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Volume 31 (2013)

Studies in Latin American Popular Culture
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