Latin American Research Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electronic journals

Page: N.A

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An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 61

Social Sciences

Author: Lawrence Boudon

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292712577

Category: Social Science

Page: 838

View: 5713


"The one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies." —Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 140 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2000, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 1999. The subject categories for Volume 61 are as follows: AnthropologyEconomicsGeographyGovernment and PoliticsPolitical EconomyInternational RelationsSociology

Beyond Imported Magic

Essays on Science, Technology, and Society in Latin America

Author: Eden Medina,Ivan da Costa Marques,Christina Holmes,Marcos Cueto

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262325519

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 410

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The essays in this volume study the creation, adaptation, and use of science and technology in Latin America. They challenge the view that scientific ideas and technology travel unchanged from the global North to the global South -- the view of technology as "imported magic." They describe not only alternate pathways for innovation, invention, and discovery but also how ideas and technologies circulate in Latin American contexts and transnationally. The contributors' explorations of these issues, and their examination of specific Latin American experiences with science and technology, offer a broader, more nuanced understanding of how science, technology, politics, and power interact in the past and present.The essays in this book use methods from history and the social sciences to investigate forms of local creation and use of technologies; the circulation of ideas, people, and artifacts in local and global networks; and hybrid technologies and forms of knowledge production. They address such topics as the work of female forensic geneticists in Colombia; the pioneering Argentinean use of fingerprinting technology in the late nineteenth century; the design, use, and meaning of the XO Laptops created and distributed by the One Laptop per Child Program; and the development of nuclear energy in Argentina, Mexico, and Chile.ContributorsPedro Ignacio Alonso, Morgan G. Ames, Javiera Barandiarán, João Biehl, Anita Say Chan, Amy Cox Hall, Henrique Cukierman, Ana Delgado, Rafael Dias, Adriana Díaz del Castillo H., Mariano Fressoli, Jonathan Hagood, Christina Holmes, Matthieu Hubert, Noela Invernizzi, Michael Lemon, Ivan da Costa Marques, Gisela Mateos, Eden Medina, María Fernanda Olarte Sierra, Hugo Palmarola, Tania Pérez-Bustos, Julia Rodriguez, Israel Rodríguez-Giralt, Edna Suárez Díaz, Hernán Thomas, Manuel Tironi, Dominique Vinck

The Politics of Knowledge

Area Studies and the Disciplines

Author: David L. Szanton

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245365

Category: Education

Page: 425

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The usefulness and political implications of Area Studies programs are currently debated within the Academy and the Administration, where they are often treated as one homogenous and stagnant domain of scholarship. The essays in this volume document the various fields’ distinctive character and internal heterogeneity as well as the dynamism resulting from their evolving engagements with funders, US and international politics, and domestic constituencies. The authors were chosen for their long-standing interest in the intellectual evolution of their fields. They describe the origins and histories of US-based Area Studies programs, highlighting their complex, generative, and sometimes contentious relationships with the social science and humanities disciplines and their diverse contributions to the regions of the world with which they are concerned.

Latin America

Cultures in Conflict

Author: R. Williamson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113709592X

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This is a broad introduction to Latin America, ranging from religion and history to literature and education, with a focus on cultures and cultural change. With lively prose and a variety of informative inserts, Williamson draws the reader in to the diverse realities of a continent in flux, holding it together by a strong theoretical framework.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. Lopez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134788525

Category: Reference

Page: 1800

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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.

A Companion to Latin American History

Author: Thomas H. Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391640

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 7068


The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

Market, State, and Society in Contemporary Latin America

Author: William C. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444335251

Category: Political Science

Page: 367

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"Market, State, and Society in Contemporary Latin America" explores fundamental issues in the political economy of the region in the early twenty-first century. The chapters in this volume deploy a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives to understand the recent transformations in relations among market, state, and society in Latin American countries. Based on careful empirical research, the contributors go beyond popular state-centric explanations of economic policy-making in the region, emphasizing the centrality of state-society bargaining in the design and implementation of market-oriented restructuring. By the same token, the chapters in "Market, State and Society" also challenge simplistic argument about state decline, demonstrating the crucial role of differing configurations of domestic actors, interests and institutions in mediating the effects of globalization on welfare regimes, labor politics, and popular contestation.

Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition

Women in Latin American History

Author: Gertrude Matyoka Yeager

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780842024808

Category: History

Page: 242

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Understanding the role of women in Latin American history demands a full examination of their activities in the region's political, economic, and domestic spheres. Toward this end, historian Gertrude M. Yeager has assembled the multidisciplinary collection Confronting Change, Challenging Tradition. The essays in this volume explore the ways in which Latin American women have shaped-and have been shaped by-the traditional practices and ideologies of their cultures. The selections are arranged in two sections: Culture and the Status of Women, and Reconstructing the Past.

Essays on Latin American Security

The Collected Writings of a Scholar-Implementer

Author: Russell Wilcox Ramsey,PH. D. D. Min Ramsey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781403398956

Category: History

Page: 351

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"Security Issues in Latin America" is a compilation of previously published work by Dr. Russell W. Ramsey, from 1961 to 2002. The articles were published in academic journals such as Hispanic American Historical Review, Latin American Research Review, Journal of Inter-American Studies, Human Rights Review, and North-South Magazine; and in journals covering strategy and military affairs such as Parameters, Naval War College Review, Journal of Comparative Strategy, Strategic Review, Military Review, Infantry Magazine, and Journal of Low Intensity Conflict and Law Enforcement. Latin American policy analysts will take note of Hemispheric events occurring at the time of each article's publication. The book is divided into five topical sections. First, Ramsey lays out his own historiographical orientation, calling the region a unique amalgam of non-Western Africa, indigenous America, and late medieval Europe. The section on regional literature is his evaluation of several hundred works published during a long career. The section devoted to sub-regions examines areas that were once contested between communism and democracy. A section on the Republic of Colombia displays the author's long fascination with that tempestuous democracy. Finally, Ramsey's section on the US military tutelage of the Latin American armed forces contends that the US Army, primarily, took on the small but corporatist latino military forces in 1940 and contributed greatly to their professionalization under western democratic concepts by Cold War's end.

Latin American Society

Author: Tessa Cubitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317893212

Category: Science

Page: 288

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Negotiating Boundaries

Gender, Violence and Transformation in Brazil

Author: P. Wilding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137295929

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 5903


The favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro provide an ideal case study since they are renowned for high levels of police and gang violence resulting in high death rates among young black men, causing both outrage and fear. This book foregrounds women's experiences and how different forms of violence overlap and reinforce one another.


Latin American and Latino Performing Arts

Author: Jacqueline Eyring Bixler,Laurietz Seda

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 083875726X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 9262


This collection offer a series of new essays authored by leading scholars of Latin American and U.S. Latino theater as well as the performance script Mexterminator vs. The Global Predator, written by Guillermo Gomez-Pena. The fourteen essays focus on contemporary Latin American and U.S. Latino plays and performances and challenge the meanings of genre, gender, race, cultural identity, and performance itself in the context of globalization and shifting borders. The concept of trans/acting, a term that connotes negotiation and/or exchange, provides the framework for essays that include such topics as tansculturation, transnationalism, transgender, transgenre, translation, and adaptation. These individual studies of contemporary theater and performance arts are complimented by trans/actor Gomez-Pena's Mexterminator vs. The Global Predator, a striking transgressive script that underscores the performance nature of territorial and symbolic border crossings. Jacqueline Bixler is Alumni Distinguished Professor of Spanish at Virginia Tech. Laurietz Seda is Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Connecticut-Storrs.

Native and National in Brazil

Indigeneity after Independence

Author: Tracy Devine Guzmán

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469602105

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 513


How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of "Indians" in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Native and National in Brazil charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the postindependence period and highlighting Native peoples' ongoing work to decolonize it. Engaging issues ranging from sovereignty, citizenship, and national security to the revolutionary potential of art, sustainable development, and the gendering of ethnic differences, Tracy Devine Guzman argues that the tensions between popular renderings of "Indianness" and lived indigenous experience are critical to the unfolding of Brazilian nationalism, on the one hand, and the growth of the Brazilian indigenous movement, on the other. Devine Guzman suggests that the "indigenous question" now posed by Brazilian indigenous peoples themselves--how to be Native and national at the same time--can help us to rethink national belonging in accordance with the protection of human rights, the promotion of social justice, and the consolidation of democratic governance for indigenous and nonindigenous citizens alike.

Mexico, Central, and South America: Social movements

Author: Jorge I. Domínguez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815336952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 6437


This volume is a comprehensive collection of critical essays on The Taming of the Shrew, and includes extensive discussions of the play's various printed versions and its theatrical productions. Aspinall has included only those essays that offer the most influential and controversial arguments surrounding the play. The issues discussed include gender, authority, female autonomy and unruliness, courtship and marriage, language and speech, and performance and theatricality.

Einführung in die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

Author: Detlef Jahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531198734

Category: Political Science

Page: 526

View: 1301


Die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft ist eine Teildisziplin der Politikwissenschaft, deren Selbstverständnis sich durch die vergleichende Methode ergibt. Oftmals ist die vergleichende Methode in der Politikwissenschaft der einzig gangbare Weg, um generalisierbare Aussagen über gesellschaftspolitische Prozesse zu treffen. Allerdings ist ein systematischer Vergleich voraussetzungsvoll und es müssen verschiedene Faktoren beachtet werden, um die vergleichende Methode in der Politikwissenschaft gewinnbringend anwenden zu können. Dieses Lehrbuch stellt die umfassendste deutschsprachige Monographie zur vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft dar. Dabei gibt der Autor einen vertiefenden Überblick über Gegenstandsbereiche, Logik, Theorien und Methoden der vergleichenden Politikwissenschaft. Die anwendungsorientierte Einführung eröffnet die Möglichkeit, die vergleichende Politikwissenschaft in ihren Grundzügen zu verstehen und gibt Anleitung, spezifisches Wissen zu vertiefen. Das Buch wendet sich sowohl an Studienanfänger als auch an Fortgeschrittene.