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Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

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.

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America

Development and Democracy beyond the Washington Consensus

  • Author: Francisco Panizza
  • Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1848136331
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 312
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Latin America has changed dramatically over the past few years. While the 1990s were dominated by the politically orthodoxy of the Washington Consensus and the political uniformity of centre right governments the first decade of the new century is being characterised by the emergence of a plurality of economic and political alternatives. In an overview of the history of the region over the past twenty-five years this book traces the intellectual and political origins of the Washington Consensus, assesses its impact on democracy and economic development and discusses whether the emergence of a variety of left-wing governments in the region represents a clear break with the politics and policies of the Washington Consensus. Clearly written and rigorously argued the book will be of interest to academics, students of Latin American politics and anybody interested in understanding contemporary Latin America.

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America

1970 to the Present

  • Author: Robert H. Holden,Rina Villars
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781405139717
  • Category: History
  • Page: 353
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"Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America"--

Memory, Truth, and Justice in Contemporary Latin America

Memory, Truth, and Justice in Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Roberta Villalón
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1442267267
  • Category: History
  • Page: 280
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This powerful text provides the first systematic analysis of the second wave of memory and justice mobilization throughout Latin America. Pairing clear explanations of concepts and debates with case studies, the book offers a unique opportunity for students to understand and interpret the history and politics of Latin American countries.

The Economics of Contemporary Latin America

The Economics of Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Beatriz Armendáriz,Felipe Larraín B.
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • ISBN: 0262533154
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 464
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The Complexity of Robot Motion Planning makes original contributions both to robotics and to the analysis of algorithms.

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Ronaldo Munck
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137010959
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
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Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of politics, economy, society and culture and the continent's prospects today.

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Breaking into the Global Market

  • Author: Deborah Shaw
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742575098
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 212
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This engaging book explores Latin America cinema since 2000, an extraordinary period of international recognition. Leading specialists consider the reasons for the unprecedented commercial and critical successes of movies such as City of God, The Motorcycle Diaries, Y tu mamá también, and Nine Queens, as well as equally important films that failed to break out on the international circuit. The chapters not only offer textual analysis, but also assess the films' social context and production conditions. Their well-rounded analyses offer a rich picture of the state of contemporary filmmaking in a range of Latin American countries. Nuanced and thought-provoking, the readings in this book will provide invaluable interpretations for students and scholars of Latin American film.

Urbanization in contemporary Latin America

Urbanization in contemporary Latin America

critical approaches to the analysis of urban issues

  • Author: Alan Gilbert
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Poets of Contemporary Latin America

Poets of Contemporary Latin America

History and the Inner Life

  • Author: William Rowe
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0198158920
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 370
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What came after Neruda and Vallejo? This is the first book to answer that question, presenting the new movements in Latin American poetry since 1950. Eight poets are selected, with substantial excerpts from their work and parallel translations in English: the test for inclusion is whether their writing expands the possibilities of poetry. Some - for example Juan L. Ortiz, Nicanor Parra, Gonzalo Rojas, Ana Enriqueta Teran - reached maturity well before mid-century, but have continued to explore new poetic expression in the decades since; the younger generation of poets chosen includes Ernesto Cardenal as well as lesser-known figures: Jorge Eduardo Eielson, Carmen Olle, and Raul Zurita. Together they display the new forms and languages of poetry which have been emerging in contemporary Latin America. Revealing the freshness of the poems, as they invite new perceptions of the world and of language, is paramount in this study. Its method is to bring together poetics with cultural studies, presenting detailed readings of the work of each poet, as well as exposition and discussion of their poetics, especially where they grapple with the tensions between the inner self and history in the later twentieth century.

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Resisting Neoliberalism?

  • Author: Claudia Sandberg,Carolina Rocha
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319770101
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 278
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Contemporary Latin American Cinema investigates the ways in which neoliberal measures of privatization, de-regularization and austerity introduced in Latin America during the 1990s have impacted film production and film narratives. The collection examines the relationship between economic policies and the films that depict recent transformations in many Latin American countries, demonstrating how contemporary Latin American film has not only criticized and resisted, but also benefitted from neoliberal advancements. Based on films produced in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru since 2010, the fourteen case studies illustrate neoliberalism’s effects, from big industries to small national cinemas. It also shows the new types of producers that have emerged, and the novel patterns of distribution, exhibition and consumption that shape and influence the Latin American filmscape. Through industry studies, reception analyses and close readings, this book establishes an informative and accessible text for scholars and students alike.

Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Queer Issues in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

  • Author: David William Foster
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 029278192X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 208
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Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of patriarchal culture. In this study of queer issues in Latin American cinema, David William Foster offers highly perceptive queer readings of fourteen key films to demonstrate how these cultural products promote the principles of an antiheterosexist stance while they simultaneously disclose how homophobia enforces the norms of heterosexuality. Foster examines each film in terms of the ideology of its narrative discourse, whether homoerotic desire or a critique of patriarchal heterosexism and its implications for Latin American social life and human rights. His analyses underscore the difficulties involved in constructing a coherent and convincing treatment of the complex issues involved in critiquing the patriarchy from perspectives associated with queer studies. The book will be essential reading for everyone working in queer studies and film studies. The films discussed in this book are: De eso no se habla (I Don't Want to Talk about It) El lugar sin límites (The Place without Limits) Aqueles dois (Those Two) Convivencia (Living Together) Conducta impropia (Improper Conduct) The Disappearance of García Lorca La Virgen de los Sicarios (Our Lady of the Assassins) Doña Herlinda y su hijo (Doña Herlinda and Her Son) No se lo digas a nadie (Don't Tell Anyone) En el paraíso no existe el dolor (There Is No Suffering in Paradise) A intrusa (The Interloper) Plata quemada (Burnt Money) Afrodita (Aphrodite) Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate)

Market, State, and Society in Contemporary Latin America

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.

Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

Contemporary Latin American Social and Political Thought

An Anthology

  • Author: Iván Márquez
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 0742575101
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 406
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This anthology offers the first serious, broad-ranging collection of English translations of significant Latin American contributions to social and political thought spanning the last forty years. Iván Márquez has judiciously selected narratives of resistance and liberation; ground-breaking texts in Latin American fields of inquiry such as liberation theology, philosophy, pedagogy, and dependency theory; and important readings in guerrilla revolution, socialist utopia, and post–Cold War thought, especially in the realms of democracy and civil society, alternatives to neoliberalism, and nationalism in the context of globalization. Highlighting the vitality, diversity, and originality of Latin American thought, this anthology will be invaluable for students and scholars across the social sciences and humanities.

Contemporary Latin America, Second Editon

Contemporary Latin America, Second Editon

  • Author: Ronaldo Munck
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780230514959
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
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Fully updated for the new 2nd edition, Contemporary Latin America provides a concise introduction to the region written in an accessible and student-friendly style by a well-known authority. A brief introduction to the historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of contemporary politics, political economy, society and culture and of the prospects of the continent in a changing world

Modern and contemporary Latin America

Modern and contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Harry Bernstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 717
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Sabotage Art

Sabotage Art

Politics and Iconoclasm in Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Sophie Halart
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 0857729136
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 256
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Sabotage is the deliberate disruption of a dominant system, be it political, military or economic. Yet in recent decades, sabotage has also become an artistic strategy – most notably in Latin America. In Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Chile and Argentina, artists are producing radical, unruly or even iconoclastic work that resists state violence, social conformity and the commodification of art. Sabotage Art reveals how contemporary Latin American artists have resorted to ‘sabotage’ strategies as a means to bridge the gap between aesthetics and politics. The global status of – and market for - Latin American art is growing rapidly. This book is essential reading for those who want to understand this new, dissident work, as well as its mystification, co-option and commercialisation within current academic historiographies and art-world curatorial initiatives.

Makroökonomik in globaler Sicht

Makroökonomik in globaler Sicht

  • Author: Jeffrey D. Sachs,Felipe Larrain B.
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • ISBN: 3486809628
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 989
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Die globale Ausrichtung der Makroökonomik ist der besondere Vorzug dieses Lehrwerks zweier weltberühmter Volkswirte. Für Grund- und Hauptstudium gleichermaßen zu empfehlen. Aus dem Inhalt: Grundlegende Konzepte der Makroökonomik. Bestimmung des Outputs. Konsum und Sparen. Investition. Ersparnis. Investition und Leistungsbilanz. Der staatliche Sektor. Geldnachfrage. Der Geldangebotsprozeß. Geld, Wechselkurse und Preise. Inflation. Makropolitik und Outputbestimmung in einer geschlossenen Volkswirtschaft. Makropolitik in der offenen Volkswirtschaft: feste Wechselkurse. Makropolitik in der offenen Volkswirtschaft: flexibel Wechselkurse. Inflation und Arbeitslosigkeit. Institutionelle Bestimmungsgründe von Löhnen und Arbeitlsosigkeit. Zur Erklärung von Konjunkturzyklen. Langfristiges Wachstum. Theorie und Praxis der Wirtschaftspolitik. Finanzmärkte. Handelbare und nicht-handelbare Güter. Beendigung hoher Inflationen.

A History of Modern Latin America

A History of Modern Latin America

  • Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff
  • Publisher: Lawrence Clayton
  • ISBN: 9780534621582
  • Category: History
  • Page: 584
  • View: 8749
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Written specifically for students unfamiliar with Latin American history, this comprehensive narrative presents a variety of interpretations and theories from the last half of the century. The authors present main theories and analyses of the area's history, balancing economic, social and cultural views while expertly weaving in the history of minorities, women, the environment, culture, literature, and art. Primary documents begin each chapter, offering short glimpses into moments in history and setting the theme for the chapter to follow. Maps, images, bibliographies, discussion questions, and other pedagogical elements are strategically placed throughout to help students engage in research assignments, papers, and so on.

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

  • Author: Stephen M. Hart,Richard A. Young
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780340808221
  • Category: History
  • Page: 348
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Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons of culture; (III) culture as a commodity; (IV) culture as a site of resistance; and (V) everyday cultural practices. The essays range across a wide gamut of theories about Latin American culture; some, for example, analyse the role that ideas about the nation - and national icons - have played in the formation of a sense of identity in Latin America, while others focus on the resonance underlying cultural practices as diverse as football in Argentina, TV in Uruguay, cinema in Brazil, and the 'bolero' and soaps of modern-day Mexico. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies has an introduction setting the ideas explored in each section in their proper context. The essays are written in jargon-free English (all Spanish terms have been translated into English), and are supplemented by a concluding section with suggestions for further reading.

Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Children on the Threshold in Contemporary Latin American Cinema

Nature, Gender, and Agency

  • Author: Rachel Randall
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498555144
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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This book contends that child characters have taken on a critical representational role within Latin American cinema because of their position on the threshold between “nature” and “culture,” which converts them into a focus of, and a limit to, state or colonial biopower.