Publisher description for Pop culture Latin America! : media, arts, and lifestyle / Lisa Shaw, Stephanie Dennison.

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Like no other volume, Pop Culture Latin America! captures the breadth and vitality of pop culture in Central and South America and the Caribbean, exploring both familiar and little-known aspects of its unique melange of art, entertainment, spirituality, and fun.

Written by a team of experts, each a specialist in a specific part of the region, the book focuses on historical, social, and political forces that have shaped Latin American culture since 1945, particularly in the last two decades. Separate chapters cover music and dance, popular cinema, the mass media, theater and performance, literature, cultural heroes, religions and festivals, social movements and politics, the visual arts and architecture, sports and leisure, travel and tourism, and languages.

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