For an introduction to the study of culture and the analysis of cultural objects that is effectively a late sophomore level course I was going to do something much more amazing, but I have in fact ordered El espejo enterrado (in Spanish, of course).
Now, because of its perspective, I am thinking of adding to this Rowe and Schelling, Memory and Modernity in Latin America. It is a 1991 book, which is one bad thing about it (“old”), and it is in English, which could be good or bad, and it is “hard.”
I wonder. What do you do? (I may have to decide during Christmas.)