Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama [NOOK Book]


How red devil buses and self-taught artists have enlivened one Latin American nation
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Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama

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How red devil buses and self-taught artists have enlivened one Latin American nation
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Editorial Reviews

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"An informative and engaging history, based on extensive field research, of diasporic popular culture in one of the major crossroads of the Black Atlantic."

--George Reid Andrews, author of Afro-Latin America

"Peter Szok's Wolf Tracks: Popular Art and Re-Africanization in 20th Century Panama is a wonderful book. The author opens up a whole new vista in Afro-Atlantic studies, with telling detail and enormous insight. Open this book and be blessed by a must-read text that puts black popular art in Panama on the map forever."

--Robert Farris Thompson, author of Tango: The Art History of Love and Aesthetic of the Cool: Afro-Atlantic Art & Music.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617032448
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 4/9/2012
  • Series: Caribbean Studies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Szok is associate professor of history at Texas Christian University. He is the author of 'La Ultima Gaviota,' Liberalism and Nostalgia in Early Twentieth-Century Panama.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Ph.D. in New Orleans ix

Introduction 3

1 From Whitening to Mestizaje: The Panamanian Official Identity, 1821-1941 16

2 Balboa Meets Anayansi, 1934 49

3 Rumba and the Rise of Black Proletariat Art, 1941-1990 74

4 "100% Prity": The Aesthetics of Panamanian Popular Art 111

5 Chombalizate: Re-Africanization of Sports, Music, and Politics, 1990-2010 138

Appendix: The Wolf Pack 162

Notes 198

Bibliography 235

Index 257

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