Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence

Author: William H. Beezley
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442212543
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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
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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

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
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Author: Sherwood Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442216069
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This encyclopedia contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward use by scholars and general readers alike. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes.

A New History of Modern Latin America

Author: Lawrence A. Clayton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520963822
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317449290
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.