Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture


Part of Cambridge Companions to Culture

John King, Anthony McFarlane, James Dunkerley, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson, Gerald Martin, Randal Johnson, William Rowe, Vivian Schelling, Valerie Fraser, Catherine den Tandt, Richard Young, Catherine Boyle, Ilan Stavans
View all contributors
  • Date Published: April 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521636513

£ 22.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • The term Latin America refers to the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s following the wars of independence, states that differed enormously in geographical and demographical scale, ethnic composition and economic resources, yet shared distinct historical and cultural traits. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts explore the unity and diversity of the region's cultural expressions. These essays analyse history and politics from the nineteenth century to the present day and consider the heritage of pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin America. There is a particular focus on narrative as well as on poetry, art and architecture, music, cinema, theatre, and broader issues of popular culture. A final chapter looks at the strong and rapidly expanding influence of latino/a culture in the United States. A chronology and guides to further reading are included, making this volume an invaluable introduction to the rich and varied culture of modern Latin America.

    • Wide-ranging introduction to modern Latin-American culture in all its variety
    • Offers essays by experts in the field on one of the most fast-developing and vibrant areas of the world
    • Accessible volume, written as invaluable introduction to appeal to students and scholars in a wide range of disciplines
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    '… no exception to the high standard we have come to expect from this series. … deserves a place on both library shelves and the shelves of the serious student.' Reference Reviews

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521636513
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.54kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Notes on translations
    Chronology of major events
    Map 1: Latin America, 1830
    Map 2: Latin America, 2000
    Introduction John King
    1. Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America Anthony McFarlane
    2. Latin America since independence James Dunkerley
    3. Spanish American narrative, 1810–1920 Gwen Kirkpatrick
    4. Spanish American narrative, 1920–1970 Jason Wilson
    5. Spanish American narrative since 1970 Gerald Martin
    6. Brazilian narrative Randal Johnson
    7. Latin American poetry William Rowe
    8. Popular culture in Latin America Vivian Schelling
    9. Art and architecture in Latin America Valerie Fraser
    10. Tradition and transformation in Latin American music Catherine den Tandt and Richard Young
    11. The theatre space in Latin America Catherine Boyle
    12. Cinema in Latin America John King
    13. Hispanic USA: literature, music and language Ilan Stavans

  • Editor

    John King, University of Warwick


    John King, Anthony McFarlane, James Dunkerley, Gwen Kirkpatrick, Jason Wilson, Gerald Martin, Randal Johnson, William Rowe, Vivian Schelling, Valerie Fraser, Catherine den Tandt, Richard Young, Catherine Boyle, Ilan Stavans

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.