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xxiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III
  • Foreword / María Christina García
  • Introduction : the origins and future of global Latinos / Douglas S. Massey
  • Out of the fires : Peruvian migrants in post-Pinochet Chile / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
  • Bolivians in Buenos Aires : human rights, immigration, and democratic participation / Eduardo J. Vior
  • Peripheral migrants : Haiti-Dominican Republic mobilities in Caribbean context / Samuel Martínez
  • Nicaraguan immigration to Costa Rica : tendencies, policies, and politics / Carlos Sandoval-García
  • Central American transmigration through Mexico : beyond the border crisis / Rodolfo Casillas R.
  • Between "here" and "there" : transnational Latino/a youth in Madrid / Andrea Dryness and Enrique Sepúlveda
  • "They look like us, but they don't act like us" : the transnational experience of Japanese Brazilians in Japan / Maxine L. Margolis
  • The making and unmaking of a community of Latino labor migrants in Israel / Adriana Kemp and Rebeca Raijman
  • Latino Canadians : a distinct and diverse North American diaspora / Victor Armony
  • "Latinos" in exile : Latin American political diasporas and their national and transnational struggle / Luis Roniger
  • Global Latin(o) Americanos : rethinking diasporic membership and participation / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III.
Green Library
x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
143 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xii, 259 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: the Atlantic world and the crisis of the 1860s / Don H. Doyle
  • The Civil War and U.S. world power / Jay Sexton
  • Wrapping the world in fire: the interventionist crisis in the Civil War / Howard Jones
  • The cat's paw: Confederate ambitions in Latin America / Patrick J. Kelly
  • Manifest dominion: the British Empire and the crises of the Americas in the 1860s / Richard Huzzey
  • France's grand design and the Confederacy / Stève Sainlaude
  • From aggression to crisis: the Spanish Empire in the 1860s / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
  • Dominican civil war, slavery, and Spanish annexation, 1844-1865 / Anne Eller
  • Juárez vs Maximiliano: Mexico's experiment with monarchy / Erika Pani
  • Arms and republican politics in Spanish America: the critical 1860s / Hilda Sabato
  • Cuba, the Atlantic crisis of the 1860s, and the road to abolition / Matt D. Childs
  • The Civil War in the United States and the crisis of slavery in Brazil / Rafael Marquese.
American Civil Wars takes readers beyond the battlefields and sectional divides of the U.S. Civil War to view the conflict from outside the national arena of the United States. Contributors position the American conflict squarely in the context of a wider transnational crisis across the Atlantic world, marked by a multitude of civil wars, European invasions and occupations, revolutionary independence movements, and slave uprisings-all taking place in the tumultuous decade of the 1860s. The multiple conflicts described in these essays illustrate how the United States' sectional strife was caught up in a larger, complex struggle in which nations and empires on both sides of the Atlantic vied for the control of the future. These struggles were all part of a vast web, connecting not just Washington and Richmond but also Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, and Rio de Janeiro and--on the other side of the Atlantic--London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome. This volume breaks new ground by charting a hemispheric upheaval and expanding Civil War scholarship into the realms of transnational and imperial history. American Civil Wars creates new connections between the uprisings and civil wars in and outside of American borders and places the United States within a global context of other nations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469631097 20170306
Green Library
xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The pre-Hispanic period
  • From the conquest to the consolidation of colonial society, 1530-1640
  • Colonization and the expulsion of the Jesuits, 1640-1767
  • The wars of independence, 1767-1824
  • The civil wars, 1824-1870
  • Consolidation and crisis of liberalism, 1870-1930
  • New civil wars and dictatorships, 1930-1980
  • The contemporary period, speaking from the margins.
This anthology brings together more than sixty primary texts to offer an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture. Myths, poetry, memoirs, manifestos, and fiction are translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time. From disciplines including history, politics, anthropology, religion, literature, art, and architecture and written by famous historical figures such as Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, and Che Guevara alongside lesser-known individuals, the texts are united by a shared quest for cultural identity. Representing many different moments in the complex history of an extraordinary region, the key question the texts in this volume confront is "Who are we?" The answers are often surprising.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813062884 20170327
Green Library

7. Arrieros [2010]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
This film is an ethnographic documentary. Its objective is to present the culture and everyday life of Argentinean "arrieros”, workers that transport equipment and provisions during the climbing season at Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, located in the Andes. At the same time that it explores the region's unique geography, the documentary also observes the gradual disappearance of a culture and of a traditional form of work.
1 online resource (904 KB ): digital, PDF file.
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, helps countries throughout the world create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. Through the Solutions Center's no-cost 'Ask an Expert' service, a team of international experts has delivered assistance to countries in all regions of the world. High-impact examples from the Latin American/Caribbean region are featured here.
xxv, 397 pages ; 23 cm.
Bandits seem ubiquitous in Latin American culture. Even contemporary actors of violence are framed by narratives that harken back to old images of the rural bandit, either to legitimize or delegitimize violence, or to intervene in larger conflicts within or between nation-states. The bandit, however, escapes a straightforward definition, since the same label can apply to the leader of thousands of soldiers (as in the case of Villa) or to the humble highwayman eking out a meager living by waylaying travelers at machete point. Dabove presents the reader not with a definition of the bandit, but with a series of case studies showing how the bandit trope was used in fictional and non-fictional narratives by writers and political leaders, from the Mexican Revolution to the present. By examining cases from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, from Pancho Villa's autobiography to Hugo Chavez's appropriation of his "outlaw" grandfather, Dabove reveals how bandits function as a symbol to expose the dilemmas or aspirations of cultural and political practices, including literature as a social practice and as an ethical experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822964353 20170710
Green Library

10. Beauty Factory [2013]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Venezuela has won more international beauty pageants (18)* than any other country. What is it that makes Venezuelan beauty queens so special?..Beauty Factory follows five contestants over the course of four months as they compete for the coveted Miss Venezuela crown, offering an intimate look into the world of beauty that has never been seen in such depth. This film takes you behind the scenes as the girls are told how much weight they must lose, how big their breasts should be, what diet fits them, the length and color of their hair, their gym routine and even what plastic surgeries they need to get...For many of them, the ultimate goal isn’t the Miss Venezuela crown, or even the Miss Universe one. In a country rife with poverty and violence, success in the pageant can give the girls stability and success. In fact, almost every contestant hopes to use the pageant as a trampoline for their career, and few actually care about winning...Among the girls we follow, one has dropped out of the university to support her family by modeling, one lives on the Colombian border and dreams of moving to the capital, and one is the first deaf contestant, hoping to improve awareness about her community. These are smart, savvy women who are using their beauty as a launching pad for something greater. But how far will they go to succeed?
1 online resource (streaming video file) (41 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Identidad & Pertenencia is a program within the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) in Mexico that brings together teams of student filmmakers to create short documentaries about all the things that create a sense of identity and belonging within this region. ..This collection includes the program's award winners and audience favorites, exploring a rich variety of topics. From marching bands to extraterrestrials, people young and old break from and continue with important traditions to create their own identities.
xvi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Foreword / Arturo Escobar ix Preface and Acknowledgments xiii Introduction. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda, Reassessing Uncivic Political Activism / Sonia E. Alvarez, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Agustin Lao-Montes, Jeffrey W. Rubin, and Millie Thayer 1 Part I. Interrogating the Civil Society Agenda: Reflections on Brazil 1. A Century of Councils: Participatory Budgeting and the Long History of Participation in Brazil / Gianpaolo Baiocchi 27 2. Civil Society in Brazil: From State Autonomy to Political Interdependency / Leonardo Avritzer 45 3. The Making and Unmaking of a New Democratic Space / Andrea Cornwall 63 4. Uncivil Subjects, Uncivil Women: Civic Participation, Ambivalence, and Political Subjectivity among Grassroots Community Leaders in Porto Alegre, Brazil / Benjamin Junge 81 Part II. Mapping Movement Fileds 5. Mapping the Field of Afro-Latin American Politics: In and Out of the Civil Society Agenda / Agustin Lao-Montes 103 6. Social Movement Demands in Argentina and the Constitution of a "Feminist People" / Graciela Di Marco 122 7. Politics by Other Means: Resistance to Neoliberal Politics / Graciela Monteagudo 141 8. The "Gray Zone" Between Movements and Markets: Brazilian Feminists and the International Aid Chain / Millie Thayer 156 Part III. The Nexus of Civic and Uncivic Politics 9. "This is No Longer a Democracy . . .": Thoughts on the Local Referendums on Mining on Peru's Northern Frontier / Raphael Hoetmer 179 10. From Afro-Colombians to Afro-Descendants: The Trajectory of Black Social Movements in Colombia, 1990-2010 / Kiran Asher 199 11. In the Streets and in the Institutions: Movements-in-Democracy and the Rural Women's Movement in Rio Grande Do Sol / Jeffrey W. Rubin 219 12. Refounding the Political: The Struggle for Provincialization in Santa Elena, Ecuador / Amaliea Pallares 238 Part IV. Movements, Regimes, and Refoundations 13. The Counterpoint Between Contention and Civic Collective Action in Venezuela's Recent Democracy / Margarita Lopez Maya and Luis E. Lander 261 14. Brazil: Back to the Streets? / Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ana Claudia Teixeira 282 15.Monuments of (De) Colonization: Violence, Democracy, and Gray Zones in Bolivia after January 11, 2007 / Jose Antonio Lucero 296 16 Beyond the Civil Society Agenda? Participation and Practices of Governance, Governability, and Governmentality in Latin America / Sonia E. Alvarez 316 Conclusion. Uncontained Activism / Millie Thayer and Jeffrey W. Rubin 331 References 339 Contributors 369 Index 373.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363255 20170710
The contributors to Beyond Civil Society argue that the conventional distinction between civic and uncivic protest, and between activism in institutions and in the streets, does not accurately describe the complex interactions of forms and locations of activism characteristic of twenty-first-century Latin America. They show that most contemporary political activism in the region relies upon both confrontational collective action and civic participation at different moments. Operating within fluid, dynamic, and heterogeneous fields of contestation, activists have not been contained by governments or conventional political categories, but rather have overflowed their boundaries, opening new democratic spaces or extending existing ones in the process. These essays offer fresh insight into how the politics of activism, participation, and protest are manifest in Latin America today while providing a new conceptual language and an interpretive framework for examining issues that are critical for the future of the region and beyond. Contributors. Sonia E. Alvarez, Kiran Asher, Leonardo Avritzer, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Andrea Cornwall, Graciela DiMarco, Arturo Escobar, Raphael Hoetmer, Benjamin Junge, Luis E. Lander, Agustin Lao-Montes, Margarita Lopez Maya, Jose Antonio Lucero, Graciela Monteagudo, Amalia Pallares, Jeffrey W. Rubin, Ana Claudia Teixeira, Millie Thayer.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822363255 20170710
Green Library
Green Library
xxiv, 289 pages ; 23 cm.
  • AcknowledgementsPrologue by Roger BartraIntroduction Part I: Walter Benjamin in Latin AmericaChapter 1: Beware Mexican Ruins! One-Way Street and the Colonial UnconsciousChapter 2: Laughing at 'Americanism': Benjamin, Mariategui, ChaplinChapter 3: A Small Andean History of Photography: Yawar fiesta Part II: The 'Malsoblestar' of LiteratureChapter 4: The Politics of El Senor Presidente: Notes on Textual 'Maldoblestar'Chapter 5: From Ideology to Culture: Subalternization and Montage (Yo el Supremo's History)Chapter 6: Return, Melancholy and the Crisis of the Future: El fiscal by Augusto Roa BastosChapter 7: The State is a Monkey: El apando by Jose RevueltasChapter 8: Porno-Revolution: El fiord and the Eva-Peronist StateChapter 9: Critical Closeness: the Chronicle-Essays of Carlos MonsivaisChapter 10: Noir into History: James Ellroy's Blood's A Rover.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783169542 20170321
Capitalism and its Discontents presents a series of interpretative essays on a number of key modern and contemporary Latin American novels and films. The overarching theme in the essays is the relation between such textual materials and their regional contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783169542 20170321
Green Library

15. Che, my brother [2017]

vi, 263 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
"On 9 October 1967, Ernesto Che Guevara, Marxist guerrilla leader and hero of the Cuban Revolution, was captured and executed by Bolivian forces. When the Guevara family learned from the front pages that Che was dead, they decided to say nothing. Fifty years on, his younger brother, Juan Martin, breaks the silence to narrate his intimate memories and share with us his views of the character behind one of history?s most iconic figures. Juan Martin brings Che back to life, as a caring and protective older brother. Alongside the many practical jokes and escapades they undertook together, Juan Martin also relates the two extraordinary months he spent with the Comandante in 1959, in Havana, at the epicentre of the Cuban Revolution. He remembers Che as an idealist and adventurer and also as a committed intellectual. And he tells us of their parents - eccentric, cultivated, bohemian - and of their brothers and sisters, all of whom played a part in his political awakening. This unique autobiographical account sheds new light on a figure who continues to be revered as a symbol of revolutionary action and who remains a source of inspiration for many who believe that the struggle for a better world is not in vain"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xii, 367 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"During Latin America's China-led commodity boom, governments turned a blind eye to the inherent flaws in the region's economic policy. Now that the commodity boom is coming to an end, those flaws cannot be ignored. High on the list of shortcomings is the fact that Latin American governments--and Chinese investors--largely fell short of mitigating the social and environmental impacts of commodity-led growth. The recent commodity boom exacerbated pressure on the region's waterways and forests, accentuating threats to human health, biodiversity, global climate change and local livelihoods. China and Sustainable Development in Latin America documents the social and environmental impact of the China-led commodity boom in the region. It also highlights important areas of innovation, like Chile's solar energy sector, in which governments, communities and investors worked together to harness the commodity boom for the benefit of the people and the planet. "-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
ix, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Puzzle and Research Question Part I: Theory and Method in the Study of China-Latin America Strategic Partnerships Chapter 1: Case Studies of China-Latin America Strategic Partnerships Part II: Historical Background of China's Foreign Policy Chapter 2: Historical Overview of China's Foreign Policy Part III: Key Cases in the Study of China-Latin America Strategic Partnerships Chapter 3: China's Strategic Partnership and Oil Diplomacy with Brazil Chapter 4: China's Strategic Partnership and Oil Diplomacy with Venezuela Chapter 5: China's Strategic Partnership and Oil Diplomacy with Mexico Chapter 6: China's Strategic Partnership and Oil Diplomacy with Argentina Chapter 7: China and Latin America in Comparative Context: Empirical Analysis Part IV: Looking Ahead Chapter 8: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498544696 20170321
This study examines how China has developed a diplomatic mechanism to expand its international influence through the establishment of strategic partnerships. These strategic partnerships have sparked a debate among analysts. On the one hand, some optimistic studies applaud the win-win objective of China's foreign policy and portray China as a successful model for developing countries. On the other hand, more skeptical studies depict China as a rising imperial power that represents a competitive threat to Latin America. This book focuses on China's strategic partnerships with Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela within the oil sector. It stresses how Chinese strategic partnerships with each of these four countries have diverged across cases over time (1991-2015). The study finds that the strategic partnerships are asymmetrical in which China benefits more than four Latin American countries in a variety of aspects. I suggest Latin American countries to push for greater diversification of export agenda toward China, to develop new productive partnerships beyond traditional sectors and to increase the competitiveness of firms. Meanwhile, China's diplomatic actions toward Latin America are more than likely to result in forms of change, particularly across my four country cases, and where strategic partnerships are concerned.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498544696 20170321
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

18. Chinese Take-Away [2012]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Argentina’s national treasure, Ricardo Darin, is best known for his intense dramatic performances in films such as Nine Queens, The Aura, and the Oscar-winning The Secret in Their Eyes, but his brilliant comic timing in this instant classic helped make Chinese Take-Away the biggest home-grown box office success of 2011 in Argentina. Darin plays Roberto, a gruff, anti-social loner who lords over his tiny hardware shop in Buenos Aires with a meticulous sense of control and routine, barely allowing for the slightest of customer foibles. ..After a chance encounter with Jun, a Chinese man who has arrived in Argentina looking for his only living relative, Roberto takes him in. Their unusual cohabitation helps Roberto bring an end to his loneliness, but not without revealing to the impassive Jun that destiny’s intersections are many and can even explain the film’s surreal opening sequence: a brindled cow falling from the sky.

19. Cinema de lágrimas [1995]

1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file. DVD video; all regions.
An exploration of melodrama in Latin American cinema through the story of an emotionally distant film professor who is persuaded to look at a student project on the history of melodrama in Latin American cinema. Through his viewing, he finds a path to his own tears.
Media & Microtext Center
vi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Latin American comics and graphic novels have a unique history of addressing controversial political, cultural, and social issues. This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence. The chapters offer a background history of comics and graphic novels in the region, and survey a range of countries and artists such as Joaquin Salvador Lavado (a.k.a Quino), Hector G. Oesterheld, and Juan Acevedo. They also highlight the unique ability of this art and literary form to succinctly render memory. In sum, this volume offers in-depth analysis of an understudied, yet key literary genre in Latin American memory studies and documents the essential role of comics during the transition from dictatorship to democracy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822964247 20170605
Green Library

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