The Buenos Aires Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) (Hardcover)

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The Buenos Aires Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) (Hardcover)

By Diego Armus (Editor), Lisa Ubelaker Andrade (Editor)

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The Buenos Aires Reader offers an insider's look at the diverse lived experiences of the people, politics, and culture of Argentina's capital city primarily from the nineteenth century to the present. Refuting the tired clich that Buenos Aires is the "Paris of South America," this book gives a nuanced view of a city that has long been attentive to international trends yet never ceases to celebrate its local culture. The vibrant opinions, reflections, and voices of Buenos Aires come to life through selections that range from songs, poems, letters, and essays to interviews, cartoons, paintings, and historical documents, many of which have been translated into English for the first time. These selections tell the story of the city's culture of protest and celebration, its passion for soccer and sport, its gastronomy and food traditions, its legendary nightlife, and its musical, literary, and artistic cultures. Providing an unparalleled look at Buenos Aires' history, culture, and politics, this volume is an ideal companion for anyone interested in this dynamic, disruptive, and inventive city.
Product Details ISBN: 9781478026600
ISBN-10: 147802660X
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: November 12th, 2024
Pages: 504
Language: English
Series: Latin America Readers