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  • 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
Cathy Ragland

From The World of the Poor to the Beaches of “Eisha”: Chicha, Cumbia, and the Search for a Popular Subject in Peru
Joshua Tucker

Pandillar in the Jungle: Regionalism and Tecno-cumbia in Amazonian Peru
Kathryn Metz

Gender Tensions in Cumbia Villera’s Lyrics.
Pablo Seman and Pablo Vila

Feliz, Feliz
Cristián Alarcón

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.

Lauren Shaw

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
Carmelo Esterrich

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
Lisette Balabarca

The Politics of Language, Class, and Nation in Mexico’s Rock en español Movement
Ignacio Corona

Witnessing Forced Internal Displacement in Colombia Through Vallenato Music
Diana Rodríguez Quevedo

Rich Poetry: Cuban Voices of Possibility
Lauren Shaw

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
Alfonso Lacadena

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
Dennis Tedlock

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


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