretation of Latin American history, which stresses the economic relationship of Latin American nations to wealthier nations, particularly the United States. Spanning pre-historic times to the present, A HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA takes both a chronological and a nation-by-nation approach, and includes the most recent historical analysis and the most up-to-date scholarship. The Ninth Edition includes expanded coverage of social and cultural history (including music) throughout and increased attention to women, indigenous cultures, and Afro-Latino people assures well balanced coverage of the region's diverse histories. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Soul of Latin America

The Soul of Latin America

The Cultural and Political Tradition

  • Author: Howard J. Wiarda
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300098365
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 417
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To understand Latin America's political culture, and to understand why it differs so greatly from that of the United States, one must look beyond the political history of the region, Howard J. Wiarda explains in this comprehensive book. A highly respected expert on Latin American politics, Wiarda explores a sweeping array of Iberian and Latin American social, economic, institutional, cultural, and religious factors from ancient times to the twentieth century. He illuminates the distinctive political attitudes and traditions of Latin America as well as the unique-and not widely understood-features of present-day Latin American models of democracy. While Ibero-American and Western liberal traditions draw from the same classical thinkers, they often emphasize different ideas and reach different conclusions, Wiarda contends. He traces the influences of Rome, Islam, medieval Christianity, the Reconquest, and Iberian feudalism, and the powerful but largely unacknowledged effects of the Counter-Reformation on Iberian and Latin American civilizations. The author concludes with a discussion of recent changes in political culture and an assessment of the strength of democracy's hold in the nations of Latin America.--From publisher description.

The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader

The Latin American Cultural Studies Reader

  • Author: Ana del Sarto,Alicia Ríos,Abril Trigo
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822333401
  • Category: History
  • Page: 818
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Essays by intellectuals and specialists in Latin American cultural studies that provide a comprehensive view of the specific problems, topics, and methodologies of the field vis-a-vis British and U.S. cultural studies.

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Mark Brill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135168230X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 454
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Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students, which covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a balance between important themes and illustrative examples. This book is about enjoying the music itself and provides a lively, challenging discussion complemented by stimulating musical examples couched in an appropriate cultural and historical context—the music is a specific response to the era from which it emerges, evolving from common roots to a wide variety of musical traditions. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean aims to develop an understanding of Latin American civilization and its relation to other cultures. NEW to this edition A new chapter overviewing all seven Central American countries An expansion of the chapter on the English- and French-speaking Caribbean An added chapter on transnational genres An end-of-book glossary featuring bolded terms within the text A companion website with over 50 streamed or linked audio tracks keyed to Listening Examples found in the text, in addition to other student and instructors’ resources Bibliographic suggestions at the end of each chapter, highlighting resources for further reading, listening, and viewing Organized along thematic, historical, and geographical lines, Music of Latin America and the Caribbean implores students to appreciate the unique and varied contributions of other cultures while realizing the ways non-Western cultures have influenced Western musical heritage. With focused discussions on genres and styles, musical instruments, important rituals, and the composers and performers responsible for its evolution, the author employs a broad view of Latin American music: every country in Latin America and the Caribbean shares a common history, and thus, a similar musical tradition.

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture

  • Author: Sara Castro-Klaren
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118661354
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 712
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A Companion to Latin American Literature and Culture reflects the changes that have taken place in cultural theory and literary criticism since the latter part of the twentieth century. Written by more than thirty experts in cultural theory, literary history, and literary criticism, this authoritative and up-to-date reference places major authors in the complex cultural and historical contexts that have compelled their distinctive fiction, essays, and poetry. This text provides the historical background to help the reader understand the people and culture that have defined Latin American literature and its reception. Each chapter also includes short selected bibliographic guides and recommendations for further reading.

Early Latin America

Early Latin America

A History of Colonial Spanish America and Brazil

  • Author: James Lockhart,Stuart B. Schwartz
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521299299
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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This book provides a general history of Latin America in the period between the European conquest and the gaining of independence by the Spanish American countries and Brazil (approximately 1492-1825). It is both an introduction for the student at the college level and a provisionally updated synthesis of the quickly changing field for the more experienced reader. The authors' aim is not only to treat colonial Brazil and colonial Spanish America in a single volume, something rarely done, but also to view early Latin America as one unit with a centre and peripheries, all parts of which were characterized by variants of the same kinds of change, regardless of national and imperial borders. The authors integrate both the older and the newer historical literature, seeing legal, institutional, and political phenomena within a social, economic, and cultural context. They incorporate insights from other disciplines and newer techniques of historical research, but eschew jargon or technical concepts. The approach of the book, with its emphasis on broad social and economic trends across large areas and long time periods, does much to throw light on Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as well.