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Contemporary struggles in Latin America
Stockholm University.
Linköping University, The Tema Institute, The Department of Gender Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5895-1840
Stockholm University.
2013 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The 9th issue of the Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies brings together the work of five prominent young researchers who examine and discuss different kinds of contemporary struggles in Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Uruguay.

This issue’s articles are based on the findings of recently published doctoral dissertations in anthropology and media studies:

Silje Lundgren’s anthropological analysis of the practice of piropos – catcalling, compliments and comments addressed by men to women in Havana street interactions – sheds light on everyday gender struggles, male homosocial communication and the performance of masculinity.

Raúl Marquéz Porras investigates strategies for the solution of everyday conflicts around property rights in an informally occupied neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Salvador, northeastern Brazil.

Virginia Melián examines the journalistic practices for reporting on the protests against the construction of pulp-mills and the monoculture of trees, taking place between 2005-2009, on both sides of the borders between Argentina and Uruguay.

Maria Padrón Hernández discusses the concept of poverty and the political implications of a poverty discourse as she describes and analyzes the everyday struggles of her Cuban informants in order to make ends meet.

Last but not least, Susann Ullberg examines flooding in the region of Santa Fe, Argentina. Ullberg analyzes how practices of memory and oblivion of past flood experiences clash and collide within the Santafesian public administration.

The present issue was partially funded by a grant from Granholms stiftelse to finance the project “Independence and Dependence in Latin America, 200 years later.” In this sense, it completes and dialogues with the 2012’s issue of the journal which also forms part of this project (SRLAS No. 8, 2012, ¿Lenguas independientes? Independent languages?) by offering a contemporary perspective on new forms of dependencies and new struggles for independencies in Latin America. Enjoy your reading!

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies , 2013, 9. , 81 p.
, Stockholm Review of Latin American Studies, ISSN 1654-0204 ; 9
Keyword [sv]
Antropologi, Latinamerika
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-115164OAI: diva2:794106


Introduction 1. ‘Mami, you’re so hot!’ Negotiating hierarchies of masculinity through piropos in contemporary Havana Silje Lundgren

2. Justicia difusa. Ordenación y manejo del conflicto en una ocupación de Salvador de Bahía Raúl Márquez Porras

3. Stop the presses? Journalistic practices in the face of citizen-created content during pulp-mills protest in Argentina and Uruguay Virginia Melián

4. “I think I’m in the middle”: Evaluations of living standard in contemporary Havana, Cuba Maria Padrón Hernández

5. Argentinean flood management and the logic of omission: The case of Santa Fe City Susann Ullberg

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