16 de octubre de 2014

Music and Youth Culture in Latin America. Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires

Music and Youth Culture in Latin America. Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires
Edited by Pablo Vila 

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·         Offers new theories on the ways in which people use music in the construction of identities.
·         Explores music in Latin American communities throughout North and South America.
·         Considers both the production and consumption of music as they relate to identity construction processes.
Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaetón, the musical manifestations that young people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. Not only that, the young people themselves often have little in common with the stereotypical image of them that exists in the American imagination. 

Bridging this divide between perception and reality, Music and Youth Culture in Latin Americabrings together contributors from throughout Latin America and the US to examine the ways in which music is used to advance identity claims in several Latin American countries and among Latinos in the US. From young Latin American musicians who want to participate in the vibrant jazz scene of New York without losing their cultural roots, to Peruvian rockers who sing in their native language (Quechua) for the same reasons, to the young Cubans who use music to construct a post-communist social identification, this volume sheds new light on the complex ways in which music provides people from different countries and social sectors with both enjoyment and tools for understanding who they are in terms of nationality, region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration status. Drawing on a vast array of fields including popular music studies, ethnomusicology, sociology, and history, Music and Youth Culture in Latin America is an illuminating read for anyone interested in Latin American music, culture, and society.


Table of Contents
Acknowledgements

Introduction
Pablo Vila

Chapter 1: Narrative Identities and Popular Music: Linguistic Discourses
and Social Practices
Pablo Vila

Chapter 2: Past Identity: Guillermo Klein, Miguel Zenón and the Future
of Jazz
Jairo Moreno

Chapter 03: Errant surfing. Music, YouTube, the role of the Web in
Youth Cultures
Rossana Reguillo

Chapter 04: Music and Post-Communist Subjectivities in Cuba
Rubén López Cano

Chapter 05: On Whitening and other Disaffections: The
Impact of Tropipop on Colombia's Music Scene
Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste

Chapter 06: Fusion Rock Bands and the Patricia Oliart

Chapter 07: Political activists, playboys and hippies: musical
movements and symbolic representations of Brazilian youth in the 1960s
Marcos Napolitano

Chapter 08: The Pro Tools Generation. Digital Culture, Liveness,
and the New Sincerity in Brazilian Popular Music
Frederick Moehn

Chapter 09: A Newer Tango Coming from the Past
Laura Cambra and Juan Raffo

Chapter 10: Life Trajectories and Dejuvenilization in Argentine
Rock
Adrián Pablo Fanjul