The Routledge Handbook to Culture and Media of the Americas charts the field of inter-American studies, focusing on the transnational or hemispheric dimensions of cultural flows and geocultural imaginaries that shape the literatures, arts, media and other cultural expressions in the Americas. The end of World War II is considered as the next historical threshold as it marked the beginning of a global geopolitical transformation that can be described best as the Pax Americana: the reordering of the world under US-American hegemony. In Latin America, a cultural movement emerged – partly in exchange with the songwriter movement of the US – that recuperated the musical heritage of the region. A similar emblematic condensation of this turning point took place in Mexico where the utopian horizon of the Mexican 1968 movement vanished with the Tlatelolco massacre where police forces and the military killed around 400 peaceful demonstrators.