Ethnomusicologist and BFE committee member Dr Fiorella Montero-Diaz (Music and Music Technology, Keele) has co-edited a volume entitled Citizenship in the Latin American Upper and Middle Classes Ethnographic Perspectives on Culture and Politics, which was released this May by Routledge. Congratulations Fiorella!
This interdisciplinary volume showcases recent ethnographic research on middle- and upper-class citizenship in contemporary Latin America. It explores how the region’s middle and upper classes constitute themselves as citizens through politics and culture, and questions how these processes interact with the construction of difference and commonality, division and unity. Subsequently, this collection highlights how elite citizenships are constructed in dialogue with other identities, how these co-constructions reproduce or challenge inequality, and whether they have the potential to bring about change.
Citizenship in the Latin American Upper and Middle Classes will appeal to scholars, advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students interested in fields such as Latin American Studies, Citizenship Studies, Political Science, Ethnomusicology and Cultural Studies; and to a general readership interested in Latin American politics and society.
For more information and to purchase Fiorella’s co-edited volume, click on this link to the Routledge website.