Rockin' Las Americas The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/O America

ISBN-10: 0822958414
ISBN-13: 9780822958413
Edition: 2004
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Description: Every nation in the Americas-from indigenous Peru to revolutionary Cuba-has been touched by the cultural and musical impact of rock.Rockinrsquo; Las Ameacute;ricasis the first book to explore the production, dissemination, and consumption of rock  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 5/23/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Every nation in the Americas-from indigenous Peru to revolutionary Cuba-has been touched by the cultural and musical impact of rock.Rockinrsquo; Las Ameacute;ricasis the first book to explore the production, dissemination, and consumption of rock music throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Southern Cone as well as among Latinos in the United States. The contributors include experts in music, history, literature, culture, sociology, and anthropology, as well as practicing rockeros and rockeras. The multidisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives they bring to the topic serve to address a broad range of fundamental questions about rock in Latin and Latino America, including: Why did rock become such a controversial cultural force in the region? In what ways has rock served as a medium for expressing national identities? How are unique questions of race, class, and gender inscribed in Latin American rock? What makes Latin American rock Latin American? Rockinrsquo; Las Ameacute;ricas is an essential book for anyone who hopes to understand the complexities of Latin American culture today.

Hernandez is associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University.

Héctor Fernández L'Hoesteis Professor of Latin American culture at Georgia State University in Atlanta. He specializes in Latin American cultural studies. His publications includeNarrativas de representación urbana(1998) andRockin’ Las Americas: The Global Politics Of Rock In Latin/o America(2004).Juan Pobleteis Associate Professor of Latin/o American Literature and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. His is author ofLiteratura chilena del siglo XIX: entre públicos lectores y figuras autoriales(2003), editor ofCritical Latin American and Latino Studies(2003), and co-editor--with Beatriz Gonzalez-Stephan--ofAndres Bello(2009).

Acknowledgments
Mapping Rock Music Cultures across the Americas
La Onda Chicana: Mexico's Forgotten Rock Counterculture
Between Rock and a Hard Place: Negotiating Rock in Revolutionary Cuba, 1960-1980
Black Pau: Uncovering the History of Brazilian Soul
Boricua Rock: Puerto Rican by Necessity!
The Politics and Anti-Politics of Uruguayan Rock
"A contra corriente": A History of Women Rockers in Mexico
"Soy punkera, y que?": Sexuality, Translocality, and Punk in Los Angeles and Beyond
On How Bloque de Busqueda Lost Part of Its Name: The Predicament of Colombian Rock in the U.S. Market
Let Me Sing My BRock: Learning to Listen to Brazilian Rock
Guatemala's Alux Nahual: A Non-"Latin American" Latin American Rock Group?
My Generation: Rock and la Banda's Forced Survival Opposite the Mexican State
Neoliberalism and Rock in the Popular Sectors of Contemporary Argentina
A Detour to the Past: Memory and Mourning in Chilean Post-Authoritarian Rock
The Nortec Edge: Border Traditions and "Electronica" in Tijuana
Esperando La Ultima Ola / Waiting for the Last Wave: Manu Chao and the Music of Globalization
Afterword: A Changeable Template of Rock in Las Americas
Rock in Latin America, 1940-2000
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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