The Brazil Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Robert M. Levine,John J. Crocitti

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822322900

Category: History

Page: 527

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"Indispensable introduction to Brazil for students and general readers includes short scholarly articles, interviews, documents, photographs, and many autobiographical pieces. Begins with precontact indigenous peoples, but about half deals with Brazil since 1945. Topics include indigenous peoples, slavery, Vargas and labor, political protest, women, race relations, marginal groups, and popular culture. Overarching themes are mobility and repression"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Brazil Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: James N. Green,Victoria Langland,Lilia Moritz Schwarcz

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822371790

Category: Travel

Page: 688

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From the first encounters between the Portuguese and indigenous peoples in 1500 to the current political turmoil, the history of Brazil is much more complex and dynamic than the usual representations of it as the home of Carnival, soccer, the Amazon, and samba would suggest. This extensively revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling Brazil Reader dives deep into the past and present of a country marked by its geographical vastness and cultural, ethnic, and environmental diversity. Containing over one hundred selections—many of which appear in English for the first time and which range from sermons by Jesuit missionaries and poetry to political speeches and biographical portraits of famous public figures, intellectuals, and artists—this collection presents the lived experience of Brazilians from all social and economic classes, racial backgrounds, genders, and political perspectives over the past half millennium. Whether outlining the legacy of slavery, the roles of women in Brazilian public life, or the importance of political and social movements, The Brazil Reader provides an unparalleled look at Brazil’s history, culture, and politics.

The Argentina Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Gabriela Nouzeilles,Graciela Montaldo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822384183

Category: History

Page: 596

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Excessively European, refreshingly European, not as European as it looks, struggling to overcome a delusion that it is European. Argentina—in all its complexity—has often been obscured by variations of the "like Europe and not like the rest of Latin America" cliché. The Argentina Reader deliberately breaks from that viewpoint. This essential introduction to Argentina’s history, culture, and society provides a richer, more comprehensive look at one of the most paradoxical of Latin American nations: a nation that used to be among the richest in the world, with the largest middle class in Latin America, yet one that entered the twenty-first century with its economy in shambles and its citizenry seething with frustration. This diverse collection brings together songs, articles, comic strips, scholarly essays, poems, and short stories. Most pieces are by Argentines. More than forty of the texts have never before appeared in English. The Argentina Reader contains photographs from Argentina’s National Archives and images of artwork by some of the country’s most talented painters and sculptors. Many selections deal with the history of indigenous Argentines, workers, women, blacks, and other groups often ignored in descriptions of the country. At the same time, the book includes excerpts by or about such major political figures as José de San Martín and Juan Perón. Pieces from literary and social figures virtually unknown in the United States appear alongside those by more well-known writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Ricardo Piglia, and Julio Cortázar. The Argentina Reader covers the Spanish colonial regime; the years of nation building following Argentina’s independence from Spain in 1810; and the sweeping progress of economic growth and cultural change that made Argentina, by the turn of the twentieth century, the most modern country in Latin America. The bulk of the collection focuses on the twentieth century: on the popular movements that enabled Peronism and the revolutionary dreams of the 1960s and 1970s; on the dictatorship from 1976 to 1983 and the accompanying culture of terror and resistance; and, finally, on the contradictory and disconcerting tendencies unleashed by the principles of neoliberalism and the new global economy. The book also includes a list of suggestions for further reading. The Argentina Reader is an invaluable resource for those interested in learning about Argentine history and culture, whether in the classroom or in preparation for travel in Argentina.

The Rio de Janeiro Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Daryle Williams,Amy Chazkel,Paulo Knauss de Mendonça

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375060

Category: Travel

Page: 408

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Spanning a period of over 450 years, The Rio de Janeiro Reader traces the history, culture, and politics of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through the voices, images, and experiences of those who have made the city's history. It outlines Rio's transformation from a hardscrabble colonial outpost and strategic port into an economic, cultural, and entertainment capital of the modern world. The volume contains a wealth of primary sources, many of which appear here in English for the first time. A mix of government documents, lyrics, journalism, speeches, ephemera, poems, maps, engravings, photographs, and other sources capture everything from the fantastical impressions of the first European arrivals to the complaints about roving capoeira gangs, and from sobering eyewitness accounts of slavery's brutality to the glitz of Copacabana. The definitive English-language resource on the city, The Rio de Janeiro Reader presents the "Marvelous City" in all its complexity, importance, and intrigue.

Santa Evita

Roman

Author: Tomás Eloy Martínez,Peter Schwaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596186648

Category:

Page: 427

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The Costa Rica Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Steven Palmer,Iván Molina

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822382814

Category: History

Page: 398

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Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight; and an egalitarian, middle-class society blissfully immune to the violent class and racial conflicts that have haunted the region. Arguing that conceptions of Costa Rica as a happy anomaly downplay its rich heritage and diverse population, The Costa Rica Reader brings together texts and artwork that reveal the complexity of the country’s past and present. It characterizes Costa Rica as a site of alternatives and possibilities that undermine stereotypes about the region’s history and challenge the idea that current dilemmas facing Latin America are inevitable or insoluble. This essential introduction to Costa Rica includes more than fifty texts related to the country’s history, culture, politics, and natural environment. Most of these newspaper accounts, histories, petitions, memoirs, poems, and essays are written by Costa Ricans. Many appear here in English for the first time. The authors are men and women, young and old, scholars, farmers, workers, and activists. The Costa Rica Reader presents a panoply of voices: eloquent working-class raconteurs from San José’s poorest barrios, English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Limón province, Nicaraguan immigrants, factory workers, dissident members of the intelligentsia, and indigenous people struggling to preserve their culture. With more than forty images, the collection showcases sculptures, photographs, maps, cartoons, and fliers. From the time before the arrival of the Spanish, through the rise of the coffee plantations and the Civil War of 1948, up to participation in today’s globalized world, Costa Rica’s remarkable history comes alive. The Costa Rica Reader is a necessary resource for scholars, students, and travelers alike.

The Paraguay Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Peter Lambert,Andrew Nickson

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822352680

Category: History

Page: 475

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This lively compilation of testimonies, journalism, scholarship, political tracts, literature, and illustrations conveys Paraguay's rich history and cultural heritage, as well as its struggles against underdevelopment, foreign intervention, poverty, inequality, and authoritarianism.

Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen

Author: Fidel Castro

Publisher: Rotbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3867896054

Category: History

Page: 144

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Unter dem Titel »La historia me absolverá«, in Anlehnung an den letzten Satz seines Plädoyers, wurde die ausführliche Verteidigungsrede bekannt, die Fidel Castro am 16. Oktober 1953 hielt, bei der vorletzten Gerichtsverhandlung in Santiago de Cuba gegen die Beschuldigten des Angriffs auf die Moncada-Kaserne in ebendieser Stadt und auf die Kaserne Carlos Manuel des Céspedes in Bayamo, jeweils am 26. Juli desselben Jahres. Sie ist ein programmatisches Manifest, Anklageschrift, rechtliche, moralische, philosophische und politische Verteidigungsschrift des revolutionären Kampfes gegen die Tyrannei. »Die Geschichte wird mich freisprechen« ist damit von selbst zu einem Grundsatzdokument der Kubanischen Revolution und einem der wichtigsten Texte über das politische Denken und die revolutionäre Aktion Kubas und Lateinamerikas geworden.

Media and Politics in Latin America

Globalization, Democracy and Identity

Author: Carolina Matos

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 1848856121

Category: History

Page: 289

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Latin America is an increasingly important geopolitical entity and its nations are emerging as some of the most influential and radical states in the modern world. The media conglomerates which control the television and radio platforms in these countries, such as the Globo organization in Brazil and the Mercurial S.P.A. media corporation in Chile, have great political influence across the region. Here, Carolina Matos contrasts public service broadcasting in Latin America to that in Europe and the UK, engaging with current debates on globalization and theories of cultural imperialism. She examines the role public media has played in the processes of national development, democratization, and international dialogue across South and Central America, arguing that it can be a powerful tool for political and social inclusion. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of Media, Politics, and Cultural Studies, as well as those with an interest in Latin American culture. As key polities, such as Brazil and Mexico, begin to flex their economic and demographic muscle, Media and Politics in Latin America is a timely examination of society and politics in the region.

Die Geschichte meiner Zähne

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

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Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.

Brutality Garden

Tropicália and the Emergence of a Brazilian Counterculture

Author: Christopher Dunn

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469615703

Category: Music

Page: 276

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In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicalia. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners, however, make the connection between this music and the circumstances surrounding its creation, the most violent and repressive days of the military regime that governed Brazil from 1964 to 1985. With key manifestations in theater, cinema, visual arts, literature, and especially popular music, Tropicalia dynamically articulated the conflicts and aspirations of a generation of young, urban Brazilians. Focusing on a group of musicians from Bahia, an impoverished state in northeastern Brazil noted for its vibrant Afro-Brazilian culture, Christopher Dunn reveals how artists including Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Tom Ze created this movement together with the musical and poetic vanguards of Sao Paulo, Brazil's most modern and industrialized city. He shows how the tropicalists selectively appropriated and parodied cultural practices from Brazil and abroad in order to expose the fissure between their nation's idealized image as a peaceful tropical "garden" and the daily brutality visited upon its citizens.

Latin America

A Bibliography of Works in English from 1970 to the Present

Author: Juan Manuel Pérez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 609

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This is a general bibliography on Latin America, covering a wide variety of subjects, from pre-Columbian civilizations, to Columbus, to Castro, to the foreign debt, to pollution, ect. This work will not only be of use to the general, casual reader on Latin America, but also to the more specialized researcher. The book contains over 800 topics, with over 8,000 titles identified.

Latinoamericana

Tagebuch einer Motorradreise 1951/52

Author: Che Guevara

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: South America

Page: 172

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Women, Culture, and Politics in Latin America

Author: Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520909076

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.