Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/1/2004
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|List of illustrations|
|Notes on contributors|
|Note on translations|
|Chronology of major events|
|Latin America, 1830|
|Latin America, 2000|
|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|
|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|