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Author García Liendo, Javier, author

Title El intelectual y la cultura de masas : argumentos latinoamericanos en torno a Ángel Rama y Jose María Arguedas / Javier García Liendo
Published West Lafayette, Indiana : Purdue University Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Purdue studies in Romance literatures ; volume 68
Purdue studies in Romance literatures ; v. 68
Contents Cultura de masas : capitalismo, producción y comunicación -- Rama : la cultura de la imprenta como cultura de masas alternativa -- Rama : el ciclo popular de la cultura de la imprenta -- Arguedas : cultura de la imprenta y migración -- Arguedas : una cultura chola -- Conclusiones
Summary "El intelectual y la cultura de masas, by Javier García Liendo, studies the responses of Ángel Rama (Uruguay) and Jose María Arguedas (Peru) to the effects of mass culture on Andean indigenous cultures and Latin American print culture during the second half of the twentieth century. It explores the part that Rama and Arguedas played in the conceptualization and promotion of new cultural spaces made possible by commodification and industrialization, as capitalism transformed the imaginaries and materialities that had shaped their cultural projects for Andean and Latin American cultures. Through a material analysis of print culture objects, in particular those resulting from Rama's editorial ventures--such as pocket paperbacks and a popular encyclopedia--this work examines the transformations occurring at the time in Latin America at the level of production and circulation of culture, and thus sheds light on the emergence of new networks of communication between intellectuals and national and regional publics. Similarly, it explores the role of emergent communication technologies (sound recording and radio) in the reshaping of rural indigenous cultures into a mass-oriented popular culture in Peru. In this context, Arguedas's work with folklore and his later involvement in the Andean popular music scene in Lima are studied as responses to a violent process of commercialization of traditional Andean musical culture, a result of mass migration from rural areas to cities and urbanization"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arguedas, José María -- Political and social views.
Rama, Angel -- Political and social views.
Communication -- Technological innovations -- South America -- History -- 20th century.
Indians of South America -- Andes Region -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- Andes Region -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- South America -- History -- 20th century.
Printing -- Social aspects -- South America -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Andes Region -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- South America -- History -- 20th century.
South America -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1612494757 (electronic bk.)
9781612494753 (electronic bk.)
(paperback ; alkaline paper)