Pop Culture Latin America!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Lisa Shaw,Stephanie Dennison

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095047

Category: History

Page: 404

View: 1921

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: 1029

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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Food Culture in South America

Author: José Rafael Lovera

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313327520

Category: Cooking

Page: 184

View: 7392

Presents the food habits and cooking of South and Central America.
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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: 8062

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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Food Culture in Central America

Author: Michael R. McDonald

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313347689

Category: Cooking

Page: 173

View: 2126

This entry in the Food Culture around the World series helps those in the United States understand the new immigrants from Central America who have brought their food cultures with them. • Photographs • Maps • An extensive glossary • A resource guide • A selected bibliography to facilitate further research
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Latin American Popular Culture

Author: Arthur A. Natella

Publisher: McFarland


Category: History

Page: 199

View: 1539

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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Music and Urban Society in Colonial Latin America

Author: Geoffrey Baker,Tess Knighton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521766869

Category: History

Page: 371

View: 4728

Representing pioneering research, essays in this collection investigate musical developments in the urban context of colonial Latin America.
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Tropics of Desire

Interventions from Queer Latino America

Author: Jose Quiroga

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814769527

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 286

View: 9341

From its sweaty beats to the pulsating music on the streets, Latin/o America is perceived in the United States as the land of heat, the toy store for Western sex. It is the territory of magical fantasy and of revolutionary threat, where topography is the travel guide of desire, directing imperial voyeurs to the exhibition of the flesh. Jose Quiroga flips the stereotype upside down: he shows how Latin/o American lesbians and gay men have consistently eschewed notions of sexual identity for a politics of intervention. In Tropics of Desire, Quiroga reads hesitant Mexican poets as sex-positive voices, he questions how outing and identity politics can fall prey to the manipulations of the state, and explores how invisibility has been used as a tactical tool in opposition to the universal imperative to come out. Drawing on diverse cultural examples such as the performance of bolero and salsa, film, literature, and correspondence, and influenced by masters like Roland Barthes, Walter Benjamin and a rich tradition of Latin American stylists, Quiroga argues for a politics that denies biological determinism and cannibalizes cultural stereotypes for the sake of political action.
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Latino/a Popular Culture

Author: Michelle Habell-Pallan,Mary Romero

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814736241

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1590

While the presence of Latinos and Latinas in mainstream news and in popular culture in the United States buttresses the much-heralded Latin Explosion, the images themselves are often contradictory. Latino/a Popular Culture brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences to analyze representations of Latinidad in a diversity of genres.
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Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Author: José Eduardo González,Timothy R. Robbins

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9783319924373

Category: Social Science

Page: 219

View: 1241

This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. The contributors to this volume seek to understand the characteristics that make the representation of the postmodern city in a Latin American context unique. The chapters focus on cities from a wide variety of countries in the region, highlighting the cultural and political effects of neoliberalism and globalization in the contemporary urban scene. Twenty-first century authors share an interest for images of ruins and dystopian landscapes and their view of the damaging effects of the global market in Latin America tends to be pessimistic. As the book demonstrates, however, utopian elements or “spaces of hope” can also be found in these narrations, which suggest the possibility of transforming a capitalist-dominated living space.
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Listening to Salsa

Gender, Latin Popular Music, and Puerto Rican Cultures

Author: Frances R. Aparicio

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569941

Category: Music

Page: 302

View: 1380

Winner of the MLA's Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize for an outstanding book published in English in the field of Latin American and Spanish literatures and culture (1999) For Anglos, the pulsing beats of salsa, merengue, and bolero are a compelling expression of Latino/a culture, but few outsiders comprehend the music's implications in larger social terms. Frances R. Aparicio places this music in context by combining the approaches of musicology and sociology with literary, cultural, Latino, and women's studies. She offers a detailed genealogy of Afro-Caribbean music in Puerto Rico, comparing it to selected Puerto Rican literary texts, then looks both at how Latinos/as in the US have used salsa to reaffirm their cultural identities and how Anglos have eroticized and depoliticized it in their adaptations. Aparicio's detailed examination of lyrics shows how these songs articulate issues of gender, desire, and conflict, and her interviews with Latinas/os reveal how they listen to salsa and the meanings they find in it. What results is a comprehensive view "that deploys both musical and literary texts as equally significant cultural voices in exploring larger questions about the power of discourse, gender relations, intercultural desire, race, ethnicity, and class."
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Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture

Author: Cordelia Candelaria

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332104

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

View: 8227

Contains entries that provide information about various aspects of Latino popular culture, covering people, celebrations, food,sports, events, literature and film, fashion, and other topics; arranged alphabetically from A to L.
Posted in Social Science

America's Disaster Culture

The Production of Natural Disasters in Literature and Pop Culture

Author: Robert C. Bell,Robert M. Ficociello

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628924616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

View: 5130

Are we inside the era of disasters or are we merely inundated by mediated accounts of events categorized as catastrophic? America's Disaster Culture offers answers to this question and a critical theory surrounding the culture of ?natural? disasters in American consumerism, literature, media, film, and popular culture. In a hyper-mediated global culture, disaster events reach us with great speed and minute detail, and Americans begin forming, interpreting, and historicizing catastrophes simultaneously with fellow citizens and people worldwide. America's Disaster Culture is not policy, management, or relief oriented. It offers an analytical framework for the cultural production and representation of disasters, catastrophes, and apocalypses in American culture. It focuses on filling a need for critical analysis centered upon the omnipresence of real and imagined disasters, epidemics, and apocalypses in American culture. However, it also observes events, such as the Dust Bowl, Hurricane Katrina, and 9/11, that are re-framed and re-historicized as ?natural? disasters by contemporary media and pop culture. Therefore, America's Disaster Culture theorizes the very parameters of classifying any event as a ?natural? disaster, addresses the biases involved in a catastrophic event's public narrative, and analyzes American culture's consumption of a disastrous event. Looking toward the future, what are the hypothetical and actual threats to disaster culture? Or, are we oblivious that we are currently living in a post-apocalyptic landscape?
Posted in Literary Criticism

Pop Culture China!

Media, Arts, and Lifestyle

Author: Kevin Latham

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095829

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 7845

Looks at popular culture in China, including television, motion pictures, mass media, sports, literature, and lifestyles.
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Atlas of Prejudice 2

Chasing Horizons

Author: Yanko Tsvetkov

Publisher: Alphadesigner

ISBN: 1495395871

Category: Humor

Page: 70

View: 1921

Atlas of Prejudice 2 will help you overcome the post-coital tristesse that’s been torturing you since you finished reading the first volume. It will take you to fresh climatic heights, unveiling new fascinating landscapes of human bigotry. The book offers a unique view on otherwise trivial subjects like the Spanish Reconquista and its incestuous but God-fearing masterminds Isabella and Ferdinand, the transatlantic voyages of a racist xenophobe called Christopher Columbus, the passion for ridiculous hats of an Ottoman sultan, the love affair between Charlemagne and Pope Leo III, and the discovery of America by Scandinavian socialists known as the Vikings. You will also find out that virtuous men, like Alexander the Great, only commit mistakes when they listen to women; what’s the difference between the author’s grandmother and Amelia Earhart; how many mummies did Europeans eat during the Renaissance; and why unicorns, who love the company of virgins, got extinct in the early 17th Century, never to be seen again. In the moments when it doesn’t reinvent history, the book offers a stomach-cramping map of horrible European food, a guide for dividing the Old Continent, a prophecy about the aftermath of the coming Blitzjihad, and a world map according to Facebook users.
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The Global Impact of South Korean Popular Culture

Hallyu Unbound

Author: Valentina Marinescu

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739193384

Category: Social Science

Page: 162

View: 1369

This book presents the reception of Hallyu ("the Korean Wave") and the real and imaginary “maps” of the export of South Korean cultural products around the world. It is an interdisciplinary and multicultural approach to the impact of Hallyu, including chapters on the effects of South Korean culture on countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
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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: 4697

Explores the experience of the modern in Latin America, including modernity in popular culture, the avant-garde, politics, and religion.
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Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies

Cross-Cultural Theories and Methodologies

Author: Stephanie Rivera Berruz,Leah Kalmanson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350007897

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 7971

Comparative philosophy is an important site for the study of non-Western philosophical traditions, but it has long been associated with "East-West” dialogue. Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies shifts this trajectory to focus on cross-cultural conversations across Asia and Latin America. A team of international contributors discuss subjects ranging from Orientalism in early Latin American studies of Asian thought to liberatory politics in today's globalized world. They bring together resources including Latin American feminism, Aztec teachings on ethics, Buddhist critiques of essentialism, and Confucian morality. Chapters address topics such as educational reform, the social practices surrounding breastfeeding, martial arts as political resistance, and the construction of race and identity. Together the essays reflect the philosophical diversity of Asia and Latin America while foregrounding their shared concerns on issues of Eurocentrism and coloniality. By bringing these critical perspectives to bear on the theories and methods of cross-cultural philosophy, Comparative Studies in Asian and Latin American Philosophies offers new insights into the nature and practice of philosophical comparison.
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Refried Elvis

The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture

Author: Eric Zolov

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520215146

Category: History

Page: 349

View: 6737

From the arrival of Elvis in Mexico during the 1950s to the emergence of a full-blown counterculture movement by the late 1960s and into the 70s, Zolov uses rock to illuminate Mexican history. Zolov shows rock music as a commodity, with influences shaped by intellectuals, the state, and transnational capital as well as musicians and fans. It's a study of the political uses of culture in an authoritarian state.
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Selling Yoga

From Counterculture to Pop Culture

Author: Andrea R. Jain

Publisher: OUP Us

ISBN: 019939024X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 9537

Premodern and early modern yoga comprise techniques with a wide range of aims, from turning inward in quest of the true self, to turning outward for divine union, to channeling bodily energy in pursuit of sexual pleasure. Early modern yoga also encompassed countercultural beliefs and practices. In contrast, today, modern yoga aims at the enhancement of the mind-body complex but does so according to contemporary dominant metaphysical, health, and fitness paradigms. Consequently, yoga is now a part of popular culture. In Selling Yoga, Andrea R. Jain explores the popularization of yoga in the context of late-twentieth-century consumer culture. She departs from conventional approaches by undermining essentialist definitions of yoga as well as assumptions that yoga underwent a linear trajectory of increasing popularization. While some studies trivialize popularized yoga systems by reducing them to the mere commodification or corruption of what is perceived as an otherwise fixed, authentic system, Jain suggests that this dichotomy oversimplifies the history of yoga as well as its meanings for contemporary practitioners. By discussing a wide array of modern yoga types, from Iyengar Yoga to Bikram Yoga, Jain argues that popularized yoga cannot be dismissed--that it has a variety of religious meanings and functions. Yoga brands destabilize the basic utility of yoga commodities and assign to them new meanings that represent the fulfillment of self-developmental needs often deemed sacred in contemporary consumer culture.
Posted in Health & Fitness