Society and Culture

Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin (No. 4)

Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 4: Environment and Security in the Amazon Basin

#102 Film Artisans and Film Industries in Latin America, 1956-1980

By Julianne Burton



The essay which follows, prelude to a larger historical, analytical, and interpretive project, attempts to lay the theoretical foundation for applying a contextual, process-oriented critical approach to a specific instance of oppositional cultural practice: 25 years of oppositional filmmaking in Latin America--the most sustained, concerted, and at the same time, varied effort in world film history to create a revolutionary cinema in all senses of the term.

#132 The Intellectual in Anguish: Modernist Form and Ideology in Land in Anguish and Memories of Underdevelopment

By Julianne Burton



This paper compares form, content, and context in two major Latin American feature films--Land in Anguish/Terra em Transe (Brazil, 1967) and Memories of Underdevelopment/Memorias del Subdesarrollo (Cuba, 1968)--placing particular emphasis on three sets of interrelationships: between these specific cinematic representations of the Latin American artist-intellectual; self-reflexivity of style and stance; and ideology as an historical and historicizing concept.

#2 The Spanish Diaspora: The Ending Unity of Hispanic Culture

By Jacques Lafaye

This Working Paper is an edited version of a colloquium presentation made in October 1977 by the author when he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.


#182 For an Anthropology of the Brazilian Tradition

By ​Roberto Da Matta



#8 Science and Higher Education in Brazil: An Historical View

By Simon Schwartzman

This text was written while the author was a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The paper was presented in April 1979.

#179 Literature, Culture and Authoritarianism in Brazil, 1930-1945

By Randal Johnson


From the Introduction

#178 Music, Social Classes, and the National Question of Puerto Rico

By A.G. Quintero-Rivera


From the Introduction

In the 1970s, when everyone thought that Isadora Duncan had been completely forgotten in Puerto Rican culture, Puerto Rico's most important salsa composer (who is not a professional musician, but a mulatto postman), Catalino "Tito" Curet-Alonso, dedicated a song to the turn-of-the-century ballet dancer.