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Cuba’s Second Golden Age of Popular Music, 1989–2005  

Anita Casavantes Bradford and Raúl Fernandez

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Oct 2016
The years between 1989 and 2005 were a period of exceptional musical productivity and creativity, a “second golden age” of Cuban popular music—the first golden age referring to the 1950s ... More

Cultural Institutions of the Brazilian Empire  

Lilia Katri Moritz Schwarcz

This article provides a larger panorama of the cultural politics of the Brazilian Empire during the 19th century and following the long Second Reign of Pedro II. The central figure of the ... More

Cultural Policies of the Chávez Government  

Sujatha Fernandes

The cultural policies of the left-wing government of Hugo Chávez in Venezuela in the new millennium saw a shift back to funding and patronage of the arts after years of defunding and ... More

Culture in Mexico during the Miracle and Beyond, 1946–1982  

Eric Zolov

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May 2016
Mexican national culture in the period from 1946 to 1982 can be understood by recognizing three overlapping transformations. The first was the consolidation of various national archetypes ... More

The Culture of a Multi-Ethnic Colony  

Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

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Jun 2018
The very nature of Spanish colonization meant that New Spain brought together people from different cultures, ethnicities, religions, and attitudes. Mexico City was the meeting place of ... More

Current Perspectives in the Precolonial Archaeology of Puerto Rico  

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos

During the past two decades, many of the traditional conceptions about the configuration of the cultural landscape of precolonial Puerto Rico have been critically addressed from both ... More

Democratizing Mexican Politics, 1982–2012  

Roderic Ai Camp

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Apr 2015
Mexico’s democratic transition provides a revealing case study of a semi-authoritarian political model evolving incrementally into an electoral democracy over two decades. One of the ... More

An Ethnographic Study of Social Media and Brazilian E-Music since 2008  

Beatriz Polivanov

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Digital Resources: Audiovisual Social Research Laboratory (LAIS)  

Felipe Morales Leal and Lourdes Roca

The Laboratorio Audiovisual de Investigación Social (Social Research Audiovisual Lab, or LAIS) at the Instituto Mora in Mexico has worked in both audiovisual production and the study of ... More

Digital Resources: Chilean History  

Danielle B. Barefoot

The 21st century brought with it a mass digitization of archival materials that rapidly changed preservation, research, and pedagogy practices. Chilean digital databases, archives, and ... More

Digital Resources: Digital Mesoamerica  

Stephanie Wood

Mesoamerica is a culture zone that stretches geographically from approximately north-central Mexico into the northwestern half of Central America. Human occupation of this region dates ... More

Digital Resources: Digital Projects in Mexico City’s Archives and Libraries  

Linda Arnold

Researchers in major Mexico City archives in the early 1970s had access to very few finding aids for historical documents and record sets. Since then, archivists and researchers have ... More

Digital Resources: Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art  

María C. Gaztambide

Documents of 20th-century Latin American and Latino Art: A Digital Archive and Publications Project is a multiyear initiative at the International Center for the Arts of the ... More

Digital Resources: En el Ojo del Huracán, Private Letters from the Caribbean to Spain  

Werner Stangl

The early 19th century was a period of intense turmoil and chaos in the Spanish-speaking world: The Napoleonic Wars and French occupation of the Peninsula in the 1800s, independence ... More

Digital Resources: The Essex Collection of Art from Latin America  

Joanne Harwood, Valerie Fraser, and Sarah J. Demelo

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Digital Resources: FamilySearch  

Rebecca Horn

FamilySearch, which constitutes the largest genealogical archival project and database in the world, offers rich online resources for research on the history of Latin America. FamilySearch ... More

Digital Resources: FAMSI.org and the Beginnings of Digital Scholarship for the Ancient Americas  

Victoria Lyall

Launched in 1997, FAMSI.org established itself as the leading digital platform for the promotion and dissemination of Mesoamerican scholarship to the widest possible audience. The online ... More

Digital Resources: Gender and Latin American Independence  

Catherine Davies

This research project investigates women’s involvement in the struggles to achieve political independence in Spanish America and Brazil during the first half of the 19th century. The ... More

Digital Resources: Getty Research Institute Digital Exhibitions and Portals for Mexico  

Jonathan Saxon

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) has an extensive collection of online digital resources, with two portals that focus on Mexico. The first portal discussed in this article is A Nation ... More

Digital Resources: The Hijuelas Collection  

Matthew Butler and David A. Bliss

The Hijuelas project is a multi-domain international collaboration that makes available in digital form a large and valuable source on nineteenth-century indigenous history––the so-called ... More

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