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Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies

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Año: 2013 vol. 22 n. 4

García Canclini, Néstor. Precarious Creativity: Youth In A Post-Industrial Culture.  / Creatividad precaria: la juventud en una cultura post-industrial p. 341-352 América Latina


Lecture given at Boston University as part of the Lectures in Criticism series on September 13, 2012. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Aroch-Fugellie, Paulina. Leverage: Artistic interventions of the Mexican student movement.  / Leverage: intervenciones artísticas del movimiento estudiantil mexicano p. 353-373 México


‘Leverage’ is an inquiry into the work of Artistas Aliados, the artistic branch of the #YoSoy132 student movement that burst out in Mexico on May 11th, 2012. Excluded from the usual circuits of aesthetic and economic value production, the work of Artistas Aliados provides an opportunity to explore contemporary geopolitics of value from a position of relative exteriority. The author departs from the thesis that neoliberalism has appropriated the formal dimension of our imaginations as a result of its global hegemony over economics and mass media. Neoliberalism's colonization of form mobilizes unconscious affective content to the advantage of capital, which Artistas Aliados strive to leverage to their own advantage.

Duong, Paloma. Bloggers Unplugged: Amateur Citizens, Cultural Discourse, and Public Sphere in Cuba.  / Blogeros en directo: ciudadanos amateur, discurso cultural y esfera pública en Cuba p. 375-397 Cuba


This article reconstructs and close-reads the encounters and dialogues between the alternative blogosphere and key intellectual and cultural actors in contemporary Cuba. These exchanges tell the story of voices that, having forced their entrance into the public arena, go from being subjects of an imposed anonymity – the refusal by various authorities to name them in public – to becoming an inevitable, and increasingly visible, referent for authorities as well as for other citizen initiatives. I argue that the rearrangement of the ‘official’ discourses about them codify an exclusion of speech in tactics rehearsed and ingrained in cultural and intellectual discourses associated with the survival of the revolutionary political order. In turn, the way these blogs respond to these strategies provides both a sustained critique of the limitations of the current debates on political and cultural autonomy in Cuba, and a model for democratic sociability through blogging. This analysis also provides opportunities to examine the effects of digital technology on emergent notions of citizenship and cultural participation, a key issue in contemporary communication research and media studies.

Furtado, Gustavo Procopio. The Borders of Sense: Revisiting Iracema, Uma Transa Amazonica (1974).  / Las fronteras de los sentidos: revisitando Iracema, Uma Transa Amazónica (1974) p. 399-415 Cuenca Amazónica


A landmark of Brazilian cinema, Iracema: Uma transa Amazônica (1974), by Jorge Bodansky and Orlando Senna, remains an underexplored film. This fiction-documentary hybrid is a visual reflection on territoriality, mobility, and borders – borders that are inherently paradoxical, limits constituted by contact, lines of division drawn by virtue of the possibility of their crossing. This article considers the significance of the film as a form of sociopolitical critique carried out by narrative and allegorical components. The film, however, also contains elements that resist interpretation, relating to the filming of unplanned and improvised encounters between film and lived, historical world. This article explores the implications of this dual gesture and proposes ways to appreciate the elements in the film that do not bear intended meaning but are highly significant.

Miller, Marilyn G. Lives and Afterlives Of José María Silva's Gardel Portraits.  / Vida y después de la vida en Retratos de Gardel de José María Silva p. 417-435 Argentina | Uruguay

Uruguayan photographer José María Silva's studio portraits of Carlos Gardel immortalized the early 20th-century tango singer as the first Latin American superstar, and consecrated the cameraman as el fotógrafo de Gardel. His ‘stock’ photos of Gardel from 1917 to 1933 coincided with the evolution of tango from a dance and music form based on payador and other oral traditions, to a polished and urbane performance genre exploited by the mass media. Armed with the Silva photos, the singer presided over tango's move from working class porteño settings to top billing as a vocal genre on the world's stages and on the silver screen. I argue that the mass circulation and resulting ubiquity of the 1933 Silva shots contributed to the domestication and canonization of Argentine tango for a global public, and, like the famous Korda photos of Ernesto Che Guevara, have been crucial to the promotion and continuation of their subject's popular sainthood since his death. For nearly a century, the Silva portraits have continued to exert a powerful pull for later photographers and visual artists negotiating the visual evocation of tango and its most famous interpreter.

Conde, Maite; Jazeel, Tariq. Kicking Off in Brazil: Manifesting Democracy.  / Comienzo en Brasil: manifestación de la democracia p. 437-450 Brasil


On 6 June, nine days before the Confederations Cup was due to kick off in Brasília, the first of a series of public protests – ‘manifestações’ – began in São Paulo. They quickly swept across Brazil, rippling through at least 70 cities, including Rio de Janeiro, Belem, Belo Horizonte, Salvador and Brasília. The largest protests that the country, and indeed Latin America, has witnessed in more than twenty years, the manifestações have received widespread media attention and critical commentary both within Brazil and overseas. This dispatch reflects on these recent protests, signposting and discussing a number of issues that they raise in Brazil's current conjuncture and more broadly, such as urban and class politics, state violence, political mediation and representation, and the uneven developmental politics of Brazil's so-called ‘emerging economy’ identity. It suggests that the manifestações pose challenging questions for all of these issues.

Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies
Papel | Versión digital con suscripción | Trimestral (desde 2011) | Reino Unido Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies. Travesia
ISSN versión papel: 1356-9325
ISSN versión digital: 1469-9575
Año de creación: 1992

Editor: Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group)

Publica artículos sobre la historia y la análisis de la cultura latinoamericana así como sobre el desarrollo de teorías y de métodos a fines de estudiar las costumbres latinoamericanas. Los artículos multi diciplinarios que contribuyen a dar sentido a una área de investigación y de debate están particularmente bienvenidos así como las disciplinas de cierto interés tales como la antropología, la comunicación, la historia y la literatura.

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