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Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream

Carol A. Hess

Abstract

What do we in the United States know about Latin American art music, and how do we know it? Representing the Good Neighbor: Music, Difference, and the Pan American Dream is the first study to explore this question in relation to Pan Americanism, or the idea that the American nations are bound by common aspirations. As Pan Americanism has risen and fallen over the decades, so too have attitudes in the United States toward Latin American art music. Under the Good Neighbor Policy, crafted to cement hemispheric solidarity amid fears of Nazism, Latin American art music flourished and U.S. critics a ... More

Keywords: 1. Latin American music, 2. Pan Americanism, 3. Good Neighbor period, 4. history of American music, 5. historiography, 6. Carlos Chávez, 7. Heitor Villa-Lobos, 8. Alberto Ginastera

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199919994
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919994.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol A. Hess, author
University of California, Davis