Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America

Edited by Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodríguez

Series Description:

Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America explores how Latin American and Latino audiovisual (film, television, digital), musical (radio, recordings, live performances, dancing), and graphic (comics, photography, advertising) cultural practices reframe and reconfigure social, economic, and political discourses at a local, national, and global level. In addition, it looks at how information networks reshape public and private policies, and the enactment of new identities in civil society. The series also covers how different technologies have allowed and continue to allow for the construction of new ethnic spaces. It not only contemplates the interaction between new and old technologies but also how the development of brand-new technologies redefines cultural production.

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Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste

Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Associate Professor of Spanish

There are 16 books in this series.

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Periodicals in Latin America: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Serialized Print Culture

Assembling research on a diverse range of serialized publications from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this volume explores how Latin American print culture has influenced local movements and informed global exchange.

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Digital Satire in Latin America: Online Video Humor as Hybrid Alternative Media

This book analyzes how digital-native audiovisual satire has become increasingly influential in national public debates within Latin America. Paul Alonso examines the role of online video creators in critiquing politics and society and amplifying public discourse, filling gaps left by traditional media and journalism.

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Tropical Time Machines: Science Fiction in the Contemporary Hispanic Caribbean

Exploring works of science fiction originating from Spanish-speaking parts of the Caribbean and their diasporas, this book shows how writers, filmmakers, musicians, and artists are using the language of the genre to comment on the region’s history and present-day realities.

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Internet, Humor, and Nation in Latin America

This volume provides a comprehensive Latin American perspective on the role of humor in the Spanish- and Portuguese-language Internet, highlighting how online humor influences politics and culture in Latin America.

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The Rise of Central American Film in the Twenty-First Century

This volume explores the main trends, genres, and themes that define the emerging filmmaking industry in Central America, providing a needed overview of one of the least explored cinemas in the world.

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Neo-Authoritarian Masculinity in Brazilian Crime Film

An incisive analysis of contemporary crime film in Brazil, this book focuses on how movies in this genre represent masculinity and how their messages connect to twenty-first-century sociopolitical issues.

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The Lost Cinema of Mexico: From Lucha Libre to Cine Familiar and Other Churros

This volume challenges the dismissal of Mexican filmmaking during the 1960s through 1980s, an era long considered a low-budget departure from the nation’s earlier Golden Age, examining the critical implications of discovering, uncovering, and recovering forgotten or ignored films.

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Afro-Latinx Digital Connections

This volume presents examples of how digital technologies are being used by people of African descent in South America and the Caribbean as a means to achieve social justice and to challenge racist images of Afro-descendant peoples.

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Cuba’s Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy

This volume argues that recent technological developments are reconfiguring the cultural, economic, social, and political spheres of Cuba’s Revolutionary project in unprecedented ways.

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Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States

In the first history of Spanish-language television in the United States, Craig Allen traces the development of two prominent yet little-studied powerhouses, Univision and Telemundo. Allen tells the inside story of how these networks fought enormous odds to rise as giants of mass communication, questioning monolingual and Anglo-centered versions of U.S. television history.