1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

    514 Pages
    by Routledge

    514 Pages
    by Routledge

    Exploring the culture and media of the Americas, this handbook places particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences and focuses on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions of cultural flows and geocultural imaginaries that shape the literature, arts, media and other cultural expressions in the Americas.

    The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas charts the pervasive, asymmetrical flows of cultural products and capital and their importance in the development of the Americas. The volume offers a comprehensive understanding of how inter-American communication is constituted, framed and structured, and covers the artistic and political dimensions that have shaped literature, art and popular culture in the region. Forty-six chapters cover a range of inter-American key concepts and dynamics, divided into two parts:

    • Literature and Music deals with inter-American entanglements of artistic expressions in the Western Hemisphere, including music, dance, literary genres and developments.
    • Media and Visual Cultures explores the inter-American dimension of media production in the hemisphere, including cinema and television, photography and art, journalism, radio, digital culture and issues such as freedom of expression and intellectual property.

    This multidisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad array of academic scholars and students in history, sociology, political science; and cultural, postcolonial, gender, literary, globalization and media studies.

    General Introduction to the Routledge Handbook to Culture and Media of the Americas

    Part I Literature and Music

    1. Introduction – Literature and Music in the Americas
    2. Wilfried Raussert and Giselle Liza Anatol

    3. African-descendant Literatures
    4. Anja Bandau and Christoph Singler

    5. Borders
    6. Anne M. Martínez

    7. Children's Literature
    8. Ann González and Giselle Liza Anatol

    9. Cosmopolitanism
    10. John Carlos Rowe

    11. Crónicas and New Journalism
    12. Anadeli Bencomo

    13. Dance
    14. Lisa Jo Sagolla

    15. Foundational Discourses
    16. Gabriele Pisarz Ramirez

    17. Graphic Novels
    18. Lukas Etter and Isabel Maurer Queipo

    19. Indigenous Literatures
    20. Christina Ann Roberts and Earl E. Fitz

    21. Life Writing
    22. Maryemma Graham and Mercedes Lucero

    23. Magical Realism and The Fantastic
    24. Enrique Rodrigues Moura and Arndt Lainck

    25. Migration Literature
    26. Luz Angélica Kirschner and Miriam Brandel

    27. Modernism and Postmodernisms
    28. Wilfried Raussert, Tim Lantz, and Joachim Michael

    29. Plantation Literature
    30. Giselle Liza Anatol and Tamara L. Falicov

    31. Popular Music Flows
    32. Nigel A. Campbell, Wilfried Raussert, Meagan Sylvester, and Lisa Tomlinson

    33. Protest Music
    34. María del Carmen de la Peza and Michael Stewart Foley

    35. Public Intellectuals
    36. Catherine Leen and Niamh Thornton

    37. Silencing
    38. Gerardo Gutiérrez Cham

    39. Slave Narratives
    40. Giselle Liza Anatol, Wilfried Raussert, and Joachim Michael

    41. Trauma Literature
    42. Marta Caminero Santangelo and Joachim Stewart Michael

    43. Travel Writing
    44. Astrid Haas

    45. Utopias
    46. Andrea E. Krafft

      Part II Media and Visual Cultures

    47. Introduction: Inter-American Studies on Media and Communication
    48. Sebastian Thies, José Carlos Lozano, and Sarah Corona Berkin

    49. Cinema
    50. Graciela Martínez Zalce and Sebastian Thies

    51. Comics
    52. Julio Cuevas and Sebastian Thies

    53. Cultural Industries
    54. Rodrigo Gómez and José Carlos Lozano

    55. Digital Culture
    56. Edgar Gómez Cruz and Ignacio Silas

    57. Freedom of Expression and Censorship
    58. Gabriela Gómez Rodríguez and Frida V. Rodelo

    59. Indigenous Media Production
    60. Nadja Lobensteiner and Sebastian Thies

    61. Intellectual Property
    62. Stuart Davis

    63. Journalism
    64. Jesús Arroyave

    65. Latino Media
    66. Juan Piñón

    67. Media Consumption
    68. David González Hernández

    69. Media Flows
    70. José Carlos Lozano and Francisco Hernández Lomelí

    71. Media Participation
    72. Summer Harlow

    73. Muralism
    74. Wilfried Raussert

    75. Photography
    76. Citlalli González Ponce

    77. Public Media
    78. Antonio Calderón and Lenin Rafael Martell

    79. Radio
    80. Inés Cornejo Portugal

    81. Social Media
    82. Gabriel Pérez Salazar

    83. Telecommunications
    84. Joseph D. Straubhaar and Jeremiah Spence

    85. Television
    86. Gabriel Moreno Esparza

    87. Video Games
    88. Antonio Corona

    89. Visual Cultures

    Sarah Corona Berkin and Sebastian Thies


    Wilfried Raussert is Chair and Professor of North American Literary and Cultural Studies and Co-founder of the Center for InterAmerican Studies (CIAS) at Bielefeld University, Germany.

    Giselle Liza Anatol is a Professor of English at the University of Kansas, USA.

    Sebastian Thies is Chair for Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

    Sarah Corona Berkin is a Professor at the University of Guadalajara, Mexico.

    José Carlos Lozano is Research Fellow at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, México and Professor of Communication at Texas A&M International University, USA.