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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
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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
Green Library
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
Green Library
xxi, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
xxiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III
  • Foreword / María Christina García
  • Introduction : the origins and future of global Latinos / Douglas S. Massey
  • Out of the fires : Peruvian migrants in post-Pinochet Chile / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
  • Bolivians in Buenos Aires : human rights, immigration, and democratic participation / Eduardo J. Vior
  • Peripheral migrants : Haiti-Dominican Republic mobilities in Caribbean context / Samuel Martínez
  • Nicaraguan immigration to Costa Rica : tendencies, policies, and politics / Carlos Sandoval-García
  • Central American transmigration through Mexico : beyond the border crisis / Rodolfo Casillas R.
  • Between "here" and "there" : transnational Latino/a youth in Madrid / Andrea Dryness and Enrique Sepúlveda
  • "They look like us, but they don't act like us" : the transnational experience of Japanese Brazilians in Japan / Maxine L. Margolis
  • The making and unmaking of a community of Latino labor migrants in Israel / Adriana Kemp and Rebeca Raijman
  • Latino Canadians : a distinct and diverse North American diaspora / Victor Armony
  • "Latinos" in exile : Latin American political diasporas and their national and transnational struggle / Luis Roniger
  • Global Latin(o) Americanos : rethinking diasporic membership and participation / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III.
Green Library
xviii, 462 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Green Library
xvii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Introduction Part I: Temporalities 1. War and Cultural Studies: Reflections on Recent Work in Peru and Argentina William Rowe 2. The Reconfigurations of Post-dictatorship Critical Thought Nelly Richard 3. For whom the eye cries: Memory, monumentality, and the ontologies of violence in Peru Paulo Drinot 4. The Last Sacred Image of the Latin American Revolution Mariano Mestman Part II: Territories 5. Hemispheric Domains: 1898 and the Origins of Latin Americanism Julio Ramos 6. Patagonia as Borderland: Nature, Culture, and the Idea of the State Gabriela Nouzeilles 7. The Return of Coatlicue: Mexican nationalism and the Aztec past Jean Franco 8. A Short Andean History of Photography: Yawar Fiesta John Kraniauskas 9. Cuba: A curated culture Guillermina De Ferrari Part III: Aesthetics 10. Argentina's secret poetry boom Nestor Perlongher 11. Tin Tan: the Pachuco Carlos Monsivais 12. (Queer) boleros of a tropical night Jose Quiroga 13. Heavy Metal Music in Postdictatorial Brazil: Sepultura and the coding of nationality in sound Idelber Avelar Part IV: Affects 14. Sabina's Oranges: The Colours of Cultural Politics in Rio de Janeiro, 1889-1930 Tiago de Melo Gomes and Micol Seigel 15. Mob Outrages: Reflections on the media construction of the masses in Venezuela (April 2000-January 2003) Luis Duno Gottberg 16. The City Cross-dressed: Sexual Rights and Roll-backs in De la Rua's Buenos Aires Ana Gabriela Alvarez 17. Conspicuous Consumption and the Performance of Identity in Contemporary Mexico: Daniela Rossell's Ricas y famosas Elaine Luck Part V: Cityscapes 18. From Urb of Clay to the Hypodermic City: Improper cities in Modern Latin America Marzena Grzegorczyk 19. Obverse Colonization: Sao Paulo, global urbanization and the poetics of the Latin American city Justin A. Read 20. Favelas and the Aesthetics of Realism: Representations in film and literature Beatriz Jaguaribe 21. Amores Perros: Exotic violence and neoliberal fear Ignacio M. Sanchez-Prado Part VI: Medialities 22. Post/Colonial Toponymy: Writing Forward 'in Reverse' Quetzil Castaneda 23. Material Culture, Slavery, and Governability in Colonial Cuba: The humorous lessons of the cigarette Marquillas Agnes Lugo-Ortiz 24. Indigenous media and the end of the lettered city Freya Schiwy 25. Subjective displacements and `reserves of life' Ivana Bentes.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786522 20171017
Featuring twenty-five key essays from the Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies (Traves/sia), this book surveys the most influential themes and concepts, as well as scouring some of the polemics and controversies, which have marked the field over the last quarter of a century since the Journal's foundation in 1992. Emerging at a moment of crisis of revolutionary narratives, and at the onset of neoliberal economics and emergent narcopolitics, the cultural studies impetus in Latin America was part of an attempted intellectual reconstruction of the (centre-) left in terms of civil society, and the articulation of social movements and agencies, thinking beyond the verticalist constructions from previous decades. This collection maps these developments from the now classical discussions of the `cultural turn' to more recent responses to the challenges of biopolitics, affect theory, posthegemony and ecocriticism. It also addresses novel political constellations including resurgent national-popular or eco-nativist and indigenous agencies. Framed by a critical introduction from the editors, this volume is both a celebration of influential essays published over twenty five years of the Journal and a representative overview of the field in its multiple ramifications, entrenchments and exchanges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415786522 20171017
Green Library
1 online resource ( xvi, 210 p.) : ill. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • Part I: Traditions, knowledge and intangible heritage.- Chapter 1. Samba Places: an analysis on samba, identities and intangible heritage in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.- Part II: Archaeological heritage.- Chapter 2. Brazilian archaeology, the last two decades.- Chapter 3. The enhancement of the past: the archaeological heritage as social value.- Chapter 4. The "Heritage Horror Show".- Chapter 5. Dialogue and preservation: considerations about Contract Archaeology in Brazil.- Chapter 6. The Ruinas Engenho Sao Jorge dos Erasmos National Monument in Santos (SP), Brazil, as a case: mankind heritage between cultural property, inflation and destruction.- Chapter 7. Archaeological heritage and education: a case of interdisciplinary dialogue in Rio Claro schools, Sao Paulo state - Brazil. Part III: Landscape and natural heritage.- Chapter 8. Natural heritage: quantitative evaluation of landscape scenic values.- Chapter 9. The landscape concept in geography and landscape as heritage.- Chapter 10. Cultural landscape in Brazil: protection tools and challenges.- Chapter 11. Natural heritage in Brazil: real and symbolic.- Chapter 12: Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant, traditional populations and social conflict in Para state, Brazil.- Part IV: Building, railway and industrial heritage.- Chapter 13. Museums and railroad heritage memory in Brazil.- Chapter 14. Memory and place of the Railroad Company Northwest Brazil (CEFNOB) villages.- Chapter 15. Industrial heritage of EFNOB in Bauru, Sao Paulo State - Brazil.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319584478 20171017
Focusing on Brazil, this book approaches the term "heritage" from not only a historical and architectural point of view, but also considers its artistic, archaeological, natural, ethnological and industrial aspects. The book is divided into four thematic sections - 1) traditions and intangible heritage, 2) archaeological heritage, 3) natural heritage and landscapes, and 4) heritage of industrial and built environments - and presents chapters on a diverse range of topics, from samba and cultural identities in Rio de Janeiro, to the history of Brazilian archaeology, the value of scenic landscapes in Brazil, and the cultural landscape of Brazil.As an outcome of the First Heritage International Symposium, this unique book explores a variety of heritage dialogues, pursuing global and specific approaches, and combining different views, perceptions and senses.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319584478 20171017
xiv, 275 pages ; 23 cm
Green Library
xxxv, 748 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Contents List of boxes, tables and figures xxx Preface Acknowledgments Acronyms and abbreviations Introduction Part I An introduction to Latin American history Chapter 1. From Independence to the 1930s Chapter 2. From the Great Depression to democratization Part II Institutions, processes and actors Chapter 3. Democratization and the quality of democracy Chapter 4. The challenges facing democracy Chapter 5. The presidency Chapter 6. Legislatures, parties, the judiciary, and public administration Chapter 7. Established political actors Chapter 8. Civil society and emergent political actors Part III International relations Chapter 9. Inter-state relations within Latin America Chapter 10. The US and Latin America Chapter 11. Latin America, Europe, and Asia Part IV Political ideas Chapter 12. Left and Right Chapter 13. Identities: Nationalism, Race, Ethnicity, Ecologism and Sexuality Part V Economic ideas Chapter 14. Structuralism, dependency, and redistributive models Chapter 15. Neoliberalism Chapter 16. Environmental economics and sustainable development Bibliography Appendix A. Country timelines and factboxes Appendix B. Glossary Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138245020 20171106
Politics Latin America examines the role of Latin America in the world and its importance to the study of politics with particular emphasis on the institutions and processes that exist to guarantee democracy and the forces that threaten to compromise it. Now in its third edition and fully revised to reflect recent developments in the region, Politics Latin America provides students and teachers with an accessible overview of the region's unique political and economic landscape, covering every aspect of governance in its 21 countries. The book examines the international relations of Latin American states as they seek to carve out a role in an increasingly globalised world and will be an ideal introduction for undergraduate courses in Latin American politics, comparative politics and other disciplines. This new edition will include: Updated references to scholarship and debatesNew themes such as environmental rights, women presidents, the Latin American Pope, Afro-Latinos, and the politics of sexual diversity Examination of demographic change and social movementsNew chapter on Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development This book is essential reading for undergraduates taking courses in Latin American Politics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138245020 20171106
Green Library
xxix, 642 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Politics of Latin America, Sixth Edition explores both the evolution and the current state of the political scene in Latin America. This text demonstrates a nuanced sensitivity to the use and abuse of power and the importance of social conditions, gender, race, globalization, and political economy throughout Latin America. Unique in the market, the text is divided into two parts: chapters in the first half of the text explore big picture issues and themes in the region; chapters in the second half provide in-depth discussions of those issues and themes, country by country. The thematic chapters outline the region's geographic setting, history, economics, society, gender, race, and religion, setting the stage for a more detailed analysis of the politics, democratization, political culture, political movements, and revolution in Latin America. The second part of the book consists of carefully constructed case studies of ten representative Latin American nations: Guatemala, Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua, and Bolivia. Each case study traces the historical and political development of key actors and institutions, analyzing contemporary power configurations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190647407 20171009
Green Library
xv, 266 pages ; 23 cm
  • List of Figures List of Tables Contributors Acknowledgments Part I. Presidentialism and Political Capital in Latin America Politics in Latin America in the Past Third of a Century (1978-2015) Manuel Alcantara Presidential Leadership in Latin America Jean-Louis Thiebault The Character of the `Government' in Latin American Presidential Republics Jean Blondel Political Career Trajectories and Social Backgrounds: Latin American Presidents in Comparative Perspective (1978-2015) Manuel Alcantara, Melany Barragan and Francisco Sanchez PART II: Personal Power and Institutional Constraints: Case Studies Mexico. Zedillo and Calderon: The Challenges of Governing under Adversity Marisol Reyes 6. Colombia. Political Leadership in a Turbulent Environment. Cesar Gaviria and Alvaro Uribe Velez Javier Duque The singularity of Peruvian Politics and the Role of Presidential Leadership. The Cases of Alberto Fujimori and Alan Garcia Martin Tanaka and Jorge Morel Presidential Leadership in a Robust Presidency: the Brazilian Case Magna Inacio Menem and Kirchner. The Two Faces of Peronism? Mario D. Serrafero The Presidential Government of Chile Carlos Huneeus 11. Conclusion Appendix Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082090 20171121
  • Part 1: Presidentialism and Political Capital in Latin America 1. Politics in Latin America in the Past Third of a Century (1978-2015) [Manuel Alcantara] 2. Presidential Leadership in Latin America [Jean-Louis Thiebault] 3. The Character of the `Government' in Latin American Presidential Republics [Jean Blondel] 4. Political Career Trajectories and Social Backgrounds: Latin American Presidents in Comparative Perspective (1978-2015) [Manuel Alcantara, Melany Barragan and Francisco Sanchez] Part 2: Personal Power and Institutional Constraints: Case Studies 5. Mexico. Zedillo and Calderon: The Challenges of Governing under Adversity [Marisol Reyes] 6. Colombia. Political Leadership in a Turbulent Environment. Cesar Gaviria and Alvaro Uribe Velez [Javier Duque] 7. The singularity of Peruvian Politics and the Role of Presidential Leadership. The Cases of Alberto Fujimori and Alan Garcia [Martin Tanaka and Jorge Morel] 8. Presidential Leadership in a Robust Presidency: the Brazilian Case [Magna Inacio] 9. Menem and Kirchner. The Two Faces of Peronism? [Mario D. Serrafero] 10. The Presidential Government of Chile [Carlos Huneeus] 11. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082076 20171121
This new textbook provides students with a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the presidents and presidential leadership in Latin America. Unlike other texts, Presidents and Democracy in Latin America integrates both political analysis and major theoretical perspectives with extensive country-specific material. Part One examines the developments in recent years in Latin American presidentialism and identifies different characteristics of society and politics which have influenced Latin American governments. The personalization of political life and of presidential government help to illustrate the character of Latin American politics, specifically on the type of political career of those who occupied the presidential office, the leadership style of these presidents and the type of government which they led. Part Two studies two presidents in six countries in the region which reflect the broad trends in the political and electoral life: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Each case study first provides the biographical background of the president; it outlines the political career of the president both inside and outside of a party, including at the local level; the popularity of the president at the time of the presidential election is given, as well as the mode of selection of the candidates (selection by party leaders only, by party members or by a primary). The relation of the president with the government or ministers, especially if there is a coalition government, is detailed. This textbook will be essential reading for all students of Latin American Politics and highly recommended for those studying executive politics, political leadership, and the state of democratic governance in Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138082090 20171121
Green Library
xxxv, 300 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction2. Protection of Human Rights Defenders3. Brazil's Path Towards Human Rights4. State and Civil Society's Responses to State and Non-State Actors' Violence Towards Human Rights Defenders 5. The Path to the Creation of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders6. The Legal Framework and Legal Functioning of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders7. The Effects in Practice of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders8. The Broader Effects of the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders9. What is Preventing the Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders from Fulfilling its Potential, and What Can Be Done? 10. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610931 20171121
This book offers a legal and socio-political analysis of the Brazilian Program for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. Discussing Colombian, Guatemalan and Mexican experiences, it fills a gap in the literature regarding Latin American public policy by investigating the creation, work, beneficiaries, broader effects, challenges, and effective ways to improve the Brazilian Program.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610931 20171121
Green Library
xiii, 154 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Acknowledgments Discovering Telenovelas Change Agents: Beyond the Melodrama Beyond Betty: Gender and Sexuality Gay Love, Gay Kisses Black, White and Brown: Telenovelas and Race Narconovelas: Beyond the NewsConclusions : Looking Backward and Going Forward.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681767 20171121
  • Introduction Understanding Gender Rights Beyond Beauty Queens The Politics of Race Narrating Narcos Telenovelas for Social Change Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681743 20171121
This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap operas originating in Latin America, take up key issues of race, class, sexual identity and violence, interweaving stories with melodramatic romance and quests for identity. June Carolyn Erlick examines the social implications of telenovela themes in the context of the evolution of television as an integral part of the modernization of Latin American countries.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138681767 20171121
Green Library
x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xix, 174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • A historiography of colonial art in Mexico: Problems, context, and developments
  • Locating a colonial past in the nation's memory: The politics of making history
  • The Academy of San Carlos and the Old Mexican School: Collecting and displaying colonial painting
  • Writing a history of art in Mexico: From spectacular verses to rational texts
  • Concluding remarks: Contested ground.
The first substantial Mexican colonial art historiography in English, this book examines the origin of the study of colonial art in Mexico as a symptom of the development of modern museum practice in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico City. Also an intellectual history, this study recognizes the role of nationalism in the initiation of art historical practice in what is understood today more broadly as Latin America. Although there has been a steady stream of scholarship produced about the subject, beginning in Mexico and increasingly in the United States, what is variably known as viceregal or colonial Mexican, Spanish colonial, and colonial Latin American art continues to be underplayed or overlooked by most art historians and is thus marginal in the field of art history. Ray Hernández-Durán redresses that omission, presenting a detailed examination of the origin of the study of colonial art in Mexico. Drawing upon archival research, this volume touches upon the role of politics on the formation of the first gallery of Mexican painting in the Academy of San Carlos and the first comprehensive historical treatment of the material in the form of a dialogue. Furthermore, this study promotes further research in colonial art historiography and underlines the pivotal role that the Indo-Hispanic Americas played in the emergence of early modernity and the process of globalization.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
596 pages ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)


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