ISBN-10:
0739113755
ISBN-13:
9780739113752
Pub. Date:
04/13/2006
Publisher:
Lexington Books
The Latin American Urban Cronica: Between Literature and Mass Culture

The Latin American Urban Cronica: Between Literature and Mass Culture

by Esperanca Bielsa

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The Latin American Urban Cronica: Between Literature and Mass Culture

The Latin American Urban Crónica explores the fluid relationship between high and low culture in Latin America. Paying attention to the peculiar development of the cultural fields in Latin America and to the consequences of present processes of globalization, Esperança Bielsa examines the contemporary crónica in Mexico City and Guayaquil and its role in representing unofficial culture in its widest sense. This unique work is the product of the study of numerous texts and interviews with the main writers of crónica and also incorporates extensive research on reception. Essentially interdisciplinary in its approach, The Latin American Urban Crónica is one of the very few publications about this fascinating and understudied mixed genre of the area between journalism and literature, and the first to systematically situate the Latin American crónica within social and cultural theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739113752
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/13/2006
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Esperança Bielsa is research fellow at the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 High and Low: The Cultural Field in Europe and Latin America Chapter 3 The Cronica: A Hybrid Genre from the Contact Zone Chapter 4 The City in Fragments Chapter 5 Writing the City Chapter 6 Emiliano Perez Cruz: The Cronica as a Testimony of Collective Life in a Peripheral Community of Mexico City Chapter 7 The City Behind its Mask: The Vision of Guayaquil in Jorge Martillo's Cronicas Chapter 8 Reading Cronicas Chapter 9 Conclusion

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