Search Results for "the-contemporary-history-of-latin-america"

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America

  • Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822313748
  • Category: History
  • Page: 426
  • View: 2316
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America

  • Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349134368
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 427
  • View: 2217
DOWNLOAD NOW »

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
  • View: 2712
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Complexity of Robot Motion Planning makes original contributions both to robotics and to the analysis of algorithms.

Left Behind

Left Behind

Latin America and the False Promise of Populism

  • Author: Sebastian Edwards
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226184803
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 296
  • View: 9309
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The political and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments. Despite abundant resources—and a history of productivity and wealth—in recent decades the region has fallen further and further behind developed nations, surpassed even by other developing economies in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. In Left Behind, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic populism in the region. He begins by detailing the many ways Latin American governments have stifled economic development over the years through excessive regulation, currency manipulation, and thoroughgoing corruption. He then turns to the neoliberal reforms of the early 1990s, which called for the elimination of deficits, lowering of trade barriers, and privatization of inefficient public enterprises—and which, Edwards argues, held the promise of freeing Latin America from the burdens of the past. Flawed implementation, however, meant the promised gains of globalization were never felt by the mass of citizens, and growing frustration with stalled progress has led to a resurgence of populism throughout the region, exemplified by the economic policies of Venezuela’sHugo Chávez. But such measures, Edwards warns, are a recipe for disaster; instead, he argues, the way forward for Latin America lies in further market reforms, more honestly pursued and fairly implemented. As an example of the promise of that approach, Edwards points to Latin America's giant, Brazil, which under the successful administration of President Luis Inácio da Silva (Lula) has finally begun to show signs of reaching its true economic potential. As the global financial crisis has reminded us, the risks posed by failing economies extend far beyond their national borders. Putting Latin America back on a path toward sustained growth is crucial not just for the region but for the world, and Left Behind offers a clear, concise blueprint for the way forward.

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
  • View: 1118
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to Focuses on ‘Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering valuable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of the Caribbean Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of the region's recent past

An Introduction to the Contemporary History of Latin America

An Introduction to the Contemporary History of Latin America

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Latin America
  • Page: 67
  • View: 2004
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Contemporary Art in Latin America

Contemporary Art in Latin America

  • Author: Nikolaos Kotsopoulos
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781908966179
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 240
  • View: 2622
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Contemporary Art in Latin America continues the ARTWORLD series, bringing to light innovative contemporary art from across the globe. Delving into the artistic work from specific major geographical regions, the series continues to showcase both established and unknown artists whose work connects with their roots. New in paperback, Contemporary Art in Latin America celebrates this intriguing region and its creative outputs, setting the vibrant artistic tradition within its historical and cultural contexts. The volume opens with a text section, including essays by valued figures in the contemporary art world, looking firstly at the historical origins of Latin American art and moving on to focus extensively on contemporary work being produced by artists from this region. This section of the book will also be supported by an artist interview, offering the reader a personal insight into the relationship between Latin America’s art and its cultural past, present and future. The second half of the book comprises a plate section showcasing a broad variety of the art and themes discussed elsewhere in the book. Contemporary Art in Latin America encourages readers to reflect upon the art in this region and by these artists in relation to its historical and geographical context and encompasses a wide spectrum of critical debates, including politics and curatorial practice. The artists featured include those considered the most influential to emerge from the region during the last 50 years, such as Brazilian conceptual artist Cildo Meireles, whose work is currently being exhibited at Tate Modern, London and Hélio Oiticica and Lygia Clark, who along with Ivan Serpa, founded the Neo-Concretist art movement. Doris Salcedo is also included, who caused a stir with her piece Shibboleth — creating a subterranean chasm that stretched the length of the Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern. The work of new and emerging talents is also featured, such as Miguel Calderon, labelled the “enfant terrible of contemporary art” and who has been described as having “a knack for pushing crass stereotypes and clichés to absurd and provocative extremes”. Encompassing the political and personal, Contemporary Art in Latin America is highly unique in its approach to exploring the artistic movements of this region, giving those with a genuine interest in art and culture an insight that is rich, engaging, shocking and inspiring.

Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire

A Concise History of Latin America, Fourth Edition

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393283054
  • Category: History
  • Page: 356
  • View: 4355
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.

The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America

The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America

  • Author: Virginia Garrard-Burnett,Paul Freston,Stephen C. Dove
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1316495280
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8066
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America covers religious history in Latin America from pre-Conquest times until the present. This timely publication is important, firstly, because of the historical and contemporary centrality of religion in the life of Latin America, a region which has been growing in global importance; secondly, for the rapid process of religious change which the region is undergoing; and thirdly, for the region's religious distinctiveness in global comparative terms, which contributes to its importance for debates over religion, globalization, and modernity, not least because Latin America now has more Catholics and more Pentecostals than any other region of the world. Unlike most works on religion in the region, and in recognition of recent strides in scholarship, this volume addresses the breadth of Latin American religion, including religions of the African diaspora, indigenous spiritual expressions, new religious movements, alternative spiritualities, and secularizing tendencies.

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

  • Author: Todd Hartch
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199843139
  • Category: History
  • Page: 304
  • View: 9826
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Predominantly Catholic for centuries, Latin America is still largely Catholic today, but the religious continuity in the region masks great changes that have taken place in the past five decades. In fact, it would be fair to say that Latin American Christianity has been transformed definitively in the years since the Second Vatican Council. Religious change has not been obvious because its transformation has not been the sudden and massive growth of a new religion, as in Africa and Asia. It has been rather a simultaneous revitalization and fragmentation that threatened, awakened, and ultimately brought to a greater maturity a dormant and parochial Christianity. New challenges from modernity, especially in the form of Protestantism and Marxism, ultimately brought forth new life. In The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity, Todd Hartch examines the changes that have swept across Latin America in the last fifty years, and situates them in the context of the growth of Christianity in the global South.

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
  • View: 4092
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

An Environmental History of Latin America

An Environmental History of Latin America

  • Author: Shawn William Miller
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521848539
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
  • View: 4010
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book narrates the mutually mortal historical contest between humans and nature in Latin America. Covering a period that begins with Amerindian civilizations and concludes in the region's present urban agglomerations, the work offers an original synthesis of the current scholarship on Latin America's environmental history and argues that tropical nature played a central role in shaping the region's historical development. Seeing Latin America's environmental past from the perspective of many centuries illustrates that human civilizations, ancient and modern, have been simultaneously more powerful and more vulnerable than previously thought.

Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction

Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction

The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism

  • Author: H. Weldt-Basson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137349700
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 263
  • View: 8829
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Current scholarship on Latin American historical fiction has failed to take feminism and postcolonialism into account. This study uses these important contemporary discourses as a starting point for a new definition of the Latin American historical novel that includes national identity, magical realism, historical intertextuality, and symbolism.

Political Corruption in Europe and Latin America

Political Corruption in Europe and Latin America

  • Author: Walter Little,Eduardo Posada-Carbó
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349245887
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 314
  • View: 7425
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book looks at political corruption in Latin American and Europe from both an historical and a contemporary angle. The approach is therefore comparative and interdisciplinary, bringing together scholars from history, political science, anthropology, sociology and economics. In addition to general essays, this book includes chapters analysing political corruption in individual countries: Italy, Spain, France, Great Britain, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, Paraguay and Mexico.

The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America

From Conquest to Revolution and Beyond

  • Author: John Frederick Schwaller
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814783603
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 328
  • View: 1729
DOWNLOAD NOW »
One cannot understand Latin America without understanding the history of the Catholic Church in the region. Catholicism has been predominant in Latin America and it has played a definitive role in its development. It helped to spur the conquest of the New World with its emphasis on missions to the indigenous peoples, controlled many aspects of the colonial economy, and played key roles in the struggles for Independence. The History of the Catholic Church in Latin America offers a concise yet far-reaching synthesis of this institution’s role from the earliest contact between the Spanish and native tribes until the modern day, the first such historical overview available in English. John Frederick Schwaller looks broadly at the forces which formed the Church in Latin America and which caused it to develop in the unique manner in which it did. While the Church is often characterized as monolithic, the author carefully showcases its constituent parts—often in tension with one another—as well as its economic function and its role in the political conflicts within the Latin America republics. Organized in a chronological manner, the volume traces the changing dynamics within the Church as it moved from the period of the Reformation up through twentieth century arguments over Liberation Theology, offering a solid framework to approaching the massive literature on the Catholic Church in Latin America. Through his accessible prose, Schwaller offers a set of guideposts to lead the reader through this complex and fascinating history.

History of Modern Latin America

History of Modern Latin America

1800 to the Present

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118772490
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
  • View: 7705
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Now available in a fully-revised and updated second edition, A History of Modern Latin America offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the rich cultural and political history of this vibrant region from the onset of independence to the present day. Includes coverage of the recent opening of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and Cuba as well as a new chapter exploring economic growth and environmental sustainability Balances accounts of the lives of prominent figures with those of ordinary people from a diverse array of social, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Features first-hand accounts, documents, and excerpts from fiction interspersed throughout the narrative to provide tangible examples of historical ideas Examines gender and its influence on political and economic change and the important role of popular culture, including music, art, sports, and movies, in the formation of Latin American cultural identity? Includes all-new study questions and topics for discussion at the end of each chapter, plus comprehensive updates to the suggested readings

Understanding Contemporary Latin America

Understanding Contemporary Latin America

  • Author: Thomas J. D'Agostino
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588267917
  • Category: History
  • Page: 463
  • View: 377
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This new edition of Understanding Contemporary Latin America has been thoroughly revised to reflect many significant events and trends of the past six years. The book includes entirely new chapters on economics and religion, as well as extensively updated material on politics, the military, international relations, environmental issues, nationalism, the role of women, and more. It is an indispensable introduction, both descriptive and analytical, to complexities of contemporary Latin America.

The Resurgence of the Latin American Left

The Resurgence of the Latin American Left

  • Author: Steven Levitsky,Kenneth M. Roberts
  • Publisher: JHU Press
  • ISBN: 1421401614
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 496
  • View: 4980
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Featuring a new typology of Left parties in Latin America, an original framework for identifying and categorizing variation among these governments, and contributions from prominent and influential scholars of Latin American politics, this historical-institutional approach to understanding the region’s left turn—and variation within it—is the most comprehensive explanation to date on the topic.

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

The Routledge History of Latin American Culture

  • Author: Carlos Manuel Salomon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317449290
  • Category: History
  • Page: 386
  • View: 1085
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Routledge History of Latin American Culture delves into the cultural history of Latin America from the end of the colonial period to the twentieth century, focusing on the formation of national, racial, and ethnic identity, the culture of resistance, the effects of Eurocentrism, and the process of cultural hybridity to show how the people of Latin America have participated in the making of their own history. The selections from an interdisciplinary group of scholars range widely across the geographic spectrum of the Latin American world and forms of cultural production. Exploring the means and meanings of cultural production, the essays illustrate the myriad ways in which cultural output illuminates political and social themes in Latin American history. From religion to food, from political resistance to artistic representation, this handbook showcases the work of scholars from the forefront of Latin American cultural history, creating an essential reference volume for any scholar of modern Latin America.

Role of History in Latin American Philosophy, The

Role of History in Latin American Philosophy, The

Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: Arleen Salles
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791483355
  • Category: History
  • Page: 244
  • View: 6471
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book brings the history of Latin American philosophy to an English-speaking audience through the prominent voices of Mauricio Beuchot, Horacio Cerutti-Guldberg, María Luisa Femenías, Jorge J. E. Gracia, Oscar R. Martí, León Olivé, Carlos Pereda, and Eduardo Rabossi. They argue that Spanish is not a philosophically irrelevant language and that there are original positions to be found in the work of Latin American philosophers.