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The essays in Volume 10: Latin America since 1930: Ideas, Culture and Society discuss the modernist culture of the 1920s in Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico; the renaissance of Latin American philosophy in the 1940s; major trends in Latin American narrative and poetry, including the indigenous literatures and cultures; the work of twentieth-century Latin American composers, architects, and filmmakers; Latin American mass media, including newspapers, magazines, radio and television; and the development of sculpture, painting, and mural art in the twentieth century.

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"Volume 10 of the Cambridge History of Latin America merits the acclaim that greeted its forerunners… this volume is state-of-the-art…substantial and impressive achievements." - Bulletin of Latin American Research

"…brings close to completion a project that has already succeeded in providing the most authoritative overview of the current state of Latin American historiography." - Journal of Latin American Studies

"Volume 10 of the Cambridge History of Latin America crowns a remarkable historiographical achievement: the best scholarship available in English on Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the present by and international team of scholars.... an enduring testament to the maturity and continued vitality of the field of Latin American history.... All the essays are of outstanding quality.... provides a wealth of information about Latin American cultures but also, because of its focus on cultural identity in relation to modernity.... a useful criterion for understanding the internal dynamics of cultural expression in twentieth-century Latin America. This is a welcome ending to a monumental contribution to the field." - Hispanic American Historical Review

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Meet the Author

Professor Leslie Bethell is Emeritus Professor of Latin American History in the University of London and an Emeritus Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He was Director of the University of London Institute of Latin American Studies from 1987 to 1992 and the University of Oxford Centre for Brazilian Studies from 1997 to 2007. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Centro de Pesquisa e Documentacao de Historia Contemporanea do Brasil at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Table of Contents

General preface; Preface to Volume X; 1. The multiverse of Latin American identity, c. 1920–c. 1970; 2. Latin American narrative since c. 1920; 3. Latin American poetry, c. 1920–1950; 4. Latin American poetry since 1950; 5. Indigenous literatures and cultures in twentieth-century Latin America; 6. Latin American music, c. 1920–c. 1980; 7. Latin American architecture since c. 1920; 8. Latin American art since c. 1920; 9. Latin American cinema; 10. Mass communications in Latin America; Bibliographical essays; Index.

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