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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

5. 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.

7. 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.
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
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

11. 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.

12. 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.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
vi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
1 online resource.
  • Introduction / Maria Delgado, Stephen M. Hart, Randal Johnson
  • The Film Industry: Funding, Production, Distribution, Exhibition
  • Continental Currents: Documenting and Representing Identities
  • National Cinemas: Initiatives, Movements and Challenges
  • New Configurations: Travel, Technology, Television
  • The Interview Corner: Pragmatics and Praxis.
x, 106 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm
Green Library
xv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction. Conflict and governance patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean-- 1. Constellations of governance: theoretical approaches to micro-level armed regimes-- 2. Poverty, popular incorporation, and armed groups in Latin America and the Caribbean-- 3. The structure of micro-level armed regimes-- 4. Security systems in areas subject to micro-level armed regimes-- 5. Armed groups, civil society, and social mobilization-- 6. The impact of armed dominance on elections-- 7. Policy process amid armed organizations-- Conclusion. Things change (and they stay the same): understanding the politics of micro-level armed regimes-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107153936 20170502
This book examines security in three cities that suffer from chronic violence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Medellin, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica. In each, democratic states contend with subnational armed groups that dominate territory and play important roles in politics even as they contribute to fear and insecurity. Through a nested three-city six-neighborhood analysis of the role of criminal groups in governance, this research provides a deep understanding of the impact of crime on political experience. Neighborhoods controlled by different types of armed actors, operating in the same institutional context, build alliances with state officials and participate in political life through the structures created by these armed actors. The data demonstrate the effects criminal dominance can have on security, civil society, elections, and policymaking. Far from reflecting a breakdown of order, varying types of criminal groups generate different local lived political experiences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107153936 20170502
Green Library
vii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • 1. Becoming Interculturally Competent in 'Spanishtown'? 2. Theorizing Intercultural Competence 3. Research Processes and Intrigues 4. Learning Spanish in Latin America 5. Discourses of Others: Talking about 'Them' and 'Us' 6. Learning From and Negotiating with Cultural 'Others' 7. Voluntourism: Practicing on the Community? 8. Findings: Doing and Developing Intercultural Competence 9. Revisiting Methodology 10. Suggestions and Teaching Activities.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138898950 20170313
The premise that intercultural contact produces intercultural competence underpins much rationalization of backpacker tourism and in-country language education. However, if insufficiently problematized, pre-existing constructions of cultural 'otherness' may hinder intercultural competence development. This is nowhere truer than in contexts in which wide disparities of power, wealth, and privilege exist, and where such positionings may go unproblematized. This study contributes to theoretical understandings of how intercultural competence develops through intercultural contact situations through a detailed, multiple case study of three conceptually comparable contexts in which Western backpackers study Spanish in Latin America. This experience, often 'bundled' with home-stay, volunteer work, social, and tourist experiences, offers a rich set of empirical data within which to understand the nature of intercultural competence and the processes through which it may be developed. Models of a single, context-free, transferable intercultural competence are rejected. Instead, suggestions are made as to how educators might help prepare intercultural sojourners by scaffolding their intercultural reflections and problematizing their own intersectional identities and their assumptions. The study is a critical ethnography with elements of autoethnographic reflection. The book therefore also contributes to development of this qualitative research methodology and provides an empirical example of its application.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138898950 20170313
Green Library

18. The Crow's Nest [2014]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
The first fiction film from El Salvador to be produced since 1969 and the first ever to see a worldwide release, The Crow’s Nest follows Don Cleo, a humble pinata salesman who receives an extortion letter at his doorstep. If he doesn’t pay 500 dollars, a small fortune for him, within 72 hours, he will be killed. Don Cleo quickly decides to gather the money through friends, but the harder he tries to raise the funds, the deeper into trouble he gets. If Don Cleo hopes to survive, he’ll have to face his fears and stand up to his tormentors...With a magnificent use of deadpan humor and charm, The Crow’s Nest depicts a unique and realistic vision of El Salvador, where evangelical churches, reverence for the concept of the American Dream, the local struggling economy, and violence are everyday experiences for its most vulnerable population...Shot on location in neighborhoods controlled by gangs, the script was based on a collection of real stories.
xvi, 287 pages ; 23 cm
  • *1. Revolutionaries *2. Historical Context*3. From Insurgents to Socialists*4. Revolutionary Fervour (the 1960s)*5. The Mature Years (early 1970s-late 1980s)*6. The Years of Soft Power (1990s-present)*7. The Legacy* Appendix: Biographical Data of Interviewed Persons.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783608034 20170213
The Cuban revolution served as a rallying cry to people across Latin America and the Caribbean. The revolutionary regime has provided vital support to the rest of the region, offering everything from medical and development assistance to training and advice on guerrilla warfare. Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America is the first oral history of Cuba's liberation struggle. Drawing on a vast array of original testimonies, Dirk Kruijt looks at the role of both veterans and the post-Revolution fidelista generation in shaping Cuba and the Americas. Featuring the testimonies of over sixty Cuban officials and former combatants, Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America offers unique insight into a nation which, in spite of its small size and notional pariah status, remains one of the most influential countries in the Americas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783608034 20170213
Green Library
viii, 586 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Revolution and counterrevolution in Cuba
  • How to consolidate a revolution
  • The Caribbean war of 1959
  • Cuba and the Sino-Soviet dispute
  • The gusano counterrevolution
  • The bandido counterrevolution
  • Commandos of the Caribbean
  • The export of revolution
  • The secret war for South America
  • Revolutionary diplomacy and democracy
  • Venezuela's guerrilla war
  • Military counterrevolution in Brazil
  • Soldiers and revolution in Peru
  • From riots to golpe in Panama
  • Origins of Argentina's armed struggle
  • The last campaign of Che Guevara.
On January 2, 1959, Fidel Castro, the rebel comandante who had just overthrown Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista, addressed a crowd of jubilant supporters. Recalling the failed popular uprisings of past decades, Castro assured them that this time "the real Revolution" had arrived. As Jonathan Brown shows in this capacious history of the Cuban Revolution, Castro's words proved prophetic not only for his countrymen but for Latin America and the wider world.Cuba's Revolutionary World examines in forensic detail how the turmoil that rocked a small Caribbean nation in the 1950s became one of the twentieth century's most transformative events. Initially, Castro's revolution augured well for democratic reform movements gaining traction in Latin America. But what had begun promisingly veered off course as Castro took a heavy hand in efforts to centralize Cuba's economy and stamp out private enterprise. Embracing the Soviet Union as an ally, Castro and his lieutenant Che Guevara sought to export the socialist revolution abroad through armed insurrection.Castro's provocations inspired intense opposition. Cuban anticommunists who had fled to Miami found a patron in the CIA, which actively supported their efforts to topple Castro's regime. The unrest fomented by Cuban-trained leftist guerrillas lent support to Latin America's military castes, who promised to restore stability. Brazil was the first to succumb to a coup in 1964; a decade later, military juntas governed most Latin American states. Thus did a revolution that had seemed to signal the death knell of dictatorship in Latin America bring about its tragic opposite.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674971981 20170515
Green Library

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