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The Resource Heroes & hero cults in Latin America, edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw

Heroes & hero cults in Latin America, edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw

Label
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America
Title
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw
Title variation
Heroes and hero cults in Latin America
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Latin American history traditionally has been defined by larger-than-life heroes such as Símon Bolívar, Emiliano Zapata, and Evita Peron. Recent scholarship, however, tends to emphasize social and cultural factors rather than great leaders. In this new collection, Samuel Brunk and Ben Fallaw bring heroes back to the center of the debate, arguing that heroes not only shape history, they also "tell us a great deal about the places from which they come." The original essays in this collection examine ten modern Latin American heroes whose charisma derived from the quality of their relationships with admirers, rather than their innate personal qualities. The rise of mass media, for instance, helped pave the way for populists such as radio actress-turned-hero Evita Peron. On the other hand, heroes who become president often watch their images crumble, as policies replace personality in the eyes of citizens. In the end, the editors argue, there is no formula for Latin American heroes, who both forge, and are forged by, unique national events. The conclusion points toward Mexico, where the peasant revolutions that elevated Miguel Hidalgo and, later, Emiliano Zapata are so revered that today's would-be heroes, such as the EZLN's Subcomandante Marcos, must link themselves to peasant mythology even when their personal roots are far from native ground. The enduring (or, in some cases, fading) influence of those discussed in this volume validates the central placement of heroes in Latin American history
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
980
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1408.3
LC item number
.H49 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1966-
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  • Brunk, Samuel
  • Fallaw, Ben
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  • Hero worship
  • Politicians
  • Statesmen
  • Public opinion
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Hero worship
  • Politicians
  • Public opinion
  • Statesmen
  • Latin America
  • Helden (personen)
  • Beeldvorming
  • Latijns-Amerika
  • Heldenverehrung
  • Heroismus
  • Lateinamerika
Label
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America, edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : heroes and their cults in modern Latin America / Ben Fallaw and Samuel Brunk -- Simón Bolívar : man and myth / John Chasteen -- Remembering and forgetting Agustín Gamarra : the life and legacy of the Cuzco caudillo / Charles F. Walker -- Antonio López de Santa Anna's search for personalized nationalism / Shannon Baker -- Presidential ritual in Porfirian Mexico : curtsying in the shadow of dictators / Víctor M. Macías-González -- The eyes of Emiliano Zapata / Samuel Brunk -- Felipe Carrillo Puerto of revolutionary-era Yucatán, Mexico : popular leader, Caesar, or martyr? / Ben Fallaw -- Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua : the hero never dies / Richard Grossman -- Frida Kahlo : heroism of private life / Nancy Deffebach -- Haya de la Torre and APRA / David Nugent -- Evita Perón : beauty, resonance, and heroism / Linda B. Hall
Control code
191932989
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292795600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191932989
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Heroes & hero cults in Latin America, edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-309) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : heroes and their cults in modern Latin America / Ben Fallaw and Samuel Brunk -- Simón Bolívar : man and myth / John Chasteen -- Remembering and forgetting Agustín Gamarra : the life and legacy of the Cuzco caudillo / Charles F. Walker -- Antonio López de Santa Anna's search for personalized nationalism / Shannon Baker -- Presidential ritual in Porfirian Mexico : curtsying in the shadow of dictators / Víctor M. Macías-González -- The eyes of Emiliano Zapata / Samuel Brunk -- Felipe Carrillo Puerto of revolutionary-era Yucatán, Mexico : popular leader, Caesar, or martyr? / Ben Fallaw -- Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua : the hero never dies / Richard Grossman -- Frida Kahlo : heroism of private life / Nancy Deffebach -- Haya de la Torre and APRA / David Nugent -- Evita Perón : beauty, resonance, and heroism / Linda B. Hall
Control code
191932989
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 318 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780292795600
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191932989
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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