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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: 1981
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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
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National Rhythms, African Roots

National Rhythms, African Roots

The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: UNM Press
  • ISBN: 9780826329417
  • Category: History
  • Page: 257
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When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive close embrace" (forerunners of today's salsa, tango, and samba) emerged by 1900. Then, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions. The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.

Role of History in Latin American Philosophy, The

Role of History in Latin American Philosophy, The

Contemporary Perspectives

  • Author: Arleen Salles,Elizabeth Millan
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 0791483355
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 244
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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.

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
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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.

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
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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.

Warriors and Scribes

Warriors and Scribes

Essays on the History and Politics of Latin America

  • Author: James Dunkerley
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859842720
  • Category: History
  • Page: 211
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Looks at the history of Latin American politics and government.

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History

A Reader

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen,Joseph S. Tulchin
  • Publisher: Sr Books
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Amérique latine - Histoire - 1830-1898
  • Page: 339
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A support resource for both teachers and students in survey courses on the history of Latin America since its independence, presenting a selection of readings on such issues as independence and revolution, slavery in Brazil, images of women, cultural identity, development, and inter-American relations. Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Clay, and George Bush are among those represented. No index. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Born in Blood and Fire

Born in Blood and Fire

A Concise History of Latin America

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393050486
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
  • View: 410
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A history of Latin America spans six centuries and encompasses twenty countries as it discusses the people, events, and factors that shaped the region--including colonization, revolution, and the struggle for political and social equality.

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

Latin America

Latin America

Development and Conflict Since 1945

  • Author: John Ward
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 0415147255
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 127
  • View: 6073
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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.

Economic Development of Latin America

Economic Development of Latin America

Historical Background and Contemporary Problems

  • Author: Celso Furtado
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521290708
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 317
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This is an introductory survey of the history and recent development of Latin American economy and society from colonial times to the establishment of the military regime in Chile. In the second edition the historical perspective has been enlarged and important events since the Cuban Revolution, such as the agrarian reforms of Peru and Chile, the difficulties of the Central America Common Market and LAFTA, the acceleration of industrialisation in Brazil and the consolidation of the Cuban economy, are discussed. The statistical information has been extended to the early 1970s and the demographic data to 1975.

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.

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.

The Places of History

The Places of History

Regionalism Revisited in Latin America

  • Author: Doris Sommer
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822323440
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 310
  • View: 5613
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A compilation of essays exploring regionalism in Latin America which seek to fill historical gaps created by the reading of Latin American literature either through a totalizing view of a globalized culture or through universal formulae for reading offere

Art in Latin America

Art in Latin America

The Modern Era, 1820-1980

  • Author: Dawn Ades,Guy Brett
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 9780300045611
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 361
  • View: 5742
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This authoritative and beautiful book presents the first continuous narrative history of Latin American art from the years of the Independence movements in the 1820s up to the present day. Exploring both the indigenous roots and the colonial and post-colonial experiences of the various countries, the book investigates fascinating though little-known aspects of nineteenth and twentieth-century art and also provides a context for the contemporary art of the continent.

Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History

Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History

  • Author: Vincent Peloso
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136331727
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 232
  • View: 8796
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The Spanish and Portuguese empires that existed in the Americas for over three hundred years resulted in the creation of a New World population in which a complex array of racial and ethnic distinctions were embedded in the discourse of power. During the colonial era, racial and ethnic identities were publicly acknowledged by the state and the Church, and subject to stringent codes that shaped both individual lives and the structures of society. The legacy of these distinctions continued after independence, as race and ethnicity continued to form culturally defined categories of social life. In Race and Ethnicity in Latin American History, Vincent Peloso traces the story of ethnicity and race in Latin America from the sixteenth century to the contemporary period. In a short, synthetic narrative, he lays the groundwork for students to understand how the history of colonial racism is connected to the problems of racism in today’s Latin American societies. With features including timelines, plentiful maps and illustrations, and boxes highlighting important historical figures, the text provides a clear and accessible introduction to the complex subject of race and ethnicity in the history of Latin America.

20 Thesen zu Politik

20 Thesen zu Politik

  • Author: Enrique Dussel
  • Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
  • ISBN: 3643122535
  • Category: Political science
  • Page: 174
  • View: 2014
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A Companion to Latin American History

A Companion to Latin American History

  • Author: Thomas H. Holloway
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 9781444391640
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
  • View: 7385
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The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

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
  • View: 1791
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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.