By Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez, Ana M. López
This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies.Key features include:* over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces* articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research* extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries* a comprehensive index provides further guidance.