The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

by John King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521631513

ISBN-13: 9780521631518

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521631518
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(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
Introduction1
1Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America9
2Latin America since independence28
3Spanish American narrative, 1810-192060
4Spanish American narrative, 1920-197084
5Spanish American narrative since 1970105
6Brazilian narrative119
7Latin American poetry136
8Popular culture in Latin America171
9Art and architecture in Latin America202
10Tradition and transformation in Latin American music236
11The theatre space in Latin America258
12Cinema in Latin America282
13Hispanic USA: literature, music and language314
Index344

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