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Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture

ANNUAL · 6 x 9 · 224 PAGES/ISSUE · ISSN 0730-9139 · E-ISSN 2157-2941
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, an annual interdisciplinary journal, publishes articles, review essays, and interviews on diverse aspects of popular culture in Latin America. Articles are written in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.


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Volume 33 (2015)

“En el vórtice de la enajenación”: Nicolás Guillén Landrián y la implosión del documental científico-popular cubano de los 60
Santiago Juan-Navarro
Charytín Goyco, la rubia de América: A Case Study of Television Stardom in the Dominican Republic in the 1970s
Danny Méndez
Popular Culture, Politics, and Alternative Gender Imaginaries in 1960s and 1970s Argentina
Adriana Premat
El santo de la espada: Building Nationhood through Film
Carolina Rocha
Amistades apasionadas: Reflexiones en torno a las representaciones masculinas presentes en la película argentina Soñar, soñar, de Leonardo Favio
Santiago Navone
Un pájaro progresivo: Pop Music, Propaganda, and the Struggle for Modernity in Argentina
Timothy Wilson
Autenticidad y alienación: Disonancias ideológico-culturales entre la "nueva canción" chilena y el rock anglosajón
Walescka Pino-Ojeda
Subversive Instruments: Protest and Politics of MPB and the Nueva Canción
Krista Brune
Intoxicated Writing: Onda Writers and the Drug Experience in 1960s Mexico
Hugo M. Viera
Under the Spell of Populism: Popular Culture and Intellectuals in Brazil
Cacilda Rêgo
Raising the Flag: The Early Years of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans Press in Brazil, 1963–1981
Robert Howes

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Remaking Brazil: Contested National Identities in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema by Tatiana Signorelli Heise
Reviewed by Terry Caesar
Hispanic Folk Music of New Mexico and the Southwest: A Self-Portrait of a People by John Donald Robb
Reviewed by Ronald F. Rapin
Brazilian Women’s Filmmaking: From Dictatorship to Democracy by Leslie L. Marsh
Reviewed by Eva Paulino Bueno
Shaping the Motherhood of Indigenous Mexico by Vania Smith-Oka
Reviewed by Sylvia Morin
Jesus and the Gang: Youth Violence and Christianity in Urban Honduras by Jon Wolseth
Reviewed by Kimberly Fabbri
Contemporary Latin America: 1970 to the Present by Robert H. Holden and Rina Villars
Reviewed by María Cecilia Saenz-Roby
Tango Nuevo by Carolyn Merritt
Reviewed by Luciano Martínez
Adoptive Migration: Raising Latinos in Spain by Jessaca B. Leinaweaver
Reviewed by Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in the Making of a Divided Argentina, 1920–1946 by Matthew B. Karush
Reviewed by Daniel J. Nappo
Alcohol in Latin America: A Social and Cultural History edited by Gretchen Pierce and Áurea Toxqui
Reviewed by Daniel Lorca

Volume 32 (2014)

El apagón cultural y la música tropical uruguaya: Pailas, güiros y trompetas en el cuarto de atrás de la Atenas del Plata
Gustavo Remedi
The Powerful, the Poor, and the Politics of Representation in Luis Estrada’s Un mundo maravilloso (2006)
Amy Robinson
Movimientos defensivos: La figura del entrenador en las parábolas futbolísticas de Juan Sasturain, Sérgio Sant’Anna y Juan Villoro
Shawn Stein
Latin American Culture: A Deconstruction of Stereotypes
Antonio V. Menéndez Alarcón
El último malón de Alcides Greca: Repetición y cine de atracciones
Cynthia Tompkins
O toré dos índios Tapeba de Caucaia (Ceará, Brasil): Performance, comunicação e visibilidade política
Stéphanie Pinheiro and Carmen Luisa Chaves Cavalcante
¿Muy valiente, o loco?: How “Los Suns” Created a Political Controversy That Transcends Basketball
Ricard W. Jensen
Bolaño y la anarquía estructural: La fragmentación discursive de Los detectives salvajes
Eliseo Lara Ordenes

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Rafael Ferrer by Deborah Cullen
Reviewed by John J. Corso
Art and Social Movements: Cultural Politics in Mexico and Aztlán by Edward J. McCaughan
Reviewed by Eduardo Santa Cruz
Wild Tongues: Transnational Mexican Popular Culture by Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz
Reviewed by Alicia Muñoz
The Wrath of God: Lope de Aguirre, Revolutionary of the Americas by Evan L. Balkan
Reviewed by Ana María Díaz Burgos
Looking North: Writings from Spanish America on the US, 1800 to the Present edited by John J. Hassett and Braulio Muñoz
Reviewed by Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
Media, Sound & Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean edited by Alejandra Bronfman and Andrew Grant Wood
Reviewed by Timothy Wilson
Traumatic States: Gendered Violence, Suffering, and Care in Chile by Nia Parson
Reviewed by María Cecilia Saenz-Roby
Generación ¡bang! Los nuevos cronistas del narco mexicano edited by Juan Meneses
Reviewed by Amber Workman
Riding & Roping: The Memoirs of J. Will Harris edited by C. Virginia Matters
Reviewed by Jorge Rosario Vélez
Directory of World Cinema: Spain edited by Lorenzo J. Torres Hortelano
Reviewed by Mary Hartson

Volume 31 (2013)

From Superhero to National Hero: The Populist Myth of El Santo
Kerry T. Hegarty
Acts of Love: Popular Performance and Community Encounters in the Favela
Paul Sneed
Beat Mexico
John Tytell
The Latin American Liberator Simón Bolívar in Miami: Six Images, Five Locations
Rafael Arreaza-Scrocchi
Heroic Journeys: The Immigrant Experience as the Hero's Journey in El Norte and La misma luna
Susan Weibe Drake
Sambando New Orleans: Dancing Race, Gender, and Place with Casa Samba
Annie McNeill Gibson
Ethics, Political Symbols, and Comparative Cultural Analysis: The Case of Chile
Robert W. Smith, Michael A. Morris, and Juan Pablo Riveros
The Role of Cafundó's (2005) Official Website in the Film's Revision of Brazilianness
Richard A. Gordon
Narcocorridos: Antecedentes de la tradición corridística y del narcotráfico en México
César Jesús Burgos Dávila

Book Reviews and Review Essays

New Trends in Argentine and Brazilian Cinema edited by Cacilda Rêgo and Carolina Rocha
Reviewed by Traci Roberts-Camps
Mexico, Nation in Transit by Christina L. Sisk
Reviewed by Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
The Maya of Modernism: Art, Architecture, and Film by Jesse Lerner
Reviewed by Thomas Germano
Laws of Chance: Brazil's Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life by Amy Chazkel
Reviewed by Shawn Stein
Everyday Reading: Print Culture and Collective Identity in the Río de la Plata, 1780–1910 by William Garret Acree Jr.
Reviewed by Cecilia Saenz-Roby
The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction by Rachel Haywood Ferreira
Reviewed by Juan C. Toledano Redondo
Latin American Cinemas: Local Views and Transnational Connections edited by Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios
Reviewed by Mary Hartson
Women in Mexican Folk Art: Of Promises, Betrayals, Monsters and Celebrities by Eli Bartra
Reviewed by Amanda L. Petersen

Volume 30 (2012)

Stamps of South American Antarctica, the South Atlantic Islands, and Popular Culture
Jack Child
Capturing the Bronze Power on the Silver Screen: An Epic Journey in Twenty Minutes
Irfan Cenk Yay
Aterciopelados’ Musical Testimony: Bearing Witness to Colombia’s Traumas
Henry Morello
Mexican or Chilean: Mexican Ranchera Music and Nationalism in Chile
Jedrek Putta Mularski
El extraño caso del Dr. Nesse: ambigüedad y desestabilización del espacio urbano de Rio de Janeiro en Perseguido (2003), de Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza
Natalia Jacovkis
Illegal Immigration through the Eyes of a Child: Patricia Riggen’s La misma luna
Caryn C. Connelly
Perverse Fascinations and Atrocious Acts: An Approach to The Secret in Their Eyes by Juan José Campanella
Hugo Hortiguera
La Comay: An Examination of the Puerto Rican Comadre as a Feminist Icon, Patriarchal Stereotype, and Television Tabloid Host
Melissa Camacho
Is It Just about Love?: Filin and Politics in Prerevolutionary Cuba
Cary Aileen García Yero
Japanese Perceptions of Argentine Tango: Cultural and Gender Differences
Etsuko Toyoda
Montecristo: Telenovela y derechos humanos
Martín Sueldo


Desarrollando una óptica queer: coloquio con David William Foster
W. Daniel Holcombe
Feminicide and the Disintegration of the Family Fabric in Ciudad Juárez: An Interview with Lourdes Portillo
Alice Driver
Narrar la violencia. Entrevista a Jorge Franco
Raúl Rodríguez Freire

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Bringing Aztlán to Mexican Chicago: My Life, My Work, My Art by José Gamaliel González
Reviewed by Don Cellini
Alejandro González Iñárritu by Celestino Deleyto and María del Mar Azcona
Reviewed by Gerardo Cummings
Latin American Politics and Development Eds. Howard J. Wiarda and Harvey F. Kline
Reviewed by Martín Camps
Drug War Zone: Frontline Dispatches from the Streets of El Paso and Juárez by Howard Campbell
Reviewed by Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky
Screening Cuba: Film Criticism as Political Performance during the Cold War by Héctor Amaya
Reviewed by Traci Roberts-Camps
Puerto Rican Citizen: History and Political Identity in Twentieth-Century New York City by Lorrin Thomas
Reviewed by Víctor Figueroa

Volume 29 (2011)

“La carrera de la muerte”: Death, Driving, and Rituals of Modernization in 1950s Mexico
J. Brian Freeman
Memories of Che: Forging a Postmodern Radicalism in Cultural Studies?
John A. Gronbeck-Tedesco
Mulas y arrieros: Narcotráfi co y los correos de la cocaine en la literatura colombiana contemporánea
Jorge González del Pozo
What Is a Corrido? Musical Analysis and Narrative Function
Ric Alviso
Telling Identities: Crime Narratives for Local and International Markets in María, Full of Grace (Marston, 2004) and Rosario Tijeras (Maillé, 2005)
Florencia Cortés-Conde
From Girly Men to Manly Men: The Evolving Representation of Male Homosexuality in Twenty-First Century Telenovelas
Julee Tate
“Amarrado al recuerdo”—The Memory Dimension in Classical Tango Lyrics
J.N.F.M à Campo
How to Read Chico Bento: Brazilian Comics and National Identity
Jennifer Manthei
Actuar para (sobre)vivir: Rock nacional y cumbia villera en Argentina
Timothy Wilson y Mara Favoretto
El narcocorrido religioso: usos y abusos de un género
Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta


On Pirate Cinema and Crying in Airports: A Conversation with Alberto Fuguet
Brantley Nicholson and Lucia Reinaga
La ficción paranoica y el nacimiento de la novela policial: una entrevista con Ricardo Piglia
Camilo Hernández-Castellanos y Jeff Lawrence

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Latin American Melodrama: Passion, Pathos, and Entertainment Ed. Darlene J. Sadlier
Reviewed by Cacilda Rêgo
Sujetos transnacionales: la negociación en cine y literatura by Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios
Reviewed by Cecilia Saenz-Roby
La novela sicaresca. Testimonio, sensacionalismo y ficción by Margarita Jácome
Reviewed Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky
The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music by Eric A. Galm
Reviewed by Marcus Brasileiro

Volume 28, 2010

Latin America at the World's Fair

Exhibiting Indigenous Peoples: Bolivians and the Chicago Fair of 1893
Nancy Egan
Bridging the Gulf: Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina on Display at the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition
Nancy J. Parezo and Lisa Munro
"Iceberg! Right Ahead!" (Re)Discovering Chile at the 1992 Universal Exposition in Seville, Spain
Erika Korowin
Viva Mexico! World's Fair Exhibits and Souvenirs: The Shaping of Collective Consciousness
Zahra M. Moss
Investigating World's Fairs: an Historiography
Lisa Munro

Mexicans and Mexican-Americans at Mid-Twentieth Century: Gender and Fashion

La ropa cosmica: Identity and Fashion in 1940s Mexico
Monica A. Rankin
Zoot to Boot: The Zoot Suit as Both Costume and Symbol
Sarah Elizabeth Howard
Club de senoritas: Productions of Mexican Femininity
Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante

Review Essay

Amazonian Intertextualities
Malcolm K. McNee

Volume 27 (2008)

Popular Culture in the Perón Years: A Philatelic Approach
Jack Child
The Rise and Fall of Samba-Chanchadas Starring Kid Morengueira: Malandragem, Nationalism, and the Cinematic Sambas of Moreira da Silva and Miguel Gustavo (1960–1972)
Jerry D. Metz
Bolívar I am: Telenovela, Performance, and Colombian National Identity
Nayibe Bermúdez Barrios
Making the Peripheral Palpable: Nordeste Roots and Elements of Social Consciousness in the Fiction of Marcelino Freire and the Music of Lenine
Marguerite Itamar Harrison
What is Left in the World of Books: Washington Cucurto and the Eloisa Cartonera Project in Argentina
Ksenija Bilbija
Brazuca in NOLA: A Cultural Analysis of Brazilian Immigration to New Orleans Post-Katrina
Anne Gibson
Sobre la estética del graffiti Hip Hop
Gricelda Figueroa Irarrázabal
Embracing Hip Hop as Their Own: Hip Hop and Black Racial Identity in Brazil
Bernd Reiter and Gladys L. Mitchell
Trickster, Traveler, Cultural Hero: Ernesto 'Che' Guevara
Rebecca Carte
Marxismo, peronismo, indocriollismo: Atahualpa Yupanqui y el norte argentino
Yolanda Fabiola Orquera
Cultura Popular no Nordeste do Brazil: Narrativas de Identidade Social
Jorge França de Farias Jr.
Rede Globo: A TV que virou estrela de cinema
Cacilda M. Rêgo


Conversaciones íntimas con un palero, santero y babalawo cubano: Nelson Aboy Domingo
Rosa Elena Carrasquillo

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad's Carnival Musics by Jocelyne Guilbault
Reviewed by Benjamin Fraser
Music of the Mill by Luis J. Rodríguez 
Reviewed by Sergio M. Martínez
Cultures of Devotion: Folk Saints of Spanish America by Frank Graziano 
Reviewed by Vania Barraza
Latinos: A Biography of the People by Earl Shorris
Reviewed by Anthony Nuño Avila
El Viejo Paulino, poética popular de Julián Garza 
Reviewed by Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimienta

Volume 26 (2007)

A Tale of Two Texts: Orality, Oral History and Poetic Insult in the Desafio of Romano and Inacio in Patos (1874)
Linda Lewin
The Cinergetic, Experimental Melodrama: Feminism and Neo-Machista National Consciousness in Mexican Film
Juli A. Kroll
Balancing Freyre's Vision with Brazil's "Racial Democracy": Dos Santo's Casa Grande e Senzala Por Gilberto Freyre
Charles Heath
Chronicles of Mexico City Life: The Music of Rockdrigo González
Mark Hernandez
Performative Masculinities: the Pachuco and the Luchador in the Songs of Maldita Vecindad and Café Tacuba
Nohemy Solórzano-Thompson
The Good and Bad Women of Telenovelas: How to Tell Them Apart Using a Simple Maternity Test
Julee Tate
Nueve reinas: A Sign of the Times (to come)
Donetta Hines
Popular Sovereignty, Bakhtin, and the Sea in Jorge Amado's Religion
Piers Armstrong
Violeta Parra, Radio Chilena, and the 'Battle in Defense of the Authentic' during the 1950s in Chile
Ericka Verba
Riding Against the Wave? Caballos salvajes and its Critique of Neoliberal Culture
Carolina Rocha
La Habana: una ciudad que nunca duerme. Género y escritura en y después del periodo especial
María Del Mar López-Cabrales
Gaucho Gazetteers, Popular Literature, and Politics in the Río de la Plata
William Acree

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Music in Imperial Rio de Janeiro: European Culture in a Tropical Milieu by Cristina Magaldi
Reviewed by Ronald Dolkart

Volume 25 (2006)

Constructions and Commodifications of Isthmus Zapotec Women
Jayne Howell
De bandolero a ejemplo moral: Los corridos sobre Jesús Malverde, el santo amante de la música
Kristín Guðrún Jónsdóttir
El Santos vs Tetona Mendoza: Wrestling with Mexico's Experimental Comic Book Narratives
Daniel Ribot
Estridentópolis: The Public Life of the Avant-Garde in Veracruz, 1925–1927
Elissa Rashkin
The Image of the Creole Criminal in Argentine Popular Culture: 1880–1930
Donald S. Castro
The Promised Land: Resonance and Dissonance of Hollywood's Portrayals of Latin Americans in Film
John L. Marambio and Chad Tew
Mi Familia Rara: Why Paco Isn't Married
Daniel Enrique Pérez
Revolución y producción cultural del MST: Inicios de su alegorización en la música de la telenovela O Rei do Gado
Angélica J. Huízar
Reading Televisually: Representing Reality in Miguel Barnet's La Vida Real, Manuel Puig's Eternal Curse on the Reader of These Pages, and Blake's Therapy by Ariel Dorfman
Susana S. Martínez
Narradores contra la ficción: La narración detectivesca como estrategia política
Benjamin R. Fraser
Entrevista con Andres Cascioli
Annette H. Levine
Las Vueltas de Fierro: Dos versiones del gaucho en el Cine Argentino
Pablo Martínez Gramuglia
Annemarie Heinrich; Photography, Women's Bodies, and Semiotic Excess
David William Foster
Afro-Colombian Hip-Hop: Globalization, Popular Music and Ethnic Identities
Christopher Dennis

Volume 24 (2005)

Trekking the Urban: Eduardo Emílio Fenianos' Expedições Urbenauta; São Paulo, Uma Aventura Radical
David William Foster
Towards the Latin American Action Heroine: The Case of Jorge Franco Ramos' Rosario Tijeras
Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky
"Todo el año es carnaval": Unmasking the Carnival in Buenos Aires, 1810–1920
Patricia Anderson
Gente Humilde, Anjos Tortos: Coincidências Poéticas nas Obras de Chico Buarque e Carlos Drummond de Andrade
Vivaldo Andrade Dos Santos
Guerrilla Warplay: The Infantilization of War in Latin American Popular Culture
Elena Jackson Albarrán
The Profane Saint vs. the Revolutionary Child: Portrayals of Pancho Villa in the Writings of Nellie Campobello and Jack Conway's Viva Villa!
Emron Esplin
Imposturas de la ficción: Estética de la destrucción y placer de la incertidumbre en el discurso periodístico argentino contemporáneo
Hugo Hortiguera
Sandra Cisneros' "Barbie-Q": A Subversive or Hegemonic Popular Text?
Leticia I. Romo
McOndo and Latinidad: An Interview with Edmundo Paz Soldán
Claudia M. Milian Arias
Feminism's Rendezvous with Melodrama or Fue en un cabaret: Nation, Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Mexican Performance
Laura G. Gutiérrez
Tres Tristes Tigres Tangueando o Como Traducir El Tango
Jill Gibian
Materializing Havana and Revolution: Cuban Material Culture
Raúl Rubio

Volume 23 (2004)

Javier Durán
¡Viva la Revolución! Los Agachados and the Worldview of Eduardo del Río (Rius)
Bob Agnew
Del corrido de narcotráfico al narcocorrido: Origenes y desarrollo del canto a los traficantes
Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimenta
 ¿Todavía es el corrido la voz de nuestra  gente?: Una entrevista con Enríque Franco
Juan Carlos Ramírez-Pimenta and Jorge Pimenta
Crónica musical en México: el caso de Chava Flores
Eduardo Guízar
Mapping Border Music: Sonic Representations of la frontera
José Pablo Villalobos
Más allá de la historia oficial: machos, compadres, héroes y villanos en el cine de la revolución de Fernando de Fuentes y Paul
Isabel C. Anievas Gamallo
Post-NAFTA Mexican Cinema, 1998–2002
Emily Hind
Cultural Refractíons: Border Life
Byron Brauchli
Lourdes Portillo's Señorita extraviada: The Poetics and Politics of Femicide
Alejandro Enríquez
Delete the Border!
Fran Ilich
Literarcy Syncretism in Ana Castillo's So Far From God
Daniel Cooper Alarcón

Book Reviews and Review Essays

Cantinflas and the Chaos for Mexican Modernity by Jeffrey M. Pilcher
Reviewed by Felipe Montoya
Crimes Against the State, Crimes Against Persons: Detective Fiction in Cuba and Mexico by Persephone Brahm
Reviewed by Gerardo García Muñoz
Demistificación de una diva: La verdad sobre La Lupe by Juan A. Moreno-Velázquez
Reviewed by Kanishka Sen
The City of Musical Memory: Salsa, Record Grooves and Popular Culture in Cali, Columbia by Lise A. Waxer
Reviewed by Angela María González Echeverry

Volume 22 (2003)

David William Foster
Uruguayan Printmakers and the Military Dictatorship
Patrick Frank
From Marta Traba to Sister Wendy: Arte por la tele
Florencia Bazzano-Nelson
Las Mujeres alteradas y Superadas de Maitena Burundarena: Feminismo "Made in Argentina"
Cynthia Tompkins
Devo(ra)ciones: sabores y saberes de la memoria en el bolero
Alan West-Durán
Whose Life in the Mirror?: Examining Three Mexican Telenovelas as Cultural and Commercial Products
Laura J. Beard
Women's Magazines in Ecuador: Re-reading "la Chica Cosmo"
Erynn Masi De Casanova
From Right Wing to Midfield: A Study of Soccer in Peru
David Wood
Latino 'Gays' in the Era of Postmodern Eroticism—Cyberneticizing Latino Romance: Personal Ads and Commodification
Gustavo Geirola
Religion, the Church and Mexican Nationalism: The Films of Emilio Fernández
Anne Doremus
Era uma vez...a Rede Globo de Televisão
Cacilda M. Rêgo
Making the Myth of Evita Perón: Saint, Martyr, Prostitute
Gwendolyn Díaz
Cuerpo fotográfico, Subjetividad(es) y Representación visual: Lola Alverez Bravo y Frida Kahlo
Magdalena Maiz-Peña
Cuba sí, Cuba no: la fusión de son y rock en la música de Willy Chirino
Eliana Rivero

Volume 21 (2002)

Popular, Elite and Mass Culture? The Spanish Zarzuela in Buenos Aires, 1890–1900
Kristen McCleary
The Sainete Porteño, 1890–1935: The Image of Jews in the Argentine Popular Theater
Donald S. Castro
Argentine Graphic Arts and the Rise of the Tango
Patrick Frank
Soñando con Hollywood: Los estudios Baires y la industria cinematográfica en Argentina
Paula Félix-Didier
Raymundo Gleyzer (1941–1976): El otro cine militante
Fernando Martín Peña
The Transatlantic Tango: Sally Potter's The Tango Lesson
Lori Hopkins
Tango, Like Scotch, Is Best Taken Straight": Cosmopolitan Tastes and Bodies Out of Place
Laura Podalsky
MTV Latino: Identidad, nación y rock
Paula Rodríguez Marino 
From Villa to Village: Situating Argentina's Theatrical Coordinates on the Global Map
Victoria Ruétalo
The Mouth of the Wolf: Radio and Anthropology
Alan O'Connor
La gaita ¡Que suene a gaita! Venezuelan Regional Music at the Crossroads of Authenicity
Light Carruyo
Tres Mujeres: Reclaiming National Culutre in the Post-Colonial Telenovela
Marietta Morrissey
Happy Sadist or Latent Feminist?: Un Buñuel Mexicain
Caryn Connelly and Juliet Lynd

Volume 20 (2001)

"Lo clásico de México moderno": Exhibiting the Female Body in Postrevoluntionary Mexico
Claire F. Fox
Constructing a Market, Constructing an Ethnicity: U.S. Spanish-language Media and the Formation of a Syncretic Latino/a Identity
Elana Levine
The Madness of Radio: Wireless Adventure in 1920s Mexico
Rubén Gallo
The Importance of being Agustin Lara: Cursilería, Machismo and Modernity
Mark Couture
La "tenorización de la politica en el teatro festivo de la Revolución Mexicana
Gerardo Luzuriaga
Remaking the Corrido for the 1990s: Maldita Vecindad's "El Barzón"
Mark A. Hernández
Social Control in "Golden Age" Mexican Film: The Revolutionary Melodrama and the Comedia Ranchera
Anne Doremus
Representations of Gender, Race, Subalternity in Marianne Eyde's La vida es una sola
Cynthia Tompkins
Má-Consciência e Representação do Popular no Cinema Brasileiro
Fernáo Pessoa Ramos
Representation and National Identity in Rio de Janeiro: Walter Salles Jr.'s A Grande Arte
Maria Helena Braga e Vaz da Costa
O Negro no Espelho: Imagens e Discursos nos Salões de Beleza Étnicos
Jocélio Teles dos Santos
Just as Sweet the Second Time Around: The Re-popularization of Baião in Permambuco, Brazil
Jack Bishop
Bebé, um palhaço
Mário Fernando Bolognesi
The Myth of the Participatory Paradigm: Carnival and Contradictions in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi

Volume 19 (2000)

Editor's Introduction
Topos and Topicalities: the Tropes of Tropicália and Tropicalismo
Charles A. Perrone
In the Adverse Hour: The Denouement of Tropicália
Christopher Dunn
Kitsch e Cultura de Massa no Brasil: Reescrevendo as Identidades Nacionais
Lídia Santos
Tropicália: A Canção Popular e a Cultura de Massas
David Treece
In the Tropical Studio: MPB Production in Transition
Frederick Moehn
Um compositor no exílio: estranhamento e resgate na música de Caetano Veloso
Flávio de Azevedo e Souza
Memórias do passado no presente: a fenomenologia de Transa
Celso Loureiro Chaves
Tropical Detritus: Tropicália and the Aesthetics of Garbage
Robert Stam
Como era gostoso o meu francês: Tropicalismo in the Cinema
Theodore Young
How to Organize a Movement: Caetano Veloso's Tropical Path
César Braga Pinto
Tropicália, Canonical Pop
Liv Sovik
Critical Responses to the Screening of Nelson Rodrigues
Stephanie Dennison
After the Rubbish: Eduardo Coutinho's The Scavengers
Ana Teresa Jardim Reynaud

Volume 18 (1999)

Prostitutes, Bad Seeds, and Revolutionary Mothers in Cuban Anarchism: Imagining Women in the Fiction of Adrián del Valle and Antonio Penichet, 1898–1930
Kirwin S. Shaffer (University of Kansas)
Tendências do Cinema Brasileiro Atual
Lúcia Nagib (Pontificia Universidade Catolica, Sao Paulo)
The Adventures of Jeca Tatu: Class, Culture, and Nation in the Films of Mazzaropi
Eva Bueno (Pennsylvania State University)
Algunas consideraciones sobre el teatro de revista política en México
Javier Rangel (UCLA)
What is a Corrido: Thematic Representation and Narrative Discourse
Guillermo E. Hernández (UCLA)
The Massification of the Tango: The Electronic Media, the Popular Theatre and the Cabaret from Contursi to Perón, 1917–1955
Donald S. Castro (California State University, Dominguez Hills)
Money in Brazilian Popular Music
Ruben George Oliven (Rio Grande do Sul)
The Cultural Economy of Bahian Carnaval
Piers Armstrong (Universidade Federal da Bahia)
Crafting Culture: Selling and Contesting Authenticity in Puerto Rico's Informal Economy
Arlene Dávila (Syracuse University)

Volume 17 (1998)

Popular Cinemas/Popular Cultures
Ana López, Guest Editor

Introductory Essay

Once Upon a Time... the Popular in the Cinema of Latin America
Ana López

The Icons of Popularity

From Hollywood and Back: Dolores del Rio
Ana López
From the Carpa to the Screen: The Masks of Cantinflas
Carmelo Esterrich and Angel M. Santiago-Reyes
Maria Felix: Image, Myth, Enigma
Paulo Antonio Paranagua

The National/Popular in Golden Age Cinemas

Argentine Cinema and the Construction of a National-Popular Identity
Tamara Falicov
Yankee Invasion of Mexico or Mexican Invasion of Hollywood?: Hollywood's Renewed Spanish-Language Production during the 'Good Neighbor' Years
Brian O'Neil
Transnationalization and Cultural Collaboration: Mexican Film Propaganda During World War Two
Seth Fein

Popular Transgressions: Gender, Nation, Media

Variations on Gender Constructs and Spectatorship in Neville D'Almeida's Dama do Lotação
Christina Buckley
Hollywood South? Costa Rican Cinema's Challenge to Critical Praxis
Ann Marie Stock
Don't Look Back: Myth, Conception and Receptions of Black Orpheus
Charles A. Perrone
From the Religious Common Sense to the Post-Freudian Common Sense: Images of National History in Brazilian Tele-Fiction
Ismail Xavier
Representing Racial Difference: Brazil's Xuxa at the Televisual Border
Amelia Simpson
For the People and By the People: TV Maxambomba's Regeneration of Popular Cinema
Vicky Mayer

Volume 16 (1997)

Alternative Communication: An Exploration of Concepts and Experiences in Latin America
Max Dueñas Guzmán
Nightmares in the New Metropolis: The Cinematic Poetics of Low Riders
Brenda Jo Bright
Recreating Identity: Recreation on the Arizona-Sonora Border, 1880–1930
Bianca Premo
Internationalization of Urban Space in São Paulo: The Memorial da América Latina
Charles Martin
Low-Powered Television in Rural Bolivia: New Directions for Democratic Media Practice
Robert Huesca
The Two Carnivals of Mérida
Bruce Ergood
Popular Music and Redemocratization in Santiago, Chile, 1973–1989
Mark Mattern
Leaving 'The Old Nest': Morality, Modernity, and the Mexican Comic Book at Mid-Century
Anne Rubenstein
The Voice of Alejandro 'Negro' Dolina: Towards a Repositioning of Popular Discourse
Rita De Grandis
José Alfredo Jiménez: A Cultural Dilemma
A. Rolando Andrade
Television Programming in Buenos Aires, 1979–1989
Jeffrey Alan John
Mexican Presidential Futurology in Palabras mayores by Luis Spota
Joel Pouwels
Popular Culture and Gender: The Mexican 'Judas'
Eli Bartra
The Glass Shade and the Boomerang: Sieges on Brazilian Culture
Roberto Reis

Volume 15 (1996)

What is Popular Culture? More Answers to an Old Question
Elizabeth Mahan
A Holistic Approach to the Study of Popular Culture: Context, Text, Audience, and Recoding
Harold E. Hinds, Jr.
Popular Culture: A Socio-Aesthetic Approach
Jack Santino
Hybrid Vigor: Popular Culture in a Multicultural, Post-Fordist World
John Fiske
Popular Culture: From Epic to Simulacrum
Nestor García Canclini
Has Latin American Popular Culture Disappeared? Some Theoretical Reflections
Kenneth Aman
Theorizing Popular Culture Studies in Uruguay
Gustavo Remedi
On Transculturation: Toward a Political Economy of Culture in the Periphery
Abril Trigo
The Cuban Bolero and its Transculturation to Mexico: The Case of Agustín Lara
Adela Pineda Franco
Mass Media and Cultural Identity Among the Yucatec Maya: The Constitution of Global, National, and Local Subjects
Henry Geddes Gonzales
Expanding the Popular Culture Debates: Puertorriquenas, Hollywood, and Cultural Identity
Jocelyn A. Geliga Vargas
Bruxaria and Espiritsmo: Popular Culture and Popular Religion in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction
Nelson H. Vieira
The Preservation and Recuparation of Folklore in Venezuela
Angelina Pollak-Eltz
Staging Culture in Totonacapan: Spaces of Recuparation/Spaces of Terr(or)toriality
Margaret A. Villanueva
Brazil's Literatura de cordel: Poetic Chronicle and Popular History
Mark J. Curran
Correo Mitico: The Construction of a Civic Image in the Postcards of Montevideo, Uruguay, 1900–1930
Catherine Preston and Anton Rosenthal
Democratization 'From Below' and Popular Culture: Teachers from Chiapas, Mexico
Susan Street
Farewell to Public Spaces? Electoral Campaigns and Street Spectacle in Argentina
Silvio R. Waisbord

Volume 14 (1995)

What Are Little Girls Made of Under Socialism?: Cuba's Mujeres and Muchachas in the Period 1980–1991
Verity Smith
Culture Industries and Cultural Identity: Will NAFTA Make a Difference?
Elizabeth Mahan
Resistance and Apropiation in Brazil: How the Media and 'Official Culture' Institutionalized Sao Paulo's Grafite
Neil E. Schlecht
Communication in Ritual Performance: Carnival in Antigua 1989 and 1990
John H. Patton
From the Ground Up: The Flourishing of Children's and Young Adult Literature in Brazil
Julie K. Kline
'Waas Sappening?': Narrative Structure and Iconography in Born in East L.A.
Chon A. Noriega
Sports Language, Cultural Imperialism, and the Anti-Imperialist Critique in Latin America
Joseph L. Arbena
Latin America and the Olympic Games: A Blank Spot in Sport History
Wolf Kramer-Mandeau
The Gaucho Revival in Argentina in the 1930s and 1940s
Donald S. Castro
Maradona's Left: Postmodernity and National Identity in Argentina
Ksenija Bilbija
Gaspar Pumarejo: Pre-Castro Cuba's 'Number Two' Television Tycoon
Michael B. Salwen
Cuba's Comic Art Tradition
John A. Lent

Volume 13 (1994)

Introduction to Special Issue on Sports in Latin America
David G. LaFrance and Joseph L. Arbena
Sports and Recreational Activities in Guatemala and Mexico, Late 1880s to 1926
Richard V. McGehee
Baseball Wars: The Mexican Baseball League and Nationalism in 1946
Alan M. Klein
Hispanic Roots of American Rodeo
Mary Lou LeCompte
Charreada: Performance and Interpretation of an Equestrian Folk Tradition in Mexico and the United States
Kathleen M. Sands
'Image is Everything': Latin Baseball Players and the United States Press
Samuel O. Regalado
Political Football: Sports, Power, and Machismo in Luisa Valenzuela's The Lizard's Tail
Geralyn Pye
Three Kings Day in Consuelo: Cricket, Baseball, and the Cocolos, in San Pedro de Macorís
Bob Ruck
The History of Peruvian Women's Volleyball
Abelardo Sánchez-León
The Failure of Caribbean Integration: Lessons from Grass Roots Basketball
Jay R. Mandle and Joan D. Mandle
Sport in Cuba: Castro's Last Stand
Paula J. Pettavino and Geralyn Pye

Volume 12 (1993)

Press-Government Relations in Mexico: A Study of Freedom of the Mexican Press and Press Criticism of Government Institutions
Ilya Adler
Early American Radio Broadcasting: Media Imperialism, State Paternalism, or Mexican Nationalism?
Joy Elizabeth Hayes
Disjointed Frames: Melodrama, Nationalism, and Representation in 1940s Mexico
Laura Podalsky
Musical Style, Migration, and Urbanization: Some Considerations on Brazilian Música Sertaneja
Martha de Ulhôa Carvalho
Television Culture: The Dominican Case
Antonio V. Méndez-Alarcón
Eddie Chibás: The Magic Bullet of Cuban Radio
Michael B. Salwen
Dominican Popular Music Under the Trujillo Dictatorship
Deborah Pacini Hernández
Las hojas sueltas: Nineteenth-Century Chilean Popular Poetry as a Source for the Historian
Erica Kim Verba
Between the Nation and Utopia: The Image of Mexico in the Films of Emilio 'lndio' Fernández
Julia Tuñón


Feminine Perspectives on Journalism: Conversations with Eight Mexican Women
Linda Egan

Volume 11 (1992)

True Crime Stories During the Dictatorship: Brazil's Romance-Reportagem
Amelia Simpson
Periodical Literature for Women in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba: The Case of Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda's Album Cubano de lo Bueno y lo Bello
Evelyn Picon Garfield
Arnaldo Jabor's Eu te amo: Erotica or Socio-Political Commentary?
Moylan C. Mills, Enrique A. Grönlund, and Donna L. Van Bodegraven
Revolution and Dreams: The Cuban Documentary Today
Ana M. López
The Cofraternity of (Un)finishable Emotions: Constructing Mexican Telenovelas
Jorge A. González
Radio Soap Operas: The Jamaican Experience 1958–1989
Vibert C. Cambridge
Nicaraguan Poetry Workshops: The Democratization of Poetry
Karyn Hollis
Territorial and Boundary Disputes Depicted on Postage Stamps
Frank Nuessel
Sport and the Promotion of Nationalism in Latin America: A Preliminary Interpretation
Joseph L. Arbena
The Official Story: Feminist Re-Visioning as Spectator Response
Cynthia Ramsey
YES or NO to Pinochet: Television in the 1988 Chilean Plebiscite
David E. Hojman


Close-Up: An Interview with the Hermanos Mayo, Spanish-American Photo-journalists (1930s-present)
John Mraz

Volume 10 (1991)

Introduction: Popular Culture in the Production of Cultural Identity
Elizabeth Mahan
Literature and Popular Culture: Appropriation and Social Reproduction
Randal Johnson
Class-Bound Reductionism vs. the Multidetermination of National Cultures: An Essay on Puerto Rican National Consciousness
Eliut D. Flores-Caraballo
Cinema Novo and the Question of the Popular
Cacilda M. Rêgo
Latinismo and Ethnic Nationalism in Cultural Performance
Laurie Kay Sommers
Urban Space and Music in the Formation of Youth Cultures: The Case of Bogotá, 1920–1980
Pilar Riaño-Alcalá
Tango to Folk: Hegemony Construction and Popular Identities in Argentina
Pablo Vila
Os Blocos de Santa Rita do Sapucaí: Carnival Clubs in a Small Brazilian City: More Than Culture Producers
Bruce Ergood
Culture and Communications Policy in a Colonial Context: The Case of Cable Television in Puerto Rico
Nitza Hernández López
Andean Voices on Lima Airwaves: Highland Migrants and Radio Broadcasting in Peru
José Antonio Lloréns
The Reception of Telenovelas and Other Latin American Genres in the Regional Market: The Case of the Dominican Republic
Joseph D. Straubhaar and Gloria Viscasillas
Words and Silences in Uruguayan Canto Popular
Abril Trigo
Social Semiosis and Authoritarian Legitimacy: Television in Pinochet's Chile
Steve Wiley-Crofts

Volume 9 (1990)

Popularity: The Sine Qua Non of Popular Culture
Harold Hinds, Jr.
Somos el Perú: 'Cumbia Andina' and the Children of Andean Migrants in Lima
Thomas Turino
Spanish-Language Television in the United States: Televisa Surrenders its Domain
John Sinclair
Changing of the Guard: Questions and Contrasts of Brazilian Rock Phenomena
Charles A. Perrone
Bajito y suavecito
Michael Cutler Stone
The Popular Culture Political Persuasion in Paraguay: Communication and Public Art
Lyman Chaffee
Through the Pantalla Uruguaya: The Television Environment for Children in Uruguay
Betsy J. Blosser
More than Just a Mural: The Popular Memorial for Rodrigo Rojas de Negri and Carmen Gloria Quintana
David C. Brooks
The Masks of Judas: Folk and Elite Holy Week Tricksters in Michoacán, Mexico
Enrique R. Lamadrid and Michael A. Thomas
Anita Brenner: Cultural Mediator for Mexico
Richard D. Woods
Cuba's Mujeres Magazine: The First Twenty Five Years
Nissa Torrents
The Myth and the Reality of 'El Negro' Durazo: Mexico City's 'Most-Wanted' Police Chief
David G. LaFrance
Angel Malo, A Chilean Telenovela
Gertrude Yeager
Calavera Miniatures: Political Commentary in Three Dimensions
Susan Masuoka
The Soul of the People: The Tango as a Source for Argentine Social History
Donald S. Castro


Brazilian Popular Music in Bahia: 'The Politics of the Future': An Interview with Gilberto Gil
Robert Myers

Volume 8 (1989)

Television and Cultural Discourses: Latin American and United States Comparisons
Emile G. McAnany
Culture Industries in Mexico: Preliminary Observations
Elizabeth Mahan
Political Graffiti and Wall Paining in Greater Buenos Aires: An Alternative Communication System
Lyman G. Chaffee
Apes and Ape Lore in Turn-of-the-Century Buenos Aires
Howard M. Fraser
Punctuación de adorno: Decorating with Apostrophes in Mexican Spanish
Laura Martin
Arms of Criticism and Criticism of Arms in Panama: The Songs of Pedro Altamiranda
Brittmarie Janson Pérez
From Private to Public Eye: Detective Fiction in Cuba
Amelia S. Simpson
Piety and the Press: Violence and Spectatorship in Two Mexican Good Friday Observances
Barbara Jo Lantz
The Mexican Piñata
Susan N. Masuoka
The Image of Women in Recent Mexican Cinema
Charles Ramírez Berg
The Impact of VCRs on Broadcasting in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Venezuela
Joseph D. Straubhaar
Joaquín Murrieta: The making of a Popular Hero
Lydia Hazera
The Political Economy of Fotonovela Production in Latin America
Comelia Butler Flora
The Soul of the People: The Tango Poets of the 1920s and the 1930s and Their Use of Popular Language
Donald S. Castro
Five Historical Stages of Cuban Mass Media, 1723–1983
John A. Lent


Tango, Lunfardo, and the Popular Culture of Buenos Aires: Interview with José Gobello
Clark M. Zlotchew

Volume 7 (1988)

Popular Culture and the Political Transition in Brazil
Randal Johnson
Detective Fiction in Brazil
Amelia S. Simpson
The Animal Game in Crisis
Charles Wagley
The 'Brazilianization' of Brazilian Television: A Critical Review
Cacilda M. Herold
The Reflection of the Brazilian Political Opening in the Telenovela
Joseph D. Straubhaar
Deus e o Diabo na Terra da Globo: Roque Santeiro and Brazil's 'New' Republic
Randal Johnson
Teledramas: A New Television Language
Luiz A. Coelho
Literatura de Cordel and the Mass Media in Today's Brazil
Candace Slater
Reflections on the State of Brazilian Cordel in 1985
Mark J. Curran
Rebel With a Cause: The Films of Carlos Reichenbach, Jr.
Joao Luiz Vieira
Transitional States: Creative Complicities with the Real in Cabra marcado Para Morrer: Vinte Anos Depois and Patriamada
Julianne Burton
The Chanchada and the Brazilian Musical Comedy: An Overview and Commentary
Sergio Augusto
Open Mike: Brazilian Popular Music and Redemocratization
Charles A. Perrone
Cantoria Nordestina: Its Spheres of Performance and its Relationship to the Cultural Industry
Maria Ignez Novais Ayala
Carnival, Media, and Regional Traditions: lntegration and Manipulation in Brazil
Julie M. Taylor
The Catholic Church and the Mass Media in Brazil: Some Theoretical Considerations
Ralph Della Cava and Paula Montero
Reflections on Blacks in Contemporary Brazilian Popular Culture in the 1980s
Zelbert Moore
Comics in Brazil
Alvaro de Moya


"Beauty Must be Convulsive": An Interview with Heitor Babenco

Volume 6 (1987)

Communication and Contemporary Colonialism: Broadcast Television in Puerto Rico
Roberta Astroff
Selective Media Use by Venezuelans: The Passing of the Passive Audience in a Rapidly Developing Society
Fausto lzcaray and John T. McNelly
Allende to Pinochet: Crucible of the Chilean Press, 1970–1984
Jerry W. Knudson
Cultural Policy and Television: Chile as a Case
Emile G. McAnany
The Media and Re-Democratization in Peru
Cynthia McClintock
Broadcasting-State Relations in Latin America: Are Generalizations Valid?
Elizabeth Mahan
A Cross-National Study of Newspaper Coverage of the Invasion of Grenada
Marlene Cuthbert, Kurt Kent, and Jewell Evans
A Content Analysis of International News Published by the Leading Newspapers in Mexico City
Josep Rota and Gilda S. Rota
United States Media Use in Caribbean Society: Exposure and Impact
Ewart C. Skinner and Richard Houang
Mass Communications in Mexico: Structure, Philosophy, and Research
Felipe Korzenny, Betty Ann Korzenny, Gema Lopez Montes de Ortiz, and Petter Wellington Yaple
Radio War in Nicaragua
Howard H. Frederick
Contemporary Mexican Advertising in an Upper-Middle Class Newspaper, Excélsior, and a Lower-Class Tabloid, Alarma!
Harold E. Hinds, Jr. and Shelly Beals Budke
Mass Media in the Leeward Islands, Press Freedom, Media Imperialism and Popular Culture
John A. Lent
Notes on a Century of Colombian Political Cartooning: 1830–1930
J. León Helguera
Trend Toward colegiación of Journalists in Latin America and Its Impact on Freedom of Press
Mary A. Gardner
Foreign Correspondents in Latin America: Changing Profession or Changing Circumstances?
John C. Pollock
ALASEI: lnfant Facet of Communications Pluralism in Latin America
Bruce Underwood
United States Coverage of Latin America: A Short Historical Perspective
J. Lawrence Day
Notes on Latin American Women in the Media: A Mid-1980s Sample of Voices and Groups
James W. Carty, Jr. and Marjorie T. Carty
British Influence on Broadcasting in British Guiana
Erwin K. Thomas

Volume 5 (1986)

The Commercialization of the Theater in Mexico and the Rise of the Teatro Frívolo
Susan E. Bryan
The Gate Keepers of Popular Music in Mexico: National and Translational Record Producers
Annette Riggio
The Novels of Corín Toledo
José Luis Méndez
Popular Music in Latin America
Gerard Béhague
Soccer and Social Change in Early Twentieth Century Peru. Part II
Steve Stein, José Deusta Carvallo, and Susan C. Stokes
Poster Art and Political Propaganda in Argentina
Lyman Chaffee
La Delgadina: Incest and Patriarchal Structure in a Spanish/Chicano Romance-Corrido
María Herrera-Sobek
Violeta Parra and La Nueva Canción Chilena
Albrecht Moreno
From the Mass-Media to the Bars: An Ethnomusicological Perspective on Contemporary Musical Activities in Mérida, Yucatán
Joy Driskell Baklanoff
'We Blew it After All': The Argentine Musical Group Les Luthiers
David William Foster
Popular Culture as a Source for the Historian: Why Carlos Gardel?
Donald S. Castro
The Museum of the City of Buenos Aires: Art Fairs, Wedding Gowns and Chamber Pots
Virginia W. Leonard
The Love Pentagon
Alvaro Barros-Lémez
State and Culture in Brazil
Ruben George Oliven
Torbellino: Towards an Alternative Comic Book
Julia Emilia Palacios


Carlos Vigil on Mexican Comic Books and Photonovels
José Luis Silva

Volume 4 (1985)

The Rise of Baseball in Mexico and the First Valenzuela
William H. Beezley
A Mexican Popular Image of the United States through the Baseball Hero, Fernando Valenzuela
David G. LaFrance
Kalimán: Mexico's Most Popular Superhero
Harold E. Hinds, Jr.
La familia Burrón: Inside a Lower Middle-Class Family
Charles Tatum
Murder in Valle de Lágrimas
Jane Hill
Maids in the Mexican Photonovel
Cornelia Butler Flora
A Survey of Mexico City Newspapers
David G. LaFrance
Alarma: A Mexican Tabloid
Harold E. Hinds, Jr.
The Cartoons of Abel Quezada
Roderic A. Camp
Elite Artists and Audiences: Can They Mix? The Mexican Front of Cultural Workers
Shifra M. Goldman
A Consideration of Norteña and Chicano Music
Guy Bensusan
Foreign Currents During the'60s and '70s in Mexican Popular Music: Rock and Roll, the Romantic Ballad and the Cumbia
David K. Stigberg
What Mexican Youth Learn from Commercial Television
M. Antonieta Rebeil Corella
The Content of Mexican Commercial Television: 1953–1976
Josep Rota
Reevaluating the Revolution: Mexican Cinema of the Echeverria Administration (1970–1976)
Deborah Mistron
Feminine Images in Mexican Cinema: The Family Melodrama; Sara García, 'The Mother of Mexico'; and the Prostitute
Carl J. Mora
'Landscape, I've Got the Drop on You!' On the Fiftieth Anniversary of Sound Film in Mexico
Carlos Monsiváis

Volume 3 (1984)

Government-Industry Cooperation and Conflict in Mexico and the U.S.: A Comparative Analysis of Commercial Broadcast Regulation
Elizabeth Mahan
Soccer and Social Change in Early Twentieth Century Peru
José Deusta Carvallo, Steve Stein and Susan C. Stokes
José Gregorio Hernández: The Historical Development of a Venezuelan Popular Saint
Luise Margolies
A Hybrid Subgenre: The Revolutionary Melodrama in the Mexican Cinema
Deborah E. Mistron
Language Form and Language Function in Zoot Suit and The Border: A Contribution to the Analysis of the Role of Foreign Language in Film
Laura Marlin
Popular Culture as a Source for the Historian: The Tango in its Era of La Guardia Vieja
Donald Castro
Popular Cinema in Brazil
Randal Johnson
Popular Participation in Rural Radio: Radio Baha'i, Otavalo, Ecuador
Kurt Hein
Beyond the Prismatic Mirror: One Hundred Years of Solitude and Serial Fiction
Alvaro Barros-Lémez
Politics in the Brazilian Literatura de Cordel: The View of Rodolfo Coelho Cavalcante
Mark Curran
Cartagena's Fandango Politics
Guy Bensusan
Estefania's Implosive Action Packed Western for Latin America
Tom R. Sullivan
The Production and Consumption of Popular Culture in Brazil
Ruben George Oliven
Patriotism and Pop Culture in the Falkland/Malvinas Conflict: A View from Buenos Aires
J. Laurence Day


Painters into Poster Makers: Two Views Concerning the History, Aesthetics and Ideology of the Cuban Poster Movement
Shifra M. Goldman

Volume 2 (1983)

The Role of Pancho Villa in the Mexican and American Cinema
Deborah Mistron
Ideology and Mexican Mass Culture: The Case of Sangre India: Chamula
Cynthia Steele
Collaboration and Modernization: Case-Study of a Transnational Magazine
Anna Lucia Zomosa
Paloma's El Cuarto Reich: Economic Disaster, Torture, and Other Laughs
Nancy L. Hunt and David D. LaFrance
Mexican Children's Use of the Mass Media as a Source of Need Gratification
Joseph Rota
The Burrón Family: Class Warfare and the Culture of Poverty
Charles R. Wicke
The Wane of Brazilian Show de auditório Television Programs: Popular Culture, Industry, and Censorship
Joseph D. Straubhaar
Quino After Mafalda: A Bittersweet look at Argentine Reality
Claudia Cairo Resnick and Paul K. Speck
Politics and Ideology in the Popular Poetry of Brazil
Ronald H. Chilcote
Mexican Popular Music at Mid-Century: The Role of José Alfredo Jiménez and the Canción Ranchera
William Gradante
The Mexican Immigration Experience and the Corrido Mexicano
Celestino Fernández
Cartoons and Covers: The World of Luis de la Torre in Hoy in the 1970s
Eleanore Maxwell Dial and John Dial
Nationalist, Internationalist, and Anti-Imperialist Themes in the Public Revolutionary Art of Cuba, Chile and Nicaragua
David Kunzle
Latin American Pop Occult Texts: Implicit Ideology
Naomi Lindstrom
On Culture as Democratic Culture in Latin America
Nain Nómez


Marcela Fernández Violante on Mexican Cinema
John Mosier
A Testimony from Nicaragua: An Interview with Nidia Bustos, the Coordinator of Mecate, and Nicaraguan Farm Workers' Theatre Movement
Ross Kidd

Volume 1 (1982)

(out of print)

What's In a Name? Popular Culture Theories and Their Limitations
Jean Franco
The Fotonovela in Latin America
Cornelia Butler Flora
Mexican Popular Cinema of the 1970s: How Popular Was It?
Fernando Macotela
Popular Culture. A Myth?
Irene Herner
Gender Ambiguity and Class Stereotyping in the Mexican Fotonovela
Jane H. Hill and Carole Browner
Sport After Revolution: A Comparative Study of Cuba and Nicaragua
Eric A. Wagner
Chistes and Caricaturas, in the Mexican-American Press, Los Angeles, 1926–1927
Mario T. Garcia
Postal Images of Argentine Próceres: A Look at Selective Myth-Making
David Bushnell
Chinganas, Bailes, Máscaras, and the Prensa Chismosa: Three Aspects of Creole Culture in Nineteenth-Century Santiago de Chile
Gertrude Yeager
'Rius for Beginners: A Study in Comicbook Satire
Paula K. Speck
Cuban Chess, Propaganda and Bohemia
José Casimiro Ortal and Edward J. Tassinari
The Development of the Telenovela as the Pre-Eminent Form of Popular Culture in Brazil
Joseph D. Straubhaar
Mexican Popular Musical Culture and the Tradition of Música Popular in the City of Veracruz
David Stigberg
Brazil's Literatura de Cordel: Its Distribution and Adaptation to the Brazilian Mass Market
Mark Curran
The Importance of Popular Cinema in Latin America
John Mosier
Panamanian Popular Art From the Back of a Bus
Peter S. Briggs
Focalization: A Narratological Approach to Mexican Illustrated Stories
Georges-A. Parent


Folk Music, Circuses, Variety Shows and Other Endangered Species: A Conversation with Julio Garcia Espinosa on the Preservation of Popular Culture in Cuba
Julianne Burton
Toward a Popular Cinema: An Interview with Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Randal Johnson

Melissa A. Fitch
Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Modern Languages Bldg., Room 545
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Book Review Editor
Aldona Pobutsky
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures
407 Wilson Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4401



Studies in Latin American Popular Culture invites you to submit scholarly articles, book review essays, and interviews on the theory and practice of popular culture in Latin America. Articles should not exceed thirty-five double-spaced pages (including illustrations, charts, and graphs), should be in English, Spanish, or Portuguese, and should follow the latest edition of the Modern Language Association guidelines. All essays must be accompanied by an abstract of 150-200 words in English that concisely discusses the content and scope of the study and highlights all major findings. Extensive endnotes and footnotes are discouraged. Submissions should be sent by email to mfitch@email.arizona.edu in a Word-compatible attachment. In the body of the main message, authors should include the title of their manuscript, institutional affiliation, home and work address. The author's name should not appear in the header or footer of the attachment.

Illustrations are welcome. Photographs and other images may be submitted as they are, or in high-resolution electronic format. Please make sure to provide captions that briefly describe content and source. It is the author's responsibility to obtain permission to use copyrighted or privately owned images. Identify illustrations by Figure (1, 2, 3 . . .) at the head of the accompanying caption and in the text, and indicate in the text your preferred location for each figure, e.g., "Figure 1 about here."

Inquiries should be directed to:

Melissa A. Fitch, Editor
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Modern Languages Building, Room 545
The University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067

Manuscripts must not be submitted elsewhere while being reviewed by the journal's editorial board and outside readers.

Editorial Policy
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, an annual interdisciplinary journal, publishes articles, review essays, and interviews on diverse aspects of popular culture in Latin America. Since its inception in 1982, the journal has defined popular culture broadly as "some aspect of culture which is accepted by or consumed by significant numbers of people." This definition has had one caveat: it does not normally include what is frequently called folk culture or folklore. Within these parameters, submissions are welcome on any aspect of the production, circulation, and consumption of cultural goods in Latin America from any disciplinary perspective.

In addition, the journal seeks essays that offer new methodological and theoretical approaches to the subject; explore the impact of modernization and globalization on Latin American cultural practices; discuss the implications of cultural hybridity; examine popular culture as a site of contention over social meanings and relations of power in cultural practices; study relations between socio-political phenomena and cultural expression. SLAPC will generally not accept theoretical essays that do not have an empirical ground or essays that engage in close reading of individual texts, unless the analysis has broader theoretical or methodological implications. The essays should be written in a lively, reader-friendly manner. Over specialized and discipline-specific terminology is discouraged.

One section of the journal is devoted to book review essays, which both critically review a given corpus of books and reflect on their larger significance for the study of popular culture, including future research possibilities. The journal also publishes interviews with those involved in the creation, distribution, and consumption of popular culture.

Articles may be submitted in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

Book Review Guidelines
Reviews should be in Microsoft Word using Times New Roman or equivalent. Font size should be set at twelve and the line spacing should be at least 18 points. While this is the preferred format for review copy, other formats will be accepted as noted in the "Instructions to Contributors." If at all possible, book review copy should be sent as an email attachment to: pobutsky@oakland.edu. Reviews should be more critically focused than simply a commentary on the book and should draw the reader's attention on how the book fits into scholarship dealing with popular culture and current theories and practices. Reviews of single books should be no longer than 800 words. Review essays should integrate the books reviewed into a coherent theme driven by the content of the book and should be about 800 words per book (e.g., three books would result in an essay of some 2400 words) including introductory and concluding comments.

Those interested in serving as future book reviewers should send a short vita statement. This statement should focus on the area of popular culture scholarship where the reviewer wishes to provide reviews. It is critical that you include an email address in your statement. It is our desire to establish a pool of interested reviewers so that we can provide our readers with a variety of views and a geographic distribution of reviewers reflective of the SLAPC readership.

Publishers wishing to have books reviewed should send only those titles that fit into the framework established in the "Editorial Policy."

Submit review copies of print publications to:

Aldona Pobutsky, Book Review Editor
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
407 Wilson Hall
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

Articles appearing in SLAPC are abstracted or indexed in Hispanic American Periodical Index, MLA International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures, Communication Abstracts, Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Current Contents/Arts and Humantities, Historical Abstracts, America: History and Life, Revista Interamericana de Bibliografia/Inter-American Review of Bibliography, Contents of Periodicals on Latin America, and SCOPUS.

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Subscriptions for individuals and institutions may be purchased online with a credit card from each journal's web page.

Order by phone: (512) 232-7621

Order by fax: (512) 232-7178

Order by mail:
Journals Division
University of Texas Press
PO Box 7819
Austin, TX 78713-7819

Institutional rates apply to subscriptions ordered or paid for by libraries, schools, academic departments, government agencies, and businesses.

Individual rates apply to subscriptions ordered by individuals for personal use and must be paid for by personal check or personal charge card.

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Domestic subscriptions and those going to Canada are shipped using USPS periodicals class. All other foreign subscriptions are shipped via airmail.

Once an order has been processed, refunds will not be issued nor returns accepted.

If you have questions, please email us at journals@utpress.utexas.edu.

Ordering Single Articles
Orders for single articles may be submitted by phone and fax. You will find addressing information above, under "Contact Journals".

Only orders for articles at least one year past their publication date may be purchased. Please refer to the Table of Contents on the individual journal's web page and to the list of recent publication dates to verify that the article you wish to purchase is not more recent. (Some issues are delayed in publication, so an issue with a date of more than a year ago may actually have only been published within the last year.)

$15.00. Prepayment is required. Credit cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. A credit card processing fee of $1.00 per order will be applied. To pay by check, print the single article order form and return with payment.

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Rush Orders
Orders received between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. central time (CST) Monday through Friday will be faxed or e-mailed (as PDFs) within 24 hours of their receipt for an additional charge of $5.00. Rush service is not available for single article orders placed by mail.

Once an order has been processed, refunds will not be issued nor returns accepted.

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Advertising Rates
Full Page: $275.00
Half Page Horizontal: $200.00
Agency Commission: 15%

Mechanical Requirements
Full Page: 4.5 x 7.5 in.
Half Page: 4.5 x 3.75 in.
Trim Size: 6 x 9 in.
Halftones: 300 dpi


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Acceptance Policy

All advertisements and use of lists are limited to material of scholarly interest to our readers. A sample mailing piece must accompany all list rental orders. If any advertisement or mailing piece is inappropriate, we reserve the right to decline it.

Download our current rate card (PDF).


  • All copy is subject to editorial approval.
  • Publisher's liability for error will not exceed cost of space reserved.
  • If requested, all artwork will be returned to advertiser.
  • Invoices and tear sheets wll be issued shortly after journal publication.
  • We prefer to have ads as Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

These files can be e-mailed directly to journalsads@utpress.utexas.edu.

Please fax a hard copy of any ad you submit electronically to 512.232.7178. Your fax allows us to make sure a file has not been corrupted during transmission.

Mailing List Information

Selection options

  • Zip code sequence
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  • Individual or institutional subscribers
  • Expired subscribers


$140/M, electronic format only (Excel file) via email
$140 minimum order.

Lists may be rented to promote materials of professional interest to journal subscribers for a one-time mailing only and may not be copied, reused, or used by anyone other than the original renter.

To order
Mail or fax a sample of your mailing piece, along with an order form detailing label type, selection(s), and date needed.