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Mobile Selves
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Mobile Selves

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-06
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  • Publisher: NYU Press

The management and labor culture of the entertainment industry. An explanation of how Peruvian migrants maintain meaningful social relations across borders. In this engaging volume Ulla D. Berg examines the conditions under which Peruvians of rural and working-class origins leave the central highlands to migrate to the United States. Migrants often create new portrayals of themselves to overcome the class and racial biases that they had faced in their home country, as well as to control the images they share of themselves with others back home. Migrant videos, for example, which document migrants’ lives for family back home, are often sanitized to avoid causing worry. By exploring the ways...

Manufacturing Otherness
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 295

Manufacturing Otherness

The discovery of the New World offered European civilisation the chance to generate a process of circulation of its own cultural values – the “spiritual conquest” – that has no comparable precedents. The missionary orders played an important role during this “Westernisation of the world,” not only as key players in the spread of Christian values, but also as mediators between different worlds. Indeed, missionary practices imposed the dominating culture’s values and institutions on the vanquished peoples. At the same time, they also promoted the circulation of new knowledge and the negotiation between different cultures during the age of a global integration of space. This book ...

Funerary Practices and Models in the Ancient Andes
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 322

Funerary Practices and Models in the Ancient Andes

This edited volume focuses on the funerary archaeology of the Pan-Andean area in the pre-Hispanic period. The contributors examine the treatment of the dead and provide an understanding of how these ancient groups coped with mortality, as well as the ways in which they strove to overcome the effects of death. The contributors also present previously unpublished discoveries and employ a range of academic and analytical approaches that have rarely - if ever - been utilised in South America before. The book covers the Formative Period to the end of the Inca Empire, and the chapters together comprise a state-of-the-art summary of all the best research on Andean funerary archaeology currently being carried out around the globe.

Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Buen Gusto and Classicism in the Visual Cultures of Latin America, 1780-1910

  • Categories: Art
  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-12-15
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  • Publisher: UNM Press

The promotion of classicism in the visual arts in late eighteenth and nineteenth-century Latin America and the need to “revive” buen gusto (good taste) are the themes of this collection of essays. The contributors provide new insights into neoclassicism and buen gusto as cultural, not just visual, phenomena in the late colonial and early national periods and promote new approaches to the study of Latin American art history and visual culture. The essays examine neoclassical visual culture from assorted perspectives. They consider how classicism was imposed, promoted, adapted, negotiated, and contested in myriad social, political, economic, cultural, and temporal situations. Case studies show such motivations as the desire to impose imperial authority, to fashion the nationalist self, and to form and maintain new social and cultural ideologies. The adaptation of classicism and buen gusto in the Americas was further shaped by local factors, including the realities of place and the influence of established visual and material traditions.

New Readings in Latin American and Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 201

New Readings in Latin American and Spanish Literary and Cultural Studies

Presenting and interrogating an array of texts and discourses, this collection brings into focus a broad range of topics whose common denominator is the intersection between cultural productions and politics in different moments of the history of Latin America and Spain. From the struggles of class distinction, identity and community in 19th and 20th century and contemporary Latin America as explored in photography, literature and film, to how political and sexual transgressions from medieval times to the present are portrayed in Hispanic literature, and the ways that canonical and non-canonical texts in Spain have been defying hegemonic power relations in the 20th century and beyond. This v...

Information Management
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 321

Information Management

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2003-01-01
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  • Publisher: IGI Global

"Geared for managers and business practitioners operating in a web-centric environment, this text presents the most current research on information management in conjunction with support systems and multimedia technology. The useful models of decision making provided incorporate cooperative information processing, knowledge-based personalizations, and intelligent transportation systems. Electronic journalism, distance learning, and activity theory are also covered."

Guatemala-U.S. Migration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 310

Guatemala-U.S. Migration

Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions is a pioneering, comprehensive, and multifaceted study of Guatemalan migration to the United States from the late 1970s to the present. It analyzes this migration in a regional context including Guatemala, Mexico, and the United States. This book illuminates the perilous passage through Mexico for Guatemalan migrants, as well as their settlement in various U.S. venues. Moreover, it builds on existing theoretical frameworks and breaks new ground by analyzing the construction and transformations of this migration region and transregional dimensions of migration. Seamlessly blending multiple sociological perspectives, this book addresses the experi...

Colorantes Naturales
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Colorantes Naturales

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