Imagination Beyond Nation: Latin American Popular Culture (Pitt Latin American Series)
By: Eva P. Bueno (editor), Terry Caesar (editor)Paperback
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How much does popular culture tell us about the country in which it is found. This collection of essays explores both the practices of popular culture in Latin America - from tangos to "telenovelas" - and the discipline that studies them. The book features studies of iconography in Mexico, "telenovelas" in Venezuela, drama in Chile, cinema in Brazil, comic strips and tango in Argentina, and ceramics in Peru. In examining these popular arts, the scholars ask the same broad questions: what precisely is a national culture at the level of the popular? Is it separate from the state? Can it ever be coherent?
Eva P. Bueno teaches Spanish and comparative literature at Penn State Univ., Dubois. She has published Resisting Boundaries (1995) and essays on Spanish-American and Brazilian literature in "MLN, Revista de critica literaria latinoamericana, Sociocriticism," and others. She is editing "The Feminist Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature" and "Naming the Father." Terry Caesar teaches American literature and literary theory at Clarion Univ., and is the author of ""Forgiving the Boundaries"), "Conspiring with Forms "and "Writing in Disguise." His essays have been published in "American Literary History, History, Substance"," and the ""Yale Journal of Criticism.""
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