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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: 9780415318228
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 177
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Using an interdisciplinary approach, and covering a range of themes from social welfare to the wider world, this book provides challenging and argumentative interpretations of current situations and prospects.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Americas

Americas

The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Peter Winn,Associate Professor of History Peter Winn
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520245013
  • Category: History
  • Page: 689
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PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: "Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald "This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs "A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition…. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World "Balanced and wide-ranging…. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development…. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly

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.

An Introduction to the Politics and Philosophy of José Ortega Y Gasset

An Introduction to the Politics and Philosophy of José Ortega Y Gasset

  • Author: Andrew Dobson
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521123310
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 204
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This book provides a general survey of the life and work of the Spanish philosopher and essayist Ortega y Gasset (1183-1955), author of the widely read The Revolt of the Masses. Dr Dobson divides his study into sections devoted to Ortega's political thinking and to his philosophy, rooting these in the context of contemporary Spain and discussing the wider implications of their influence. He examines Ortega's position with regard to the Civil War, his ambivalent espousal of socialism, his emphasis on the importance of the select individual in the modernisation of society and creation of a nació vital; the appropriation of his ideas by Primo de Rivera in the cause of fascism. This book is intended to be accessible to both Hispanists and general readers with an interest in literature, history, intellectual and political thought and philosophy.

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

  • Author: Rolena Adorno
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199912424
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 168
  • View: 1978
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A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in the New World. A leading scholar of colonial Latin American literature, Rolena Adorno examines the writings that debated the justice of the Spanish conquests, described the novelties of New World nature, expressed the creativity of Hispanic baroque culture in epic, lyric, and satirical poetry, and anticipated Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted here, including Bartolom? de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana In?s de la Cruz, and Andr?s Bello, have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger literary and cultural debates of their times, and their resonance among readers today. About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

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.

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.

Cinema and Social Change in Latin America

Cinema and Social Change in Latin America

Conversations with Filmmakers

  • Author: Julianne Burton
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 0292791631
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 320
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Since the late 1960s, films from Latin America have won widening audiences in North America and Europe. Until now, no single book has offered an introduction to the diverse personalities and practices that make up this important regional film movement. In Cinema and Social Change in Latin America, Julianne Burton presents twenty interviews with key figures of Latin American cinema, covering three decades and ranging from Argentina to Mexico. Interviews with pioneers Fernando Birri, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, and Glauber Rocha, renowned feature filmmakers Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Carlos Diegues, prize-winning documentarists Patricio Guzmán and Helena Solberg-Ladd, among others, endeavor to balance personal achievement against the backdrop of historical, political, social, and economic circumstances that have influenced each director's career. Presented also are conversations that cast light on the related activities of acting, distribution, theory, criticism, and film-based community organizing. More than their counterparts in other regions of the world, Latin American artists and intellectuals acknowledge the degree to which culture is shaped by history and politics. Since the mid-1950s, a period of rising nationalism and regional consciousness, talented young artists and activists have sought to redefine the uses of the film medium in the Latin American context. Questioning the studio and star systems of the Hollywood industrial model, these innovators have developed new forms, content, and processes of production, distribution, and reception. The specific approaches and priorities of the New Latin American Cinema are far from monolithic. They vary from realism to expressionism, from observational documentary to elaborate fictional constructs, from "imperfect cinema" to a cinema that emulates the high production values of the developed sectors, from self-reflexive to "transparent" cinematic styles, from highly industrialized modes of production to purely artisanal ones. What does not vary is the commitment to film as a vehicle for social transformation and the expression of national and regional cultural autonomy. From early alternative cinema efforts in Argentina, Brazil, and Cuba to a contemporary perspective from within the Mexican commercial industry to the emerging cinema and video production from Central America, Cinema and Social Change in Latin America offers the most comprehensive look at Latin American film available today.

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

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Modern Art in Africa, Asia and Latin America

An Introduction to Global Modernisms

  • Author: Elaine O'Brien,Everlyn Nicodemus,Melissa Chiu,Benjamin Genocchio,Mary K. Coffey,Roberto Tejada
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN: 9781444332292
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 458
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Shedding fresh light on modern art beyond the West, this text introduces readers to artists, art movements, debates and theoretical positions of the modern era that continue to shape contemporary art worldwide. Area histories of modern art are repositioned and interconnected towards a global art historiography. Provides a much-needed corrective to the Eurocentric historiography of modern art, offering a more worldly and expanded view than any existing modern art survey Brings together a selection of major essays and historical documents from a wide range of sources Section introductions, critical essays, and documents provide the relevant contextual and historiographical material, link the selections together, and guide the reader through the key theoretical positions and debates Offers a useful tool for students and scholars with little or no prior knowledge of non-Western modernisms Includes many contrasting voices in its documents and essays, encouraging reader response and lively classroom discussion Includes a selection of major essays and historical documents addressing not only painting and sculpture but photography, film and architecture as well.

A Concise History of Mexico

A Concise History of Mexico

  • Author: Brian R. Hamnett
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521852846
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 373
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Updated edition of an accessible and richly illustrated study of Mexico.

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.

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Restoring Women to History

  • Author: Marysa Navarro,Virginia Sánchez Korrol,Kecia Ali
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253213075
  • Category: History
  • Page: 128
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Examining the role of women and gender ideoloy during the pre-contact and colonial periods in Latin America, Marysa Navarro looks at early indigenous societies along with the Spanish And The Portuguese who claimed the "New World," noting the interaction of race and class. She illustrates these dynamics through portraits of individual women, As well as an examination of their legal status and economic roles. Virginia Sanchez Korrol views the changing roles of women in Latin America And The Caribbean from the early decades of the nineteenth century To The present. She documents the part played by women in the struggles for national independence, their legal status in the new republics, and their quest for education; and shifts in women's roles in the period from 1880 to 1930 with the accompanying broader societal transformations. She shows how women, As political and social activists, have worked to eliminate double standards, exploitation, and inequality amongst class and ethnic groups in specific historical periods and geographic regions.

Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America

Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America

  • Author: Benjamin Keen
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9962
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Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America is a collection of eleven essays that have been adapted from Benjamin Keen’s writings about Bartolomé de Las Casas and related topics in the intellectual history of colonial Latin America. It is an accessible introduction to colonial history and a critical guide to the literature in the field.In these essays, some of which have been updated and revised, Keen explores the literature and thought regarding Spain’s influence on the New World. Some of his articles are themselves of historiographic significance because of their role in shaping current perceptions of colonial history, while others are distinguished for their bibliographic charting of recent debates on selected issues. Essays in the Intellectual History of Colonial Latin America will be a valuable resource for anyone interested in colonial Latin American history.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

  • Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195130855
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 481
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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.