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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In this analysis of political discourse in Cuban culture, María de los Ángeles Torres focuses on how the concept of time has been employed by different political projects, arguing that an emphasis on human actions in the present is important for a democratic political culture.
Yvonne Conde presents poignant stories from individuals who left Cuba between 1960 and 1962 in one of the world’s largest political exoduses of children.
Lacandón Maya in the Twenty-First Century: Indigenous Knowledge and Conservation in Mexico's Tropical Rainforest
This book tells the story of how Lacandón Maya families have adapted to the contemporary world while applying their ancestral knowledge to create an ecologically sustainable future in Mexico’s largest remaining tropical rainforest.
Through a variety of first-person accounts, this book offers a glimpse into the frequently misunderstood religions of Afro-Cuban Lukumí, Haitian Vodou, and Brazilian Candomblé, adding to the growing research on the transnational yet personal nature of African diasporic religions.
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.
Tracing the flows of people, material items, and digital content between Havana and Miami, as well as between Cuba and Panama, Guyana, and Mexico, this book demonstrates the worldmaking of marginalized Cuban communities in a transnational setting.
This book delves into the ongoing movement toward recognizing Black Mexicans as a cultural group within the nation, focusing on this process in the Costa Chica region in order to explore the relational aspects of citizenship and the place of Black people in how modern citizenship is imagined.
This volume addresses and expands the role of the artist in colonial Latin American society, featuring essays that consider the ways society conceived of artists and the ways artists defined themselves.
This book compares the sociopolitical processes behind two major revolutions—those of Cuba in 1959, when Fidel Castro came to power, and Venezuela in 1999, when Hugo Chávez won the presidential election.