In honor of the 2022 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, which took place earlier this January, we are highlighting a book series on media in Latin America published by the University of Florida Press.

Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America

Edited by Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste; and Juan Carlos Rodríguez

Reframing Media, Technology, and Culture in Latin/o America explores how Latin American and Latino audiovisual (film, television, digital), musical (radio, recordings, live performances, dancing), and graphic (comics, photography, advertising) cultural practices reframe and reconfigure social, economic, and political discourses at a local, national, and global level. In addition, it looks at how information networks reshape public and private policies, and the enactment of new identities in civil society. The series also covers how different technologies have allowed and continue to allow for the construction of new ethnic spaces. It not only contemplates the interaction between new and old technologies but also how the development of brand-new technologies redefines cultural production.

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Neo-Authoritarian Masculinity in Brazilian Crime Film
Jeremy Lehnen

An incisive analysis of contemporary crime film in Brazil, this book focuses on how movies in this genre represent masculinity and how their messages connect to twenty-first-century sociopolitical issues.

Publication of this work made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


The Lost Cinema of Mexico: From Lucha Libre to Cine Familiar and Other Churros
Edited by Olivia Cosentino and Brian Price

This volume challenges the dismissal of Mexican filmmaking during the 1960s through 1980s, an era long considered a low-budget departure from the nation’s earlier Golden Age, examining the critical implications of discovering, uncovering, and recovering forgotten or ignored films.

Publication of this work made possible by a Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 


Afro-Latinx Digital Connections
Edited by Eduard Arriaga and Andrés Villar

This volume presents examples of how digital technologies are being used by people of African descent in South America and the Caribbean as a means to achieve social justice and to challenge racist images of Afro-descendant peoples.


Cuba’s Digital Revolution: Citizen Innovation and State Policy
Edited by Ted A. Henken and Sara Garcia Santamaria

This volume argues that recent technological developments are reconfiguring the cultural, economic, social, and political spheres of Cuba’s Revolutionary project in unprecedented ways.


Univision, Telemundo, and the Rise of Spanish-Language Television in the United States
Craig Allen

In the first history of Spanish-language television in the United States, Craig Allen traces the development of two prominent yet little-studied powerhouses, Univision and Telemundo. Allen tells the inside story of how these networks fought enormous odds to rise as giants of mass communication, questioning monolingual and Anglo-centered versions of U.S. television history.

12042019192129_500x500The New Brazilian Mediascape: Television Production in the Digital Streaming Age
Eli Lee Carter

In this book, Eli Carter explores the ways in which the movement away from historically popular telenovelas toward new television and internet series is creating dramatic shifts in how Brazil imagines itself as a nation, especially within the context of an increasingly connected global mediascape.


Pablo Escobar and Colombian Narcoculture
Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky

In this exploration of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s impact on popular culture, Aldona Bialowas Pobutsky shows how Escobar’s legacy inspired the development of narcocultura—television, music, literature, and fashion representing the drug-trafficking lifestyle—in Colombia and around the world.


Digital Humanities in Latin America
Edited by Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste and Juan Carlos Rodríguez

This volume provides a hemispheric view of the practice of digital humanities in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking Americas. These essays examine how participation and research in new media have helped configure new identities and collectivities in the region.


The Insubordination of Photography: Documentary Practices under Chile’s Dictatorship
Ángeles Donoso Macaya

Latin American Studies Association Visual Culture Section Best Book

The Insubordination of Photography is the first book to analyze how various collectives, organizations, and independent media used photography to expose and protest the crimes of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime. Featuring never-before-seen photos and other archival material, this book reflects on the integral role of images in public memory and issues of reparation and justice.


Mestizo Modernity: Race, Technology, and the Body in Postrevolutionary Mexico
David S. Dalton

Honorable Mention, Latin American Studies Association Mexico Section Best Book in the Humanities

After the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1917, post-revolutionary leaders hoped to assimilate the country’s racially diverse population into one official mixed-race identity—the mestizo. This book shows that as part of this vision, the Mexican government believed it could modernize “primitive” indigenous peoples through technology in the form of education, modern medicine, industrial agriculture, and factory work. David Dalton takes a close look at how authors, artists, and thinkers—some state-funded, some independent—engaged with official views of Mexican racial identity from the 1920s to the 1970s.


Telling Migrant Stories: Latin American Diaspora in Documentary Film
Edited by Esteban E. Loustaunau and Lauren E. Shaw

Telling Migrant Stories explores how contemporary documentary film gives voice to Latin American immigrants whose stories would not otherwise be heard.

For more Information:

Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste

Juan Carlos Rodríguez
Associate Professor of Spanish

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