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Intersecting Tango: Cultural Geographies of Buenos Aires, 1900-1930 (Pitt Illuminations)

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In the early part of the twentieth century, Buenos Aires erupted from its colonial past as a city in its own right, expressing a unique and vibrant cultural identity.

Intersecting Tango engages the city at this key moment, exploring the sweeping changes of 1900-1930 to capture this culture in motion through which Buenos Aires transformed itself into a modern, cosmopolitan city.  

Taking the reader through a dazzling array of sites, sources, and events, Bergero conveys the city in all its complexity.  Drawing on architecture and gendered spaces, photography, newspaper columns, schoolbooks, “high” and “low” literature, private letters, advertising, fashion, and popular music, she illuminates a range of urban social geographies inhabited by the city's defining classes and groups. In mining this vast material, Bergero traces the profound change in social fabric by which these diverse identities evolved, through the processes of modernization and its many dislocations, into a new national identity capable of embodying modernity. 

In her interdisciplinary study of urban development and cultural encounters with modernity, Bergero leads the reader through the city's emergence, collecting her investigations around the many economic, social, and gender issues remarkably conveyed by the tango, the defining icon of Buenos Aires. Multifaceted and original, Intersecting Tango is as rich and captivating as the dance itself.

About the Author

Adriana J. Bergero is professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of El debate politico: Modernidad, poder y disidencia en Yo el Supremo de Augusto Roa Bastos; Haciendo camino: Pactos de la escritura en la obra de Jorge Luis Borges; and co-editor, with Fernando Reati, of Memoria colectiva y políticas de olvido: Argentina y Uruguay, 1970-1990.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780822959854
Author:
Bergero, Adriana J.
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Translator:
Young, Richard
Author:
Bergero, Adriana J.
Subject:
South America
Subject:
Latin America - South America
Subject:
History
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
National characteristics, Argentine.
Subject:
Buenos Aires (Argentina) History.
Subject:
World History-South America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Pitt Illuminations
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9 x 6.13 x 1.3 in

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