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Latin American Popular Culture

Latin American Popular Culture

  • Author: Arthur A. Natella, Jr.
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786451487
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 207
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"Designed as an introductory text, this book details several aspects of Latin American culture as experienced by millions of people living in Central and South America. The author argues that despite early and considerable European influences on the region, indigenous Latin American traditions still characterize much of the social and artistic heritage of the Latin American countries"--Provided by publisher.

Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence

Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence

An Introduction

  • Author: William H. Beezley,Linda Ann Curcio
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442212543
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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This unique reader offers an engaging collection of essays that highlight the diversity of Latin America's cultural expressions from independence to the present. Exploring such themes and events as funerals, dance and music, letters and literature, spectacles and monuments, and world's fairs and food, a group of leading historians examines the ways that a wide range of individuals with copious, at times contradictory, motives attempted to forge identity, turn the world upside down, mock their betters, forget their troubles through dance, express love in letters, and altogether enjoy life. The authors analyze case studies from Argentina, Brazil, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Trinidad-Tobago, tracing as well how their examples resonate in the rest of the region. They show how people could and did find opportunities to escape, if only occasionally, their daily drudgery, making lives for themselves of greater variety than the constant quest for dominance, drive for profits, orknee-jerk resistance to the social or economic order so often described in cultural studies. Instead, this rich text introduces the complexity of motives behind and the diversity of expressions of popular culture in Latin America.

Latin American Popular Culture

Latin American Popular Culture

An Introduction

  • Author: William H. Beezley,Linda Ann Curcio
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842027113
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 255
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Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction is a collection of articles that explores a wide range of compelling cultural subjects in the region, including carnival, romance, funerals, medicine, monuments and dance, among others. The introduction lays out the most important theoretical approaches to the culture of Latin America, and the chapters serve as illustrative case studies. Featuring the latest scholarship in cultural history most of the chapters have not previously been published Latin American Popular Culture is an important resource for courses in Latin American history, civilization, popular culture, and anthropology.p

Latin American Popular Culture

Latin American Popular Culture

Politics, Media, Affect

  • Author: Elia Geoffrey Kantaris,Rory O'Bryen
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1855662647
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 300
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A wide range of essays which provide new conceptualizations of popular culture while linking it to both its long history and some of its most exciting contemporary forms.

Pop Culture Latin America!

Pop Culture Latin America!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

  • Author: Lisa Shaw,Stephanie Dennison
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1851095047
  • Category: History
  • Page: 404
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A survey of contemporary Latin American popular culture, covering topics that range from music and film to popular festivals and fashion. * Chronology of major developments in the cultural life of post-1945 Latin America * A bibliography of the literature and electronic resources on the major forms of popular culture in each country or region

Imagination Beyond Nation

Imagination Beyond Nation

Latin American Popular Culture

  • Author: Eva Bueno,Terry Caesar
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 082299058X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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An exploration in verse of rites of passage within the Cuban-American culture shows how a combined nostalgia for a lost world and a daily confrontation with American culture leads to self-awareness

Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Pop Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols Ph.D.,Timothy R. Robbins Ph.D.
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1610697545
  • Category: History
  • Page: 402
  • View: 7359
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This insightful book introduces the most important trends, people, events, and products of popular culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. • Explores controversial issues like censorship, gender, cultural imperialism, and globalization • Allows for cross-cultural comparisons between Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States • Enables quick access to areas of interest through well-organized entries and helpful topic introductions • Features a discussion on the influence of modern technologies—the Internet, social media, and video games—in Latin American cultures • Provides substantial citations and references on each element of popular culture

The New Novel in Latin America

The New Novel in Latin America

Politics and Popular Culture After the Boom

  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719040382
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 186
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This book, written by one of the leading European critics of Spanish American fiction, is a study of internationally renowned writers such as Puig, Vargas Llosa, Fuentes, Donoso and Sainz.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

  • Author: John King
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521636513
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 356
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An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

  • Author: George Torres
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313087946
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 484
  • View: 9857
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This comprehensive survey examines Latin American music, focusing on popular—as opposed to folk or art—music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. • Roughly 200 entries on concepts and terminology, ensembles, genres, and instruments • 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers • A chronology for Latin American popular music

Mexican Cinema/Mexican Woman, 1940-1950

Mexican Cinema/Mexican Woman, 1940-1950

  • Author: Joanne Hershfield
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • ISBN: 9780816516377
  • Category: History
  • Page: 159
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"Arranged chronologically, this updated and revised edition covers the scope of Mexican cinema. The main films and their directors are discussed, together with the political, social and economic context of the times. Appendices offer selected filmographies and useful addresses"--Provided by publisher.

The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

  • Author: Frederick Luis Aldama
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351717200
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 436
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The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the role of pop culture in the everyday lives of its creators and consumers, primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. They reveal how popular culture expresses the historical, social, cultural, and political commonalities that have shaped the lives of peoples that make up the Américas, and also highlight how pop culture can conform to and solidify existing social hierarchies, whilst on other occasions contest and resist the status quo. Front and center in this collection are issues of gender and sexuality, making visible the ways in which subjects who inhabit intersectional identities (sex, gender, race, class) are "othered", as well as demonstrating how these same subjects can, and do, use pop-cultural phenomena in self-affirmative and progressively transformative ways. Topics covered in this volume include TV, film, pop and performance art, hip-hop, dance, slam poetry, gender-fluid religious ritual, theater, stand-up comedy, graffiti, videogames, photography, graphic arts, sports spectacles, comic books, sci-fi and other genre novels, lotería card games, news, web, and digital media.

Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture

Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture

  • Author: Harold E. Hinds,Charles M. Tatum
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 259
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"For both background and bibliographical information on topics in popular culture in Latin America, this is an excellent resource." Reference Book Review

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: 1316583899
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
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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.

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Popular culture
  • Page: N.A
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The Companion to Latin American Studies

The Companion to Latin American Studies

  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1444118862
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 224
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What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political, literary and cultural context. This essential book provides the key introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students taking or considering taking courses in Hispanic or Latin American Studies. Written by an international team of experts, each chapter supplies the necessary basic information and a sound introduction to central ideas, issues and debates. In addition to 12 chapters on the main topics in Latin American Studies, the companion includes an introduction, time chart, glossary and suggestions for further reading.

Sports Culture in Latin American History

Sports Culture in Latin American History

  • Author: David M. K. Sheinin
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • ISBN: 0822980452
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8253
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Perhaps no other activity is more synonymous with passion, identity, bodily ideals, and the power of place than sport. As the essays in this volume show, the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes. Sports Culture in Latin American History juxtaposes analyses of better-known activities such as boxing and soccer with first peoples’ athletics in Argentina, Cholita wrestling in Bolivia, the African-influenced martial art of capoeira, Japanese Brazilian gateball, the “Art Deco” body ideal for postrevolutionary Mexican women, Jewish soccer fans in Argentina and transgressive behavior at matches, and other topics. The contributors view the local origins and adaptations of these athletic activities and their significance as insightful narrators of history and culture.

Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America

Sports and Nationalism in Latin / o America

  • Author: H. Fernández L’Hoeste,R. Irwin,J. Poblete
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137518006
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 307
  • View: 5793
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This collection interrogates sports in Latin America as a key terrain in which nation is defined and populations are interpellated through emotionally charged practices (state policy, media representations, and sports play itself by professionals, national teams and amateurs) of inclusion and exclusion.

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.