Spanish and Latin American publications

2017

Luis Alberto Spinetta: Mito y MitologíaFavoretto, Mara. Luis Alberto Spinetta: Mito y Mitología. Buenos Aires: Gourmet Musical Ediciones, 2017.

The poetic work of Luis Alberto Spinetta, in appearance, appears as an indescribable chaos. However, it obeys a coherent structure, according to the four basic functions of mythology (Campbell 1988). His poetry deals with existential issues and tries to reconcile opposites to put an end to the anguish generated by the separation of man from the cosmos (Lévi-Strauss 1978)... This work explores the functions of mythology in the songs of Luis Alberto Spinetta in order to suggest a perspective from which to begin to understand part of his legacy. More information...

Latin American Perspectives en Español y Portugués. Vol. IMao, X., Hearn, A. and Liu, W. "China y Cuba. 170 años y mirando hacia el futuro," in Arata, N. and Gentili, P. (eds.,). Latin American Perspectives en Español y Portugués. Vol. I. CLASCO, 2017.

Latin American Perspectives (LAP) is a Latin American academic journal published in North America that, in 2008, became the first institution associated with CLACSO in the United States. Its purpose is to disseminate Latin American research among a broad audience of the English language and, at the same time, to make its content available to Latin American readers. Therefore, we are pleased to deepen our relationship with CLACSO through the publication of this first annual collection in Spanish and Portuguese of articles previously published in our magazine. More information...

Huellas de china en este lado del atlanticoMao, X. and Hearn, A. "La comunidad china en México: el reto del comercio balanceado con la República Popular China," in Frias , L. and Villate , M. (eds.,). Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico. CLASCO, 2017.

Huellas de china en este lado del atlantico collects work focused on the contribution of Chinese migrants to historical, social, ethnic, cultural and linguistic events from the American nations. Prestigious researchers present interesting and valuable information on the Chinese presence in the Americas. More information...

2016

Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in FilmExpósito, Alfredo Martínez. "Barcelona's Cinematic Image: Negotiating Place in Mainstream International Cinema," in Blackwood, G. and McGregor, A. (eds.,). Motion Pictures: Travel Ideals in Film. Peter Lang, 2016.

This volume examines representations and explorations of travel ideals in contemporary international cinema. It assembles work from a diverse range of academic fields including anthropology, sociology, ethnography, cinema, culture, tourism, communication and language studies, with contributions from international experts such as Mary Louise Pratt of New York University, whose work on ‘contact zones' continues to provide the framework for scholarship on travel writing around the world. More information...

Masculinidades disidentesExpósito, Alfredo Martínez. "Alvaro Pombo y la defensa de la autenticidad homosexual," in Jimenez, M. (ed.,). Masculinidades disidentes. Barcelona: Icaria, 2016.

This volume analyzes the plurality of experiences, perceptions and representations of non-hegemonic masculinities in Spanish society and culture over the last three decades. Its objective is twofold: to delve into the discourses and figurations of gay, lesbian and trans masculinities through very diverse documents, with a clearly interdisciplinary will, in order to illuminate a reality scarcely served by the human and social sciences in Spain. It is especially pertinent to introduce and value the productivity in this context of a concept such as "masculinity", which should be associated with the power structures derived from the legitimation of patriarchy, for the analysis of "sexual dissidence" in our recent history. More information...

The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond Hearn, Adrian and Myers, Margaret (eds.,). The Changing Currents of Transpacific Integration: China, the TPP, and Beyond . Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2016.

This comprehensive assessment of transpacific economic integration explores the many ways that new approaches to multilateral cooperation, and notably the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), are transforming the regional landscape. Reflecting diverse views on the merits of new and wide-ranging agreements, the authors consider: To what extent will the TPP facilitate the US "pivot" to Asia at a time when China, not a TPP member, is attempting to shape regional economic dynamics? More information...

Australian-Latin American RelationsFavoretto, Mara. "A tale of two waves: Latin American migration to Australia," and "Toward a hybrid Latin American-Australian music scene," in Kath, E. (ed.,). Australian-Latin American Relations: New Links in A Changing Global Landscape. Palgrage MacMillan, 2016.

Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. This pioneering interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of the rapidly changing landscape within a global context. More information...

Images of Women in Hispanic CultureFavoretto, Mara. "Violence and Celebration: Images of Women and Political Use of Popular Culture under the Kirchner Administration," in Ulloa, T. and Morazzani, J. (eds.,). Images of Women in Hispanic Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

This book studies the ways traditional polarized images of women have been used and challenged in the Hispanic world, especially during the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century by writers and the media, but also in earlier time periods. The chapters analyze the image of women in specific political periods such as Francoism or the Kirchners' administration, stereotypes of women in films in Mexico and Chile, and the representation of women in textbooks, among other topics. More information...

Translation Solutions for Many Languages: Histories of a flawed dreamPym, Anthony. Translation Solutions for Many Languages: Histories of a flawed dream. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016.

Many "translation solutions" (often called "procedures," “"echniques," or "strategies") have been proposed over the past 50 years or so in French, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, English, Spanish, German, Japanese, Italian, Czech, and Slovak. This book analyzes, criticizes and compares them, proposing a new list of solutions that can be used in training translators to work between many languages. The book also traces out an entirely new history of contemporary translation studies. More information...

2015

The Fin-de-Siècle WorldAnderson, Lara. "Spain," in Saler, M. (ed.,). The Fin-de-Siècle World. Routledge - Taylor and Francis, 2015.

This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history, the Fin de Siècle. Featuring contributions from over forty international scholars, this book takes a thematic approach to a period of huge upheaval across all walks of life, and is truly innovative in examining the Fin de Siècle from a global perspective. More information...

Protest Music in the Twentieth CenturyFavoretto, Mara. "Charly García: el "Lewis Carroll" del rock and roll argentino," in Illiano , R. (ed.,). Protest Music in the Twentieth Century. Brepols Publishers, 2015.

The subject of this monograph is protest music and 'dissident' composers and musicians during the twentieth century, with a particular focus on the forms with which dissent may be expressed in music and the ways composers and performers have adopted stances on political and social dissent. In the present volume, twenty-one articles by scholars of different nationalities explore not only the way in which protest music is articulated in artistic-cultural discourse and the political matter, but also the role it played in situations of mutual benefit. More information...

Cuestión de imagen: cine y Marca EspañaExpósito, Alfredo Martínez (ed.,). Cuestión de imagen: cine y Marca España (Image Issue: Film and Brand Spain). Vol. 24 Vigo Academia del Hispanismo, 2015.

The essays gathered in this volume interrogate from several angles the images of a reconstructed Spain that Spanish cinema of the last years of the 20th century and of the first decade of the 21st century transmits to national and international audiences. Different meanings of the term image and its different uses are addressed, in a deliberate attempt to problematize apparently stable notions such as country image, national reputation, stereotype, and cultural perception. More information...

And Translation Changed the World (and the World Changed Translation)Pym, Anthony. "The medieval postmodern in Translation Studies," in Fuertes, A. and Torres-Simón, E. (eds.,). And Translation Changed the World (and the World Changed Translation). Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.

Communication is the basis for human societies, while contact between communities is the basis for translation. Whether by conflict or cooperation, translation has played a major role in the evolution of societies and it has evolved with them. This volume offers different perspectives on, and approaches to, similar topics and situations within different countries and cultures through the work of young scholars. More information...

2014

Gormet Musical Ediciones, 2014Favoretto, M. Charly en el país de las alegorías: Un viaje por las letras de Charly García. Buenos Aires: Gourmet Musical Ediciones, 2014.

Allegory destroys our expectations that the words say what they mean. Although it has been studied in film, visual arts and literature, it has rarely been addressed in popular music . The work of Charly García, one of the most important figures in the history of Argentine and Latin rock, is an excellent way to understand the different ways of expressing ideas through lyrics. More information...

 Cultural Articulations of Alterity and Resistance in the New Millennium. Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Branding the Nation: Resistance and Authenticity in Garca Berlanga's París-Tombuctú," in Cairns, Lucille and Fouz-Hernández, Santiago (eds.,). Re-thinking 'Identities': Cultural Articulations of Alterity and Resistance in the New Millennium. Peter Lang Publishing, 2014.

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from a wide range of perspectives, there is a surprising dearth of work on multiple, heterogeneous forms of identity. Numerous studies of ethnic, linguistic, regional and religious identities have appeared, but largely in isolation from one another. More information...

 European Writers and Gender in Transnational Context. Rohrig Universitatsverlag, 2014

Lewis, Alison, Anderson, Lara and Benbow, Heather (eds.,). Other Encounters: European Writers and Gender in Transnational Context. Rohrig Universitatsverlag, 2014.

The nationalist projects of the long nineteenth century in Europe sought to define and contain the national self by positing concepts of national character and incommensurable national difference. Scholarship on European nationalisms has shown that national identity is inherently gendered, as can be seen from the gendered division of the public and private spheres, the exclusion of women from nation-building projects, the gendered politics of culture and from gendered allegories of the nation itself... This collection of essays, spanning the long nineteenth century from the revolutionary late-eighteenth century to the pre-WWI period in the twentieth century, explores the varied ways in which the transnational encounter contributed to or contested the gendered paradigm of nineteenth-century nationalisms. More information...

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Embodiments of class and nation in Eloy de la Iglesia's gay films," in Merida-Jimenez, R. (ed.,). Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition.

Martinez-Exposito, Alfredo. "Embodiments of class and nation in Eloy de la Iglesia's gay films," in Merida-Jimenez, R. (ed.,). Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition. Peter Lang, 2014, pp. 65-80

The objective of Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition is to investigate the cultural representations/intersections of masculinity and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and transgenders) in Spain between the passing of the Law of Social Dangerousness and Social Rehabilitation (1970) and the reform of the Penal Code in 1995... This volume is essential reading for professors and students of contemporary Spanish history and culture, as well as for those interested in lesbian, gay, transgender, and masculinity issues. More information...

 Cervantes y la Mitologia.

Pérez de León, Vicente. "Mito y corrupcion historica en el final del Quijote," in Urbina, Eduardo and Maestro, Jesús G. (eds.,). Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos X: Cervantes y la Mitologia. Academia Editorial, 2014, pp. 141-154. More information...

La mitología presente en la obra literaria de Miguel de Cervantes convierte a sus novelas, poemas y piezas teatrales en un código de arte que exige una interpretación específica y en cierto modo también desbordante. Este volumen monográfico, el número 10 del Anuario de Estudios Cervantinos, está dedicado por entero al estudio de la mitología en la literatura cervantina, y examina de forma global la totalidad de su obra, desde la Galatea al Persiles, pasando por sus comedias, tragedia y entremeses, sus Novelas ejemplares, el Quijote y el Viaje del Parnaso. Casi una treintena de especialistas se ha ocupado de examinar al completo la presencia y significado de lo mitológico en la obra literaria de este autor clave en el Siglo de Oro español y en la literatura universal. More information...

 Sexo, adulterio y amor en el teatro

Pérez de León, Vicente. "Sexo, mentiras y corte literaria en el teatre breve de Alonso de Castillo Solorzano," in Maestro, Jesús G. (ed.,). Theatralia: Sexo, adulterio y amor en el teatro. Academia Editorial, 2014, pp. 123-136

El sexo solo engaña, y solo se convierte efectivamente en una experiencia engañosa, cuando va acompañado del amor o del dinero. Cuando no es así, es decir, cuando vive emancipado de esta causa (la ilusión) y de aquella consecuencia (la prostitución), el sexo es lo que realmente es: pura razón práctica. La lógica del amor se disuelve en metáforas. La lógica del sexo se resuelve en la unión corporal y humana. More information...

A Contemporary Cuba Reader (2nd edition)Hearn, Adrian. "China and the Future of Cuba," in Brenner, P., Jimenez, M.R., Kirk, J. and Leogrande, W.M. (eds.,). A Contemporary Cuba Reader (2nd edition). Rowman and Littlefield, 2014.

Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism... This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country’s leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand this still-contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology. More information...

Method in Translation HistoryPym, Anthony. Method in Translation History (2nd edition). Routledge, 2014.

Starting from the critical notion that we should be asking questions of contemporary importance - and that 'importance' itself must be defined - Anthony Pym sets about undoing many of the currently dominant models of translation history, positing, among much else, that the object of this history should be translators as people, that researchers are subjectively involved in their object, that cultural systems are based on social will, that translators work in intercultural spaces, and that a model of cooperation through negotiation may be applied to the way translators (and researchers!) work between cultures. More information...