- Books in Brief
The editorial office has received a number of edited volumes of articles and other general texts that will be of interest to our readership. These works tend to be less suitable for unified reviews than monographs, and thus a considerable backlog has developed. To introduce these volumes, we occasionally list in this section the publication information and tables of contents entries for those we have received. The volumes selected for this issue provide an overview of recent work in Music and Popular Culture and Literary Studies.
Cumbia!: Scenes of a Migrant Latin American Music Genre. By Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste. Durham: Duke University Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 302. References. Index. $89.95 cloth; $24.95 paper.
Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Pablo Vila
Cumbia Music in Colombia: Origins, Transformations, and Evolution of a Coastal Music Genre
Leonardo D’Amico [End Page 733]
¿Pa’ dónde vas Marioneta? ¿Pa’ donde va la gaita? La Cumbiamba Eneye Returns to San Jacinto
Jorge Arévalo Mateus with Martin Vejarano
Cumbia in México’s Northeastern Region
José Juan Olvera Gudiño
Rigo Tovar, Cumbia, and the Transnational Grupero Boom
Alejandro L. Madrid
Communicating the Collective Imagination: The Socio-Spatial World of the Mexican Sonidero in Puebla, New York, and New Jersey
From The World of the Poor to the Beaches of “Eisha”: Chicha, Cumbia, and the Search for a Popular Subject in Peru
Pandillar in the Jungle: Regionalism and Tecno-cumbia in Amazonian Peru
Gender Tensions in Cumbia Villera’s Lyrics.
Pablo Seman and Pablo Vila
El “Tu” Tropical, el “Vos” Villero, and Places In Between: Language Ideology, Music, and the Spatialization of Difference in Uruguay
Matthew J. Van Hoose
On Music and Colombianess: Toward a Critique of the History of Cumbia.
Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste
Song and Social Change in Latin America. By Lauren Shaw. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2013. Pp. vi, 256. Index. $70.00 cloth.
Part I: Music and Agency
Singing the City, Documenting Modernization: Cortijo y su combo and the Insertion of the Urban in 1950s Puerto Rican Culture
Shattering Myths: Brazil’s Tropicalia Movement
John R. Baldwin and Phillip J. Chidester
The Mockingbird Still Calls for Arlen: Central American Songs of Rebellion, 1970–2010
Juan Carlos Ureña [End Page 734]
Social Denunciation of the Politics of Fear: Rock Music through the Eighties in Argentina, Chile, and Peru
The Politics of Language, Class, and Nation in Mexico’s Rock en español Movement
Witnessing Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia Through Vallenato Music
Diana Rodríguez Quevedo
Rich Poetry: Cuban Voices of Possibility
Part II: Conversations on Music and Social Change
All interviews by Lauren Shaw
Interview with Rubén Blades: The Graduate Center, NYC, November 24, 2009
Interview with Roy Brown: Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, July 8, 2010
Interview with Vanito Brown, Luis Barbería, and Alejandro Gutiérrez: Habana Abierta
Interview with Ana Tijoux: Boston, Massaschusetts, May 15, 2012
Interview with Mare, via Skype (Oaxaca, Mexico–Ithaca, New York), June 27, 2012.
Parallel Worlds: Genre, Discourse, and Poetics in Contemporary, Colonial, and Classic Maya Literature. By Kerry M. Hull. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2012. Pp. xi, 448. Maps. Figures. Table. Glossary. Index. $85.00 cloth.
Michael D. Carrasco and Kerry M. Hull
Part I. Finding Continuities in Maya Poetics and Literature
The Narrative Structure of Chol Folktales: One Thousand Years of Literary Tradition
Nicholas A. Hopkins and J. Kathryn Josserand
Part II. Establishing Traditions: Hieroglyphic Literature and Poetics
Syntactic Inversion (Hyperbaton) as a Literary Device in Maya Hieroglyphic Texts
Poetic Tenacity: A Diachronic Study of Kennings in Mayan Languages
Kerry M. Hull
The History, Rhetoric, and Poetics of Three Palenque Narratives
Michael D. Carrasco
Understanding Discourse: Beyond Couplets and Calendrics First
Lloyd B. Anderson [End Page 735]
Drawing and Designing with Words
Narrative Structure and the Drum Major Headdress
Karen Bassie-Sweet, Nicholas A. Hopkins, and J. Kathryn Josserand
Part III. From Glyphs to Letters: Colonial Maya Poetics and Literature
Creation Narratives in the Postclassic Maya Codices