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Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America

Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America

The Shared Intimacy of Everyday Life

  • Author: Viviane Mahieux
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292718950
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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An unstructured genre that blends high aesthetic standards with nonfiction commentary, the journalistic crónica, or chronicle, has played a vital role in Latin American urban life since the nineteenth century. Drawing on extensive archival research, Viviane Mahieux delivers new testimony on how chroniclers engaged with modernity in Mexico City, Buenos Aires, and São Paulo during the 1920s and 1930s, a time when avant-garde movements transformed writers' and readers' conceptions of literature. Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America: The Shared Intimacy of Everyday Life examines the work of extraordinary raconteurs Salvador Novo, Cube Bonifant, Roberto Arlt, Alfonsina Storni, and Mário de Andrade, restoring the original newspaper contexts in which their articles first emerged. Each of these writers guided their readers through a constantly changing cityscape and advised them on matters of cultural taste, using their ties to journalism and their participation in urban practice to share accessible wisdom and establish their role as intellectual arbiters. The intimate ties they developed with their audience fostered a permeable concept of literature that would pave the way for overtly politically engaged chroniclers of the 1960s and 1970s. Providing comparative analysis as well as reflection on the evolution of this important genre, Urban Chroniclers in Modern Latin America is the first systematic study of the Latin American writers who forged a new reading public in the early twentieth century.

Corporeality in Early Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature

Corporeality in Early Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature

Body Articulations

  • Author: B. Willis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137268808
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 234
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Featuring canonical Spanish American and Brazilian texts of the 1920s and 30s, Corporeality in Early Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature is an innovative analysis of the body as site of inscription for avant-garde objectives such as originality, subjectivity, and subversion.

Spectacular Mexico

Spectacular Mexico

Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics

  • Author: Luis M. Castañeda
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452942455
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 344
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In the wake of its early twentieth-century civil wars, Mexico strove to present itself to the world as unified and prosperous. The preparation in Mexico City for the 1968 Summer Olympics was arguably the most ambitious of a sequence of design projects that aimed to signal Mexico’s arrival in the developed world. In Spectacular Mexico, Luis M. Castañeda demonstrates how these projects were used to create a spectacle of social harmony and ultimately to guide the nation’s capital into becoming the powerful megacity we know today. Not only the first Latin American country to host the Olympics, but also the first Spanish-speaking country, Mexico’s architectural transformation was put on international display. From traveling exhibitions of indigenous archaeological artifacts to the construction of the Mexico City subway, Spectacular Mexico details how these key projects placed the nation on the stage of global capitalism and revamped its status as a modernized country. Surveying works of major architects such as Félix Candela, Pedro Ramírez Vázquez, Ricardo Legorreta, and graphic designer Lance Wyman, Castañeda illustrates the use of architecture and design as instruments of propaganda and nation branding. Forming a kind of “image economy,” Mexico’s architectural projects and artifacts were at the heart of the nation’s economic growth and cultivated a new mass audience at an international level. Through an examination of one of the most important cosmopolitan moments in Mexico’s history, Spectacular Mexico positions architecture as central to the negotiation of social, economic, and political relations.

Latinx Writing Los Angeles

Latinx Writing Los Angeles

Nonfiction Dispatches from a Decolonial Rebellion

  • Author: Ignacio López-Calvo,Victor Valle
  • Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
  • ISBN: 1496206177
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 228
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Latinx Writing Los Angeles offers a critical anthology of Los Angeles’s most significant English-language and Spanish-language (in translation) nonfiction writing from the city’s inception to the present. Contemporary Latinx authors, including three Pulitzer Prize winners and writers such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Rubén Martínez, focus on the ways in which Latinx Los Angeles’s nonfiction narratives record the progressive racialization and subalternization of Latinxs in the southwestern United States. While notions of racial memory, coloniality, biopolitics, internal colonialism, cultural assimilation, Mexican or pan-Latinx cultural nationalism, and transnationalism permeate this anthology, contributors advocate the idea of a contested modernity that refuses to accept mainstream cultural impositions, proposing instead alternative ways of knowing and understanding. Featuring a wide variety of voices as well as a diversity of subgenres, this collection is the first to illuminate divergent, hybrid Latinx histories and cultures. Redefining Los Angeles’s literary history and providing a new model for English, Spanish, and Latinx studies, Latinx Writing Los Angeles is an essential contribution to southwestern and borderland studies.

Trans-Pacific Encounters

Trans-Pacific Encounters

Asia and the Hispanic World

  • Author: Koichi Hagimoto
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 144389284X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 210
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While the origin of trans-pacific contact between Asia and the New World can be traced as far back as the pre-Columbian period, it was not until the fifteenth century that communication across the Pacific became constant. Despite this history, the myriad encounters that constitute the basic contours of transpacific studies have often been overshadowed by the traditional emphasis on transatlantic studies. In addition, although socio-political ties between Asia and Latin America have drawn attention among politicians and economists in recent years, there continues to be a critical void in the studies of literary, cultural, and historical relations between the two regions. This book challenges this double negligence, and engages in a global discussion about the relationship between Asia and the Hispanic world, which includes not only Spanish America, but also the Philippines under the Spanish empire. The essays presented in this volume explore the multidimensional nature of the trans-pacific intersection through historical studies, as well as literary and cultural criticism. Topics investigated include, for example, the overlooked aspect of the Hispanic Philippines, the “Orientalized” images of Latin American colonial art, modernista and vanguardista writings about India, and the experience of a Peruvian migrant worker in contemporary Japan. The diverse perspectives that the authors offer create a dialogue with each other, and together provide an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of trans-pacific encounters, both past and present.

Domestic Servants in Literature and Testimony in Brazil, 1889-1999

Domestic Servants in Literature and Testimony in Brazil, 1889-1999

  • Author: S. Roncador
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137353805
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Drawing from a variety of historical sources, theory, and fictional and non-fictional production, this book addresses the cultural imaginary of domestic servants in modern Brazil and demonstrates maids' symbolic centrality to shifting notions of servitude, subordination, femininity, and domesticity.

The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle

The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle

Theoretical Perspectives on the Liminal Genre

  • Author: Ignacio Corona,Beth E. Jörgensen
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791453537
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 266
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Diverse perspectives on the “chronicle”as a literary genre and socio-cultural practice.

Colonial Latin American Literature

Colonial Latin American Literature

A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Rolena Adorno
  • Publisher: OUP USA
  • ISBN: 0199755027
  • Category: History
  • Page: 148
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An account of the literature of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this book examines the origins of colonial Latin American literature in Spanish, the writings and relationships among major literary and intellectual figures of the colonial period, and the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in a new context. Authors and works have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger debates of their era, and their resonance with readers today.

My Havana

My Havana

The Musical City of Carlos Varela

  • Author: Maria Carida Cumana,Karen Dubinsky,Xenia Reloba de la Cruz
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442669004
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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For more than thirty years, musician Carlos Varela has been a guide to the heart, soul, and sound of Havana. One of the best known singer-songwriters to emerge out of the Cuban nueva trova movement, Varela has toured in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, and Europe. In North America, Varela is “Cuba’s Bob Dylan.” In Cuba, he is the voice of the generation that came of age in the 1990s and for whom his songs are their generation’s anthems. My Havana is a lyrical exploration of Varela’s life and work, and of the vibrant musical, literary, and cinematic culture of his generation. Popular both among Cubans on the island and in the diaspora, Varela is legendary for the intense political honesty of lyrics. He is one of the most important musicians in the Cuban scene today. In My Havana, writers living in Canada, Cuba, the United States, and Great Britain use Varela’s life and music to explore the history and cultural politics of contemporary Cuba. The book also contains an extended interview with Varela and English translations of the lyrics to all his recorded songs, most of which are appearing in print for the very first time.

Modern Form in the Periphery

Modern Form in the Periphery

Poetics, Urban Space, and Gender in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, 1880-1915

  • Author: Sarah Tamsen Moody
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 428
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Urban Communities in Early Spanish America, 1493-1700

Urban Communities in Early Spanish America, 1493-1700

  • Author: Felix Jay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 292
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This study demonstrates clearly that the Spanish conquest produced an undeniable urban pattern, not simply a large plantation civilization worked with slave labor. The excerpts follow a chronological sequence, and vary greatly in length and quality, and produce a composite picture of the structure and life of the Spanish colonial cities.

Roots of Modern Latin American Architecture

Roots of Modern Latin American Architecture

The Hispano-Caribbean Region from the Late 19th Century to the Recent Past

  • Author: Eduardo Tejeira-Davis
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 598
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Modern Latin-American fiction writers

Modern Latin-American fiction writers

  • Author: William Luis
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 9780810375901
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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Thirty authors are thoroughly profiled in this new volume in the remarkable DLB series. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

Publications of the Modern Language Association of America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Philology, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare

Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

  • Author: Leigh Raiford
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 080788233X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 312
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In Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare, Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years, activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life.

Latin American Studies in the Universities of the United Kingdom

Latin American Studies in the Universities of the United Kingdom

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: N.A
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The Folk Art of Latin America

The Folk Art of Latin America

Visiones Del Pueblo

  • Author: Marion Oettinger
  • Publisher: Studio
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 107
  • View: 5555
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"The result of extensive fieldwork throughout Mexico, Central and South America, and Spanish- and French-speaking islands in the Caribbean, this beautiful and informative book concentrates on folk art made by Latin Americans for Latin Americans; it does not concern itself with folk art made for export. The objects illustrated are not only aesthetically pleasing, but have also been carefully selected because they play central roles in Latin American society and culture." "In this study, Chapter 1 discusses the nature of folk art and explores the subject through time in Latin America, with special attention paid to the composite character of contemporary folk art in Latin America. Chapter 2 deals with contemporary folk artists and their conception of the contribution they make to local society and traditions. Chapter 3 presents the rich variety of folk forms in Latin America today and considers them in four categories: ceremonial, utilitarian, recreational, and decorative. Finally, chapter 4 examines the ever-changing nature of folk art and what such changes mean to the quickly evolving societies served by folk art."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Historical Abstracts

Historical Abstracts

Modern history abstracts, 1450-1914

  • Author: Eric H. Boehm
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History, Modern
  • Page: N.A
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Calcutta

Calcutta

A Cultural and Literary History

  • Author: Krishna Dutta
  • Publisher: Signal Books
  • ISBN: 9781902669595
  • Category: Calcutta (India)
  • Page: 255
  • View: 4554
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In the popular imagination, Calcutta is a packed and pestilential sprawl, made notorious by the Black Hole and the works of Mother Teresa. Kipling called it a City of Dreadful Night, and a century later V.S. Naipaul, Gunter Grass and Louis Malle revived its hellish image. This is the place where the West first truly encountered the East. Founded in the 1690s by East India Company merchants beside the Hugli River, Calcutta grew into India's capital during the Raj and the second city of the British Empire. Named the City of Palaces for its neoclassical mansions, Calcutta was the city of Clive, Hastings, Macaulay and Curzon. It was also home to extraordinary Bengalis such as Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian Nobel laureate, and Satyajit Ray, among the geniuses of world cinema. Above all, Calcutta (renamed Kolkata in 2001) is a city of extremes, where exquisite refinement rubs shoulders with coarse commercialism and political violence. Krishna Dutta explores these multiple paradoxes, giving personal insight into Calcutta's unique history and modern identity as reflected in its architecture, literature, cinema and music. CITY OF ARTISTS: Modern India's cultural capital; home city of

Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

The humanities and social sciences

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Humanities
  • Page: N.A
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