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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. Lopez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134788525
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 1800
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

A-D. Vol. 1

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. López
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 041513188X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1754
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This new three-volume encyclopedia features over 4,000 entries on more than 40 regions in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1920 to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415306876
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 666
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Entries cover authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, and schools and movements of Latin American and Caribbean literature.

Voice-Overs

Voice-Overs

Translation and Latin American Literature

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Marcy E. Schwartz
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791487873
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 276
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Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean art

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean art

  • Author: Jane Turner
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 782
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The 1,400 articles in this fully-indexed encyclopedia cover all the major artistic developments in Central and South American and the Caribbean from the colonial period (16th century) to the present, charting the adaptations of European artistic traditions and the evolution of individual natural cultures. Lavishly indexed with 540 illustrations, including 90 in full color.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003

Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134399596
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 560
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The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Restoring Women to History

  • Author: Marysa Navarro,Virginia E. Sánchez Korrol,Virginia Sánchez Korrol,Kecia Ali,Associate Professor of Religion Kecia Ali
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253213075
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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A collection of articles that describe what how life has changed throughout history for women who live in Latin America and the Caribbean.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Cross-cultural studies

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: Cross-cultural studies

  • Author: Albert James Arnold,Julio Rodríguez-Luis,J. Michael Dash
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027234445
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 399
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Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the Caribbean and the Americas, Cross-Cultural Studies illuminates the interrelations between and among Europe, the Caribbean islands, Africa, and the American continents from the late fifteenth century to the present. Scholars from five continents bring to bear on the most salient issues of Caribbean literature theoretical and critical positions that are currently in the forefront of discussion in literature, the arts, and public policy. Among the major issues treated at length in Cross-Cultural Studies are: The history and construction of racial inequality in Caribbean colonization; The origins and formation of literatures in various Creoles; The gendered literary representation of the Caribbean region; The political and ideological appropriation of Caribbean history in creating the idea of national culture in North and South America, Europe, and Africa; The role of the Caribbean in contemporary theories of Modernism and the Postmodern; The decentering of such canonical authors as Shakespeare; The vexed but inevitable connectedness of Caribbean literature with both its former colonial metropoles and its geographical neighbors. Contributions to Cross-Cultural Studies give a concrete cultural and historical analysis of such contemporary critical terms as hybridity, transculturation, and the carnivalesque, which have so often been taken out of context and employed in narrowly ideological contexts. Two important theories of the simultaneous unity and diversity of Caribbean literature and culture, propounded by Antonio Benítez-Rojo and +douard Glissant, receive extended treatment that places them strategically in the debate over multiculturalism in postcolonial societies and in the context of chaos theory. A contribution by Benítez-Rojo permits the reader to test the theory through his critical practice. Divided into nine thematic and methodological sections followed by a complete index to the names and dates of authors and significant historical figures discussed, Cross-Cultural Studies will be an indispensable resource for every library and a necessary handbook for scholars, teachers, and advanced students of the Caribbean region.

The gathering of voices

The gathering of voices

the twentieth-century poetry of Latin America

  • Author: Mike Gonzalez,Dave Treece
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 403
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A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English- and Dutch-speaking countries

  • Author: Albert James Arnold,Julio Rodríguez-Luis,J. Michael Dash
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027234483
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 672
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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar's Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

  • Author: Verity Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135314241
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 950
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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

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.

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology

Health and Illness in the World's Cultures Topics - Volume 1; Cultures -

  • Author: Carol R. Ember,Melvin Ember
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 0306477548
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1071
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Medical practitioners and the ordinary citizen are becoming more aware that we need to understand cultural variation in medical belief and practice. The more we know how health and disease are managed in different cultures, the more we can recognize what is "culture bound" in our own medical belief and practice. The Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology is unique because it is the first reference work to describe the cultural practices relevant to health in the world's cultures and to provide an overview of important topics in medical anthropology. No other single reference work comes close to marching the depth and breadth of information on the varying cultural background of health and illness around the world. More than 100 experts - anthropologists and other social scientists - have contributed their firsthand experience of medical cultures from around the world.

Latin American lives

Latin American lives

selected biographies from the five-volume Encyclopedia of Latin American history and culture

  • Author: Macmillan General Reference Staff,Macmillan Publishing
  • Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1189
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Presents 3000 biographical entries of important Latin Americans.

Latin American Sport

Latin American Sport

An Annotated Bibliography, 1988-1998

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313296116
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 244
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Provides access to the impressive amount of literature on Latin American sport published in the past decade.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 4: Myth, Manners, and Memory

  • Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 146961670X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 320
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This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice. The 95 entries here represent a substantial revision and expansion of the material on historical memory and manners in the original edition. They address such matters as myths and memories surrounding the Old South and the Civil War; stereotypes and traditions related to the body, sexuality, gender, and family (such as debutante balls and beauty pageants); institutions and places associated with historical memory (such as cemeteries, monuments, and museums); and specific subjects and objects of myths, including the Confederate flag and Graceland. Together, they offer a compelling portrait of the "southern way of life" as it has been imagined, lived, and contested.

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

The Encyclopedia of the Novel

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111877907X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1024
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Now available in a single volume paperback, this advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects of the genre (such as realism, narrative structure and style); subgenres, including the bildungsroman and the graphic novel; theoretical problems, such as definitions of the novel; book history; and the novel's relationship to other arts and disciplines. The Encyclopedia is arranged in A-Z format and features entries from an international cast of over 140 scholars, overseen by an advisory board of 37 leading specialists in the field, making this the most authoritative reference resource available on the novel. This essential reference, now available in an easy-to-use, fully indexed single volume paperback, will be a vital addition to the libraries of literature students and scholars everywhere.

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

Encyclopedia of Race, Ethnicity, and Society

  • Author: Richard T. Schaefer
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1412926947
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1622
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This three volume reference set offers a comprehensive look at the roles race and ethnicity play in society and in our daily lives. General readers, students, and scholars alike will appreciate the informative coverage of intergroup relations in the United States and the comparative examination of race and ethnicity worldwide. These volumes offer a foundation to understanding as well as researching racial and ethnic diversity from a multidisciplinary perspective. Over a hundred racial and ethnic groups are described, with additional thematic essays offering insight into broad topics that cut across group boundaries and which impact on society. The encyclopedia has alphabetically arranged author-signed essays with references to guide further reading. Numerous cross-references aid the reader to explore beyond specific entries, reflecting the interdependent nature of race and ethnicity operating in society. The text is supplemented by photographs, tables, figures and custom-designed maps to provide an engaging visual look at race and ethnicity. An easy-to-use statistical appendix offers the latest data with carefully selected historical comparisons to aid study and research in the area

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

  • Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135963150
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

  • Author: M. Thomas Inge
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616645
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 536
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Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.