Art and Culture

Professor Andrews kicks off Pitt faculty book talk to discuss Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 13:30

On Wednesday September 6th, the University of Pittsburgh was fortunate enough to begin its series of faculty book talks with a presentation from Distinguished Professor of History, George Reid Andrews, revolving around his recently published book,Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000.

THE "SPECTER" OF PROTESTANTISM IN IBERO-AMERICA - A MEXICAN EXAMPLE

Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 12:45

Religion, as a belief system, interacts with virtually every socio-cultural manifestation, such as family, politics, law, economics, clothing, health, diet, and so on. Thus, religion may affect behavior, values, and even --among other things-- what in anthropology we call material culture.(1)

A Glimpse at Center of the Margin: rap music and lumpen innovation in an underground rap recording studio of Buenos Aires

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 08:30

A Glimpse at Center of the Margin offers an extract of the Spanish authored ethnography titled “Centro del Margen: Crónica de un día en un estudio de grabación clandestino de música rap en Buenos Aires” recently published in Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. The original ethnographic essay consists of thirteen diary-styled entries throughout a cycle of twenty four hours spent in the underground rap recording studio of Buenos Aires. Using a chronicle, I intercalate the experiences of fieldwork with the review of theoretical ideas about the lived experiences.

(Mis)Representation of Latinos in Media

Monday, May 1, 2017 - 11:00

It is no secret that the United States’ film and television industry has a diversity problem. Latinos make up 17% of the American population and 32% of frequent moviegoers, but are entirely underrepresented in film and TV.  In the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative's 2014 Report, Latinos made up only 4.9%  of the movie characters in the 100 top grossing films of 20131.  

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