New Approaches To Latin American Studies

Author: Juan Poblete
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351656344
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Academic and research fields are moved by fads, waves, revolutionaries, paradigm shifts, and turns. They all imply a certain degree of change that alters the conditions of a stable system, producing an imbalance that needs to be addressed by the field itself. New Approaches to Latin American Studies: Culture and Power offers researchers and students from different theoretical fields an essential, turn-organized overview of the radical transformation of epistemological and methodological assumptions in Latin American Studies from the end of the 1980s to the present. Sixteen chapters written by experts in their respective fields help explain the various ways in which to think about these shifts. Questions posited include: Why are turns so crucial? How did they alter the shape or direction of the field? What new questions, objects, or problems did they contribute? What were or are their limitations? What did they displace or prevent us from considering? Among the turns included are: memory, transnational, popular culture, decolonial, feminism, affect, indigenous studies, transatlantic, ethical, post/hegemony, deconstruction, cultural policy, subalternism, gender and sexuality, performance, and cultural studies.

Teen Life In Latin America And The Caribbean

Author: Cynthia Tompkins
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313319324
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Teens in Latin America and the Caribbean generally face a difficult path to adulthood. Latin America and the Caribbean are important regions to the United States, since large numbers of Americans can trace their roots there. This book allows U.S. teens to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of teens in 15 Latin American or Caribbean countries. Photos complement the text.

Intimacies And Cultural Change

Author: Daniel Nehring
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317113348
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Exploring cultural transformations of intimacy in contemporary Mexico, Intimacies and Cultural Change examines the ways in which globalization and rapid cultural change have transformed the cultural meanings of couple relationships, sexuality, and personal life in Mexican society. Through a range of contemporary case studies, the book sheds light on the ways in which people draw on these cultural meanings in everyday life to account for their experiences and practices of intimacy in different social settings. An interdisciplinary volume, presenting the latest research on the region from experts working in diverse fields within the social sciences, this book will appeal to scholars of sociology, anthropology, geography and social psychology with interests in gender and sexuality, social change and contemporary intimate relationships.

Cuerpo Y Cultura

Author: Angel G. Quintero Rivera
Publisher: Iberoamericana Editorial
ISBN: 8484894215
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Este libro se propone examinar la historicidad de los significados socioculturales del baile en la América mulata, especialmente en el Caribe: un espacio relacional de sociedades que se han distinguido por su insistencia, pasión y creatividad en el baile y cuyas músicas y bailes mismos han tenido repercusiones amplias evidentes a nivel internacional. Incluye un ensayo introductorio de Aníbal Quijano.