Pop Culture Latin America!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Lisa Shaw,Stephanie Dennison

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095047

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 4654

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
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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: 3736

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
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The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717200

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 7629

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.
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Latin American Popular Culture Since Independence

An Introduction

Author: William H. Beezley,Linda Ann Curcio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442212543

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 3468

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.
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Latin American Popular Culture

An Introduction

Author: William H. Beezley,Linda Ann Curcio

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842027113

Category: Social Science

Page: 255

View: 8383

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
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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

View: 3561

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.
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Latin American Popular Culture

Author: Arthur A. Natella, Jr.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451487

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

View: 4481

This book details many 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. Several chapters provide detailed accounts of daily life, including descriptions of contemporary dress, mealtime traditions, transportation, and traditional ways of conducting business. Other chapters focus on the cultural significance of the popular music, art, and literature prevalent in each Latin American country. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
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Pop Culture Russia!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Birgit Beumers

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851094598

Category: Reference

Page: 399

View: 4573

A revealing look at contemporary Russian popular culture, exploring the historical and social influences that make it unique.
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Literary Cultures of Latin America : a Comparative History: Institutional modes and cultural modalities

Author: Mario J. Valdés,Djelal Kadir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195175417

Category: Brazilian literature

Page: 716

View: 4501

In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature.
Posted in Brazilian literature

Pop Culture Germany!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Catherine C. Fraser,Dierk O. Hoffmann

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851097333

Category: History

Page: 405

View: 3805

From the reality TV show "Superstar" to Formula One ace Michael Schumacher, "Pop Culture Germany!" explores the exciting world of contemporary German popular culture.
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Pop Culture India!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Asha Kasbekar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851096361

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 847

Looks at popular culture in India, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

Author: John King

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521636513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 356

View: 2827

An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.
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Political Street Art

Communication, culture and resistance in Latin America

Author: Holly Eva Ryan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317527283

Category: Science

Page: 148

View: 305

Recent global events, including the ‘Arab Spring’ uprisings, Occupy movements and anti-austerity protests across Europe have renewed scholarly and public interest in collective action, protest strategies and activist subcultures. We know that social movements do not just contest and politicise culture, they create it too. However, scholars working within international politics and social movement studies have been relatively inattentive to the manifold political mediations of graffiti, muralism, street performance and other street art forms. Against this backdrop, this book explores the evolving political role of street art in Latin America during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It examines the use, appropriation and reconfiguration of public spaces and political opportunities through street art forms, drawing on empirical work undertaken in Brazil, Bolivia and Argentina. Bringing together a range of insights from social movement studies, aesthetics and anthropology, the book highlights some of the difficulties in theorising and understanding the complex interplay between art and political practice. It seeks to explore 'what art can do' in protest, and in so doing, aims to provide a useful point of reference for students and scholars interested in political communication, culture and resistance. It will be of interest to students and scholars working in politics, international relations, political and cultural geography, Latin American studies, art, sociology and anthropology.
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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

View: 3296

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.
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Through the Kaleidoscope

The Experience of Modernity in Latin America

Author: Vivian Schelling

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847497

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 1372

Explores the experience of the modern in Latin America, including modernity in popular culture, the avant-garde, politics, and religion.
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POP POWER

Pop Diplomacy for a Global Society

Author: Luis Antonio Vidal Pérez

Publisher: Luis Antonio Vidal Pérez

ISBN: 6120016937

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5947

The world is changing and the way human interact is too. Our cultural identity is no longer limited by the geographical area in which we live but by our access to broadband. POWER POP explores the role of pop culture in the construction of a global society through state mechanisms such as cultural diplomacy and management of international relations. To do this, it enters the world of Kpop and Anime in Peru, their history and development in the local market, and how South Korea and Japan have taken advantage of their great success to improve their own image worldwide.
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The Companion to Latin American Studies

Author: Philip Swanson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1444118862

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 3813

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.
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Cultural Code

Video Games and Latin America

Author: Phillip Penix-Tadsen

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262034050

Category: Games

Page: 344

View: 7818

How culture uses games and how games use culture: an examination of Latin America's gaming practices and the representation of the region's cultures in games.
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Literary Cultures of Latin America : a Comparative History: Latin American literary culture

Author: Mario J. Valdés,Djelal Kadir

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195175424

Category: Brazilian literature

Page: 753

View: 6429

In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history. Bucking the tradition of focusing almost exclusively on the great canons of literature, this unique reference work casts its net wider, exploring pop culture, sermons, scientific essays, and more. While collaborators are careful to note that these volumes offer only a snapshot of the diverse body of Latin American literature, Literary Cultures of Latin America highlights unique cultural perspectives that have never before received academic attention. Comprised of signed articles each with complete bibliographies, this unique reference also takes into account relevant political, anthropological, economic, geographic, historical, demographic, and sociological research in order to understand the full context of each community's literature.
Posted in Brazilian literature