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Cultura Popular

Studies in Spanish and Latin American Popular Culture

Shelley Godsland and Anne White

The papers collected in this volume are a selection from the proceedings of the Cultura Popular conference held at Manchester Metropolitan University in September 1999. The essays deal with aspects of contemporary Spanish or Latin American popular culture, and with the problematics of applying theories of Cultural Studies to these contexts. A diverse range of popular cultural forms is covered by contributors including mural art, artesanía, horror film, advertising, music, telenovela, television, literature and tourism, and case studies are drawn from Spain, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.
Contents: Jo Labanyi: Matters of Taste: Working with Popular Culture – Jon Beasley-Murray: Towards an Unpopular Cultural Studies: The Perspective of the Multitude – Tita Beaven: The Transitory, the Fugitive, the Contingent: Cristina Terzaghi's Mural in La Boca, Buenos Aires – David Wood: Artesanía Peruana: A Study of the Production and Consumption of the Mate Burilado [Engraved Gourd] – Andrew Willis: Angustia and the Self-Reflexive Horror Film – Antonio Lázaro Reboll: Exploitation in the Cinema of Klimovsky and Franco – Catherine Leen: Three Border Films: El Mariachi, El Jardín del Edén and Lone Star – Ryan Prout: A Load of Bull: Cultural Patrimony, Machismo, and Merchandise – Jackie Cannon: National Identity in Advertising: The Use of Colours and Symbols – Jo Evans: La ardilla roja: The Compulsive Nostalgia of Popular Love Songs – Gladis García-Soza/Anne M. White: Spellbound: Resisting the Power of Popular Myth in Erice's El espíritu de la colmena – Shelley Godsland: Sun, Sex and Servitude: Francisco Umbral's View of Spanish Tourism Development in Las europeas – Susana Bayó Belenguer: Unpopular Culture: The Fairy Story and Carmen Martín Gaite's Caperucita en Manhattan – Vanessa Knights: Transgressive Pleasures: The Latin American Bolero – David Shea: Notes from a Car Park: Is there any Place for the Canción de Autor in Contemporary Spain? – Hugh O'Donnell: Recounting the Nation: The Domestic Catalan Telenovela – Lucrecia Escudero Chauvel: Television Viewers and the Telenovela: Establishing a Media Contract – Guillermo Olivera: ‘Populism’ and the Media Dimension of Latin American Politics (with Special Reference to Argentine Television in the 1990s).