García Canclini, Néstor (1939–)
García Canclini, Néstor (1939–)
Néstor García Canclini is a prominent author and researcher on Latin American culture. His work in the 1970s is a Marxist sociology of art, responding to innovative and radical art of the period. His later work, which has been translated into English, is part of an ongoing debate on postmodern culture and stresses the active role of users of media and culture. The key concept is cultural hybridity. García Canclini argues that culture in Latin America is both traditional and modern, boundaries between art and popular culture are eroded by mass media, and the concepts of hegemonic culture and resistance are no longer valid. In his widely read book Hybrid Cultures, he makes this case mainly using examples from art and literature rather than lived culture (agriculture, food, clothing, popular speech). His main intention is to argue for government policies for mass media and to make culture more widely available. His work is a response to developments in an increasingly urban continent and has been welcomed by some writers, but others see it as part of a conservative shift in Latin American intellectual life in the 1990s.
See alsoLiterature: Spanish America .
García Canclini, Néstor. Transforming Modernity: Popular Culture in Mexico. Translated by Lidia Lozano. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1993.
García Canclini, Néstor. Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity. Translated by Christopher L. Chiappari and Silvia L. Lopez. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
García Canclini, Néstor. Consumers and Citizens: Globalization and Multicultural Conflicts. Translated by George Yúdice. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2001.
"García Canclini, Néstor (1939–)." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Encyclopedia.com. (December 12, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/garcia-canclini-nestor-1939
"García Canclini, Néstor (1939–)." Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. . Retrieved December 12, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/garcia-canclini-nestor-1939
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.