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Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

Vol. 28 (2010) through current issue

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, an annual interdisciplinary journal, publishes articles, review essays, and interviews on diverse aspects of popular culture in Latin America. Articles are written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Published by: University of Texas Press

Current Issue: Volume 32, 2014

Volume 32, 2014

Volume 31, 2013

Volume 30, 2012

Volume 29, 2011

Volume 28, 2010


E-ISSN: 2157-2941
Print ISSN: 0730-9139

Submission Guidelines



Editorial Policy

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, an annual interdisciplinary journal, publishes articles, review essays, and interviews on diverse aspects of popular culture in Latin America. Since its inception in 1982, the journal has defi ned popular culture broadly as “some aspect of culture that is accepted or consumed by signifi cant numbers of people.” This defi nition has had one caveat: it does not normally include what is frequently called folk culture or folklore. Within these parameters, submissions are welcome on any aspect of the production, circulation, and consumption of cultural goods in Latin America from any disciplinary perspective.

In addition, the journal seeks essays that offer new methodological and theoretical approaches to the subject; explore the impact of modernization and globalization on Latin American cultural practices; discuss the implications of cultural hybridity; examine popular culture as a site of contention over social meanings and relations of power in cultural practices; study relations between socio-political phenomena and cultural expression. SLAPC will generally not accept theoretical essays that do not have an empirical ground or essays that engage in close reading of individual texts, unless the analysis has broader theoretical or methodological implications. The essays should be written in a lively, reader-friendly manner. Over-specialized and discipline-specifi c terminology is discouraged.

One section of the journal is devoted to book review essays that both critically review a given corpus of books and refl ect on their larger signifi cance for the study of popular culture, including future research possibilities. The journal also publishes interviews with those involved in the creation, distribution, and consumption of popular culture.

Articles may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Information for Contributors

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture invites you to submit scholarly articles, book review essays, and interviews on the theory and practice of popular culture in Latin America. Articles should not exceed thirty-fi ve double-spaced pages (including illustrations, charts and graphs), should be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should follow the latest edition of the Modern Language Association guidelines. Extensive endnotes and footnotes are discouraged. Submissions should be sent by e-mail to mfitch@email.arizona.edu in a Word-compatible attachment. In the body of the main message, authors should include the title of their manuscript, institutional affi liation, home and work address. The author’s name should not appear in the header or footer of the attachment.

Illustrations are welcome. Photographs and other images may be submitted as they are, or in high-resolution electronic format. Please make sure to provide captions that briefl y describe content and source. It is the author’s responsibility to obtain permission to use copyrighted or privately owned images. Identify illustrations by Figure (1, 2, 3 . . .) at the head of the accompanying caption and in the text, and indicate in the text your preferred location for each fi gure, e.g., “Figure 1 about here.”

Submit manuscripts to:
Melissa A. Fitch, Editor
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Modern Languages Building, Room 545
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Manuscripts must not be submitted elsewhere while being reviewed by the journal’s editorial board and outside readers.

Book Review Guidelines

Reviews should be computer written in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman or equivalent. Font size should be set at twelve and the line spacing should be at least 18 points. While this is the preferred format for review copy, other formats will be accepted as noted in the “Instructions to Contributors.” If at all possible, book review copy should be sent as an e-mail attachment to: pobutsky@oakland.edu. Reviews should be more critically focused than simply a commentary on the book and should draw the reader’s attention on how the book fi ts into scholarship dealing with popular culture and current theories and practices. Reviews of single books should be no longer than 800 words. Review essays should integrate the books reviewed into a coherent theme driven by the content of the book and should be about 800 words per book (e.g., three books would result in an essay of some 2400 words) including introductory and concluding comments.

Those interested in serving as future book reviewers should send a short vita statement. This statement should focus on the area of popular culture scholarship where the reviewer wishes to provide reviews. It is critical that you include an e-mail address in your statement. It is our desire to establish a pool of interested reviewers so that we can provide our readers with a variety of views and a geographic distribution of reviewers refl ective of the SLAPC readership.

Publishers wishing to have books reviewed should send only those titles that fi t into the framework established in the “Editorial Policy.”

Submit review copies of print publications to:
Aldona Pobutsky, Book Review Editor
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
407 Wilson Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

Editorial Board

Volume 32, 2014



Editor

Melissa A. Fitch, University of Arizona

Senior Co-Founding Editors

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., University of Minnesota, Morris
Charles M. Tatum, University of Arizona

Associate and Book Review Editor

Aldona Pobutsky, Oakland University

Editorial Assistant

Alejandrina Barajas

Editorial Board

Daniel Altamiranda, Universidad Católica Argentina
William H. Beezley, University of Arizona
Julianne Burton, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cornelia Butler Flora, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Debra Castillo, Cornell University
David William Foster, Arizona State University
Jean Franco, Columbia University
Irene Hémer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
David Kunzle, UCLA
Naomi Lindstrom, University of Texas, Austin
Armand Mattelart, University of Paris
Michèle Mattelart, University of Paris
Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University
Salvador Oropesa, Kansas State University
Héctor Schmucler, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diego
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas, Austin

Volume 31, 2013



Editor

Melissa A. Fitch, University of Arizona

Guest Editor

William H. Beezley, University of Arizona

Senior Co-Founding Editors

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., University of Minnesota, Morris
Charles M. Tatum, University of Arizona

Associate and Book Review Editor

Aldona Pobutsky, Oakland University

Editorial Board

José Alvarez, University of Georgia
Julianne Burton, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cornelia Butler Flora, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Oswaldo Capriles, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Comunicación (Caracas)
Jean Franco, Columbia University
Shifra M. Goldman, Santa Ana College & UCLA
Irene Hémer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jane Hill, University of Arizona
Maurice Horn, New York University
David Kunzle, UCLA
Naomi Lindstrom, University of Texas, Austin
Armand Mattelart, University of Paris
Michèle Mattelart, University of Paris
Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University
Álvaro de Moya, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert N. Pierce, University of Florida
Héctor Schmucler, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diego
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas, Austin

Volume 30, 2012



Editor

Melissa A. Fitch, University of Arizona

Guest Editor

William H. Beezley, University of Arizona

Senior Co-Founding Editors

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., University of Minnesota, Morris
Charles M. Tatum, University of Arizona

Associate and Book Review Editor

Aldona Pobutsky, Oakland University

Editorial Board

José Alvarez, University of Georgia
Julianne Burton, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cornelia Butler Flora, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Oswaldo Capriles, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Comunicación (Caracas)
Jean Franco, Columbia University
Shifra M. Goldman, Santa Ana College & UCLA
Irene Hémer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jane Hill, University of Arizona
Maurice Horn, New York University
David Kunzle, UCLA
Naomi Lindstrom, University of Texas, Austin
Armand Mattelart, University of Paris
Michèle Mattelart, University of Paris
Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University
Álvaro de Moya, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert N. Pierce, University of Florida
Héctor Schmucler, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diego
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas, Austin

Volume 29, 2011



Editor

Melissa A. Fitch, University of Arizona

Guest Editor

William H. Beezley, University of Arizona

Senior Co-Founding Editors

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., University of Minnesota, Morris
Charles M. Tatum, University of Arizona

Associate and Book Review Editor

Aldona Pobutsky, Oakland University

Editorial Board

José Alvarez, University of Georgia
Julianne Burton, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cornelia Butler Flora, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Oswaldo Capriles, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Comunicación (Caracas)
Jean Franco, Columbia University
Shifra M. Goldman, Santa Ana College & UCLA
Irene Hémer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jane Hill, University of Arizona
Maurice Horn, New York University
David Kunzle, UCLA
Naomi Lindstrom, University of Texas, Austin
Armand Mattelart, University of Paris
Michèle Mattelart, University of Paris
Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University
Álvaro de Moya, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert N. Pierce, University of Florida
Héctor Schmucler, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diego
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas, Austin

Volume 28, 2010



Editor

Melissa A. Fitch, University of Arizona

Guest Editor

William H. Beezley, University of Arizona

Senior Co-Founding Editors

Harold E. Hinds, Jr., University of Minnesota, Morris
Charles M. Tatum, University of Arizona

Associate and Book Review Editor

Aldona Pobutsky, Oakland University

Editorial Board

José Alvarez, University of Georgia
Julianne Burton, University of California, Santa Cruz
Cornelia Butler Flora, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Oswaldo Capriles, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Comunicación (Caracas)
Jean Franco, Columbia University
Shifra M. Goldman, Santa Ana College & UCLA
Irene Hémer, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Jane Hill, University of Arizona
Maurice Horn, New York University
David Kunzle, UCLA
Naomi Lindstrom, University of Texas, Austin
Armand Mattelart, University of Paris
Michèle Mattelart, University of Paris
Emile McAnany, Santa Clara University
Álvaro de Moya, São Paulo, Brazil
Robert N. Pierce, University of Florida
Héctor Schmucler, Instituto Latinoamericano de Estudios Transnacionales
Peter H. Smith, University of California, San Diego
Joe Straubhaar, University of Texas, Austin

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