The Latin American Urban Cronica explores the fluid relationship between high and low culture in Latin America. Paying attention to the peculiar development of the cultural fields in Latin America and to the consequences of present processes of ...
globalization, Esperanca Bielsa examines the contemporary cr-nica in Mexico City and Guayaquil and its role in representing unofficial culture in its widest sense. This unique work is the product of the study of numerous texts and interviews with the main writers of cronica and also incorporates extensive research on reception. Essentially interdisciplinary in its approach, The Latin American Urban Cronica is one of the very few publications about this fascinating and understudied mixed genre of the area between journalism and literature, and the first to systematically situate the Latin American cr-nica within social and cultural theory.
Number of pages: 256
Date of publication: 28/04/2006
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