Heroes & hero cults in Latin America / edited by Samuel Brunk & Ben Fallaw

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Subjects: Hero worship--Latin America--History
Politicians--Latin America--Public opinion
Statesmen--Latin America--Public opinion
Public opinion--Latin America
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006
LC Classification: F
Table of Contents: Introduction : heroes and their cults in modern Latin America / Ben Fallaw, Samuel Brunk 1
1. Simon Bolivar : man and myth / John Chasteen 21
2. Remembering and forgetting Agustin Gamarra : the life and legacy of the Cuzco Caudillo / Charles F. Walker 40
3. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's search for personalized nationalism / Shannon Baker 58
4. Presidential ritual in Porfirian Mexico : curtsying in the shadow of dictators / Victor M. Macias-Gonzalez 83
5. The eyes of Emiliano Zapata / Samuel Brunk 109
6. Felipe Carrillo Puerto of revolutionary-era Yucatan, Mexico : popular leader, Caesar, or martyr? / Ben Fallaw 128
7. Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua : the hero never dies / Richard Grossman 149
8. Frida Kahlo : heroism of private life / Nancy Deffebach 171
9. Haya de la Torre and APRA / David Nugent 202
10. Evita Peron : beauty, resonance, and heroism / Linda B. Hall 229
11. Conclusion : rethinking Latin American heroes / Samuel Brunk, Ben Fallaw 264
Alternate Titles: Other title: Heroes and hero cults in Latin America
Additional Authors: Brunk, Samuel, 1959-
Fallaw, Ben, 1966-
Notes: LCCN: 2006012990
ISBN: 0292714378 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780292714373 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0292714815 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780292714816 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-309) and index
Contents: Simón Bolívar : man and myth / John Chasteen -- Remembering and forgetting Agustín Gamarra : the life and legacy of the Cuzco caudillo / Charles F. Walker -- Antonio López de Santa Anna's search for personalized nationalism / Shannon Baker -- Presidential ritual in Porfirian Mexico : curtsying in the shadow of dictators / Víctor M. Macías-González -- The eyes of Emiliano Zapata / Samuel Brunk -- Felipe Carrillo Puerto of revolutionary-era Yucatán, Mexico : popular leader, Caesar, or martyr? / Ben Fallaw -- Augusto Sandino of Nicaragua : the hero never dies / Richard Grossman -- Frida Kahlo : heroism of private life / Nancy Deffebach -- Haya de la Torre and APRA / David Nugent -- Evita Perón : beauty, resonance, and heroism / Linda B. Hall
Physical Description: viii, 318 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 67921907
ISBN/ISSN: 0292714378
9780292714373
0292714815
9780292714816

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