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Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture

Handbook of Latin American Popular Culture
  

For both background and bibliographical information on topics in popular culture in Latin America, this is an excellent resource. Reference Book Review

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ISBN 9780313232930
Published 19 November 1985 by ABC-CLIO
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hinds, Harold E.
By Tatum, Charles M.
By Hinds
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ISBN-13 9780313232930
ISBN-10 0313232938
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher ABC-CLIO
Imprint Greenwood Press
Publication Date 19 November 1985
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Hinds, Harold E.
By Tatum, Charles M.
By Hinds
Category Popular Culture
Number of Pages 259
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 17mm
Weight 565g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Popular culture - Latin America
NBS Text Cultural Studies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 306.4098
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The editors have put together a solid overview of ten areas of popular culture in Latin America. The contributors have skillfully overcome a variety of research obstacles as well as the imposing problem of dealing with many countries. Each contributor has expertly assembled scientific research, intelligent observations, and well-thought-out conclusions to offer a reliable, sophisticated study of his particular area. Popular music, sports, television, popular religion, comics, photonovels, film, newspapers, cartoons, and festivals and carnivals are covered in this much-needed volume.

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NZ Review Popular culture has only recently been subjected to intense academic interest, but it is an area well worth purusing. This Handbook provides a fine introduction to this important field as it applies to Latin America. The articles all have useful bibliographies, guides to sources, and quick overviews of their subjects. Outstanding are the surveys on comics, popular music, television, photonovels, and single-panel cartoons .... [on] the whole, this is an excellent beginning and is as useful a source for the general reader as for the graduate researcher. -Choice

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