Latin American Popular Culture / Edition 1

Latin American Popular Culture / Edition 1

by William H. Beezley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0842027114

ISBN-13: 9780842027113

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Sr Books

This fascinating new book gives readers a firsthand look at the popular culture of Latin America- its dance, cooking, art, carnivals, music, romance, funerals, monuments, medicine, and humor. Popular culture encapsulates the pleasure in everyday life, and Latin American Popular Culture shows how it offers moments of laughter (through jokes, satire, and simple…  See more details below

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This fascinating new book gives readers a firsthand look at the popular culture of Latin America- its dance, cooking, art, carnivals, music, romance, funerals, monuments, medicine, and humor. Popular culture encapsulates the pleasure in everyday life, and Latin American Popular Culture shows how it offers moments of laughter (through jokes, satire, and simple foolishness); of jobs well done (whether cooking, plowing, fixing a carburetor, or setting a table with flowers); of escape from dreary daily life (in festivals, drinking, romance, or dreams created by comic books and television); and of living well (by listening to current music, dancing the latest steps, or wearing the hottest fashions).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780842027113
Publisher:
Sr Books
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
1Piety and Public Space: The Cemetery Campaign in Veracruz, 1789-18101
2Church, Humboldt, and Darwin: The Tension and Harmony of Art and Science27
3Black Kings, Blackface Carnival, and Nineteenth-Century Origins of the Tango43
4Peddling the Pampas: Argentina at the Paris Universal Exposition of 188961
5Death and Disorder in Mexico City: The State Funeral of Manuel Romero Rubio87
6Images of Indians in the Construction of Ecuadorian Identity at the End of the Nineteenth Century105
7Many Chefs in the National Kitchen: Cookbooks and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Mexico123
8Portraits of a Possible Nation: Photographing Medicine in Brazil143
9The New Order: Diversions and Modernization in Turn-of-the-Century Lima155
10From the Ruins of the Ancien Regime: Mexico's Monument to the Revolution169
11Racial Parity and National Humor: Exploring Brazilian Samba from Noel Rosa to Carmen Miranda, 1930-1939183
12Oil, Race, and Calypso in Trinidad and Tobago, 1909-1990201
13The Dictator's Seduction: Gender and State Spectacle during the Trujillo Regime213
Video Distributors241
About the Contributors243
Index247

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