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leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
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xxxii, 383 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Democracy in Latin America 3e examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region. In clear and jargon-free prose, the book: Traces the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America, Examines the adoption and reform of electoral institutions, Assesses the policy performance of contemporary democracies, Explores the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples, Evaluates trends in public opinion, and Reveals the prevalence of "illiberal democracy." Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America 3e offers an innovative view of the "dialectic" of democratic change in Latin America. This interpretation draws upon new material concerning the rise of the "new Left, " the relationship between social status and satisfaction with democracy, the effectiveness of antipoverty policies, changing roles of the judiciary, and the impact of the international environment. Readability is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous photographic illustrations and brief "boxes" with portraits of personalities, explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190611347 20161031
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vi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The Uses of Heritage and the Post-Colonial Condition in Latin America Olaf Kaltmeier & Mario Rufer 1. On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Heritage for Latin America. Heritage Politics and Nostalgia between Coloniality and Indigeneity Olaf Kaltmeier 2!Mexicanos al grito de guerra! How the Himno Nacional became part of Mexico's Heritage Sarah Corona Berkin 3.Making Heritage. The Materialization of the State and the Expediency of Music. The Case of Cuarteto Caracteristico in Cordoba, Argentina Gustavo Blazquez 4. Is Spanish our Language? Alfonso Reyes and the Policies of Language in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Maria del Carmen de la Peza 5. Cultural Management and Neoliberal Governamentality. The Participation of Peru in the Exhibition Inca. Kings of the Andes Gisela Canepa 6. Commemorate, Consecrate, Demolish. Thoughts about the Mexican Museum of Anthropology and its History Frida Gorbach 7. Going Back to the Past or Coming Back from the Past? Governmental Policies and Uses of the Past in a Ranquel Community in San Luis, Argentina Maria Celina Chocobare 8. Unearthing Patrimonio: Treasure and Collectivity in San Miguel Coatlinchan Sandra Rozental 9. Processes of Heritagization of Indigenous Cultural Manifestations: Lines of Debate, Analytic Axes, and Methodological Approaches Carolina Crespo 10. The Ambivalence of Tradition: Heritage, Time, and Violence in Postcolonial Contexts Mario Rufer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475435 20160928
Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation Estate. This volume gets beyond a container Evision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation Estates, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475435 20160928
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xiii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
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xvii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
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ix, 282 pages ; 25 cm
  • Machine generated contents note:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 A Sectional Immigration Policy
  • 2 The Battle for the Border
  • 3 Repatriation and Reform
  • 4 An Agency in Crisis
  • 5 Making the Local National
  • 6 The Federal Regulation of the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
"For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was a special case. Here, the INS confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented it from replicating its achievements at the immigration stations of Angel Island and Ellis Island. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law--amending, nullifying, and even rewriting the nation's immigration laws for the borderlands, as well as enforcing them. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. While the INS is primarily thought to be a law enforcement agency, Kang demonstrates that the agency also defined itself as a lawmaking body. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's admission, deportation, and enforcement practices in the Southwest, she reveals how local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, one that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. Despite its contingent and local origins, this composite approach to border control, Kang concludes, continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of this border today"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxiii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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vi, 293 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Table of Contents Introduction: The Political Economy of China-Latin American Relations in the 21st Century Carol Wise and Margaret Myers Part I: Cross-Pacific Statecraft: Aid & Capital Flows from China to Latin America Chapter 1: One Actor, Many Agents: China's Latin America Policy in Theory and Practice Benjamin Creutzfeldt Chapter 2: Cooperation and Mistrust between China and the US in Latin America R. Evan Ellis Chapter 3: China's Economic Statecraft in Latin America: Evidence from China's Policy Banks Kevin P. Gallagher and Amos Irwin Chapter 4: Chinese Foreign Aid to Latin America: Trying to Win Friends and Influence People Barbara Stallings Chapter 5: Chinese Agricultural Investment in Latin America: Less There Than Meets the Eye? Guo Jie and Margaret Myers Chapter 6: Chinese-Peruvian Relations in the Mining Sector: Learning Step-by-Step Cynthia Sanborn and Victoria Chonn Ching Part II: Development Trends since the Turn of the Millennium: A Critical Assessment Chapter 7: China and Latin America's Emerging Economies: Debates, Dynamism, and Dependence Carol Wise Chapter 8: The Agropolis: South America, China, and the Soybean Connection Mariano Turzi Chapter 9: Central America, China and the US: What Prospects for Development? Rolando Avendano and Jeff Dayton-Johnson Chapter 10: Who Wants What for Latin America? Voices For and Against the China-backed Extractivist Development Model Adam Chimienti and Benjamin Creutzfeldt Chapter 11: China-Brazil Economic Relations: Too Big to Fail? Dawn Elizabeth Powell Conclusion: Final Reflections on the China-Latin America Relationship Jose Luis Leon (Universidad Metropolitana).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138666184 20170117
In this book, China-Latin America relations experts Margaret Myers and Carol Wise examine the political and economic forces that have underpinned Chinese engagement in the region, as well as the ways in which these forces have shaped economic sectors and policy-making in Latin America. The contributors begin with a review of developments in cross-Pacific statecraft, including the role of private, state-level, sub-national, and extra-regional actors that have influenced China-Latin America engagement in recent years. Part two of the book examines the variety of Latin American development trajectories borne of China's growing global presence. Contributors analyse the effects of Chinese engagement on specific economic sectors, clusters (the LAC emerging economies), and sub-regions (Central America, the Southern Cone of South America, and the Andean region). Individual case studies draw out these themes. This volume is a welcome addition to the growing body of literature on China-Latin America relations. It illuminates the complex interplay between economics and politics that has characterized China's relations with the region as a second decade of enhanced economic engagement draws to a close. This volume is an indispensable read for students, scholars and policy makers wishing to gain new insights into the political economy of China-Latin America relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138666184 20170117
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xviii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Joseph L. Love Introduction Alexandre Mendes Cunha & Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak Part 1: "International Dissemination of Economic Ideas" Chapter 1- Political Economy and Latin American Independence from the 19th to the 20th Century Alexandre Mendes Cunha & Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak Chapter 2- Circulating economic ideas: adaptation, appropriation, translation Jose Luis Cardoso Part 2: "Protectionism and Free Trade in the 19th Century" Chapter 3- Latin America and the nineteenth-century British free trade project Anthony Howe Chapter 4- Silva Lisboa on Free Trade and Slave Labor: the fate of liberalism in a colonial country Mauricio C. Coutinho Chapter 5- The (Far) Backstory of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Stephen Meardon Chapter 6- The Treaties of 1810 and the Luso-Brazilian Empire Crisis Milena Fernandes de Oliveira & Nelson Mendes Cantarino Part 3: "Ideas from Abroad" Chapter 7- Julio Menadier: A Listian Economist in the Economic Policy Debate in Chile (1860-1880) Claudio Robles Ortiz Chapter 8- Jean-Baptiste Say's Social Economics and the Construction of the 19th Century Liberal Republic in Colombia Jimena Hurtado Chapter 9- From "social economy" to "national political economy": German economic ideas in Brazil Luiz Felipe Bruzzi Curi Part 4: "Doing Political Economy in Latin America" Chapter 10- An outline of the economic thinking of Jose Joaquim Rodrigues Torres and the economic policy of the Brazilian Empire (1848-58) Thiago Fontelas Rosado Gambi Chapter 11- From free-banking to paper money: ideas behind the building of a National Bank in Colombia at the end of 19th century Andres Alvarez Chapter 12- The economic redefiniton of Peru: the turn to Liberalism through the 1845-1854 debated Alvaro Grompone Velasquez Part 5: "Nationalism and Economic Development in Latin America" Chapter 13- Varieties of Economic Nationalism: Latin America and Europe Michele Alacevich Chapter 14- A note on some historical connections between nationalism and economic development in Latin America Mauro Boianovsky Chapter 15- CEPAL, Economic Nationalism, and Development Joseph L. Love.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138644786 20161205
Although historians usually trace its origins to the Haitian Revolution of the late 18th Century, Latin American political, economic and cultural emancipation is still very much a work in progress. As new national identities were developed, fresh reflection and theorising was needed in order to understand how Latin America related to the wider world. Through a series of case studies on different topics and national experiences, this volume shows how political economy has occupied an important place in discussions about emancipation and independence that occurred in the region. The production of political economic knowledge in the periphery of capitalism can take on many forms: importing ideas from abroad; translating and adapting them to local realities; or else producing concepts and theories specifically designed to make sense of the uniqueness of particular historical experiences. The Political Economy of Latin American Independence illustrates each of these strategies, exploring issues such as trade policy, money and banking, socio-economic philosophy, nationalism, and economic development. The expert authors stress how the originality of Latin American economic thought often resides in the creative appropriation of ideas originally devised in different contexts and thus usually ill-suited to local realities. Taken together, the chapters illustrate a fertile methodological approach for studying the history of political economy in Latin America. This book is of great interest to economic historians specialising in Latin America, as well as those who study history of economic thought, political economy and Latin American history.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138644786 20161205
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vii, 157 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • List of Figures List of Tables List of Annexes Part I: Taxation and the inequality decline in Latin America 1. Introduction. Taxation and the inequality decline in Latin America Part II: The Taxation and Inequality Link 2. The empirics of taxation and inequality 3. Public finance, taxation and inequality 4. Macroeconomics, taxation and inequality 5. Political economy, taxation and inequality Part III: A methodological approach to measuring pro-equity tax policy 6. Measuring tax policy over time 7. My approach: a structural tax revenue analysis 8. A quantitative investigation of taxation in five Latin American countries 9. The narrative approach towards five Latin American countries Part V: Tax policy before, during and beyond the Latin American inequality 10. Conclusion References Annexes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480514 20170109
This book examines the role of tax policy in the incidence of socio-economic inequality. With a focus on Latin American, the author demonstrates that while inequality has decreased remarkably in the last decade - during the very period in which inequality was increasing almost everywhere else in the world - this reduction cannot be attributed to a better use of tax policy. Offering both quantitative and qualitative reviews of tax policies pursued by Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru over the last two decades, Reducing Inequality in Latin America contends that these countries continue to make insufficient use taxation measures in combating startlingly high levels of inequality. Drawing on legal texts, interviews with researchers and experts in the field, and official monetary statistics to obtain a complete picture of how discretionary tax policy has been pursued in the region, this volume engages with a range of recent economic theories to argue for the importance of using the tax system to reduce inequalities, whilst also offering new methods for measuring tax policy in subsequent research. As such, it will appeal both to scholars of social science and policy makers with interests in economics, social inequality, public policy and international political economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472480514 20170109
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x, 233 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Section I: Concepts Chapter One: Re-Imagining Community and Civil Society Gordana Yovanovich and Roberta Rice Chapter Two: Civil Society from the Inside Out: Community, Organization and the Challenge of Political Influence Philip Oxhorn Section II: Community Chapter Three: Modernized Honor Culture and Community: Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold/Cronica de una muerte anunciada Gordana Yovanovich Chapter Four: Reframing the Archive and Expanding Collective Memory in order to Bridge the Divide between Community and Civil Society in Yxta Maya Murray's The Conquest Pablo Ramirez Chapter Five: Memory and Temporary Communities in Laura Restrepo's The Dark Bride/La novia oscura Maca Suazo and Lisa Bellstedt. Chapter Six: Community and Learning: The Process of Concientization among Nicaraguan Peasants through Song Mery Perez Chapter Seven: Community and the State: Piecing Together Differences in Alejandro Brugues' Juan of the Dead Miharu M. Miyasaka and Patrick X. Horrigan Section III: Civil Society Chapter Eight: Intercultural Democracy and Civil Society Participation in the New, Decolonized Bolivia Roberta Rice Chapter Nine: Conceptualizing Transnational Civil Society in Guatemala Candace Johnson Chapter Ten: Collective Banks and Counter-Acts: Building Civil Society from Within in Jamaica and Guyana Caroline Shenaz Hossein Chapter Eleven: War on Civil Society in Vargas Llosa's The War of the End of the World Olga Nedvyga Chapter Twelve: "Radical" Participatory Democracy Institutions in Venezuela and Ecuador: Strengthening Civil Society or Mechanisms for Controlled Inclusion? Pascal Lupien Section IV: Conclusions Chapter Thirteen: Towards Civic Community: Conclusions Gordana Yovanovich and Roberta Rice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693371 20160928
Latin American and Caribbean communities and civil societies are undergoing a rapid process of transformation. Instead of pervasive social atomization, political apathy, and hollowed-out democracies, which have become the norm in some parts of the world, this region is witnessing an emerging collaboration between community, civil society, and government that is revitalizing democracy. This book argues that a key explanation lies in the powerful and positive relationship between community and civil society that exists in the region. The ideas of community and civil society tend to be studied separately, as analytically distinct concepts however, this volume seeks to explore their potential to work together. A unique contribution of the work is the space for dialogue it creates between the social sciences and the humanities. Many of the studies included in the volume are based on primary fieldwork and place-based case studies. Others relate literature, music and film to important theoretical works, providing a new direction in interdisciplinary studies, and highlighting the role that the arts play in community revival and broader processes of social change. A truly multi-disciplinary book bridging established notions of civil society and community through an authentically interdisciplinary approach to the topic.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138693371 20160928
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446 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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13. Accordion Dreams [2001]

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1 online resource (streaming video file) (57 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
The arrival of the European button accordion to Texas and its merging with traditional Mexican songs gave birth to an explosive new sound called conjunto. From the early pioneers to the new generation of accordionists experimenting with rock, blues, and metal, ACCORDION DREAMS captures yesterday's and today's squeezebox trailblazers. Produced and directed by critically-acclaimed filmmaker Hector Galan and narrated by singer/songwriter Tish Hinojosa, ACCORDION DREAMS features performance footage of conjunto greats like Valerio Longoria, Mingo Saldivar, Ruben Vela, Eva Ybarra, and Flaco Jimenez and the newer generation of accordionists like Joel Guzman, Jaime De Anda, Albert Zamora, and Jesse Turner..
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xix, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowlegements.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Democracy, Media and Their Democratization in Latin America.- 3 Analyzing Policy Change: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations.- 4 Argentina: Radical Change Amid Sharp Political Conflict.- 5 Brazil: Much Debate About No Reform.- 6 Broadening the Scope: Advocacy Coalitions and Media Reforms in Chile and Uruguay.- 7 Comparison and Generalization: Conditions for Media Democratization.- 8 Conclusions and Outlook.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319212777 20160619
This book examines democratizing media reforms in Latin America. The author explains why some countries have recently passed such reforms in the broadcasting sector, while others have not. By offering a civil society perspective, the author moves beyond conventional accounts that perceive media reforms primarily as a form of government repression to punish oppositional media. Instead, he highlights the pioneering role of civil society coalitions, which have managed to revitalize the debate on communication rights and translated them into specific regulatory outcomes such as the promotion of community radio stations. The book provides an in-depth, comparative analysis of media reform debates in Argentina and Brazil (analyzing Chile and Uruguay as complementary cases), supported by original qualitative research. As such, it advances our understanding of how shifting power relations and social forces are affecting policymaking in Latin America and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319212777 20160619
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123 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • On seeing and not seeing
  • On counting and not counting
  • Afro-Latin American voices
  • Transnational voices
  • On acting and not acting.
Of the almost 11 million Africans who came to the Americas between 1500 and 1870, two-thirds came to Spanish America and Brazil. Africans and their descendants-both free and enslaved-participated in the political, social, and cultural movements that indelibly shaped their countries' colonial and post-independence pasts. Yet until very recently Afro-Latin Americans were conspicuously excluded from narratives of their hemisphere's history. George Reid Andrews seeks to redress this omission by making visible the lives and labors of black Latin Americans in their New World home. He reconstructs this heritage from the paper trail of slavery and freedom, the testimonies of black men and women, the writings of visiting African-Americans, and the efforts of twentieth-century activists and scholars. While most Latin American countries have acknowledged the legacy of slavery, the story still told is one of "racial democracy"-the supposedly successful integration of African descendants into society. From the 1970s to today, black civil rights movements have challenged that narrative and demanded that its promises of racial equality be made real. Afro-Latin America brings that story up to the present, examining debates currently taking place throughout the region on how best to achieve genuine racial equality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737594 20160704
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xvii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: Theorizing Afrolatinidades Petra R. Rivera-Rideau, Jennifer A. Jones, and Tianna S. Paschel Part I: Imagining Afrolatinidades Jossianna Arroyo.- 1 The Expediency of Blackness: Racial Logics and Danzon in the Port of Veracruz Hettie Malcomson.- 2 Ni de aqui, ni de alla: Garifuna Subjectivities and the Politics of Diasporic Belonging Paul Joseph Lopez Oro.- 3 The Death of "la Reina de la Salsa": Celia Cruz and the Mythification of the Black Woman Monika Gosin.- 4 "Oye, Que Bien Juegan Los Negros, No?": Blaxicans and Basketball in Mexico Walter Thompson-Hernandez.- 5 Photo Essay: Ritmo Negro: Visions of Afro-Latin America Umi Vaughan.- Part II: Rethinking the Archive Nancy Raquel Mirabal.- 6 "Afro-Latin@ Nueva York: Maymie de Mena and the Unsung Afro-Latina Leadership of the UNIA" Melissa Castillo-Garsow.- 7 "Listening to Afro-Latinidad: The Sonic Archive of Olu Clemente" Patricia Herrera.- 8 "Panabay Pride: A Conversation with Los Rakas" Petra R. Rivera-Rideau.- 9 The Afro-Latino Project Walter Thompson-Hernandez.- Part III: Diasporic Politics Juliet Hooker.- 10 Translating Negroes into Negros: Rafael Serra's Transamerican Entanglements between Black Cuban Racial and Imperial Subalternity, 1895-1909 Jose I. Fuste.- 11 The Transnational Circulation of Political References: The Black Brazilian Movement and Anti-Racism Struggles of the Early Twentieth Century Amilcar Araujo Pereira Translated by Aiala Levy.- 12 "Every Day is Black Heritage Month" Yvette Modestin and Tianna S. Paschel.- Afterword: Afro-Latinos and Afro-Latin American Studies Alejandro de la Fuente.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137603203 20161010
Through a collection of theoretically engaging and empirically grounded texts, this book examines African-descended populations in Latin America and Afro-Latin@s in the United States in order to explore questions of black identity and representation, transnationalism, and diaspora in the Americas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137603203 20161010
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17. Alberto Acosta [2014]

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1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
This episode of The Green Interview features Alberto Acosta, an Ecuadorian economist and the country’s former minister of energy and mining. Acosta was also the driving force behind the ground-breaking Yasuni-ITT Initiative, an offer by Ecuador to fight climate change by forgoing oil exploration and production in a large tract of untouched rainforest. Acosta is also the ex-president of the Constituent Assembly charged with drawing up the now famous Montecristi Constitution, which took effect in 2008 and established protection for the rights of nature. Acosta ran unsuccessfully against Rafael Correa for president in 2013—one of 8 presidential candidates and is currently a researcher at FLASCO-Ecuador (Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences). He is now a vocal critic of Correa..
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xx, 373 pages ; 22 cm
What are Hispanic alternative communities and how are they represented in literature, film, and popular music? This book studies the fictional representation of circles of artists and intellectuals, youth gangs, musical bands, packs of marginal urban dwellers, groups of immigrants, and other diverse associations that share the common trait of being small and subversive collectives, perhaps akin to secret societies plotting to take control of society. These groups usually exist within a larger and established community - typically, the nation-state - though maintaining with it complicated relations of rivalry, criticism, outright violence, and other forms of antagonism. Thus "alternative communities" represent the "other side" of official institutions, by constituting dystopias that condemn the status quo, or by building utopias that point to new social arrangements. In the Hispanic world - a broad, transatlantic space that includes Spain and Spanish America - alternative communities have existed since the 19th century, a time of nation-building for Spanish American countries, all the way to the 21st century, when hybrid, postnational, and cosmopolitan communities begin to appear. The seventeen chapters brought together in this volume, which constitutes the first systematic approach to Hispanic alternative communities, tackle this complex cultural phenomenon from diverse critical perspectives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443894944 20161213
Green Library
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (70 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
For 500 years the indigenous people of the Amazon have defended their homeland against the invasion that has brought the mass extinction of over 700 tribes and destruction of the rainforests in which they live. Amazonia gives voice to these native people, as well as the riverine dwellers, rubber tappers, and small farmers, all of whom depend on the rainforests along the Amazon River.. This uniquely crafted film blends vivid first-person accounts of the struggle for survival in the forests with stunning cinematography. Original music score by famed Brazilian composer Egberto Gismonti..
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425 pages ; 23 cm.
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