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 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.

Santa Evita

Roman

Author: Tomás Eloy Martínez,Peter Schwaar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596186648

Category:

Page: 427

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Narconomics

Ein Drogenkartell erfolgreich führen

Author: Tom Wainwright

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 3641161746

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Was haben Coca-Cola, McDonald’s und der internationale Drogenhandel gemeinsam? Der Drogenhandel ist ein globalisiertes, vernetztes und hoch professionalisiertes Geschäftsfeld mit einem Jahresumsatz von 300 Milliarden Dollar, Tendenz steigend. Wie man sich als aufstrebendes Kartell ein Stück vom Kuchen sichert? Indem man von den Besten des Big Business lernt. Denn die Strategien, die für Konzerne wie H&M, Coca-Cola und McDonald’s funktionieren, haben sich längst auch international erfolgreiche Drogenbarone angeeignet – von der richtigen PR über Offshoring, Assessment-Center und E-Commerce. In Narconomics vollzieht Wirtschaftsjournalist Wainwright die Wertschöpfungskette von Drogen wie Kokain nach, von der Koka-Ernte in den Anden bis zum Verkauf an unseren Straßenecken. Jahrelange Recherchen, gefahrenreiche Reisen zu den Brennpunkten des Drogenhandels und Interviews mit Beteiligten, ob minderjähriger Profikiller in den Straßen von Mexico City oder Polizist, Ganglord oder Staatspräsident, haben Wainwright tiefe Einblicke in eine einzigartig einträgliche und tödliche Branche beschert.

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.

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.

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

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.

Quarup

Roman

Author: Antonio Callado

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462410296

Category: Fiction

Page: 728

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Quarup, das Fest der Verbrennung und Auferstehung der Ahnen bei den brasilianischen Indianern, ist einer der Höhepunkte dieses großen Romans. Ein Roman über Brasilien, über ein Land, das sein Herz sucht, und die mitreißende Geschichte des Franziskanerpaters Nando, der aufgerüttelt von politischen Ereignissen und einer bewegenden Liebeserfahrung zu sich selbst findet.

The Peru Reader

History, Culture, Politics

Author: Orin Starn,Carlos Iván Degregori,Robin Kirk

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 597

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Sixteenth-century Spanish soldiers described Peru as a land filled with gold and silver, a place of untold wealth. Nineteenth-century travelers wrote of soaring Andean peaks plunging into luxuriant Amazonian canyons of orchids, pythons, and jaguars. The early-twentieth-century American adventurer Hiram Bingham told of the raging rivers and the wild jungles he traversed on his way to rediscovering the “Lost City of the Incas,” Machu Picchu. Seventy years later, news crews from ABC and CBS traveled to Peru to report on merciless terrorists, starving peasants, and Colombian drug runners in the “white gold” rush of the coca trade. As often as not, Peru has been portrayed in broad extremes: as the land of the richest treasures, the bloodiest conquest, the most poignant ballads, and the most violent revolutionaries. This revised and updated second edition of the bestselling Peru Reader offers a deeper understanding of the complex country that lies behind these claims. Unparalleled in scope, the volume covers Peru’s history from its extraordinary pre-Columbian civilizations to its citizens’ twenty-first-century struggles to achieve dignity and justice in a multicultural nation where Andean, African, Amazonian, Asian, and European traditions meet. The collection presents a vast array of essays, folklore, historical documents, poetry, songs, short stories, autobiographical accounts, and photographs. Works by contemporary Peruvian intellectuals and politicians appear alongside accounts of those whose voices are less often heard—peasants, street vendors, maids, Amazonian Indians, and African-Peruvians. Including some of the most insightful pieces of Western journalism and scholarship about Peru, the selections provide the traveler and specialist alike with a thorough introduction to the country’s astonishing past and challenging present.

Sor Juanas zweiter Traum

Author: Alicia Gaspar de Alba

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576640

Category: Fiction

Page: 660

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An Unkonventionalität hat es Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648 bis 1695) nicht gefehlt. Auch nicht an Schönheit und Geist, an Wissbegier und Leidenschaft. Wohl aber an Demut und Frömmigkeit. Mit dreizehn Jahren wird Juana Inés als intellektuelles Wunderkind an den Königshof gerufen, mit siebzehn von vierzig weisen Männern einer Wissensprüfung unterzogen, die sie bravourös besteht. Kurz darauf nimmt sie den Schleier und zieht sich hinter Klostermauern zurück. Eine Heirat, ein Leben als Gattin und Mutter, ist ihr unvorstellbar. Ihre Liebe gilt María Luisa, der Vizekönigin von Neuspanien, und ihre Kinder sind ihre Bücher, ihre Schreibutensilien, ihr Teleskop, ihr Schachspiel. Sie beharrt darauf, auch als Frau ihren Geist kultivieren, studieren und schreiben zu dürfen und wird als brillante Autorin gefeiert. Doch das ist ihren Glaubensschwestern wie den Kirchenvätern ein Dorn im Auge. Missgunst wird gesät, Intrigen werden gesponnen ... Ein vielschichtiger historischer Roman, dessen Faszination man sich nicht entziehen kann.

The Ecuador reader

history, culture, politics

Author: Carlos de la Torre,Steve Striffler

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 480

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An interdisciplinary anthology of work from and about Ecuador, including nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history, and cultural analysis, with many primary resources never before published in English.

The Cuba reader

history, culture, politics

Author: Aviva Chomsky,Barry Carr,Pamela María Smorkaloff

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 723

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The essential collection of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, history and cultral writing from and about Cuba. The latest in the series that also includes the Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru Readers.

The Mexico reader

history, culture, politics

Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Timothy J. Henderson

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 792

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An interdisciplinary anthology that includes many primary resources never before published in English.