Latin American Icons: Fame across Borders

Latin American Icons: Fame across Borders

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ISBN-13: 9780826519290
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
Publication date: 02/21/2014
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Dianna Niebylski is Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Humoring Resistance.


Patrick O'Connor is Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Oberlin College and author of Latin American Fictions and the Narratives of the Perverse.

Table of Contents


Introduction: Reflections on Iconicity, Celebrity, and Cultural Crossings Patrick O'Connor and Dianna C. Niebylski


Pancho Villa: Icon of Insurgency Brian Gollnick


Eva Peron: Excerpts from The Passion and the Exception Beatriz Sarlo


From Korda's Guerrillero Heroico to Global Brand: Ernesto "Che" Guevara J.P. Spicer-Escalante


Joaquin Murrieta and Lola Casanova: Shapeshifting Icons of the Contact Zone Robert McKee Irwin


Tango International: Carlos Gardel and the Breaking of Sound Barriers Rielle Navitski


Lupe Velez Before Hollywood: Mexico's First Iconic 'Modern Girl' Kristy Rawson


From Hollywood and Back: Dolores Del Rio, a Trans(National) Star Ana M. Lopez


Carmen Miranda as Cultural Icon David William Foster


Porfirio Rubirosa: Masculinity, Race, and the Jet-Setting Latin Male Lizabeth Paravasini-Gebert and Eva Woods-Peiro


The Face of a Nation: Norma Aleandro as Argentina's Post-Dictatorial Middle Class Icon Janis Breckenridge and Becquer Medak-Seguin


The Neoliberal Stars: Salma Hayek, Gael Garcia Bernal, and the Post-Mexican Film Icon Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado


Diego Armando Maradona: Life, Death and Resurrection (with One Act to Follow) Juan Villoro


Fetishizing Frida Margaret Lindauer


Afterword. The Afterlife of Icons and the Future of Iconology

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