The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture / Edition 1

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Overview

The Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s following the wars of independence differed enormously in geographical and demographical scale, ethnic composition and economic resources, yet shared distinct historical and cultural traits; together they comprise Latin America. Specially commissioned essays analyse history, politics, art and literature from the nineteenth century to the present day and consider the heritage of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. 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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"a very solid manual."
Latin American Research Review

"This anthology is appropriately entitled 'a companion' to Latin American culture."
Linda Crawford, Slave Regina University, South Atlantic Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521636513
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 922,756
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Note on translations
Chronology of major events
Map 1: Latin America, 1830
Map 2: Latin America, 2000
Introduction 1
1 Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America 9
2 Latin America since independence 28
3 Spanish American narrative, 1810-1920 60
4 Spanish American narrative, 1920-1970 84
5 Spanish American narrative since 1970 105
6 Brazilian narrative 119
7 Latin American poetry 136
8 Popular culture in Latin America 171
9 Art and architecture in Latin America 202
10 Tradition and transformation in Latin American music 236
11 The theatre space in Latin America 258
12 Cinema in Latin America 282
13 Hispanic USA: literature, music and language 314
Index 344
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