Fondo Editorial Casa de las Américas
Winner of the Premio Iberoamericano (Latin American Studies Association)
Winner of the Ezequiel Martínez Estrada Award (Casa de las Américas)
This book analyzes the impact that periodicals (understood as new media) and fashion (defined as a pattern of cyclical renovation) had upon Latin American culture during and immediately after the Independence movements that occurred between 1808 and 1826. Focusing on Cuba, Argentina, and Chile, it reconstructs the way in which the new, or newness, became a dominant value in Latin American culture.