Rockin' Las Americas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America

Rockin' Las Americas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America

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Rockin' Las Americas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America

What makes Latin American rock music Latin American? Every nation in the Americas -- from indigenous Peru to revolutionary Cuba -- has been touched by the impact of this cultural and musical force. Rockin' Las Americas is the first book to explore the production, dissemination, and consumption of rock music throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Brazil, the Andes, and the Southern Cone, as well as among Latinos in the United States. The contributors include experts in music, history, literature, culture, sociology, and anthropology, as well as practicing rockeros and rockeras. Writing from multidisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives, they address issues such as why rock became a distinctly controversial cultural force, how it has served as a medium for expressing national identities, and the ways in which unique questions of race, class, and gender are inscribed in Latin American rock. This volume is sure to fascinate anyone interested in the complexities of Latin American culture today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822942269
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 05/09/2004
Series: Pitt Illuminations
Edition description: 1
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Mapping Rock Music Cultures across the Americas1
La Onda Chicana: Mexico's Forgotten Rock Counterculture22
Between Rock and a Hard Place: Negotiating Rock in Revolutionary Cuba, 1960-198043
Black Pau: Uncovering the History of Brazilian Soul68
Boricua Rock: Puerto Rican by Necessity!91
The Politics and Anti-Politics of Uruguayan Rock115
"A contra corriente": A History of Women Rockers in Mexico142
"Soy punkera, y que?": Sexuality, Translocality, and Punk in Los Angeles and Beyond160
On How Bloque de Busqueda Lost Part of Its Name: The Predicament of Colombian Rock in the U.S. Market179
Let Me Sing My BRock: Learning to Listen to Brazilian Rock200
Guatemala's Alux Nahual: A Non-"Latin American" Latin American Rock Group?220
My Generation: Rock and la Banda's Forced Survival Opposite the Mexican State241
Neoliberalism and Rock in the Popular Sectors of Contemporary Argentina261
A Detour to the Past: Memory and Mourning in Chilean Post-Authoritarian Rock290
The Nortec Edge: Border Traditions and "Electronica" in Tijuana312
Esperando La Ultima Ola / Waiting for the Last Wave: Manu Chao and the Music of Globalization332
Afterword: A Changeable Template of Rock in Las Americas347
AppendixRock in Latin America, 1940-2000357
Selected Bibliography395

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