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Cultures of the City explores the cultural mediations of relationships between people and urban spaces in Latin/o America and how these shape the identities of cities and their residents. The contributors to this volume examine identity and the sense of place and belonging that connect people to urban environments, relating these to considerations of ethnicity, social and economic class, gender, everyday life, and cultural practices. They also consider history and memory and the making of places through the iterative performance of social practices. As such, places are works in progress, a condition that is particularly evident in contemporary Latin/o American cities where the opposition between local and global influences is a prominent facet of daily life. These core issues are theorized further in an afterword by Abril Trigo, who takes the preceding chapters as a point of departure for a discussion of the dialectics of identity in the Latin/o American global city.

Table of Contents

  1. Front Cover
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction: Mediating Urban Identities
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Havana in the Nueva Trova Repertoire of Gerardo Alfonso
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. Last Snapshots/Take 2: Personal and Collective Shipwrecks in Buenos Aires
  2. pp. 31-45
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  1. Buenos Aires and the Literary Construction of Urban Space
  2. pp. 46-58
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  1. Body Art and the Remaking of Mexico City
  2. pp. 59-72
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  1. Feasting on Latina/o Labor in Multicultural Los Angeles
  2. pp. 75-87
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  1. Mediating the Public Sphere in Latina/o Detroit: Heart and Margin of an Embattled Metropolis
  2. pp. 88-104
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  1. Textual Revisions of Identity: Nostalgia and Modernity in Asunci
  2. pp. 105-119
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  1. Northeastern Images: Recife and Salvador in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema
  2. pp. 120-132
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  1. Performing Citizenship: Migration, Andean Festivals, and Public Spaces in Lima
  2. pp. 135-150
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  1. The TransMilenio Experience: Mass Transit in Bogot
  2. pp. 151-166
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  1. The Feria del Libro and the Ritualization of Cultural Belonging in Havana
  2. pp. 167-182
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  1. Zapatistas in Mexico City and the Performance of Ethnic Citizenship
  2. pp. 183-198
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  1. Afterword: The Dialectics of Identity in the Latin/o American Global City
  2. pp. 199-215
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 217-229
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  1. References
  2. pp. 231-248
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 249-252
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 253-262
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780822977636
Print ISBN
9780822961208
MARC Record
OCLC
794925538
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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