Periodicals in Latin America
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Serialized Print Culture

Edited by Maria Chiara D'Argenio and Claire Lindsay

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Exploring how Latin American print culture has informed global exchange  
“An important step toward defining (and expanding) the field of Latin American periodical studies, this book helps by modeling diverse points of entry into a broad array of publications.”—Lori Cole, author of Surveying the Avant-Garde: Questions on Modernism, Art, and the Americas in Transatlantic Magazines  
The first volume in English to focus on Latin American serialized print culture, Periodicals in Latin America assembles research on a diverse range of publications, including avant-garde reviews, comics, specialized journals, mass-market magazines, and political periodicals, from the late nineteenth century to the present day.
In this book, scholars from a variety of disciplines examine both celebrated and little-known periodicals to demonstrate how publications supported emerging movements such as Indigenismo and feminism; undermined hegemonic conceptions of statehood and national identity; and questioned ideas about the relationship between the visual, literary, and political. Bringing Latin American print culture together with research and theories from the largely Anglophone field of periodical studies, this volume contests readings that discount the region’s periodicals, situating Latin America as a contributor to—not just a recipient of—global exchanges. Contributors also challenge the idea that periodicals are only useful for the insights they can offer into history, championing close attention to their material and materiality.
The writers in this book reflect on the unique qualities and divergences of the region’s periodicals from those of other parts of the world and the need for different approaches to studying them. The volume bridges and brings into dialogue new research on print serials and their readers in the Spanish-, Portuguese-, and English-speaking worlds.  
Maria Chiara D’Argenio, associate professor of Latin American studies and visual culture at University College London, is the author of Indigenous Plots in Twenty-First Century Latin American Cinema. Claire Lindsay, professor of Latin American literature and culture at University College London, is the author of Magazines, Tourism, and Nation-Building in Mexico.  
Contributors:  Joanna Crow | María del Pilar Blanco | José Chávarry | Jorge Catalá | Isabella Cosse | M. Paula Bontempo | Sandra Szir | Camilla Sutherland | Luis Rebaza-Soraluz | Claire Lindsay | Valentino Gianuzzi | Sofía Mercader | Rielle Navitski | Luz Ainaí Morales Pino | Maria Chiara D’Argenio
A volume in the series Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America, edited by Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodríguez

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