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June 2012, Week 4


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Susanne Unger <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:07:25 -0400
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Duke University Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new book
of interest to Screen-L subscribers, *Culture of Class: Radio and Cinema in
the Making of a Divided Argentina, 19201946, by Matthew B. Karush*.

Following the mass arrival of European immigrants to Argentina in the early
years of the twentieth century new forms of entertainment emerged including
tango, films, radio and theater. While these forms of culture promoted
ethnic integration they also produced a new kind of polarization that
helped Juan Peron to build the mass movement that propelled him to power.
In an innovative cultural history of Argentine movies and radio in the
decades before Peronism, Matthew B. Karush demonstrates that competition
with jazz and Hollywood cinema shaped Argentina's domestic cultural
production in crucial ways, as Argentine producers tried to elevate their
offerings to appeal to consumers seduced by North American modernity.

For more information, please visit our website:

Susanne Unger
Publicity and Marketing Assistant
Duke University Press

905 West Main Street
Suite 18B
Durham, NC 27701

Phone: 919-687-3650
E-mail: [log in to unmask]

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