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Latin American Identities After 1980 takes an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American social and cultural identities. With broad regional coverage, and an emphasis on Canadian perspectives, it focuses on Latin American contact with other cultures and nations. Its sound scholarship combines evidence-based case studies with the Latin American tradition of the essay, particularly in areas where the discourse of the establishment does not match political, social, and cultural realities and where it is difficult to uncover the purposely covert.

This study of the cultural and social Latin America begins with an interpretation of the new Pax Americana, designed in the 1980s by the North in agreement with the Southern elites. As the agreement ties the hands of national governments and establishes new regional and global strategies, a pan–Latin American identity is emphasized over individual national identities. The multi-faceted impacts and effects of globalization in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and the Caribbean are examined, with an emphasis on social change, the transnationalization and commodification of Latin American and Caribbean arts and the adaptation of cultural identities in a globalized context as understood by Latin American authors writing from transnational perspectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. vii-xxviii
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  1. PART ONE
  2. pp. 1-2
  1. Latin America and the New Pax Americana
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. Cultural Resilience and Political Transformation in Bolivia
  2. pp. 27-50
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  1. Globalization and Indígenas: The Alto Balsas Nahuas
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. Language Shift, Maintenance, and Revitalization: Quichua in an Era of Globalization
  2. pp. 79-96
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  1. Afro-Brazilian Women’s Identities and Activism: National and Transnational Discourse
  2. pp. 97-116
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  1. Legal Creolization, “Permanent Exceptionalism,” and Caribbean Sojourners’ Truths
  2. pp. 117-142
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  1. PART TWO
  2. pp. 143-144
  1. Cuban Culture at the Eye of the Globalizing Hurricane: The Case of Nueva Trova
  2. pp. 145-166
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  1. From Pablo Neruda to Luciana Souza: Latin America as Poetic-Musical Space
  2. pp. 167-196
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  1. The Transculturation of Capoeira: Brazilian, Canadian, and Caribbean Interpretations of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art
  2. pp. 197-216
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  1. Kcho’s La regata: Political or Poetic Installation?
  2. pp. 217-234
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  1. Collective Memory of Cultural Trauma in Peru: Efforts to Move from Blame to Reconciliation
  2. pp. 235-254
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  1. PART THREE
  2. pp. 255-256
  1. Individualism and Human Rights in Antonio Skármeta’s Match Ball
  2. pp. 257-272
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  1. Collective Memory and the Borderlands in Guillermo Verdecchia’s Fronteras Americanas
  2. pp. 273-286
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  1. From Exile to the Pandilla: The Construction of the Hispanic-Canadian Masculine Subject in Cobro Revertido and Côte-des-Nègres
  2. pp. 287-300
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 301-304
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781554582136
Related ISBN
9781554581832
MARC Record
OCLC
437081471
Pages
348
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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