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The Chile Reader

The Chile Reader

History, Culture, Politics

  • Author: Elizabeth Quay Hutchison,Thomas Miller Klubock,Nara B. Milanich,Peter Winn
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822395835
  • Category: History
  • Page: 648
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The Chile Reader makes available a rich variety of documents spanning more than five hundred years of Chilean history. Most of the selections are by Chileans; many have never before appeared in English. The history of Chile is rendered from diverse perspectives, including those of Mapuche Indians and Spanish colonists, peasants and aristocrats, feminists and military strongmen, entrepreneurs and workers, and priests and poets. Among the many selections are interviews, travel diaries, letters, diplomatic cables, cartoons, photographs, and song lyrics. Texts and images, each introduced by the editors, provide insights into the ways that Chile's unique geography has shaped its national identity, the country's unusually violent colonial history, and the stable but autocratic republic that emerged after independence from Spain. They shed light on Chile's role in the world economy, the social impact of economic modernization, and the enduring problems of deep inequality. The Reader also covers Chile's bold experiments with reform and revolution, its subsequent descent into one of Latin America's most ruthless Cold War dictatorships, and its much-admired transition to democracy and a market economy in the years since dictatorship.

The Sea in the Literary Imagination

The Sea in the Literary Imagination

Global Perspectives

  • Author: Ben P. Robertson,Ekaterina V. Kobeleva,Shannon W. Thompson
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1527524108
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 404
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This collection explores nautical themes in a variety of literary contexts from multiple cultures. Including contributors from five continents, it emphasizes the universality of human experience with the sea, while focusing on literature that spans a millennium, stretching from medieval romance to the twenty-first-century reimagining of classic literary texts in film. These fresh essays engage in discussions of literature from the UK, the USA, India, Chile, Turkey, Spain, Japan, Colombia, and the Caribbean. Scholars of maritime literature will find the collection interesting for the unique insights it offers on individual literary texts, while general readers will be intrigued by the interconnectedness that it reveals in human experience with the sea.

The Colombia Reader

The Colombia Reader

History, Culture, Politics

  • Author: Ann Farnsworth-Alvear,Marco Palacios,Ana María Gómez López
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822373866
  • Category: History
  • Page: 648
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Containing over one hundred selections—most of them published in English for the first time—The Colombia Reader presents a rich and multilayered account of this complex nation from the colonial era to the present. The collection includes journalistic reports, songs, artwork, poetry, oral histories, government documents, and scholarship to illustrate the changing ways Colombians from all walks of life have made and understood their own history. Comprehensive in scope, it covers regional differences; religion, art, and culture; the urban/rural divide; patterns of racial, economic, and gender inequalities; the history of violence; and the transnational flows that have shaped the nation. The Colombia Reader expands readers' knowledge of Colombia beyond its reputation for violence, contrasting experiences of conflict with the stability and significance of cultural, intellectual, and economic life in this plural nation.

The Haiti Reader

The Haiti Reader

History, Culture, Politics

  • Author: Laurent Dubois,Kaiama L. Glover,Nadève Ménard,Millery Polyné,Chantalle F. Verna
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 1478007605
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 552
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While Haiti established the second independent nation in the Western Hemisphere and was the first black country to gain independence from European colonizers, its history is not well known in the Anglophone world. The Haiti Reader introduces readers to Haiti's dynamic history and culture from the viewpoint of Haitians from all walks of life. Its dozens of selections—most of which appear here in English for the first time—are representative of Haiti's scholarly, literary, religious, visual, musical, and political cultures, and range from poems, novels, and political tracts to essays, legislation, songs, and folk tales. Spanning the centuries between pre-contact indigenous Haiti to the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, the Reader covers widely known episodes in Haiti's history, such as the U.S. military occupation and the Duvalier dictatorship, as well as overlooked periods such as the decades immediately following Haiti's “second independence” in 1934. Whether examining issues of political upheaval, the environment, or modernization, The Haiti Reader provides an unparalleled look at Haiti's history, culture, and politics.

The Cuba Reader

The Cuba Reader

History, Culture, Politics

  • Author: Aviva Chomsky,Barry Carr,Alfredo Prieto,Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 1478004568
  • Category: History
  • Page: 744
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Tracking Cuban history from 1492 to the present, The Cuba Reader includes more than one hundred selections that present myriad perspectives on Cuba's history, culture, and politics. The volume foregrounds the experience of Cubans from all walks of life, including slaves, prostitutes, doctors, activists, and historians. Combining songs, poetry, fiction, journalism, political speeches, and many other types of documents, this revised and updated second edition of The Cuba Reader contains over twenty new selections that explore the changes and continuities in Cuba since Fidel Castro stepped down from power in 2006. For students, travelers, and all those who want to know more about the island nation just ninety miles south of Florida, The Cuba Reader is an invaluable introduction.

Contested Communities

Contested Communities

Class, Gender, and Politics in Chile's El Teniente Copper Mine, 1904-1951

  • Author: Thomas Miller Klubock
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822320920
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 363
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In Contested Communities Thomas Miller Klubock analyzes the experiences of the El Teniente copper miners during the first fifty years of the twentieth century. Describing the everyday life and culture of the mining community, its impact on Chilean politics and national events, and the sense of self and identity working-class men and women developed in the foreign-owned enclave, Klubock provides important insights into the cultural and social history of Chile. Klubock shows how a militant working-class community was established through the interplay between capitalist development, state formation, and the ideologies of gender. In describing how the North American copper company attempted to reconfigure and reform the work and social-cultural lives of men and women who migrated to the mine, Klubock demonstrates how struggles between labor and capital took place on a gendered field of power and reconstituted social constructions of masculinity and femininity. As a result, Contested Communities describes more accurately than any previous study the nature of grassroots labor militancy, working-class culture, and everyday politics of gender relations during crucial years of the Chilean Popular Front in the 1930s and 1940s.

Chile at the Pan-American Exposition

Chile at the Pan-American Exposition

  • Author: Chile. Comisión parala Exposición pan-americana, Buffalo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chile
  • Page: 252
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Prisoner of Pinochet

Prisoner of Pinochet

My Year in a Chilean Concentration Camp

  • Author: Sergio Bitar
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres
  • ISBN: 0299313700
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 180
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September 11, 1973: Chilean military forces under General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the elected government of President Salvador Allende, bombing the presidential palace with the president inside. Minister of Mining Sergio Bitar was forcibly detained along with other members of the Allende cabinet and confined on bleak, frigid Dawson Island in the Magellan Straits. Prisoner of Pinochet is the gripping first-person chronicle of Bitar's year as a political prisoner before being expelled from Chile; a poignant narrative of men held captive together in a labor camp under harsh conditions, only able to guess at their eventual fate; and an insightful memoir of the momentous events of the early 1970s that led to seventeen years of bloody authoritarian rule in Chile. Available in English for the first time, this edition includes maps and photos from the 1970s and contextual notes by historian Peter Winn.

The Chilean Output Gap

The Chilean Output Gap

  • Author: Leandro Medina,Mr. Nicolas E. Magud
  • Publisher: International Monetary Fund
  • ISBN: 1455214914
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 14
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This paper estimates the potential output (and the output gap) in Chile using several different methodologies. After a structural brake in 1998, the average growth rate of potential output in Chile declined from over 7 percent to 3-4 percent in the aggregate economy, but to less than 2 percent in the natural resource sector. The contributions to aggregate potential output growth of the natural resource sector and the non-natural resource sector are estimated, finding that the contribution to growth of the natural resource sector is non-linear-increasing during the 1990s, declining during the 2000s, and turning negative in the mid-2000s-despite the monotonic decrease in the share of natural resource output in aggregate output.

Chile at the Pan-American Exposition

Chile at the Pan-American Exposition

Brief Notes on Chile & General Catalogue of Chile Exhibits

  • Author: Chile. Comisión para la Expositión pan-americana, Buffalo
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Chile
  • Page: 252
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