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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

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John King, Anthony McFarlane, James Dunkerley, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson, Gerald Martin, Randal Johnson, William Rowe, Vivian Schelling, Valerie Fraser, Catherine den Tandt, Richard Young, Catherine Boyle, Ilan Stavans
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  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521636513

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  • The term Latin America refers to the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s following the wars of independence, states that differed enormously in geographical and demographical scale, ethnic composition and economic resources, yet shared distinct historical and cultural traits. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts explore the unity and diversity of the region's cultural expressions. These essays analyse history and politics from the nineteenth century to the present day and consider the heritage of pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America. There is a particular focus on narrative as well as on poetry, art and architecture, music, cinema, theatre, and broader issues of popular culture. A final chapter looks at the strong and rapidly expanding influence of latino/a culture in the United States. A chronology and guides to further reading are included, making this volume an invaluable introduction to the rich and varied culture of modern Latin America.

    • Wide-ranging introduction to modern Latin-American culture in all its variety
    • Offers essays by experts in the field on one of the most fast-developing and vibrant areas of the world
    • Accessible volume, written as invaluable introduction to appeal to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines
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    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521636513
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Notes on translations
    Chronology of major events
    Map 1: Latin America, 1830
    Map 2: Latin America, 2000
    Introduction John King
    1. Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America Anthony McFarlane
    2. Latin America since independence James Dunkerley
    3. Spanish American narrative, 1810–1920 Gwen Kirkpatrick
    4. Spanish American narrative, 1920–1970 Jason Wilson
    5. Spanish American narrative since 1970 Gerald Martin
    6. Brazilian narrative Randal Johnson
    7. Latin American poetry William Rowe
    8. Popular culture in Latin America Vivian Schelling
    9. Art and architecture in Latin America Valerie Fraser
    10. Tradition and transformation in Latin American music Catherine den Tandt and Richard Young
    11. The theatre space in Latin America Catherine Boyle
    12. Cinema in Latin America John King
    13. Hispanic USA: literature, music and language Ilan Stavans
    Index.

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    John King, University of Warwick

    Contributors

    John King, Anthony McFarlane, James Dunkerley, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson, Gerald Martin, Randal Johnson, William Rowe, Vivian Schelling, Valerie Fraser, Catherine den Tandt, Richard Young, Catherine Boyle, Ilan Stavans

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