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The contemporary history of Latin America

The contemporary history of Latin America

  • Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
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For a quarter of a century, Tulio Halperín Donghi's Historia Contemporánea de América Latina has been the most influential and widely read general history of Latin America in the Spanish-speaking world. Unparalleled in scope, attentive to the paradoxes of Latin American reality, and known for its fine-grained interpretation, it is now available for the first time in English. Revised and updated by the author, superbly translated, this landmark of Latin American historiography will be accessible to an entirely new readership. Beginning with a survey of the late colonial landscape, The Contemporary History of Latin America traces the social, economic, and political development of the region to the late twentieth century, with special emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a well-rounded and detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history. This book will be of great interest to all those seeking a general overview of modern Latin American history, and its distinctive Latin American voice will enhance its significance for all students of Latin American history.

Latin America

Latin America

Development and Conflict Since 1945

  • Author: John Ward
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415147255
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 127
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In Latin America John Ward provides an interdisciplinary introduction to contemporary Latin America in the last half century. Beginning with a brief history of Latin America since 1492, and taking debates over state intervention versus free market strategies as a central theme, he discusses the interactions between economics, political and social issues. He argues that the region's problems since 1945 have resulted more from internal circumstances than from external pressures. The discussion includes : * the long-term background to the 1980's debt crisis * the effects of neoliberal free market reforms * relations with the United States and the wider world * welfare provision in relation to wider economic issues * social trends as reflected by changes in the status of women * environmental debates * comparisons with the more dynamic East Asian economies With a glossary of specialist terms and full explanations of the historical, economic and social contexts, Latin America provides an introduction to the region's current situation and prospects which is both challenging and argumentative.

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

An Introduction to the Theology of Religions

Biblical, Historical & Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830825721
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 372
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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen offers a detailed and comprehensive survey of the diversity of biblical, historical and contemporary perspectives regarding the relationship of Christianity to other world religions.

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

  • Author: Raymond L. Williams
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231501692
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 400
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

An Introduction to Spanish-American Literature

  • Author: Jean Franco
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521449236
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 390
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A revised, updated edition of Jean Franco's "Introduction to Spanish-American Literature", first published in 1969.

Latin America Since 1780

Latin America Since 1780

  • Author: Will Fowler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 0340958731
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 178
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Written in an accessible style and assuming no prior knowledge, the books in this series address the specific needs of students on language courses, as well as anyone with an interest in modern history. Approaching the study of history via contemporary politics and society, each book offers a clear historical narrative and sets its country into the context of the wider world. Although largely sharing a common past and language, the countries in Latin America remain distinct entities withtheir own identities. Latin America since 1780 provides a continental-based historical narrative which stresses the common themes between countries like Mexico in North America to Argentina in the Southern Cone, while at the same time highlighting their specific national contexts. This book focuses on key events such as the Mexican-American War, the Cuban Revolution, and the overthrow of Salvador Allende's government, as well as providing short inserts on the main political protagonists such as Simon Bolivar, Getulio Vargas and the Subcomandante Marcos. This new edition has been fully updated to include recent events and trends including Hugo Chavez's "Bolivarian Revolution" in Venezuela, Evo Morales' electoral victory in Bolivia, and the so-called Pink Tide that has resulted in the emergence of a variety of socialist-leaning governments in the region. At the same time, the book discusses Latin America's cultural diversity, paying particular attention to the response of writers andfilm makers to the historical contexts covered in the book. A range of pedagogical devices and a lively prose style makes this book the ideal introduction to Latin American history.

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America

1970 to the Present

  • Author: Robert H. Holden,Rina Villars
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111827492X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political,economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over thelast 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life inthe region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of theseismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universalperspective, putting each subject in a context that readers canunderstand and relate to Focuses on ‘Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteencountries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offeringvaluable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of theCaribbean Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of theregion's recent past

The Civil Law Tradition

The Civil Law Tradition

An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

  • Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804755696
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 173
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This is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events - such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition - and their significance for the civil law tradition.

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture

  • Author: John King
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521636513
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 356
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An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America.

The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition

The Civil Law Tradition, 3rd Edition

An Introduction to the Legal Systems of Europe and Latin America

  • Author: John Henry Merryman,Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804768331
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 192
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Designed for the general reader and students of law, this is a concise history and analysis of the civil law tradition, which is dominant in most of Europe, all of Latin America, and many parts of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. This new edition deals with recent significant events—such as the fall of the Soviet empire and the resulting precipitous decline of the socialist legal tradition—and their significance for the civil law tradition. The book also incorporates the findings of recent important literature on the legal cultures of civil law countries.

Politics of Latin America

Politics of Latin America

The Power Game

  • Author: Harry E. Vanden,Gary Prevost
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 603
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With a combination of thematic chapters and individual country analysis, this book sets up the overall framework and theories behind Latin American politics. Including maps, timelines, bibliographies, and images, it is suitable for undergraduate courses on Latin American politics.

A Modern Introduction to Theology

A Modern Introduction to Theology

New Questions for Old Beliefs

  • Author: Philip Kennedy
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857737449
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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Philip Kennedy here offers the first book that any student - with or without religious convictions - can profitably use to get quickly to grips with the essentials of the Christian religion: its history and its key thinkers, its successes and its failures. Most existing undergraduate textbooks of theology begin from essentially traditional positions on the Bible, doctrine, authority, interpretation, and God. What makes Philip Kennedy's book both singularly important and uniquely different is that it has a completely new starting-point. The author contends that traditional Christian theology must extensively overhaul many of its theses because of a multitude of modern social, historical and intellectual revolutions. Offering a grand historical sweep of the genesis of the modern age, and writing with panache and a magisterial grasp of the relevant debates, conflicts and controversies, A Modern Introduction to Theology moves a tired and increasingly incoherent discipline in genuinely fresh and exciting directions, and will be welcomed by students and readers of the subject.

Mothers Making Latin America

Mothers Making Latin America

Gender, Households, and Politics Since 1825

  • Author: Erin E. O'Connor
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118341120
  • Category: History
  • Page: 312
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Mothers Making Latin America utilizes a combination ofgender scholarship and source material to dispel the belief thatwomen were separated from—or unimportant to—centraldevelopments in Latin American history sinceindependence. Presents nuanced issues in gender historiography for LatinAmerica in a readable narrative for undergraduate students Offers brief, primary-source document excerpts at the end ofeach chapter that instructors can use to stimulate classdiscussion Adheres to a focus on motherhood, which allows for a coherentnarrative that touches upon important themes without falling into a“list of facts” textbook style

Can the Subaltern Speak?

Can the Subaltern Speak?

Reflections on the History of an Idea

  • Author: Rosalind Morris
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231512856
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 336
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Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's original essay "Can the Subaltern Speak?" transformed the analysis of colonialism through an eloquent and uncompromising argument that affirmed the contemporary relevance of Marxism while using deconstructionist methods to explore the international division of labor and capitalism's "worlding" of the world. Spivak's essay hones in on the historical and ideological factors that obstruct the possibility of being heard for those who inhabit the periphery. It is a probing interrogation of what it means to have political subjectivity, to be able to access the state, and to suffer the burden of difference in a capitalist system that promises equality yet withholds it at every turn. Since its publication, "Can the Subaltern Speak?" has been cited, invoked, imitated, and critiqued. In these phenomenal essays, eight scholars take stock of the effects and response to Spivak's work. They begin by contextualizing the piece within the development of subaltern and postcolonial studies and the quest for human rights. Then, through the lens of Spivak's essay, they rethink historical problems of subalternity, voicing, and death. A final section situates "Can the Subaltern Speak?" within contemporary issues, particularly new international divisions of labor and the politics of silence among indigenous women of Guatemala and Mexico. In an afterword, Spivak herself considers her essay's past interpretations and future incarnations and the questions and histories that remain secreted in the original and revised versions of "Can the Subaltern Speak?" both of which are reprinted in this book.

The Cinema of Latin America

The Cinema of Latin America

  • Author: Alberto Elena,Marina Díaz López
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • ISBN: 9781903364833
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This volume focuses on the vibrant practices that make up Latin American cinema, a historically important regional cinema and one that is increasingly returning to popular and academic appreciation.

A Companion to Latin American Film

A Companion to Latin American Film

  • Author: Stephen M. Hart
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • ISBN: 1855661063
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 227
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A history of Latin American cinema, with detailed analysis of the twenty-five best films.

Latin American Law

Latin American Law

A History of Private Law and Institutions in Spanish America

  • Author: M. C. Mirow
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292702325
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 343
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"M.C. Mirow has set himself a difficult task, to contribute a one-volume introduction to Latin American law in English, and he has succeeded admirably." —Law and History Review "The impressive scope of this book makes it a major contribution to Latin American legal history. . . . This is an excellent starting place for anyone interested in the legal history of the region, and it is essential reading for those seeking to understand the roots of contemporary Latin American politics and society." —Lauren Benton, New York University, author of Law and Colonial Cultures: Legal Regimes in World History, 1400-1900 Private law touches every aspect of people's daily lives—landholding, inheritance, private property, marriage and family relations, contracts, employment, and business dealings—and the court records and legal documents produced under private law are a rich source of information for anyone researching social, political, economic, or environmental history. But to utilize these records fully, researchers need a fundamental understanding of how private law and legal institutions functioned in the place and time period under study. This book offers the first comprehensive introduction in either English or Spanish to private law in Spanish Latin America from the colonial period to the present. M. C. Mirow organizes the book into three substantial sections that describe private law and legal institutions in the colonial period, the independence era and nineteenth century, and the twentieth century. Each section begins with an introduction to the nature and function of private law during the period and discusses such topics as legal education and lawyers, legal sources, courts, land, inheritance, commercial law, family law, and personal status. Each section also presents themes of special interest during its respective time period, including slavery, Indian status, codification, land reform, and development and globalization.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

A-D. Vol. 1

  • Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. López
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 041513188X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1754
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This new three-volume encyclopedia features over 4,000 entries on more than 40 regions in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1920 to the present day.

Latin American Religions

Latin American Religions

Histories and Documents in Context

  • Author: Anna L. Peterson,Manuel A. Vasquez
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814767311
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 324
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Before Columbus, the Americas were populated by many indigenous cultures, with a great diversity of religions. After 1492, European governments and churches dominated religious life. While Roman Catholicism was the official religion, great religious hybridization occurred, mixing European, indigenous, and often African traditions into distinctly New World forms. Latin American Religions provides an introduction through documents to the historical development and contemporary expressions of religious life in South and Central America, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. A central feature of this text is its inclusion of both primary and secondary materials, including letters, sermons, journal entries, ritual manuals, and ancient sacred texts. These documents provide readers with direct access to the voices of adherents, enabling them to act as academic investigators, experiencing and interpreting the same texts on which historians draw. The documents are framed by substantive introductions which provide both historical context and theoretical insights for the study of these religions traditions and the ways in which they have developed over time. From the religious traditions of the Mayas and Aztecs and of the African diaspora, to official and popular Catholicism, to liberation theology, the rise of Pentecostalism, and emerging trends and new religious movements in Latin America, this new work offers a concise overview of this fascinating field.