Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence

Author: William H. Beezley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212543
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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

Author: Arthur A. Natella, Jr.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786451487
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 America since Independence

Author: Alexander Dawson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135010374
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include: Race and Citizenship Inequality and Economic Development Politics and Rights Social and Cultural Movements Globalization Violence and Civil Society The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present. This second edition brings the story up to the present, with revised chapters, new primary documents and images, and a new ‘At A Glance’ feature that uses a selection of maps and tables to illuminate key issues like the economy, the environment, and demographics. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dawson.

A New History of Modern Latin America

Author: Lawrence A. Clayton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520963822
Format: PDF
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A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region’s geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers. Both professors and students will find its narrative, chronological approach a useful guide to the history of this important area of the world.

Latin American Popular Culture

Author: William H. Beezley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461638658
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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.

Latin American Popular Culture

Author: Elia Geoffrey Kantaris
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1855662647
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Latin America since Independence

Author: Thomas C. Wright
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442235721
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This innovative text offers a clear and concise introduction to Latin America since independence. Thomas C. Wright traces continuity and change in five colonial legacies, showing how crucial they have been in shaping contemporary political systems, economies, societies, and religious institutions in a richly diverse region.

Latin American Popular Culture

Author: William H. Beezley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461638658
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Download Now
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.