Pop Culture Latin America!: Media, Arts, and Lifestyle (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 404 pages
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Like no other volume of its kind, "Pop Culture Latin America!" captures the breadth and vitality of pop culture in Central and South America and the Caribbean, exploring both familiar and lesser-known aspects of its unique melange of art, entertainment, spirituality, and celebrations.

Written by contributors who are scholars and specialists in the cultures and languages of Latin America, the book focuses on the historical, social, and political forces that have shaped Latino culture since 1945, particularly in the last two decades. Separate chapters cover music, popular cinema, mass media, theater and performance, literature, cultural heroes, religions and festivals, social movements and politics, the visual arts and architecture, sports and leisure, travel and tourism, and language.

  

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Popular Music
9
3 Popular Social Movements and Politics
57
4 Sport and Leisure
81
5 Popular Theater and Performance
119
6 Travel and Tourism
139
7 Popular Literature
157
8 Cultural Icons
179
10 Mass Media
227
11 Popular Cinema
255
12 Popular Religion and Festivals
285
13 Visual Arts and Architecture
317
Glossary
369
Bibliography
373
Index
375
Contributors
403

9 Language
207

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About the author (2005)

Lisa Shaw is a home-based writer/publisher and the author of many books, including several titles in the Everything series.

Reader in Brazilian Studies, University of Leeds

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