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Carnival Theater: Uruguay’s Popular Performers and National Culture. Translated by Amy Ferlazzo. Series: Cultural Studies of the Americas. For a long time and because of the particular notion of culture in circulation,¹ the national culture of Uruguay has been conceived as an accumulation of artifacts that includes only a few privileged literary works. These works were written and organized according to European forms and conventions (the essay, novel, poetry, and theater). The canon excluded many of the works produced within the national culture, and relatively few texts were considered exemplary or principal.

Gustavo Remedi Translated by Amy Ferlazzo Cultural Studies of the Americas, Volume 1.

Gustavo Remedi Translated by Amy Ferlazzo Cultural Studies of the Americas, Volume 15. m. University of Minnesota Press Minneapolis London. Metaphors for Approaching National Culture After being away from the country for many years, pursuing the ghost of Marcha, I contributed to Uruguay’s Brecha foundation knowing only what journalists told me. One day I decided to see for myself and, without any specific plan, I went to the streets. Ernesto González-Bermejo, Nacidos para perder. Metaphors are efforts to harness the ideas and problematics that we struggle to define and understand.

Author: Gustavo Remedi . Title: Carnival Theater: Uruguay's Popular Performers and National Culture (Cultural Studies of the Americas). Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and more specifically on the processes and productions of the murgas, Gustavo Remedi's Carnival Theater is a deeply thoughtful consideration of Uruguayan society's identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the authoritarian-­bureaucratic-­technocratic regimes of the 1960s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the interpretation and critique of national culture.

Results from Google Books. Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and specifically on the productions of the murgas, Carnival Theater is a consideration of Uruguayan society's identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the regimes of the 1970s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the critique of national culture.

Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies

Cultural studies is a field of theoretically, politically, and empirically engaged cultural analysis that concentrates upon the political dynamics of contemporary culture, its historical foundations, defining traits, conflicts, and contingencies.

Offers a new model for interpreting popular national culture through Uruguay's carnival theater troupes. The murgas are troupes of performers, musicians, writers, and creators who, during Montevideo's Carnival, perform on the tablados, temporary stages built in the neighborhoods of Uruguay's capital city each year. Throughout the period of Uruguay's subjection to a brutal dictatorship and in the following era of "democratization, " the murgas, envisioned originally as popular theater, were transformed into a symbol of social resistance, celebrated by many and perceived by others as menacing and subversive. Focusing on the cultural practices of the lower classes and more specifically on the processes and productions of the murgas, Gustavo Remedi's Carnival Theater is a deeply thoughtful consideration of Uruguayan society's identity crisis and subsequent redefinition in the wake of the authoritarian-bureaucratic-technocratic regimes of the 1960s. A revealing work of cultural criticism, the book proposes a new set of criteria for the interpretation and critique of national culture.
Carnival Theater: Uruguay’s Popular Performers and National Culture (Cultural Studies of the Americas) ebook
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