Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

1st Edition

Edited by Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, Ana M. Lopez


1,800 pages

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Hardback: 9780415131889
pub: 2000-12-07

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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies.

Key features include:

* over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces

* articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research

* extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries

* a comprehensive index provides further guidance.


"Reference sources on Latin America and the Caribbean that are accessible to general readers and students are not easy to find….. For ready-reference and introductory information, it should be considered by larger libraries, community college libraries, and academic libraries with introductory courses on Latin America." - Booklist/RBB

"Has an ambitious and broad scope of coverage and will be of use to readers in need of precise, clearly written information about these cultures. Appropriate for both academic and public libraries." - Against the Grain

Table of Contents

Countries included in the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures:

Antigua * Argentina * Aruba * Bahamas * Barbados * Belize * Bermuda * Bolivia * Brazil * Chile * Colombia * Costa Rica * Cuba * Dominican Republic * Ecuador * El Salvador * French Antilles * French Guyana * Haiti * Honduras * Jamaica * Malvinas * Martinique * Mexico * Montserrat * Netherlands Antilles * Nicaragua * Panama * Paraguay * Peru * Puerto Rico * St Kitts * St Lucia * Suriname * Trinidad and Tobago * Uruguay * Venezuela * Virgin Islands

About the Series

Encyclopedias of Contemporary Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies