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The Routledge Handbook to the Culture and Media of the Americas

ISBN 9781138479821
Published March 12, 2020 by Routledge
514 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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.