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  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish.This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
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xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. "Killed helping workers to organize" : reenvisioning American history
  • The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s
  • The Mexican War of Independence and US history : anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s
  • "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world" : the internationalization of the Civil War, 1850s to 1865
  • Global visions of reconstruction : the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s
  • Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s
  • Forgotten workers of America : racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s
  • Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s
  • El gran paro Estadounidense : the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present
  • Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Dust jacket.
Green Library
377 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Quand le cinéma devient un lieu privilégié de rencontre -- Les films d'Amérique latine et les premières décennies du festival international du film de cannes -- Les années 1960 et 1970 et l'engagement politique des deux côtés de l'atlantique -- La découverte du cinéma novo brésilien par le festival de cannes -- Le "cinéma politique" et les sections parallèles de cannes -- La critique des cahiers du cinéma et de positif : découverte et mystification -- Le point de vue des cinéastes latino-américains -- La "latino-américanité" en Amérique latine dans les années 1960 et 1970 -- L'affirmation latino-américaine -- L'émergence d'un cinéma a caractère continental -- La mise en oeuvre du lieu d'énonciation "latino-américain" dans le nouveau cinéma latino-américain -- Les enjeux artistiques et politiques des nouveaux cinémas -- Crise du nouveau cinéma latino-américain et naissance des festivals spécialisés. Fin 1970-début 1990 -- Les sélections cannoises et la critique -- Les festivals spécialisés dans un "autre cinéma" : du "tiers cinéma" aux cinémas des trois continents -- Les festivals spécialisés dans les cinémas d'Amérique latine : valorisation d'une ville et démarche militante -- Festival Biarritz Amérique latine -- Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse -- Au coeur du festival Cinelatino, rencontres de Toulouse -- L'histoire d'un nom : des rencontres des cinémas d'Amérique latine de Toulouse au festival cinélatino -- Du "latino-américain" au "latino" -- Les acteurs et lieux du festival -- Du militantisme à la professionnalisation -- L'ancrage local -- L'identité des lieux et du Festival -- La machine festivalière et ses univers de sens du "latino-américain" -- L'énonciation éditoriale -- L'Amérique latine festive : les manifestations parallèles autour du cinéma -- L'Amérique latine politique : l'héritage -- Le fantôme du Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano -- Cinémas d'Amérique latine et résistance -- Revisiter l'histoire du continent -- L'écho de l'actualité politique -- Discours antimondialisation -- Des traits d'un discours militant -- La fabrique d'une identité des cinémas et de l'auteur latino-américains -- Authenticité ou fétichisation de la différence -- Derrière les mythes et les représentations franco centrées : de l'auteur engagé à la "découverte" de nouveaux talents -- Une mission de découvreur -- La "qualité internationale" -- L'image plurielle d'un continent -- Paysage contemporain : les mutations de la production. Fin des années 1990-2017 -- Les fonds de soutien et les plateformes professionnelles -- Le rôle de cinélatino dans le champ et le marché cinématographiques -- La plateforme professionnelle Cinéma en Construction -- Sélectionner et programmer les films -- Festivals et marché -- Nouvelle rhétorique globale : la diversité culturelle -- Le "renouveau" des cinématographies nationales -- Le nouveau cinéma argentin : "le sillage d'un continent" -- Le cinéma indépendant mexicain : une cinématographie hétéroclite -- Le chili et la Colombie : "explosion" et "émergence" des jeunes cinémas -- Contours imprécis d'un cinéma brésilien -- Histoires locales et cinématographies nationales --
  • Le lieu d'énonciation "latino-américain" et la création cinématographique (années 2000-2017) -- Regards de soi sur l'autre, de l'autre sur soi : quelle place pour la question identitaire -- Les enjeux professionnels ou l'affirmation d'un lieu d'énonciation transfrontalier -- Les migrations ou l'entre-deux du lieu d'énonciation du latino-américain -- Allers-retours entre le territoire d'origine et le territoire d'accueil -- Des cinématographies "déterritorialisées."
"Cette approche des échanges entre l'Amérique latine et la France est centrée sur l'étude de festivals de cinéma, depuis les premières décennies du Festival de Cannes et la naissance de festivals spécialisés dans des cinématogrophies issues du continent latino-américain, jusqu'à la deuxième décennie du XXIe siècle. Comment les films s'y expriment-ils, comment y sont-ils interprétés ? Dans quelle tradition s'inscrivent ces interprétations et en quoi participent-elles d'un univers imaginaire global ? Ponctué d'allers-retours qui entendent rendre compte du double lieu d'énonciation (l'Amérique latine elle-même et la France) et en dialogue permanent avec ce vaste horizon d'analyse, un regard "micro" explore le "territoire imaginaire latino-américain fabriqué par le festival Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, devenu au fil des ans le principal événement français consacré aux cinémas d'Amérique latine. La trame qui tisse l'ensemble de l'ouvrage révèle la manière dont le discours contemporain sur les cinémas de ce continent s'insère dans la continuité des échanges, au croisement des enjeux discursifs, culturels et géopolitiques. Elle montre combien ces échanges sont façonnés par l'action des hommes et des femmes portés par une sensibilité à la fois envers l'Amérique latine et envers le cinéma, qui composent ensemble des réseaux d'acteurs coopérant pour faire exister ces cinématographies."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
x, 298 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Cultural divergence: the US literature of experience and the Latin American literature of the reader
  • An inter-American episode: Jorge Luis Borges, Waldo Frank, and the battle for Whitman's America
  • Uncommon grounds: the representation of history in Absalom, Absalom!, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Song of Solomon
  • Full immersion: modernist aesthetics and the US literature of experience
  • Voracious readers: the Latin American lettered city and the US literature of experience
  • Epilogue: after Bolano: toward a contemporary literature.
Anxieties of Experience offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature. Rereading a range of canonical works from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to Roberto Bolano's 2666, it traces the development and interaction of two distinct literary strains in the Americas: the "US literature of experience" and the "Latin American literature of the reader.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190690205 20180226
Green Library
xix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain : 1990-2015 / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Law firms in Argentina : challenges and responses to a crisis / Maria Inés Bergoglio
  • Big law in Brazil : rise and current challenges / Mariana Conti Craveiro and Manuel Gómez
  • Big Law in Chile : a glance at the law firms / Iñigo de la Maza Gazmuri, Rafael Mery Nieto, and Juan Enrique Vargas Viancos
  • Big law in Central America and the Dominican Republic : growth strategies in small economies / Carlos Taboada and Manuel Gómez
  • The rise of big law in Colombia / Everaldo Lamprea and Mariana Díaz Chalela
  • Global and traditional : a profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico / Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes and José Antonio Caballero
  • Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014) : challenges in the shadows / Gorki Gonzales Mantilla
  • Big law in Spain : a dynamic ecosystem / Marisa Méndez Sordo
  • Big law in Venezuela : from globalization to revolution / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Reconstructing big law : the big picture / Deborah R. Hensler
  • Big law today and tomorrow / Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Conclusion / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • â 1. Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain: 1990-2015.- 2. Law firms in Argentina: Challenges and responses to a crisis.- 3. Big Law in Brazil: Rise and current challenges.- 4. Big Law in Chile: A glance at the law firms.- 5. Big Law in Central America and the Dominican Republic: Growth strategies in small economies.- 6. The rise of Big Law in Colombia.- 7. Global and traditional: A profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico.- 8. Big Law in Spain: A dynamic ecosystem.- 9. Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014).- 10. Big Law in Venezuela: From globalization to revolution.- 11. Reconstructing Big Law: The big picture.- 12. The value of Law and Society research in the study of Big Law.- 13. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
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
xvii, 343 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
x, 178 pages ; 24 cm
  • The emergence of democratic institutional innovation in Latin America
  • Theoretical origins of citizen participation
  • Institutionalization of citizen participation in Venezuela, Ecuador, and Chile : models of participatory design
  • Venezuela : radical participatory democracy
  • Ecuador : radical discourse, dashed expectations
  • Chile : pragmatic citizen participation
  • Conclusions and prospects.
Green Library
vi, 158 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Challenges of Civil Society Organizations in Education, Regina Cortina and Constanza Lafuente, Teachers College, Columbia University 1. "Only Quality Education Will Change Mexico": The Case of Mexicanos Primero, Regina Cortina and Constanza Lafuente, Teachers College, Columbia University 2. Mexicanos Primero: The Challenges of Accounting to Parents and Teachers, Constanza Lafuente and Regina Cortina, Teachers College, Columbia University 3. The Chilean Student Movement: The Collective Struggles to Transform a Market- Oriented Educational System, Cristian Bellei, Cristian Cabalin, and Victor Orellana, Universidad de Chile 4. Reaching the Marginalized: The Challenges of Scaling-Up of the Circulos de Aprendizaje Program in Colombia, Laura Vega, Fundacion Escuela Nueva Volvamos a la Gente 5. Refugees as Commodities: Non-Governmental Organizations in Ecuador's Education Landscape, Diana Rodriguez-Gomez, Universidad de Los Andes 6. Promoting Early Childhood Development in the Caribbean: The Case of the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children, Amlata Persaud, Teachers College, Columbia University 7. NGO Diplomacies and Transnational Activism: The Case of Equipo Pueblo in Mexico, Antonio Alejo Jaime, Erasmus University of Rotterdam.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138097414 20180319
Examining the roles, impacts and challenges of civil society organizations (CSOs) in Latin America, this volume provides a broad perspective on the range of strategies these organizations employ and the obstacles they face in advocating for and delivering educational reform. Building on previous research on international and comparative education, development studies, research on social movements and nongovernmental organizations, chapter authors provides new insights about the increasing presence of CSOs in education and offer case studies demonstrating how these organizations` missions have evolved over time in Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138097414 20180319
Education Library (Cubberley)
xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Class Struggle Back on the Agenda 2. Extractivism and the Class Struggle 3. Accumulation by Dispossession and the Resistance 4. The Progressive Cycle in Latin American Politics 5. Brazil: Changing Dynamics of the Land Struggle 6. Paraguay: Class Struggle on the Extractive Frontier 7. Mexico: Shifting Dynamics of a Class War 8. Peru: The Return of the Class Struggle from Below 9. Argentina: The Return of Class Struggle from Above 10. Venezuela: In the Eye of the Storm 11. Chile 12. The Return of the Right? Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138720220 20170925
The Class Struggle in Latin America: Making History Today analyses the political and economic dynamics of development in Latin America through the lens of class struggle. Focusing in particular on Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, the book identifies how the shifts and changing dynamics of the class struggle have impacted on the rise, demise and resurgence of neoliberal regimes in Latin America. This innovative book offers a unique perspective on the evolving dynamics of class struggle, engaging both the destructive forces of capitalist development and those seeking to consolidate the system and preserve the status quo, alongside the efforts of popular resistance concerned with the destructive ravages of capitalism on humankind, society and the global environment. Using theoretical observations based on empirical and historical case studies, this book argues that that the class struggle remains intrinsically linked to the march of capitalist development. At a time when post neoliberal regimes in Latin America are faltering, this supplementary text provides a guide to the economic and political dynamics of capitalist development in the region which will be invaluable to students and researchers of international development, anthropology and sociology, as well as those with an interest in Latin American politics and development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138720220 20170925
Green Library
xv, 443 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
  • 1. An Institutional Approach to Democracy and Democratization in Latin America 1.1 Institutions and the Study of Democratic Politics 1.2 What Is an Institution? 1.3 What Is an Institutional Approach to Politics? 1.4 Comparing Countries: Do Authoritarians Follow Institutional Rules? Military Regimes and Institutional Design 1.5 Democracy in Latin America 1.6 Democratic Transition 1.7 Defining Democracy 1.8 Country in the Spotlight: The Struggle for Democracy in Guatemala 1.9 Conclusion 1.10 Key Terms 1.11 Discussion Questions 1.12 Suggested Readings 1.13 References 2. State and Nation in Colonial Latin America 2.1 Pillars of Democracy: State and Nation 2.2 Land and People 2.3 Human Settlements in the Pre-Colombian Period 2.4 The Colonial Impact on Settlement and Demography 2.5 The Colonial Period 2.6 The Arrival, and Conquest 2.7 The Expansion of Spanish Colonialism 2.8 Comparing Countries: Conquest in Brazil Contrasted with Spanish America 2.9 Colonial Institutions 2.10 Religious Institutions in Colonial Latin America 2.11 The Long Road to Independence 2.12 Country in the Spotlight: Explaining the Exceptionalism of Colonial Legacies in the United States 2.13 Conclusion 2.14 Key Terms 2.15 Discussion Questions 2.16 Suggested Readings 2.17 References 3. Constitutions: From States and Nations to Regimes, and Back Again 3.1 Constitutional Foundations: The Consolidation of Independent States and the Search for National Identity in Latin America 3.2 The Caudillo Period (1820s-1870s) 3.3 The Export Economy (1860s-1930s) 3.4 The Opening of the U.S. Umbrella (1898) 3.5 The Great Depression (1929) 3.6 The Populist Era (1930s-1960s) 3.7 Bureaucratic Authoritarianism and the Cold War (1960s-1980s) 3.8 From the Washington Consensus to the "Pink Tide" (1980s to present) 3.9 Constitutions: The Rules of the Game and More 3.10 Constitutional Development in Latin America 3.11 Constitutionalism and Democracy 3.12 Constitutions and Political Pacts 3.13 Constitutions and National Identity 3.14 The Politics of Constitutional Change 3.15 Types of Constitutional Reform 3.16 The Source of Reform: The People or Congress? 3.17 Motives for Reform 3.18 Institutional Opportunities and Barriers 3.19 Comparing Countries: What Distinguishes the Structure and Content of Constitutions in Latin America? 3.20 Explaining Constitutional Change in Latin America 3.21 Country in the Spotlight: Constitutional Reform in Nicaragua 3.22 Conclusion 3.23 Key Terms 3.24 Discussion Questions 3.25 Suggested Readings 3.26 References 4. The Executive Branch: Latin American Style 4.1 The Executive Branch in Presidential and Parliamentary Forms of Government 4.2 The Parliamentary System 4.3 The Presidential System 4.4 Origins of Parliamentarism and Presidentialism 4.5 Variations in Parliamentary and Presidential Systems 4.6 Latin American Presidencies 4.7 Constitutional Powers 4.8 Partisan Powers 4.9 Comparing Institutions: An Assessment of Presidentialism 4.10 The Administrative Arm of the Executive: Bureaucracy 4.11 Efficiency and Bureaucracy 4.12 The Pathologies of Bureaucracy 4.13 The Size of Bureaucracy 4.14 Corruption and Bureaucracy 4.15 Comparing Countries: Taking Action Against Grand Corruption 4.16 Bureaucratic Boundaries 4.17 Country in the Spotlight: Presidential Politics in Argentina 4.18 Conclusion 4.19 Key Terms 4.20 Discussion Questions 4.21 Suggested Readings 4.22 References 5. The Legislative Branch: The Centerpiece of Democracy Under Fire 5.1 Parliament and Congress 5.2 The Functions of Congress 5.3 Representation 5.4 Past Roadblocks to Representation 5.5 More Recent Changes in Representation 5.6 Lawmaking 5.7 Initiation 5.8 Debate 5.9 Oversight 5.10 Direct Oversight 5.11 Indirect Oversight 5.12 Education 5.13 Comparing Countries: Legislative Strength 5.14 Legislative Structure 5.15 Size 5.16 Sessions 5.17 Terms and Alternates 5.18 Bicameralism 5.19 Country in the Spotlight: The National Congress of Chile: A Barometer of Chilean Democracy 5.20 Conclusion 5.21 Key Terms 5.22 Discussion Questions 5.23 Suggested Readings 5.24 References 6. The Judiciary in Latin America: Separate but Unequal 6.1 Approaches to Judicial Organization 6.2 Common Law and Code Law Traditions 6.3 Mixed Judicial Systems in Latin America 6.4 The Rule of Law 6.5 Defining the Rule of Law 6.6 The Judiciary's Contribution to the Rule of Law 6.7 The Judiciary and Other Government Institutions: Power and Independence 6.8 The Judiciary and the People: Access and Efficiency 6.9 Comparing Countries: Courts Versus Politicians in Guatemala and Colombia 6.10 The Judicialization of Politics in Contemporary Latin America 6.11 Motives and Opportunities to Judicialize Politics 6.12 International Actors and the Judicialization of Politics 6.13 The Judicialization of Politics at the Local Level 6.14 Country in the Spotlight : The Judicial Branch in Mexico: Seeking Reform 6.15 Conclusion 6.16 Key Terms 6.17 Discussion Questions 6.18 Suggested Readings 6.19 References 7. Electoral Systems: The Core of Democratic Politics 7.1 Voting 7.2 The Electoral System 7.3 Electoral Formula 7.4 Majoritarian Systems 7.5 Proportional Representation 7.6 Hybrid Systems 7.7 District Magnitude 7.8 Electoral Thresholds 7.9 Ballot Structure 7.10 Districting and Apportionment 7.11 The Electoral System and Political Change 7.12 Presidential Elections in Latin America 7.13 Comparing Countries: Direct Democracy in Latin America 7.14 The Management and Observation of Elections 7.15 Country in the Spotlight: The Electoral System in Bolivia 7.16 Conclusion 7.17 Key Terms 7.18 Discussion Questions 7.19 Suggested Readings 7.20 References 8. From Civil Society to Political Parties: Putting Democracy into Practice 8.1 Civil Society and Democracy 8.2 Protests and Social Movements 8.3 Parties as Political Institutions 8.4 Parties as Regime Institutions 8.5 Comparing Countries: The Rules for Party Funding in Latin America 8.6 Parties as Social Institutions 8.7 How Parties and Civil Society Must Work Together in Democratic Latin America 8.8 From the Party to the Party System 8.9 Party System Fragmentation 8.10 Party System Institutionalization 8.11 Party System Polarization 8.12 The Interaction of Fragmentation, Institutionalization, and Polarization 8.13 Country in the Spotlight Venezuela: Changes in Parties, Changes in Politics 8.14 Conclusion 8.15 Key Terms 8.16 Discussion Questions 8.17 Suggested Readings 8.18 References 9. Federalism and Unitarism: Learning to Share 9.1 Federalism and Unitarism, and the Range of Centralization 9.2 The Division of Power in a Federal System 9.3 The Balance of Centralization and Decentralization 9.4 Comparing Countries: Centralization in Federal Venezuela and Decentralization in Unitary Peru 9.5 The Origins of Governmental Relations in Latin America 9.6 Federalism and the Protection of Regional Caudillos 9.7 Contemporary Moves to Recognize Indigenous Territories 9.8 Federal and Unitary Design in Contemporary Latin America 9.9 Institutions That Complement Federalism: Bicameralism, Strong Judiciary, Rigid 9.10 Constitutions 9.11 The Contemporary Effort to Decentralize 9.12 Variations in Federal Institutions 9.13 Dealing with Differences 9.14 Regional Power Differences 9.15 Country in the Spotlight 9.16 Federalism in Brazil 9.17 Conclusion 9.18 Key Terms 9.19 Discussion Questions 9.20 Suggested Readings 9.21 References 10. The Armed Forces: Bridging the Civil-Military Divide 10.1 The Armed Forces in Contemporary Latin America: Global Comparisons 10.2 Military Expenditures 10.3 Military Spending and Development 10.4 Regional Distinctions 10.5 The Military Perspective of Latin American History 10.6 Comparing Countries: Justice and the "Dirty Wars" in Argentina and Brazil 10.7 Civil-Military Relations 10.8 Civil-Military Relations Under Democracy 10.9 Civilian Supremacy or Political Management? 10.10 New Security Norms Under Democracy 10.11 Institutional Checks and Balances Under Democracy 10.12 The Legislature 10.13 The Courts 10.14 The Executive 10.15 Civil-Military Relations and New Challenges 10.16 Country in the Spotlight : The Armed Forces of El Salvador 10.17 Conclusion 10.18 Key Terms 10.19 Discussion Questions 10.20 Suggested Readings 10.21 References 10.22 Map 1.1 Contemporary Latin America 10.23 Endnotes 10.24 References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682672 20171106
  • Preface 1. An Institutional Approach to Democracy and Democratization in Latin America 2. State and Nation in Colonial Latin America 3. Constitutions: From States and Nations to Regimes, and Back Again 4. The Executive Branch: Latin American Style 5. The Legislative Branch: The Centerpiece of Democracy Under Fire 6. The Judiciary in Latin America: Separate but Unequal 7. Electoral Systems: The Core of Democratic Politics 8. From Civil Society to Political Parties: Putting Democracy into Practice 9. Federalism and Unitarism: Learning to Share 10. The Armed Forces: Bridging the Civil-Military Divide.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682665 20171106
This much-expanded and updated second edition of Democratic Latin America takes an institutional approach to Latin American Politics to discuss contemporary politics and to highlight how past politics have shaped current institutional designs. It draws explicit connections between certain political features- such as fragmentation, efficiency, accountability, instability, efficiency, consensus, or responsiveness- and the institutional design of a country. Students thus just do not learn that a country is unstable or has high rates of participation or low levels of corruption, but they also learn why. And more importantly, they also learn how politics can be shaped by different institutional arrangements. Features: * Each chapter focuses on a different institution, such as the executive, political parties, electoral systems, the armed forces, or federalism and compares how they are constructed differently across countries. * Placing a premium on accessibility, each chapter opens with a story and ends with a detailed country case study, making use of contemporary examples to feed student interest in current events. * Newly updated comparison-based tables and box features (electoral results, percentage of women legislators, and surveys of partisan identification) to stimulate analysis. * New topics of research to ensure the recognition of the latest changes in the region, including: corruption scandals, the turn of the "pink tide, " protest and social movements, LGBT rights, citizen security and organized crime, new forms of legislative accountability, the use of social media as a political resource in Latin America. Democratic Latin America continues to offer an original way of teaching and learning about Latin America Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138682672 20171106
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xvii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: Reconfiguring Domination: Case Studies from Latin AmericaLiisa L. North 2. The Paradox of the Neoliberal Developmentalist State: Reconstructing the Capitalist Elite in Pinochet's ChileTimothy D. Clark3. Quasi-post-neoliberal Brazil: Social Change Amidst Elite Adaptation and MetamorphosisSimone Bohn4. Concentration of Assets and Poverty Reduction in Post Neoliberal EcuadorCarlos M. Larrea and Natalia Greene5. Rural Colombia: The Architecture of State-sponsored Violence and New Power ConfigurationsLuis van Isschot6. The Reconsolidation of Oligarchic Rule in El Salvador: The Contours of Neoliberal TransformationCarlos Velasquez Carrillo7. Land and the Reconfiguration of Power in Post-Conflict GuatemalaSimon Granovsky-Larsen8. The Limits of Democratization and Social Progress: Domination and Dependence in Latin AmericaTimothy D. Clark and Liisa L. North.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319532547 20171017
This volume examines the ways in which the socio-economic elites of the region have transformed and expanded the material bases of their power from the inception of neo-liberal policies in the 1970s through to the so-called progressive `pink tide' governments of the past two decades. The six case study chapters-on Chile, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, El Salvador, and Guatemala-variously explore how state policies and even United Nations peace-keeping missions have enhanced elite control of land and agricultural exports, banks and insurance companies, wholesale and import commerce, industrial activities, and alliances with foreign capital. Chapters also pay attention to the ways in which violence has been deployed to maintain elite power, and how international forces feed into sustaining historic and contemporary configurations of power.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319532547 20171017
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xx, 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
  • A study to analyze the impact of the sub-prime crisis on IPOs / Rakshita Dubey, Credit Suisse, India ; Arti Chandani, Symbiosis International University, India ; Mita Mehta, Symbiosis International University, India
  • The transmission of the Great Recession (2008-2009) and the Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010-2012) to Latin America : an econometric study of the two crises impact on the region / Roberto J. Santillán-Salgado, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico ; Edgardo A. Ayala-Gaytán, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico
  • Analysis on the European Union and the concept of welfare in the context of the economic crisis the cases of Spain, Portugal, Greece, and Italy / Luis Rodrigo Rodrigo Asturias Schaub, Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala
  • Taxation and elites in Central America : a historical approach / Mauricio Garita, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Information security management as a business strategy and its financial impact / Israel E. Mendoza, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala & Superintendencia de Bancos, Guatemala
  • Analysis of the impact of the economic crisis of 2008 on the primary level of public education in Guatemala, in the period from 2002 to 2015 / Sofía Roca, Universidad Del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
  • Telecommunications' impact on Latin America's economy : a close up of Guatemala / Celso F. Cerezo, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
  • The negotiation and effects of fiscal privileges in Guatemala / Mauricio Garita, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala, Guatemala
  • The variation in the weighted average interest rate and its influence on the credit portfolio of the Guatemalan financial system / Mayra Irasema Gaitan, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (UVG), Guatemala.
As the global financial crisis has touched the entire world, it is important for entrepreneurs, government officials, and researchers to reflect on its long-lasting effects to the economy. Economic Growth in Latin America and the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis is a pivotal reference source containing the latest academic research on risk, economic growth and information security in the Latin American economy. Including coverage among a variety of applicable viewpoints and subjects such as telecommunication, subprime lending, and public education, this book is an ideal reference source for government officials, researchers, academics, and upper-level students seeking innovative research on entrepreneurship and the European debt crisis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522549819 20180312
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xi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
211 pages ; 24 cm
  • Littérature -- Féministes, antiféministes, Walkyrias. Identité et engagement des écrivaines brésiliennes de la décennie 1930 / Giulia Manera -- Carolina Coronado, la inexplicable retirada al interior / Pilar Vega Rodriguez -- Àmbitos y proyeccion de la identidad femenina de las mujeres de letras de la segunda mitad del siglo XIX: Faustina Sâez de Melgar y Patrocinio de Biedma / Lorena Valera Villalba -- Questions sociales -- La formation et l'évolution des groupes féministes en Colombie / Claudia Valencia -- Invisibles parmi les invisibles : construction personnelle, sociale et professionnelle des femmes latino-américaines de niveau universitaire dans la langue d'autrui en France / -- Karina Salaün ATencio -- Una proyeccion publica disidente: las mujeres y el periodismo republicano en Espana hanta la Primera Guerra Mundial / Sergio Sanchez Collantes -- La femocracia en la estructura interna de los partidos politicos (el caso de Chile, Argentina y Espana) / Ma Elisa Alonso -- Lorsque la vie privée devient un faire-valoir : Belén Esteban l'impudique face aux médias opportunistes / Christelle Schreiber-di Cesare.
"Espace privé des femmes publiques : rayonnement et conciliation, montre un aperçu nuancé de la frontière entre le privé et le public dans la sphère professionnelle et familiale des femmes. L'importance d'une conciliation, l'influence réelle des médias, de la culture, de la politique et du contexte social, sont les principaux axes autour desquels se construit cet essai. Par le biais d'un parcours au travers des différents espaces littéraires et sociaux, l'ouvrage montre la dualité présente dans tous les domaines du féminin. Cette réflexion dévoile les clés pour comprendre et examiner les réalités qui constituent l'équilibre entre le public et le privé. Cet ouvrage porte sur la problématique générale du laborieux équilibre entre la sphère publique et la sphère privée, dans une perspective humaniste de la femme. Les auteurs réussissent à révéler la difficulté à entreprendre un parcours professionnel, tout en préservant une cohésion avec l'identité individuelle des femmes. Le livre se présente sous deux angles d'analyse : la littérature et le domaine social. Dans la première partie, consacrée à l'étude de la question littéraire, les auteurs présentent une rétrospective tirée essentiellement de l'image de la femme littéraire et de leur rayonnement intellectuel. Les femmes présentées dans ce livre, sont des témoignages exemplaires d'une évolution historique jalonnée de freins sociaux et entravée par le conservatisme culturel. Dans la seconde partie, les auteurs portent un regard social sur la question centrale de l'ouvrage. Les chapitres consacrés au domaine sociopolitique sont centrés sur l'analyse contemporaine d'une approche pragmatique et sur une démarche structurée autour de l'application de l'idée du féminin à la société. La principale contribution des réflexions présentées dans ce livre part de l'idée des femmes en tant que protagonistes et moteurs de changement, ouvrant la voie à l'adoption de mécanismes permettant l'harmonie entre un rayonnement professionnel et personnel. Par ailleurs, bien que les analyses présentées dans cet ouvrage portent sur la sphère luso-hispanique, elles peuvent être aussi extrapolées à d'autres espaces culturels et identitaires."--Page 4 of cover.
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vii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. Evolving Images: Jewish Latin American Cinema (Nora Glickman and Ariana Huberman)Part I. Alternative Identities1. Out of the Shadows: Maria Victoria Menis's Camera Obscura (Graciela Michelotti)2. Intercultural Dilemmas: Performing Jewish Identities in Contemporary Mexican Cinema (Elissa J. Rashkin)3. Incidental Jewishness in the Films of Fabian Bielinsky (Amy Kaminsky)Part II. Memory and Violence4. My German Friend and the Jewish Argentine/German "Mnemo-Historic" Context (Daniela Goldfine)5. Dispersed Friendships: Jeanine Meerapfel's La amiga (Patricia Nuriel)6. Revisiting the AMIA Bombing in Marcos Carnevale's Anita (Mirna Vohnsen)Part III. New Themes7. The Year My Parents Went on Vacation: A Jewish Journey in the Land of Soccer (Alejandro Meter)8. Coming of Age in Two Films from Argentina and Uruguay (Carolina Rocha)9. Waiting for the Messiah: The Super 8mm Films of Alberto Salomon (Ernesto Livon-Grosman)Part IV. Diasporas and Displacements10. Geographic Isolation and Jewish Religious Revival in Front (Ariana Huberman)11. Negotiating Jewish and Palestinian Identities in Latin American Cinema (Tzvi Tal)12. From a Dream to Reality: Representations of Israel in Contemporary Jewish Latin American Film (Amalia Ran)13. On Becoming a Movie (Ilan Stavans)Part V. Comparative Perspectives: North and South American Cinema14. Jewish Urban Space in the Films of Daniel Burman and Woody Allen (Jerry Carlson)15. Interfaith Relations between Jews and Gentiles in Argentine and US Cinema (Nora Glickman)Afterword. Film Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies (Naomi Lindstrom)Jewish Latin American FilmographyContributorsIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314265 20171227
Jews have always played an important role in the generation of culture in Latin America, despite their relatively small numbers in the overall population. In the early days of cinema, they served as directors, producers, screenwriters, composers, and broadcasters. As Latin American societies became more religiously open in the later twentieth century, Jewish characters and themes began appearing in Latin American films and eventually achieved full inclusion. Landmark films by Jewish directors in Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil, which are home to the largest and most influential Jewish communities in Latin America, have enjoyed critical and popular acclaim. Evolving Images is the first volume devoted to Jewish Latin American cinema, with fifteen critical essays by leading scholars from Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Israel. The contributors address transnational and transcultural issues of Jewish life in Latin America, such as assimilation, integration, identity, and other aspects of life in the Diaspora. Their discussions of films with Jewish themes and characters show the rich diversity of Jewish cultures in Latin America, as well as how Jews, both real and fictional, interact among themselves and with other groups, raising the question of how much their ethnicity may be adulterated when adopting a combined identity as Jewish and Latin American. The book closes with a groundbreaking section on the affinities between Jewish themes in Hollywood and Latin American films, as well as a comprehensive filmography.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477314265 20171227
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1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Taking a broad approach to a wide variety of Latin@ and Latin American music traditions, Experimentalisms in Practice challenges traditional notions of what has been considered experimental, and provides new points of entry to reevaluate modern and avant-garde music studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190842741 20180205
xxi, 343 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The practices of experimentalism in Latin@ and Latin American music: an introduction / Ana R. Alonso-Minutti, Eduardo Herrera, and Alejandro L. Madrid
  • Centers and institutions. "That's not something to show in a concert": experimentation and legitimacy at the Centro Latinoamericano de Altos Estudios Musicales / Eduardo Herrera ; Experimental alternatives: institutionalism, avant-gardism, and popular music at the margins of the Cuban revolution / Susan Thomas
  • Beyond the limits of hybridity. "I go against the grain of your memory": iconoclastic experiments with traditional sounds in Northeast Brazil / Daniel B. Sharp ; Peruvian cumbia at the theoretical limits of techno-utopian hybridity / Joshua Tucker ; Experimentalism as estrangement: Café Tacvba's Revés/Yosoy / Alejandro L. Madrid and Pepe Rojo
  • Anticolonial practices. Gatas y vatas: female empowerment and community-oriented experimentalism / Ana R. Alonso-Minutti ; Noise, sonic experimentation, and interior coloniality in Costa Rica / Susan Campos Fonseca
  • Performance, movements, and scenes. "We began from silence": toward a genealogy of free improvisation in Mexico City: Atrás del Cosmos at Teatro El Galeón, 1975-1977 / Tamar Barzel ; Experimentation and improvisation in Bogotá at the end of the twentieth century / Rodolfo Acosta ; Experimental music and the avant-garde in post-1959 Cuba: revolutionary music for the revolution / Marysol Quevedo ; Performance, resistance, and the sounding of public space: Movimiento Música Más in Buenos Aires, 1969-1973 / Andrew Raffo Dewar
  • Afterword: Locating hemispheric experimentalisms / Benjamin Piekut.
Taking a broad approach to a wide variety of Latin@ and Latin American music traditions, Experimentalisms in Practice challenges traditional notions of what has been considered experimental, and provides new points of entry to reevaluate modern and avant-garde music studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190842758 20180312
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