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Media, sound, and culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Alejandra Bronfman; Andrew Grant Wood
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2012.
Series: Pitt Latin American series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited volume presents an original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alejandra Bronfman; Andrew Grant Wood
ISBN: 9780822961871 0822961873
OCLC Number: 754713663
Description: xvi, 169 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Media, sound, and culture / Alejandra Bronfman & Andrew Grant Wood --
Part I. Embodied sounds and the sounds of memory. Recovering voices: the popular music ear in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Brazil / Fernando de Sousa Rocha --
Radio transvestism and the gendered soundscape in Buenos Aires, 1930s-1940s / Christine Ehrick --
Part II. The media of politics. How to do things with waves: United States radio and Latin America in the times of the good neighbor / Gisela Cramer --
Weapons of the geek: romantic narratives, sonic technologies, and tinkerers in 1930s Santiago, Cuba / Alejandra Bronfman --
Music, media spectacle, and the idea of democracy: the case of DJ Kermit's "Góber" / Alejandro L. Madrid --
Part III. The sonics of public spaces. Alba: musical temporality in the carnival of Oruro, Bolivia / Gonzalo Araoz --
Such a noise! Fireworks and the soundscapes of two Veracruz festivals / Andrew Grant Wood --
Postcript. Sound representation: nation, translation, memory / Michele Hilmes.
Series Title: Pitt Latin American series.
Responsibility: edited by Alejandra Bronfman and Andrew Grant Wood.

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