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Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies : Hodder Arnold Publication - Stephen Hart

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

Hodder Arnold Publication

By: Stephen Hart (Editor), Richard A. Young (Editor)

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Published: 26th December 2003
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Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons of culture; (III) culture as a commodity; (IV) culture as a site of resistance; and (V) everyday cultural practices. The essays range across a wide gamut of theories about Latin American culture; some, for example, analyse the role that ideas about the nation - and national icons  have played in the formation of a sense of identity in Latin America, while others focus on the resonance underlying cultural practices as diverse as football in Argentina, TV in Uruguay, cinema in Brazil, and the 'bolero' and soaps of modern-day Mexico. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies has an introduction setting the ideas explored in each section in their proper context. The essays are written in jargon-free English (all Spanish terms have been translated into English), and are supplemented by a concluding section with suggestions for further reading.

The individual essays are well written and complex. The volume provides a tour of where and what the discipline is, along the way providing many examples. It serves as an insightful and flavorful guide to current issues of cultural discourses in Latin America. -- Edna M. Rodriguez-Mangual, The Americas 20070301

List of contributors
Introductionp. 1
Cultural studies and revolving doorsp. 12
Cultural studies and literary criticism at the cross-roads of valuep. 24
The place of literature in cultural studiesp. 37
Adios: a national allegory (some reflections on Latin American Cultural Studies)p. 48
Contesting the cleric: the intellectual as icon in modern Spanish Americap. 62
Cultural myths and Chicana literature: a field in disputep. 76
Recontextualizing violence as founding myth: La sangre derramada by Jose Pablo Feinmannp. 90
Eva Peron: one woman, several masksp. 102
The spectacle of identities: football in Latin Americap. 116
Modernity, modernization and melodrama: the bolero in Mexico in the 1930s and 1940sp. 127
Stars: mapping the firmamentp. 140
Los globalizados tambien lloran: Mexican telenovelas and the geographical imaginationp. 151
Local(izing) images: Montevideo's televisual praxisp. 167
The young and the damned: street visions in Latin American cinemap. 177
Identity, politics and mestizajep. 192
Brazilian cinema: reflections on race and representationp. 203
Of silences and exclusions: nation and culture in nineteenth-century Colombiap. 215
Testimonio and its discontentsp. 228
Nicomedes Santa Cruz and the vindication of Afro-Peruvian culturep. 239
Queering Latin American popular culturep. 253
Food in Latin Americap. 268
Capoeira culture: an impertinent non-Western art formp. 278
Mama Coca and the Revolution: Jorge Sanjines's double-takep. 290
Buenos Aires and the narration of urban spaces and practicesp. 300
Referencesp. 313
Indexp. 341
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ISBN: 9780340808221
ISBN-10: 0340808225
Series: Hodder Arnold Publication
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 363
Published: 26th December 2003
Publisher: HODDER & STOUGHTON
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 16.76  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1