Youth Identities and Argentine Popular Music: Beyond Tango

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorPablo Vila, Pablo Semán

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What are the main music preferences of young people in Argentina? How do these preferences fit into Argentinean society, culture, and politics? The essays in this volume show how issues of religion, class, ethnicity, and gender are constructed and negotiated through a variety of musical practices. Rock, cumbia, and romantic music are all examined as elaborations of gender, sexual, class, and ethnic identities for young people, whose socio-musical lives go beyond the traditional stereotypes of Argentina, tango, and passion.

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What are the main music preferences of young people in Argentina? How do these preferences fit into Argentinean society, culture, and politics? The essays in this volume show how issues of religion, class, ethnicity, and gender are constructed and negotiated through a variety of musical practices. Rock, cumbia, and romantic music are a...

Pablo Semán is a researcher and professor in Sociology and Anthropology. He has developed his career in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico. His research focuses on the production and reception of popular and mass music, religion and literature. He has published several scientific articles in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, France, the United ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:198 pages, 8.56 × 5.7 × 0.67 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230104630

ISBN - 13:9780230104631

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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

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"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