Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

ISBN-10: 0521636515

ISBN-13: 9780521636513

Edition: 2003

Authors: John King

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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.
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Note on translations
Chronology of major events
Latin America, 1830
Latin America, 2000
Introduction
Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America
Latin America since independence
Spanish American narrative, 1810-1920
Spanish American narrative, 1920-1970
Spanish American narrative since 1970
Brazilian narrative
Latin American poetry
Popular culture in Latin America
Art and architecture in Latin America
Tradition and transformation in Latin American music
The theatre space in Latin America
Cinema in Latin America
Hispanic USA: literature, music and language
Index
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