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Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

A Systematic and Regional Survey

  • Author: Brian W. Blouet,Olwyn M. Blouet
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118729846
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 408
  • View: 4593
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Updated and revised with many new detailed maps and photographs, this seventh edition enables geographers to explore the changes and major issues facing this dynamic region today. The historical material has been streamlined in order to focus on contemporary issues. A new chapter was written to focus on Brazil and the Amazonia region. Key environmental issues are highlighted in new boxes throughout the chapters.

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

Music of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Mark Brill
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 135168230X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 454
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Music of Latin America and the Caribbean, Second Edition is a comprehensive textbook for undergraduate students, which covers all major facets of Latin American music, finding a balance between important themes and illustrative examples. This book is about enjoying the music itself and provides a lively, challenging discussion complemented by stimulating musical examples couched in an appropriate cultural and historical context—the music is a specific response to the era from which it emerges, evolving from common roots to a wide variety of musical traditions. Music of Latin America and the Caribbean aims to develop an understanding of Latin American civilization and its relation to other cultures. NEW to this edition A new chapter overviewing all seven Central American countries An expansion of the chapter on the English- and French-speaking Caribbean An added chapter on transnational genres An end-of-book glossary featuring bolded terms within the text A companion website with over 50 streamed or linked audio tracks keyed to Listening Examples found in the text, in addition to other student and instructors’ resources Bibliographic suggestions at the end of each chapter, highlighting resources for further reading, listening, and viewing Organized along thematic, historical, and geographical lines, Music of Latin America and the Caribbean implores students to appreciate the unique and varied contributions of other cultures while realizing the ways non-Western cultures have influenced Western musical heritage. With focused discussions on genres and styles, musical instruments, important rituals, and the composers and performers responsible for its evolution, the author employs a broad view of Latin American music: every country in Latin America and the Caribbean shares a common history, and thus, a similar musical tradition.

Discourses from Latin America and the Caribbean

Discourses from Latin America and the Caribbean

Current Concepts and Challenges

  • Author: Eleonora Esposito,Carolina Pérez-Arredondo,José Manuel Ferreiro
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9783319936222
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 302
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This edited collection brings together the latest research on discourse and society in Latin America and Caribbean in one volume. Employing cross-cutting approaches to current political, institutional and media discourses, it bridges existing theoretical and analytical gaps between the socio-political macro issues and the micro aspects of linguistic analysis to provide fresh insights that deconstruct the complex socio-political power dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean. Across eight chapters this volume explores the regions’ thorny relationship with their complex histories of colonialism and slavery as well as the ongoing, multifaceted constructions of hegemonic and counter-hegemonic identities at the individual, regional and national levels. In doing so, it demonstrates the unique and rich particularities of these regions and why it is that they challenge many conventional dogmas and methods across the Social Sciences. This book will be of particular interest to scholars working in Discourse Studies, Sociology, Politics, Anthropology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Resilience of Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Resilience of Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development and Autonomy

  • Author: Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano,J. Briceño-Ruiz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137328371
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 273
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As regionalisation becomes an increasingly hot topic, the authors explain why regionalism has been most successful in Latin America and analyse current processes and opinions of possible future developments in the region, including the Caribbean, Central America, Brazil, and Mexico.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

A Continental Overview of Environmental Issues

  • Author: Kevin Hillstrom,Laurie Collier Hillstrom
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1576076903
  • Category: History
  • Page: 266
  • View: 3976
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Presents an overview of Latin America's and the Caribbean's present status and future outlook for economic, human, and environmental health.

Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Anti-americanism in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Alan McPherson
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 9780857456953
  • Category: History
  • Page: 316
  • View: 4393
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Whether rising up from fiery leaders such as Venezuela's Hugo Chavez and Cuba's Fidel Castro or from angry masses of Brazilian workers and Mexican peasants, anti U.S. sentiment in Latin America and the Caribbean today is arguably stronger than ever. It is also a threat to U.S. leadership in the hemisphere and the world. Where has this resentment come from? Has it arisen naturally from imperialism and globalization, from economic and social frustrations? Has it served opportunistic politicians? Does Latin America have its own style of anti Americanism? What about national variations? How does cultural anti Americanism affect politics, and vice versa? What roles have religion, literature, or cartoons played in whipping up sentiment against 'el yanqui'? Finally, how has the United States reacted to all this? This book brings leaders in the field of U.S. Latin American relations together with the most promising young scholars to shed historical light on the present implications of hostility to the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean. In essays that carry the reader from Revolutionary Mexico to Peronist Argentina, from Panama in the nineteenth century to the West Indies' mid century independence movement, and from Colombian drug runners to liberation theologists, the authors unearth little known campaigns of resistance and probe deeper into episodes we thought we knew well. They argue that, for well over a century, identifying the United States as the enemy has rung true to Latin Americans and has translated into compelling political strategies. Combining history with political and cultural analysis, this collection breaks the mold of traditional diplomatic history by seeing anti Americanism through the eyes of those who expressed it. It makes clear that anti Americanism, far from being a post 9/11 buzzword, is rather a real force that casts a long shadow over U.S. Latin American relations.

International Security and Democracy

International Security and Democracy

Latin America and the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War Era

  • Author: Jorge I. Dominguez
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
  • ISBN: 0822975009
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 360
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Domínguez has drawn together fifteen leading scholars on international relations and comparative politics from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United States, thus bringing to bear varying national perspectives from several corners of the hemisphere to analyze the intersection between regional security issues and the democracy building process in Latin America.

Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America

Music Education in the Caribbean and Latin America

A Comprehensive Guide

  • Author: Raymond Torres-Santos
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1475833199
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 256
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This book fully addresses the richness and uniqueness of the music education in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Kathryn A. Sloan
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313381097
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 226
  • View: 950
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This book surveys Latin American and Caribbean women's contributions throughout history from conquest through the 20th century. • Includes a timeline of women's history in Latin America and the Spanish Caribbean • Provides a bibliography of suggested readings to promote further research • Presents a lengthy general introduction on women's roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Alan McPherson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118954009
  • Category: History
  • Page: 232
  • View: 6565
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A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S. interventions in Cuba, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, Guatemala, Mexico, and elsewhere Deals with incidents that range from the taking of Florida to the Mexican War, the War of 1898, the Veracruz incident of 1914, the Bay of Pigs, and the 1989 invasion of Panama Features also the responses of Latin American countries to U.S. involvement Features unique coverage of 19th century interventions as well as 20th century incidents, and includes a series of helpful maps and illustrations

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Joseph Arbena,David Gerald LaFrance
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842028219
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 241
  • View: 851
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Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles on a wide variety of sports-basketball, baseball, volleyball, cricket, soccer, and equestrian events-in countries and regions throughout Latin America. Broad in scope, this volume explores the definition of modern sport; whether sport is enslaving, liberating, or neutral; if sport reflects or challenges dominant culture; the attributes and drawbacks of professional versus amateur sport; and the difference between sport in capitalist and socialist nations.

Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

Anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Harry Sanabria
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317350235
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 448
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The first single-authored comprehensive introduction to major contemporary research trends, issues, and debates on the anthropology of Latin America and the Caribbean. The text provides wide and historically informed coverage of key facets of Latin American and Caribbean societies and their cultural and historical development as well as the roles of power and inequality. Cymeme Howe, Visiting Assistant Professor of Cornell University writes, “The text moves well and builds over time, paying close attention to balancing both the Caribbean and Latin America as geographic regions, Spanish and non-Spanish speaking countries, and historical and contemporary issues in the field. I found the geographic breadth to be especially impressive.” Jeffrey W. Mantz of California State University, Stanislaus, notes that the contents “reflect the insights of an anthropologist who knows Latin America intimately and extensively.”

Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Roberta Rice,Gordana Yovanovich
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315530880
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 242
  • View: 3798
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Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this region is witnessing an emerging collaboration between community, civil society, and government that is revitalizing democracy. This book argues that a key explanation lies in the powerful and positive relationship between community and civil society that exists in the region. The ideas of community and civil society tend to be studied separately, as analytically distinct concepts however, this volume seeks to explore their potential to work together. A unique contribution of the work is the space for dialogue it creates between the social sciences and the humanities. Many of the studies included in the volume are based on primary fieldwork and place-based case studies. Others relate literature, music and film to important theoretical works, providing a new direction in interdisciplinary studies, and highlighting the role that the arts play in community revival and broader processes of social change. A truly multi-disciplinary book bridging established notions of civil society and community through an authentically interdisciplinary approach to the topic.

Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

Teen Life in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Cynthia Tompkins,Kristen Sternberg
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313319327
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 325
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Teens in Latin America and the Caribbean generally face a difficult path to adulthood. Latin America and the Caribbean are important regions to the United States, since large numbers of Americans can trace their roots there. This book allows U.S. teens to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of teens in 15 Latin American or Caribbean countries. Photos complement the text.

A Mining Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

A Mining Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 9780821338162
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 108
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"Technical papers that assess the current state of mining in parts of Latin America, and propose a framework for growth in the mineral sector. Specific coverage for four country groups: Mexico/Venezuela, Chile, Bolivia/Peru, and Argentina/Ecuador/Panama"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.

Challenges to Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Challenges to Democracy in Latin America and the Caribbean

Evidence from the AmericasBarometer 2006-2007

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: LAPOP
  • ISBN: 9780979217876
  • Category: Caribbean Area
  • Page: 299
  • View: 597
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Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: Richard Legé Harris
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742555242
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 344
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Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, the thoroughly updated and revised second edition of Capital, Power, and Inequality in Latin America is an engaging critical analysis of the major political, economic, social, and ecological conditions in Latin America and the Caribbean. Expert chapter authors describe and analyze the economies and trading relations, politics and state policies, social inequalities and social injustices, indigenous communities, gender relations, influence of religion, wide array of social movements, and social ecology of the societies in this important region of the world.

Latin America and the Caribbean

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Author: David L. Clawson,Benjamin F. Tillman
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780190497828
  • Category: History
  • Page: 496
  • View: 5156
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Respected by scholars for its currency, clarity, authority, and rich visual and map program, Latin America and the Caribbean: Lands and Peoples elucidates the commonalities in this highly diverse, rapidly changing region, making it more comprehensive than ever for students and instructors. Dr.Ben Tillman of Texas Christian University joins as a co-author for the Sixth Edition, which has been meticulously updated to take in to account recent changes in the region and to emphasize environmental concerns more strongly.

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.

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean: Central America and Northern and Western South America

Blackness in Latin America and the Caribbean: Central America and Northern and Western South America

  • Author: Norman E. Whitten,Arlene Torres
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253211934
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 536
  • View: 1905
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Shows regional Black history