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Latin American Cultural Objects and Episodes

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<p><b>Delight in the</b><b>&nbsp;cultural&nbsp;aspects of Latin America&nbsp;by&nbsp;observing&nbsp;the&nbsp;objects that give life to&nbsp;history</b>&nbsp;</p> <p><i>Latin American Cultural Objects and Epis</i><i>odes</i>provides readers with an eclectic and fascinating exploration of Latin American history through the examination of physical objects.&nbsp;&nbsp;Distinguished author and Professor William H. Beezley&nbsp;takes&nbsp;readers on a journey that includes&nbsp;objects used&nbsp;music&nbsp;and visual media,&nbsp;such&nbsp;as&nbsp;movies, documentaries, and television.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Forming&nbsp;an integral part of the&nbsp;history&nbsp;they&nbsp;represent, the objects&nbsp;described in this book&nbsp;tell the tale of&nbsp;the little known or&nbsp;neglected part of&nbsp;Latin American history. While most historical authors and researchers focus on the political&nbsp;and economic life of Latin America, this&nbsp;author&nbsp;uses the objects he highlights to&nbsp;explain and illuminate the daily lives of the Latin American peoples&nbsp;and the&nbsp;legacies that they share.&nbsp;</p> <p>Forming an essential part of&nbsp;a comprehensive understanding of Latin American history,&nbsp;the&nbsp;book includes discussions&nbsp;and explorations&nbsp;of:&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>How objects have transformed and shaped the cultures of Latin America over the years&nbsp;</li> <li>Unusual and interesting objects serendipitously discovered&nbsp;by a variety of researchers and historians&nbsp;</li> <li>Ten&nbsp;chapters,&nbsp;each beginning with an object acting as a synecdoche or metonym that introduces a discussion of Latin American historical life&nbsp;</li> <li>The&nbsp;significance of the objects to&nbsp;particular religious&nbsp;practices, musical traditions, or&nbsp;schools of visual media, such as&nbsp;folk art,&nbsp;film or television&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>Perfect for anyone interested in Latin American life&nbsp;beyond&nbsp;politics and economics,&nbsp;<i>Latin American Cultural Objects and Episodes&nbsp;</i>belongs on the bookshelves of everyone with a curiosity about&nbsp;culture in Latin America as it&rsquo;s revealed through physical objects.&nbsp;</p>

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