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v. : ill. ; 41 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxviii, 365 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • General Editor's Foreword Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Abbreviations Transcription System The Tumult in Brief Introduction â The Scale of the Mexican Disturbances â Royal Authority as a Tool of Integration in the Iberian Atlantic â Historiographical Approaches to the Tumult of 1624 Rethinking the Tumult in Perspective 1 Theatre of the Disturbances â Windows onto the Iberian Atlantic World â Metropolis of the New World â The Composite Nature of Mexican Urban Population â The Broad Urban Scenario â Royal Authority in Flesh and Blood 2 Pre-Dating the Tumult â The Mexican Audiencia at the Time of Guadalcazar â Guadalcazar: el Buen Rey or a Despotic Viceroy? â Historiography on Guadalcazar's Mandates â From Mexico to Lima â The Logistics of Communication in the Iberian Atlantic 3 A Viceroy in an Age of Decline â Royal Appointment by Philip III â Gelves's First Entry in Mexico City â First Impressions in the New World â Positive Feedback to the Council â Reforming Local Custom and Patronising Municipal Institutions â Supervising the Administration of Justice â The First Arrest of Oidor Vergara Gaviria â Old World Casuistry and New Instructions from Spain 4 The Two Heads of the Viceroyalty â The Administration of the Faith: A Sensitive Topic â Idyll between Archbishop and Viceroy â Deterioration of the Varaez Case â Two Majesties in Conflict â Juntas in Spanish America â Authority from Theory to Practice â The Cathedral of Mexico and the Scale of Conflicts â New Year and the Eve of the Tumult â The Beginning of the End â Reactions to the Exile 5 Storming the Viceregal Palace â Royal Authority Performed in the Mexican Zocalo â The King Arrested and the Pope Exiled â Sacred Objects in the Battlefield â A Heretic Viceroy in Mexico City? â `Long Live to the King and Death to Heretics!' â The Insurgents' Requests â From Fire to Firearms â The Regency â The Viceroy is Missing â The Tumult is Over â Who were These Insurgents Anyway? Illustrations The Long Road to Resolution 6 The Day After â Comuneros of New Spain? â The Pillage of the Palace â `No God, nor King, nor Judges!' â The Mexican Delegation â The Viceroy Besieged â Justice and Power Performed by the Audiencia â Sparkling the Transatlantic Debate â A New Viceroy in an Age of Crisis â Restoration of Viceregal Authority â Two Viceroys, Two Schools of Politics â The Archbishop of Mexico in Europe 7 Tools of Control from the Metropolitan Court â Preparations for the General Inspection â The Beginning of the Inspection â Gelves's Judicial Examination â Viceroys' Authority above Everything Else â The Second Arrest of Oidor Vergara Gaviria â Mexico City under Pressure Again â The End of Gelves's Juicio de Residencia (in Mexico) â Unsettling Metropolitan Considerations about the Inspection 8 From the Inspection to the General Pardon â Another Extraordinary Junta at the Court of Philip IV â The Mexican Pardon in Perspective â The New Archbishop of Mexico â Restoration of Religious Authority â The Edict of the Pardon â The New Inspection â Different Interpretations of the Pardon â More Tensions in Mexico City â The Resilience of the Gelvista Party 9 Metropolitan Deja Vu â Two Heads in Opposition, Again â `There is Only One Viceroy in New Spain!' â Assessing the Junta del Tumulto de Mexico â The Members of the Junta â The Hidden `Life' of the Junta del Tumulto â An Ongoing Discussion outside the Junta â Rethinking Metropolitan Perceptions of Mexican Politics â The Viceroys' Sentences Conclusions Appendix: A Fructibus Eorum Cognoscentis Eos (Mexico, 1629) Glossary Select Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335479 20171218
In The 1624 Tumult of Mexico in Perspective Angela Ballone offers, for the first time, a comprehensive study of an understudied period of Mexican early modern history. By looking at the mandates of three viceroys who, to varying degrees, participated in the events surrounding the Tumult, the book discusses royal authority from a transatlantic perspective that encompasses both sides of the Iberian Atlantic. Considering the similarities and tensions that coexisted in the Iberian Atlantic, Ballone offers a thorough reassessment of current historiography on the Tumult proving that, despite the conflicts and arguments underlying the disturbances, there was never any intention to do away with the king's authority in New Spain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335479 20171218
Green Library
xvi, 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Breda
  • Leiden
  • Kiliaen van Rensselaer
  • Den eyckenboom
  • Schout of Rensselaerswyck
  • The beginning of the end in Rensselaerswyck
  • Manhattan
  • Mary Doughty
  • Colendonck
  • Board of nine men
  • The remonstrance
  • The response
  • The backlash
  • A description of New Netherland
  • Return to New Netherland
  • The aftermath
  • Legacy.
Green Library
xxxii, 123 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
Green Library
x, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • AcknowledgementsIntroductionPart One: Beginnings1. La Florida and the Center of the World2. The Indians' FrontierPart Two: The Imperial Frontier3. The Birth of the Creeks4. Trade and the Search for OrderPart Three: The Settlers' Frontier5. Ordering Alabama's Frontier6. Settlements and Transformations7. The Creek War8. The Cotton FrontierEpilogue.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253031525 20180213
Alabama endured warfare, slave trading, squatting, and speculating on its path to becoming America's 22nd state, and Daniel S. Dupre brings its captivating frontier history to life in Alabama's Frontiers and the Rise of the Old South. Dupre's vivid narrative begins when Hernando de Soto first led hundreds of armed Europeans into the region during the fall of 1540. Although this early invasion was defeated, Spain, France, and England would each vie for control over the area's natural resources, struggling to conquer it with the same intensity and ferocity that the Native Americans showed in defending their homeland. Although early frontiersmen and Native Americans eventually established an uneasy truce, the region spiraled back into war in the nineteenth century, as the newly formed American nation demanded more and more land for settlers. Dupre captures the riveting saga of the forgotten struggles and savagery in Alabama's-and America's-frontier days.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253031525 20180213
Green Library
xvi, 202 pages ; 25 cm
Mario Cuomo is in many respects one of the most significant liberal politicians in the postwar era: a three-term governor of one the nation's largest states and an eloquent defender of the Democratic Party's progressive legacy during a period of conservative ascendancy. Yet in other respects he never lived up to his supporters' hopes. His gubernatorial record was spotty, and when he had the chance to seek the presidency, he equivocated, Hamlet-like, before deciding against it and crushing the hopes of the party's progressive wing. His mixed record has made it very difficult for scholars and biographers to clarify his legacy. Was he a symbol of liberalism's long decline in twentieth-century American politics, or was he a prophet in the wilderness, heralding the rise of a new progressivism? Saladin Ambar's American Cicero weaves elements of biography, political history, and political theory into a novel interpretation of Cuomo's life and legacy. Tracing his life from the streets of an immigrant neighborhood in Queens to his final years in Albany, Ambar argues that Cuomo kept the spent embers of liberalism alive in an era when it seemed that conservatism was approaching full-spectrum dominance-even within the Democratic Party itself. In a series of important speeches over the course of the 1980s, Cuomo drew upon his singular oratorical powers to offer a progressive vision that revived and expanded upon the policymaking legacy of the New Deal and Great Society. At a time when pessimism about presidential electoral prospects reigned in the Democratic Party, his voice-buttressed by a string of electoral victories in New York-provided succor to the liberal faithful. Unsurprisingly, party professionals saw him as the next great Democratic presidential candidate. Yet when he had the chance to run-in 1988 and 1992-he decided not to. His political career ended in 1994, when he was voted out of office in New York in a nationwide Republican wave. To explain puzzling Cuomo's career trajectory, American Cicero begins with his background in New York City politics before shifting to his record as governor and his forays into presidential politics. Ambar traveled to Italy in search of answers to lingering questions about Cuomo, chiefly why he never ran for president. Conversations in Cuomo's ancestral land revealed concerns about an assassination attempt-his mother admonished him, "remember what happened to the last Catholic president"-and even proto-"birther" rumors that Cuomo had been born in Italy. Whatever clenched his decision not to run, Cuomo was nevertheless the nation's most articulate advocate for a progressive agenda at liberalism's ebb tide. His vision has had a measurable impact on twenty-first century Democratic progressives, most notably Barack Obama. American Cicero promises to not only re-establish Cuomo's central place in modern American liberalism, but also force readers to reassess liberalism's fortunes following the close of the New Deal era.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190658946 20180129
Green Library
xii, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • IllustrationsAcknowledgments1. Don Melchor Is Dead2. Khipus, Community, and the Pursuit of Justice in Sixteenth-Century Peru3. The Expanding Web: Indigenous Claimants Join the Early Modern Atlantic4. Who Speaks for the Indians? Lima, Castile, and the Rise of the Nacion Indica5. At His Majesty's Expense: Imperial Quandaries and Indigenous Visitors at Court6. What's in a Name? Impostors, Forgeries, and the Limits of Transatlantic Advocacy7. The Great Inca Don Luis INotesBibliographyIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314432 20180219
After the Spanish victories over the Inca claimed Tawantinsuyu for Charles V in the 1530s, native Andeans undertook a series of perilous trips from Peru to the royal court in Spain. Ranging from an indigenous commoner entrusted with delivering birds of prey for courtly entertainment to an Inca prince who spent his days amid titles, pensions, and other royal favors, these sojourners were both exceptional and paradigmatic. Together, they shared a conviction that the sovereign's absolute authority would guarantee that justice would be done and service would receive its due reward. As they negotiated their claims with imperial officials, Amerindian peoples helped forge the connections that sustained the expanding Habsburg realm's imaginary and gave the modern global age its defining character. Andean Cosmopolitans recovers these travelers' dramatic experiences, while simultaneously highlighting their profound influences on the making and remaking of the colonial world. While Spain's American possessions became Spanish in many ways, the Andean travelers (in their cosmopolitan lives and journeys) also helped to shape Spain in the image and likeness of Peru. De la Puente brings remarkable insights to a narrative showing how previously unknown peoples and ideas created new power structures and institutions, as well as novel ways of being urban, Indian, elite, and subject. As indigenous people articulated and defended their own views regarding the legal and political character of the "Republic of the Indians, " they became state-builders of a special kind, cocreating the colonial order.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314432 20180219
Green Library
xvi, 235 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Introduction 1. A single nest (and some theories about cognitive-evolutionary foundations of religiosity) 2. A little palace of analogies (and a revised structuralist view of cultural fundamentals) 3. Children of the mummy Libiac Cancharco (and ideas about the sacralization of society) 4. Songs for herds and crops (and thoughts about religious experience) with Luis Andrade Ciudad 5. Mending their sacred things (and thinking about religion as symbolism, science, or power) 6. A temple by night (and religions as other ontologies) 7. The ground trembles (closing thoughts on secularity and the "material turn").
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138037502 20180306
In high-Andean Peru, Rapaz village maintains a temple to mountain beings who command water and weather. By examining the ritual practices and belief systems of an Andean community, this book provides students with rich understandings of unfamiliar religious experiences and delivers theories of religion from the realm of abstraction. From core field encounters, each chapter guides readers outward in a different theoretical direction, successively exploring the main paths in the anthropology of religion. As well as addressing classical approaches in the anthropology of religion to rural modernity, Salomon engages with newer currents such as cognitive-evolution models, power-oriented critiques, the ontological reworking of relativism, and the "new materialism" in the context of a deep-rooted Andean ethos. He reflects on central questions such as: Why does sacred ritualism seem almost universal? Is it seated in social power, human psychology, symbolic meanings, or cultural logics? Are varied theories compatible? Is "religion" still a tenable category in the post-colonial world? At the Mountains' Altar is a valuable resource for students taking courses on the anthropology of religion, Andean cultures, Latin American ethnography, religious studies, and indigenous peoples of the Americas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138037502 20180306
Green Library
xix, 301 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Exposing ParaguayFederico Pous, Alejandro Quin, Marcelino VieraPart One: Writing the Limits of Authoritarian Paraguay2. War and Dismemberment: The Paraguayan War According to Leon de Palleja's Diario (1866)Javier Uriarte3. Poetry and Revisionism. Notes on Authority and Restoration in Postwar ParaguayAlejandro Quin4. Writing the State: The Re-Distribution of Sovereignty and the Figure of the "Legislator" in I the Supreme by Augusto Roa BastosJohn KraniauskasPart Two: Preaching Popular Art in Paraguay5. Indigenous Art: The Challenge of the UniversalTicio Escobar6. Inheritances of Carlos Colombino. Painting and the Making of a Democratic ParaguayHoracio Legras7. Interrupted Visions of History: Nineteenth-century Illustrated Newspapers and the History of (Popular) Art in Contemporary ParaguaySebastian Diaz-Duhalde8. The Wings of Carlos Colombino: Architect, Artist, Writer (An Interview)Adriana Johnson & Horacio LegrasPart Three: Flashes of Memory in Paraguay: the Legacies of Stronism9. Beyond Coercion: Social Legitimation and Conservative Modernization in the Stroessner Regime (1954-1989)Lorena Soler10. 108/Cuchillo de palo (2010): Limits and Political Potentialities of Queer CountermemoryEva Karene Romero11. De-parting Paraguay: The Interruption of the Aesthetic Gaze in Siete Cajas (2012)Federico PousPart Four: Tracing la realidad que delira12. Paraguayan CounterlivesAdriana Johnson13. Paraguayan Realism as Cruelty in Gabriel Casaccia's El guajhuGabriel Horowitz14. Rafael Barrett's Haunted LetterMarcelino Viera.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319535432 20171201
This book takes on the challenge of conceptually thinking Paraguayan cultural history within the broader field of Latin American studies. It presents original contributions to the study of Paraguayan culture from a variety of perspectives that include visual, literary, and cultural studies; gender studies, sociology, and political theory. The essays compiled here focus on the different narratives and political processes that shaped a country decentered from, but also deeply connected to, the rest of Latin America. Structured in four thematic sections, the book reflects upon authoritarianism; the tensions between modern, indigenous, and popular artistic expressions; the legacies of the Stroessner Regime, political resistance, and the struggle for collective memory; as well as the literary framing of historical trauma, particularly in connection with the Roabastian notion of la realidad que delira [delirious reality].
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319535432 20171201
Green Library
xi, 270 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Rancho Rodeo de las Aguas and the Invention of Beverly Hills
  • The Beverly Hills Hotel and the Birth of Its Namesake City
  • Setting the Stage
  • A Crash Course in Influence
  • Veni, Vidi, Vici
  • The War Against Hollywood and the Lasting Legacy of Bad Behavior
  • Meanwhile, in Beverly Hills ...
  • "California's Floating Kidney Transplanted from the Midwest"
  • Dramatis Personae
  • Playing with Fire
  • On Their Own.
Green Library
239 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 25 x 29 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 336 pages : illustrations, color map ; 22 cm
  • 1. Coping with the Caudillos2. The Envoys: The Foreign Service in Central America, 1930-19523. Origins: The rise of the caudillos and the defeat of non-recognition, 1930-19344. Continuismo: The Good Neighbor and non-interference, 1934-19365. Becoming Benign Dictators: The Good Neighbor and fascism, 1936-396. The Best of Neighbors: The alliance against fascism, 1939-19447. The Casualties of War: The Central American upheavals of 19448. The Post-War Moment: An opening for democracy, 1944-19479. The Middle of the Road: The Cold War comes to Central America, 1947-195410. Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319699851 20180219
Very few works of history, if any, delve into the daily interactions of U.S. Foreign Service members in Latin America during the era of Roosevelt's Good Neighbor Policy. But as Jorrit van den Berk argues, the encounters between these rank-and-file diplomats and local officials reveal the complexities, procedures, intrigues, and shifting alliances that characterized the precarious balance of U.S. foreign relations with right-wing dictatorial regimes. Using accounts from twenty-two ministers and ambassadors, Becoming a Good Neighbor among Dictators is a careful, sophisticated account of how the U.S. Foreign Service implemented ever-changing State Department directives from the 1930s through the Second World War and early Cold War, and in so doing, transformed the U.S.-Central American relationship. How did Foreign Service officers translate broad policy guidelines into local realities? Could the U.S. fight dictatorships in Europe while simultaneously collaborating with dictators in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras? What role did diplomats play in the standoff between democratic and authoritarian forces? In investigating these questions, Van den Berk draws new conclusions about the political culture of the Foreign Service, its position between Washington policymakers and local actors, and the consequences of foreign intervention.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319699851 20180219
Green Library
xvii, 284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Wayward mixture: the problem of race in the colonies-- 2. Mestizaje 1.0: the moment mixture had modern meaning-- 3. 'Castagenesis' and the moment of castizaje-- 4. The jungle of extremes (Castas)-- 5. Extreme mixture in a theater of numbers-- 6. Betrothed: marrying into the extremes-- 7. Betrothed: identity's riddle-- 8. Betrayed-- 9. Colonial bequests-- Coda-- Appendix A. Core records consulted from the Archivo General de la Nacion-- Appendix B. Place of origin of the extreme castas in Mexico City's marriage cases, 1605-1783-- Appendix C. Extreme caste slave sales, from Mexico City Notarial Archive, seventeeth century-- Appendix D. Identity reconsidered: factoring lineage into declarations of casta.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107026438 20180122
This book opens new dimensions on race in Latin America by examining the extreme caste groups of colonial Mexico. In tracing their experiences, a broader understanding of the connection between mestizaje (Latin America's modern ideology of racial mixture) and the colonial caste system is rendered. Before mestizaje emerged as a primary concept in Latin America, an earlier precursor existed that must be taken seriously. This colonial form of racial hybridity, encased in an elastic caste system, allowed some people to live through multiple racial lives. Hence, the great fusion of races that swept Latin America and defined its modernity, carries an important corollary. Mestizaje, when viewed at its roots, is not just about mixture, but also about dissecting and reconnecting lives. Such experiences may have carved a special ability for some Latin American populations to reach across racial groups to relate with and understand multiple racial perspectives. This overlooked, deep history of mestizaje is a legacy that can be built upon in modern times.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107026438 20180122
Green Library

14. Berkeley walks [2018]

xiv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
This expanded and updated edition of a local best-seller offers more revealing rambles through one of America's most fascinating cities. Berkeley Walks celebrates the things that make Berkeley such a wonderful walking city-diverse architecture, panoramic views, tree-lined neighborhoods, unusual gardens, secret pathways, hidden parks, and vibrant street life. Historical surprises and architectural delights include the apartment building from which Patty Hearst was kidnapped; Ted Kaczynski's home before he became the Unabomber; and the residences of Nobel laureates and literary Berkeleyans such as Thornton Wilder, Ann Rice, and Philip K. Dick. Bob Johnson and Janet Byron-longtime city residents and tour guides-have added 3 new walks, extensively revised 6 others, and updated all the rest. These 21 walks showcase the many elements that make Berkeley's neighborhoods, shopping districts, and academic areas such fun to explore. Visitors will discover a vibrant community beyond the University of California campus borders; locals will be surprised and charmed by the treasures in their own backyards. Highlights of the book include features on architects such as John Galen Howard, Bernard Maybeck, and Julia Morgan; more than 100 archival and original photos; and detailed maps with hundreds of points of interest on these easy-to-follow, self-guided walking tours.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781938901751 20180423
Green Library
xii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Since 1945, American popular culture has portrayed suburbia as a place with a culture, politics, and economy distinct from cities, towns, and rural areas. In Between City and Country, Ronald Dale Karr examines the evolution of Brookline, Boston's most renowned nineteenth-century suburb, arguing that a distinctively suburban way of life appeared here long before World War II. Already a fashionable retreat for wealthy Bostonians, Brookline began to suburbanize in the 1840s with the arrival of hundreds of commuter families - and significant numbers of Irish Catholic immigrants drawn by opportunities to work as laborers and servants. In Brookline the poor were segregated but not excluded altogether, as they would be from twentieth-century elite suburbs. A half century later, a distinct suburban way of life developed that combined rural activities with urban pastimes, and a political consensus emerged that sought efficient government and large expenditures on education and public works. Brookline had created the template for the concept of suburbia, not just in wealthy communities but in the less affluent communities of postwar America.""- ""Karr has engagingly detailed the rich evolution of Brookline, and clearly woven together the many strands of its development, in a manner that significantly expands our knowledge not only of Brookline but of the history of suburban development in the United States.""-John Archer, author of Architecture and Suburbia: From English Villa to American Dream House, 1690-2000.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781625343048 20180416
Green Library
xvii, 285 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Price-Mars in a Local and Global Context: Rethinking Haitian Culture and Human History Celucien L. Joseph, Jean Eddy Saint Paul, and Glodel Mezilas Part I. Price-Mars and Haiti: Rethinking Haitian Culture, History, and Haitian Politics in the Twentieth-Century and Beyond 1. The Role of Price-Mars' Thought in the Haitian Renaissance in the First Half of the Twentieth-Century Esther I. Rodriguez Miranda 2.Price-Mars and Black Public Intellectual Tradition in Haiti: Cementing Scholarship With Service Patrick Delices 3.Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars and the Impact of the United States Occupation on Haiti: 1915-1934 Patrick Delices 4.Jean Price-Mars: The Vodou Ethic and the Spirit of Communism Paul C. Mocombe Part II. Price-Mars and Black Atlantic Intellectual History and Culture 5.Francophone Black Identity and Jean Price-Mars William H. Alexander 6.From Harlem to Haiti: A Niggerati Renaissance in Caribbean Negritude Tammie Jenkins 7.Jean Price-Mars's Brazilian Connection: Arthur Ramos Reads Haiti Myriam Mompoint Part III. Price-Mars, Pan-Africanism, and the Meaning of Africa 8.Africa in the History of Ideas in Haiti Glodel Mezilas 9.What is Africa to Me? Jean Price-Mars and the Significance of An African Collective Identity in Haiti Patrick Delices 10.Jean Price-Mars and the Roots of the Dynamics between Antillanite, Creolite, and Pan-Africanism Moussa Traore 11. The Possibility and Impossibility of God in Africa: Price-Mars, the African Islamic Tradition, and Early African Christianity Celucien L. Joseph.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498545754 20180319
Between Two Worlds: Jean Price-Mars, Haiti, and Africa is a special volume on Jean Price-Mars that reassesses the importance of his thought and legacy, and the implications of his ideas in the twenty-first century's culture of political correctness, the continuing challenge of race and racism, and imperial hegemony in the modern world. Price-Mars's thought is also significant for the renewed scholarly interests in Haiti and Haitian Studies in North America, and the meaning of contemporary Africa in the world today. This volume explores various dimensions in Price-Mars' thought and his role as historian, anthropologist, cultural critic, public intellectual, religious scholar, pan-Africanist, and humanist. The goal of this book is fourfold: it explores the contributions of Jean Price-Mars to Haitian history and culture, it studies Price-Mars' engagement with Western history and the problem of the "racist narrative, " it interprets Price-Mars' connections with Black Internationalism, Harlem Renaissance, and the Negritude Movement, and finally, the book underscores Price-Mars' contributions to post colonialism, religious studies, Africana Studies, and Pan-Africanism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498545754 20180319
Green Library
viii, 312 pages ; 24 cm
A sweeping look at the complicated concept and history of Indigeneity in Mexico--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
224 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Green Library
xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Melissa Aronczyk Introduction: Context and Contestation Dunja Fehimovic and Rebecca Ogden Chapter One: Promotion before Nation Branding: Chile at the World Exhibitions Andrea Paz Cerda Pereira Chapter Two: The Counter-Narratives of Nation Branding: The Case of Peru Felix Lossio Chavez Chapter Three: Living the Brand: Authenticity and Affective Capital in Contemporary Cuban Tourism Rebecca Ogden Chapter Four: Covert Nation Branding and the Neoliberal Subject: The Case of `It's Colombia, NOT Columbia' Paula Gomez Carrillo Chapter Five: Resisting the Brand, Resisting the Platform? Digital Genres and The Contestation of Corporate Powers in Belen Gache's Radikal karaoke Claire Taylor Chapter Six: Protests, News, and Nation Branding: The Role of Foreign Journalists in Constructing and Projecting the Image of Brazil during the June 2013 Demonstrations Cesar Jimenez-Martinez Chapter Seven: International Love? `Latino' Music Videos, the Latin Brand of Universality, and Pitbull Andrew Ginger Chapter Eight: The Paradoxes of the `Cuban Brand': Authenticity, Resistance, and Heroic Victimhood in Cuban Film Dunja Fehimovic Chapter Nine: Branding, Sense, and Their Threats Brett Levinson Epilogue Dunja Fehimovic and Rebecca Ogden About the Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498568272 20180403
As public and private sectors become stakeholders, nation-states become corporations, interests become strategic objectives, and identities become brands, branding emerges as a key feature of the pervasiveness of market logic in today's world. Branding Latin America: Strategies, Aims, Resistance offers a sustained critical analysis of these transformations, which see identities deliberately (re)defined according to the principle of competition and strategically (re)oriented towards the market. Through context-sensitive case studies that foreground a specific, under examined set of practices and concepts, this volume draws particular attention not only to the reconfigurations of citizenship, identity, and culture according to an insidious logic of market competitiveness, but also to the ways in which different actors resist, survive, and even thrive in such a context. In so doing, it illuminates the ambivalent relationships between the local, national, and global; the individual and collective; the public and private; and the economic, political, and cultural landscapes that characterize contemporary Latin America and the wider world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498568272 20180403
Green Library
ix, 480 pages ; 22 cm
This book offers the reader a critical and interdisciplinary introduction to Brazilian history. Combining a didactic approach with insightful historical analysis, it discusses the main political, cultural, and social developments that took place in the Latin American country from 1500 to 2010. The historical narrative leads the reader step by step and in chronological succession to a clear understanding of the country's three main historical periods: namely, the Colonial Period (1500-1822), the Empire (1822-1889), and the Republic (1889-present). Each phase is treated separately and subdivided according to the political developments and successive regional forces that controlled the nation's territory throughout the centuries. At the end of each section, an individual chapter discusses the foremost cultural and artistic developments of the period, engaging perspectives on literature, music, and the visual arts, including cinema. Through its multifaceted approach, the book explores economic history, foreign policy, education and social history, as well as literary and artistic history to reveal the multiethnic and culturally diversified nature of Brazil in all its fullness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781527503496 20180403
Green Library