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Wolf TracksPopular Art and Re-Africanization in Twentieth-Century Panama$
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Peter Szok

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032431

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.001.0001

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. Rumba and the Rise of Black Proletariat Art, 1941–1990

. Rumba and the Rise of Black Proletariat Art, 1941–1990

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(p.74) 3. Rumba and the Rise of Black Proletariat Art, 1941–1990
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Wolf Tracks
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Peter Szok

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032431.003.0004

This chapter discusses the emergence of a rival sense of nationalism, an “alternative modernity” encouraged by the isthmus’s social and economic transformation, which utilized popular art to challenge the state-sponsored conception of Panama. It shows popular art to be a fluid and diasporic expression that has incorporated brown-skinned people of many different backgrounds as well as European and Asian immigrants who fell under the influence of black proletariat culture.

Keywords:   Panamanian nationalism, Panama, alternative modernity, popular art, black proletariat culture

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