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The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

Edited by: Wilfried Raussert , Giselle Liza Anatol , Sebastian Thies , Sarah Corona Berkin , José Carlos Lozano

Print publication date:  March  2020
Online publication date:  March  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138479821
eBook ISBN: 9781351064705
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351064705
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Book description

Exploring the culture and media of the Americas, this handbook places particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences and focuses on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions of cultural flows and geocultural imaginaries that shape the literature, arts, media and other cultural expressions in the Americas.

The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas charts the pervasive, asymmetrical flows of cultural products and capital and their importance in the development of the Americas. The volume offers a comprehensive understanding of how inter-American communication is constituted, framed and structured, and covers the artistic and political dimensions that have shaped literature, art and popular culture in the region. Forty-six chapters cover a range of inter-American key concepts and dynamics, divided into two parts:

  • Literature and Music deals with inter-American entanglements of artistic expressions in the Western Hemisphere, including music, dance, literary genres and developments.
  • Media and Visual Cultures explores the inter-American dimension of media production in the hemisphere, including cinema and television, photography and art, journalism, radio, digital culture and issues such as freedom of expression and intellectual property.

This multidisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad array of academic scholars and students in history, sociology, political science; and cultural, postcolonial, gender, literary, globalization and media studies.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  General introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  3:  African-descendant Literatures Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Borders Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Children’s literature Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Cosmopolitanism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Crónicas and new journalism Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Dance Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Foundational discourses Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Graphic novels Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Indigenous literatures Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Life writing Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Magical realism and the fantastic Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Migration literature Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Modernism and postmodernisms Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Plantation literature Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Popular music flows Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Protest music Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Public intellectuals Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Silencing Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Slave narratives Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Trauma Literature in the Americas Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Travel writing Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Utopias Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Cinema Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Comics Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Cultural industries Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Digital Cultures Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Freedom of Expression and Censorship Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Indigenous Media Production Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Intellectual property Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Journalism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Latino Media Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Media consumption Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Media flows Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Media participation Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Muralism Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Photography Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Public media Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Radio Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Social Media Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Telecommunications Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Television Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Video games Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Visual cultures Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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