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Covering all the possible topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book situates Latin America in its historical, linguistic and cultural context.
Editor(s): Philip Swanson
Edition: 1st
Articles: 19
Images: 3
People: 2

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Approaches to Latin American literature

Contemporary Latin American literary studies can be dated to a November evening in 1940, when Pedro Henríquez Ureña (Dominican Republic,...

‘Civilization and barbarism’

The year 1845 was a key one in the development of Latin American thought. It was the year of publication of a seminal work by Argentina’s Domingo...

The Companion to Latin American Studies

Book Cover This guide gives a brief and accessible overview of the whole of Latin American Studies. Covering all the possible...

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Dedication List of contributors Introduction , Philip Swanson 1 Latin American geographies , Gareth A. Jones 2 ...

The cultures of colonialism

Despite its geographical, cultural and social diversity, one significant unifying factor of the region we know today as Latin America has been a...

Dedication

For Nev Mars and all those teachers who first inspired us and in memoriam Tony Higgins ...

Gender and sexuality in Latin America

This chapter considers some aspects of gender and sexuality in Latin America. In doing so, it seeks to explore how gender and sexuality interact...

Glossary

What follows is a list of selected terms likely to be encountered by the student of Latin American studies. Some are specific to Latin America,...

Introduction

Every schoolboy or girl knows that a European mariner, Christopher Columbus, discovered America, the New World, in 1492. Yet behind this...

Latin American geographies

The principal question posed in this chapter is ‘where is Latin America?’. At one level this is a simple geographical question that should not...

Latin American literatures

The remarkably vast and diverse domain of the literatures of Latin America does not lend itself to easy overviews. Nonetheless, it is possible to...

Latin American Studies and the global system

(Lou Bega, ‘Mambo No. 5’) Clap your hands once And clap your hands twice And if it looks like this Then you’re doing it right VIRAL ...

Latin American visual cultures

VISUAL CULTURE At the beginning of the twenty-first century it has become a commonplace to state that everyday human experience is more...

Latino US literature

Latino literature is one of the fastest growing fields within Latin American and US literatures, and is helping to redefine how we approach these...

List of contributors

Arturo Arias is Director of Latin American Studies at the University of Redlands, California. He is co-writer of the screenplay for the film El...

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