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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 panaLatin 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.
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``This is an edited book with a long and useful introduction (actually a fine synthesis of the whole book) that expands our understanding of emergent identities in Latin American by addressing the question 'What does it mean to be Latin American (person or artist) in an age of globalisation?' Changing local, national and culture area wide identities are considered, especially with reference to their relationships with global political and economic influences.... The essays are well written and the book makes a positive contribution to both Latin American studies and the study of Identity.'' -- Richard W. Stoffle, University of Arizona -- Bulletin of Latin American Research, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2012
Gordana Yovanovich is the author of Julio CortA zaras Character Mosaic (1991) and Play and the Picaresque (1999), and editor of The New World Order (2003). She has published articles in scholarly journals on the role of character and on play and improvisation. She is also the coordinator and founder of the only bilingual, interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean Studies masteras program in Canada. Amy Huras is a graduate of the University of Cambridge (St. Edmundas College) with an M.Phil. in Latin American Studies. Her M.Phil. dissertation aThe Ambiguity of the Language Policy of the Viceroyalty of Peru, 1569a1600,a has led to a larger doctoral research project on the process of Castilianization in colonial Peru. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Toronto.
Table of Contents for Latin American Identities After 1980 , edited by Gordana Yovanovich and Amy Huras Introduction | Gordana Yovanovich Part One Latin America and the New Pax Americana | Jorge Nef and Alejandra Roncallo Cultural Resilience and Political Transformation in Bolivia | Susan Healey Globalization and IndA-genas : The Alto Balsas Nahuas | Frans J. Schryer Language Shift, Maintenance and Revitalization: Quichua in an Era of Globalization | Rosario GA(3)mez Afro-Brazilian Womenas Identities and Activism: National and Transnational Discourse | Jessica Franklin Legal Creolization, ``Permanent Exceptionalismaa and Caribbean Sojournersa Truths | Adrian Smith Part Two Cuban Culture at the Eye of the Globalizing Hurricane: The Case of Nueva Trova | Norman Cheadle From Pablo Neruda to Luciana Souza: Latin America as Poetic-Musical Space | Maria L. Figueredo The Transculturation of Capoeira : Brazilian, Canadian and Caribbean Interpretations of an Afro-Brazilian Martial Art | Janelle Joseph Kchoas La regata : Political or Poetic Installation? | Lee LaClerc Collective Memory of Cultural Trauma in Peru: Efforts to Move from Blame to Reconciliation | Jennifer Martino Part Three Individualism and Human Rights in Antonio SkA rmetaas Match Ball | Gordana Yovanovich Collective Memory and the Borderlands in Guillermo Verdecchiaas Fronteras Americanas | Pablo RamA-rez From Exile To the Pandilla : The Construction of The Hispanic-Canadian Masculine Subject in Cobro Revertido and CA'te-Des-NAgres | Stephen Henighan Contributors Index Contributorsa Bios Norman Cheadle is associate professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Laurentian University. Cheadle is the author of The Ironic Apocalypse in the Novels of Leopoldo Marechal (2000), co-editor of Canadian Cultural Exchange: Translation and Transculturation (2007) published by Wilfrid Laurier UP, and author of refereed articles such as aTwentieth-Century homo bonaerense : The Buenos Aires aMan-in-the-Street,aa aaEl Alepha y AdA n Buenosayres . El flaco, el gordo y el populismo argentino,a aLos intelectuales y el caso Pinochet: canto de cisne de una figura centenaria?a and aRememorando la historia decimonA(3)nica desde La tierra del fuego de Sylvia Iparraguirre.a Maria L. Figueredo is associate professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York University. Figueredo is already considered a Canadian specialist in the relationships between literature and music in their specific socio-political contexts. Her doctoral dissertation (1999) initiated work in this area and led to the publication of her book, PoesA-a y canto popular: Su convergencia en el siglo XX.Uruguay, 1960a1985 . This trained musician and academic has also published articles such as: aRhythm Nation: Negotiating Notions of Place, Belonging and History in the Process of Setting Poetry to Song,a aLatin American Song as an Alternative Voice in the New World Order,a aEl eterno retorno entre la poesA-a y la mAsica popular,a and aEntre la poesA-a oral y la escrita: la canciA(3)n y la cultura literaria.a Jessica Franklin is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science at McMaster University and is currently completing her dissertation entitled aBuilding From and Moving Beyond the State: The National and Transnational Dimensions of Afro-Brazilian Womenas Activism.a Her research has been supported by the Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchange Grant (2007). Rosario GA(3)mez is associate professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Guelph. GA(3)mez is a co-author of a book on CD-ROM entitled El mundo hispano (Toronto: Canadian Academy of the Arts, 2008), and her doctoral thesis has been adapted into a book that is forthcoming from Iberoamericana / Vervuert (Frankfurt and Madrid). She is the author of two articles dealing with pedagogy and the history of the Spanish language. She recently published a testing database to accompany the linguistics text