Specular City

Specular City

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qA sweeping account of one of the cultural centers of Latin America, Specular City tells the history of Buenos Aires during the interregnum after Juan Peron's fall from power and before his restoration. During those two decades, the city experienced a rapid metamorphosis at the behest of its middle class citizens, who were eager to cast off the working-class imprint left by the Peronists. Laura Podalsky discusses the ways in which the proliferation of skyscrapers, the emergence of car culture, and the diffusion of an emerging revolution in the arts helped transform Buenos Aires, and, in so doing, redefine Argentine collective history. More than a cultural and material history of this city, this book also presents Buenos Aires as a crucible for urban life. Examining its structures through films, literatures, new magazines, advertising and architecture, Specular City reveals the prominent place of Buenos Aires in the massive changes that Latin America underwent for a new, modern definition of itself.q -- from book cover.Tunona#39;s lost Buenos Aires is the Buenos Aires of tango (27, 75, 107, 1 12, 115) and neighborhood encounters. His poems do ... Another stanza highlights what has been lost since those days as the poet gazes on his old neighborhood: Vi la luz en el barrio del Once, en el surero. ... celebrations, objects, and places that brought together the community to parade in the street, listen to music, and play socceranbsp;...

Title:Specular City
Author:Laura Podalsky
Publisher:Temple University Press - 2004


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