Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

by Alejandra Bronfman
     
 

An original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the importance of sound in the purveyance of power, gender roles, race, community, religion, and populism. They also demonstrate how sound is essential to the formation of citizenship and nationalism.

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An original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the importance of sound in the purveyance of power, gender roles, race, community, religion, and populism. They also demonstrate how sound is essential to the formation of citizenship and nationalism.

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"This volume is a model for interdisciplinary scholarship. . . . Its willingness to put sound at the forefront of research is refreshing and provides a trailblazing approach to Latin American media studies."
Latin American Research Review

“This superb volume brings to light a myriad exciting discoveries: from Brazilian popular music to Bolivian carnival, Alejandra Bronfman and Andrew Grant Wood have assembled a fascinating collection of essays about the intersection of music, sound, radio, and popular culture in Latin America. Never before has Latin America resounded so clearly in a critical anthology.”
—Rubén Gallo, Princeton University

“A fascinating collection of articles on the auditory experience and its history in Latin America. They are remarkably diverse in focus and methodology, but unified by careful attention to the importance of sound, and an open-eared and open-minded willingness to reconsider its dimensions and implications.”
—Bryan McCann, Georgetown University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822961871
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Series:
Pitt Latin American Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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