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.
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.
Edited by Silvia Hirsch, Paola Canova, and Mercedes Biocca
Pub Date: 10/12/2021
This volume traces the socioeconomic and environmental changes taking place in the Gran Chaco, a vast and richly biodiverse ecoregion in South America, illuminating how the region’s many indigenous groups are negotiating these transformations in their own terms.
Including the languages of Spanish, Portuguese, French, and their Creoles, and encompassing an interdisciplinary range of sources, this volume is a dictionary of 21,000 terms related to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality used in Latin America over the past five centuries.
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.
Daniel Duncan, Marcela Vásquez-León, and Dereka Rushbrook
Pub Date: 10/6/2020
Through an abundance of dynamic photographs, this book captures daily life across Cuba, depicting the experiences of Cubans of different ages and walks of life who are navigating the challenges and changes transforming the island today.
In this book, Eli Carter explores the ways in which the movement away from historically popular telenovelas toward new television and internet series is creating dramatic shifts in how Brazil imagines itself as a nation, especially within the context of an increasingly connected global mediascape.
This visionary volume examines how queer bodies are theatrically represented on the Cuban stage in ways that challenge one of the state’s primary revolutionary tools, the categorization and homogenization of individuals. Bretton White critically analyzes contemporary performances that upset traditional understandings of performer and spectator, as well as what constitutes the ideal Cuban citizenry.
In this exploration of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s impact on popular culture, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky shows how Escobar’s legacy inspired the development of narcocultura—television, music, literature, and fashion representing the drug-trafficking lifestyle—in Colombia and around the world.
This volume explores works from Latin American literary and visual culture that question what it means to be human and how the nonhuman world helps define personhood. In doing so, it provides new perspectives on how the region challenges and adds to global conversations about humanism and the posthuman.