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Politics, Culture and Economy in Popular Practices in the Americas

Edited By Eduardo González Castillo, Jorge Pantaleón and Nuria Carton de Grammont

This collection of essays on popular culture and politics in the Americas presents the study of ethnographic and historical data from different countries: Canada, United States, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Each chapter brings to light a distinct focus on the way in which popular cultural practices evolve in the context of contemporary globalization. Accordingly, this book aims to improve our understanding of the way in which subordinate groups participate in the process of state building and in the reproduction (or rejection) of the major macroeconomic and cultural processes shaping contemporary societies.
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Pablo Alabarces holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of Brighton (England) and is currently associate professor in popular culture in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Universidad de Buenos Aires and is senior researcher at CONICET. He has been a visiting lecturer and an invited speaker at various universities and academic institutions in Argentina and abroad (Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Colombia, Uruguay y Great Britain). He is considered one of the founders of Latin American sociology of sport. His five published books are Entre gatos y violadores. El rock nacional en la cultura argentina (1993); Fútbol y Patria (2002); Hinchadas (2005), Resistencias y mediaciones. Estudios sobre cultura popular (2008, editor) and Peronistas, populistas y plebeyos. Crónicas de cultura y política (2011). In 2014 he published Héroes, machos y patriotas. El fútbol entre la violencia y los medios.

Nuria Carton de Grammont holds a PhD in the history of art from Concordia University (Montreal) where she teaches the history of Mexican and Latin American art. She is currently undertaking post-doctoral research in the department of geography and the Centre for Studies and International Research at the University of Montreal where she also coordinates the Network of Studies on Latin America (Réseau d’Études sur l’Amérique Latine: RÉAL). Her research topic is centered around the uses and representations of urban space through visual culture and contemporary art. She has published various articles on this theme in the...

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