Consumer Culture in Latin America

  • Editors
  • John Sinclair
  • Anna Cristina Pertierra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Understanding Consumer Culture in Latin America: An Introduction

    1. John Sinclair, Anna Cristina Pertierra
      Pages 1-13
  3. Transnational Developments

  4. Getting and Spending

  5. Domestic Practice

  6. Images and Soundscapes

  7. Spaces and Places

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Katherine W. Dunbar, Katy Damacia Medina Marcos
      Pages 195-205
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 221-235

About this book


How can we understand consumption in a region known for its cultural richness and vast inequalities? What do Latin Americans consume, and why? Examining topics from tango and samba to sex workers in Costa Rica, from eating tamales to selling ice in the Andes, and from building and moving houses to buying cell phones, this collection brings together original research on some of the many forms of consumption and consumers that contribute to Latin American cultures and histories. Contributors include sociologists, anthropologists, media and cultural studies scholars, geographers and historians, showcasing diverse approaches to understanding Latin American consumption practices and consumer culture.


American culture culture economy research tourism

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