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Latino and Latin American Studies 2010

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Revolutionary Social Change in Colombia

The Origin and Direction of the FARC-EP

This book presents an insider's account of Columbia's internal conflict. At the forefront are the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army...

James J. Brittain

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Palgrave Macmillan

Inside the Latin@ Experience

A Latin@ Studies Reader

Latinos comprise the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and this interdisciplinary anthology gathers the scholarship of early career and senior...

"...Latinos comprise the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and this interdisciplinary anthology gathers the scholarship of early career and senior.... Latinos comprise the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States, and this interdisciplinary anthology gathers the scholarship of early career and senior Latina/o scholars whose work explores the varied and unique latinidades, or Latino cultural identities, of this group. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, the authors depl..."

By Norma E. Cantú and María E. Franquiz

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Redrawing the Nation

National Identity in Latin/o American Comics

This volume discusses the role of comics in the formation of a modern sense of nationhood in Latin America and the rise of a collective Latino identity in the...

"...This volume discusses the role of comics in the formation of a modern sense of nationhood in Latin America and the rise of a collective Latino identity in the.... This volume discusses the role of comics in the formation of a modern sense of nationhood in Latin America and the rise of a collective Latino identity in the USA. It is one of the first attempts--in English and from a cultural studies perspective--to cover Latin/o American comics with a fully continental scope. Specific cases include..."

By Héctor Fernández L'Hoeste and Juan Poblete

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Contemporary Latin America

Development and Democracy beyond the Washington Consensus

Latin America has changed dramatically over the past few years. While the 1990s were dominated by the political orthodoxy of the Washington Consensus and the...

Francisco Panizza

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Killing Spanish

Literary Essays on Ambivalent U.S. Latino/a Identity

Killing Spanish suggests that the doubles, madwomen and other raging characters that populate the pages of contemporary U.S. Latino/a literature allegorize...

Prof. Lyn Di Iorio Sandín

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Reclaiming Latin America

Experiments in Radical Social Democracy

This book is a one-stop guide to the revival of social democratic and socialist politics across the region. At the end of the Cold War, after decades of...

By Geraldine Lievesley and Steve Ludlam

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Zapatistas

Rebellion from the Grassroots to the Global

This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a...

"...This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a.... This book provides a critical and comprehensive overview of one of the most important rebel groups in recent history. In the early hours of January 1, 1994 a guerrilla army of indigenous Mayan peasants emerged in the far southeast of Mexico and declared "¡Ya basta!" -- "Enough!". As elites in North America celebrated the coming into fo..."

Alex Khasnabish

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The Priest of Paraguay

Fernando Lugo and the Making of a Nation

In 2008 the oldest one-party regime on earth was swept from power by a Catholic bishop. In The Priest of Paraguaym, Hugh O'Shaughnessy, one of the most...

"...In 2008 the oldest one-party regime on earth was swept from power by a Catholic bishop. In The Priest of Paraguaym, Hugh O'Shaughnessy, one of the most.... In 2008 the oldest one-party regime on earth was swept from power by a Catholic bishop. In The Priest of Paraguaym, Hugh O'Shaughnessy, one of the most respected commentators on Latin America, tells the story of how Fernando Lugo ended the 60 year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner's Colorado party with the promise of a new, more ega..."

Hugh O'Shaughnessy

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Palgrave Macmillan

Cuba in the Special Period

Culture and Ideology in the 1990s

This collection is a multidisciplinary evaluation of the impact of market reforms in Cuba’s cultural policies and practices after the fall of the Soviet bloc....

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Contemporary Hispanic Crime Fiction

A Transatlantic Discourse on Urban Violence

This study examines representations of the cityscape and of a so-called "new urban violence" in both detective-centered and detectiveless crime fiction...

Glen S. Close

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Two motifs of an angel of history, one European and one Mexican, provide a theoretical framework for this book. The first is Walter Benjamin's interpretation...

Elisabeth Guerrero

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Carnal Inscriptions

Spanish American Narratives of Corporeal Difference and Disability

While Latin American literary tradition frequently has been read with attention to monstrosity or the calibanesque, as overarching metaphors of collective...

Susan Antebi

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Beyond Neoliberalism in Latin America?

Societies and Politics at the Crossroads

While the neoliberal model continues to dominate economic and political life in Latin America, people throughout the region have begun to strategize about how...

By John Burdick, Philip Oxhorn and Kenneth M. Roberts

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The Chilean Labor Market

A Key to Understanding Latin American Labor Markets

Kirsten Sehnbruch uses the case study of Chile to show the failures and inner-working of neo-liberal labour policy. She shows in detail what the real policy...

Kirsten Sehnbruch

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This highly topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America and the...

"...This highly topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America and the.... This highly topical volume seeks to analyze the intimate but under-studied relationship between the construction of national identity in Latin America and the violent struggle for political power that has defined Latin American history since independence. The theoretical framework is complemented by a series of tightly structured and ..."

By Peter Lambert and Will Fowler

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The Role of Mexico's Plural in Latin American Literary and Political Culture

From Tlatelolco to the "Philanthropic Ogre"

The Mexican magazine Plural (1971-1976) is a privileged vantage point from which to assess the developments that transformed Mexican and Latin American...

John King

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The Ethics of Latin American Literary Criticism

Reading Otherwise

Contributors to the volume: Erin Graff Zivin * Bruno Bosteels * Gabriela Basterra * Idelber Avelar * Esther Gabara * Sergio Chejfec * Gabriel Riera * Alberto...

"...Contributors to the volume: Erin Graff Zivin * Bruno Bosteels * Gabriela Basterra * Idelber Avelar * Esther Gabara * Sergio Chejfec * Gabriel Riera * Alberto.... The last several decades have witnessed a reorientation of the political and a globalization of the cultural in Latin America, shifting literature's function as a homogenizing, citizen-forming institution to a more dispersed, fragmented, and (potentially) democratic and liberating practice.  At the same time, and perhaps in response to..."

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Reinventing Modernity in Latin America

Intellectuals Imagine the Future, 1900-1930

This is an exploration of how Latin America developed an alternative modernity during the early twentieth century, one that challenges the key assumptions of...

"...This is an exploration of how Latin America developed an alternative modernity during the early twentieth century, one that challenges the key assumptions of.... This is an exploration of how Latin America developed an alternative modernity during the early twentieth century, one that challenges the key assumptions of the Western dominant model.. ..."

Nicola Miller

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What is “authoritarian rule” and how can we best study it? Using the case of the twentieth-century Dominican southwest, this book investigates new ways of...

Christian Krohn-Hansen

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Cuban Medical Internationalism

Origins, Evolution, and Goals

While public health is important for revolutionary Cuba, providing medical services to the developing world is also a priority: 38,000 medical staff are...

By John M. Kirk and H. Michael Erisman

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How far is there a regional trend away from neoliberalism in Latin America and how can we characterize the new forms of state activism that are emerging in the...

"...How far is there a regional trend away from neoliberalism in Latin America and how can we characterize the new forms of state activism that are emerging in the.... How far is there a regional trend away from neoliberalism in Latin America and how can we characterize the new forms of state activism that are emerging in the region? This book explores different expressions and approaches to post-neoliberal governance in Latin America and identifies the place of social and political inclusion, as w..."

By Jean Grugel and Pía Riggirozzi

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This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity,...

By Miriam Haddu and Joanna Page

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This book investigates the manner in which Chilean media and public culture discuss human rights violations committed during the dictatorship of General...

Kristin Sorensen

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With the rise of globalization, the American hemisphere has been integrated economically and politically. But what is the role of culture in this new...

Justin Read

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