Youth Identities and Argentine Popular Music: Beyond Tango by P. SemánYouth Identities and Argentine Popular Music: Beyond Tango by P. Semán

Youth Identities and Argentine Popular Music: Beyond Tango

EditorP. Semán, P. Vila

Hardcover | April 24, 2012

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This book analyzes the music that young porteñas/os (the inhabitants of Buenos Aires, Argentina) actually listen to nowadays, which, contrary to well-entrenched stereotypes, is not tango but rock nacional, cumbiaand romantic music. Chapters examine the music and what the Argentinean youth use it to say about themselves.
PABLO FEDERICO SEMÁN is Professor at El Colegio de México.PABLO VILAis Professor in the Department of Sociology at Temple University, USA.
Title:Youth Identities and Argentine Popular Music: Beyond TangoFormat:HardcoverDimensions:198 pagesPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230104630

ISBN - 13:9780230104631

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Table of Contents

Introduction-Pablo Semán and Pablo Vila * Ritual transgression and grotesque realism in 1990s rock music: an ethnographer among the Bersuit-Silvia Citro * 'Rockers': Moral limits in the construction of musical communities-José Garriga Zucal * Cumbia Villera and the end of the work culture in Argentina in the 90's-Eloisa Martín * Cumbia and Latin-American migration in Buenos Aires, Argentina: Identity negotiation processes in two ethnic/national dance halls-Pablo Vila and Malvina Silba * Cumbia villera or the complex construction of masculinity and femininity in contemporary Argentina-Pablo Semán and Pablo Vila * Catholic inflections and female complicities: Syncretism in a "fan club" in Buenos Aires - Guadalupe Gallo, Pablo Semán, and Carolina Spataro * Pleasurable Surfaces: Sex, Religion and Electronic Music within the 1990-2010 transition folds-Guadalupe Gallo and Pablo Semán * 'RESCATE' and its consequences: Culture and religion only in singular - Guadalupe Gallo and Pablo Semán

Editorial Reviews

"An intriguing exploration of multiple conjunctures and disjunctures in the unpredictable relationships between identity and music, the chapters in this volume consistently surprise the reader by demonstrating how endless innovation and creativity produce unexpected musical fusions, which nevertheless 'make sense' when seen in retrospect and from the point of view of the music-makers and their audiences." - Peter Wade, author of Music, Race and Nation: Música Tropical in Colombia