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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.
"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."--Jacket flaps.
Green Library
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
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.
Green Library
xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Green Library
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
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
Green Library
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, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
xx, 205 pages ; 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
vii, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Latin American development : perspectives and debates / Maristella Svampa
  • Fiscal policy, income redistribution, and poverty reduction in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay : an overview / Nora Lustig and Claudiney Pereira
  • Social investment in Latin America / Evelyne Huber and John D. Stephens
  • Debt, democracy, and post-neoliberalism : thirty years of regional integration in Latin America / Isabella Alcañiz
  • Mercosur and regional migration : a human rights approach / Marcela Cerrutti
  • Venezuela between two states / George Ciccariello-Maher
  • From partial to full conflict theory : A neo-Weberian portrait of battle for Venezuela / David Smilde
  • Populism or democracy? : reexamining the role of "the people" in twenty-first-century Latin American politics / Paulina Ochoa Espejo
  • Constitutional changes and judicial power in Latin America / Roberto Gargarella
  • Agents of neoliberalism? : high courts, legal preferences, and rights in Latin America / Sandra Botero
  • Experimenting with participation and deliberation in Latin America : is democracy turning pragmatic? / Thamy Pogrebinschi
  • The Gattopardo Era : innovation and representation in Mexico in post-neoliberal times / Gisela Zaremberg, Ernesto Isunza Vera, and Adrian Gurza Lavalle
  • Anti-imperial, but not decolonial? : Vasconcelos on race and Latin American identity / Juliet Hooker
  • Decolonization and plurinationality / Oscar Vega Camacho
  • Postwar El Salvador : entangled aftermaths / Irina Carlota (Lotti) Silber.
In the early twenty-first century, the citizens of many Latin American countries, such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Venezuela, elected left-wing governments, explicitly rejecting and attempting to reverse the policies of neoliberal structural economic adjustment that had prevailed in the region during the 1990s. However, in other countries such as Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru continuity and even extension of the neoliberal agenda have been the norm. What were the consequences of rejecting the neoliberal consensus in Latin America? Why did some countries stay on the neoliberal course? Contributors to Latin America Since the Left Turn address these questions and more as they frame the tensions and contradictions that currently characterize Latin American societies and politics. Divided into three sections, the book begins with an examination of the political economy, from models of development, to taxation and spending patterns, to regionalization of trade and human migration. The second section analyzes the changes in democracy and political identities. The last part explores the themes of citizenship, constitutionalism, and new forms of civic participation. With essays by the foremost scholars in the field, Latin America Since the Left Turn not only delves into the cases of specific countries but also surveys the region as a whole. Contributors: Isabella Alcaniz, Sandra Botero, Marcella Cerrutti, George Ciccariello-Maher, Tula G. Falleti, Roberto Gargarella, Adrian Gurza Lavalle, Juliet Hooker, Evelyne Huber, Ernesto Isunza Vera, Nora Lustig, Paulina Ochoa Espejo, Emilio A. Parrado, Claudiney Pereira, Thamy Pogrebinschi, Irina Carlota Silber, David Smilde, John D. Stephens, Maristella Svampa, Oscar Vega Camacho, Gisela Zaremberg.
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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.
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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.
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xx, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements List of Contributors Introduction: Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Persistence of the Gothic Ines Ordiz and Sandra Casanova-Vizcaino Section I: (Re)Visions of History 1. Civilization and Barbarism and Zombies: Argentina's Contemporary Gothic Ines Ordiz 2. Rural Horrors in Chilean Gothic Olga Ries 3. Fragmented Gothic Identities in Juan Rulfo's Pedro Paramo Antonio Alcala Gonzalez Section II: Displacement, Transposition, Tropicalization 4. Machado de Assis's Nightmarish World: Displacements of the Gothic in Brazil Sandra Guardini Vasconcelos 5. Duplicitous Vampires Annihilating Tradition and Destroying Beauty in Froylan Turcios's El vampiro Carmen Serrano 6. Liberation and the Gothic in Carlos Solorzano's Las manos de Dios David Dalton 7. Gothic in the Tropics: Transformations of the Gothic in the Colombian Hot Lands Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodriguez Section III: Occupation and Incarceration 8. "I'll Be Back": The United States's Occupation of Puerto Rico and the Gothic Sandra Casanova-Vizcaino 9. Marie Vieux Chauvet's World-Gothic: Commodity Frontiers, "Cheap Natures" and the Monstrous-Feminine Kerstin Oloff 10. Casa Por Carcel: Incarcerating Homes in Costa Rican Life and Fiction Ilse Bussing Section IV: Science, Technology, and the Uncanny 11. Shadows of Science in the Rio de la Plata Turn-of-the-Century Gothic Soledad Quereilhac 12. Aura, "Constancia, " and "Sleeping Beauty": Carlos Fuentes's Little History on Photography Adriana Gordillo 13. Media, Shadows, and Spiritual Bindings: Tracing Mexican Gothic in Oscar Urrutia Lazo's Rito terminal Enrique Ajuria Ibarra Section V: Contemporary Gothic Paradigms 14. The Vampiric Tradition in Peruvian Literature: A Long Journey from Modernist Conventions to Gothic Postmodernism Ruptures Rosa Maria Diez Cobo 15. Cultural Cannibalism: Gothic Parody in the Cinema of Ivan Cardoso Daniel Serravalle de Sa 16. Pedro Cabiya's Caribbean Grotesque Persephone Braham 17. Towards a Darker Reality: The Post-Gothic Simulacrum in Edmundo Paz Soldan's Los vivos y los muertos Sergio Fernandez Martinez Index.
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This book explores the Gothic mode as it appears in the literature, visual arts, and culture of different areas of Latin America. Focusing on works from authors in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, the Andes, Brazil, and the Southern Cone, the essays in this volume illuminate the existence of native representations of the Gothic, while also exploring the presence of universal archetypes of terror and horror. Through the analysis of global and local Gothic topics and themes, they evaluate the reality of a multifaceted territory marked by a shifting colonial and postcolonial relationship with Europe and the United States. The book asks questions such as: Is there such a thing as "Latin American Gothic" in the same sense that there is an "American Gothic" and "British Gothic"? What are the main elements that particularly characterize Latin American Gothic? How does Latin American Gothic function in the context of globalization? What do these elements represent in relation to specific national literatures? What is the relationship between the Gothic and the Postcolonial? What can Gothic criticism bring to the study of Latin American cultural manifestations and, conversely, what can these offer the Gothic? The analysis performed here reflects a body of criticism that understands the Gothic as a global phenomenon with specific manifestations in particular territories while also acknowledging the effects of "Globalgothic" on a transnational and transcultural level. Thus, the volume seeks to open new spaces and areas of scholarly research and academic discussion both regionally and globally with the presentation of a solid analysis of Latin American texts and other cultural phenomena which are manifestly related to the Gothic world.
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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.
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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.
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xiv, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: actions, ideas, and emotions in the construction of a transnational radicalism in the Southern Cone-- 1. Revolution without the Sierra Maestra: the Tupamaros and the development of a repertoire of dissent for urbanized countries. Montevideo, 1962-1968-- 2. The subjective bonds of revolutionary solidarity. From Havana to Nancahuazu (Bolivia), 1967-- 3. Dependence or armed struggle. Southern Cone intellectuals and militants questioning the legal path to socialism. Santiago de Chile 1970-1973-- 4. 'The decisive round in Latin America's revolution' - Bolivian, Chilean, and Uruguayan activists in Peronist Argentina. Buenos Aires, 1973-1976-- 5. Surviving democracy. The transition from armed struggle to human rights (1981-1989)-- Conclusion: revolutionaries without revolution.
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This book examines the emergence, development, and demise of a network of organizations of young leftist militants and intellectuals in South America. This new generation, formed primarily by people who in the late 1960s were still under the age of thirty, challenged traditional politics and embraced organized violence and transnational strategies as the only ways of achieving social change in their countries during the Cold War. This lasted for more than a decade, beginning in Uruguay as a result of the rise of authoritarianism in Brazil and Argentina, and expanding with Che Guevara's Bolivia campaign in 1966. These coordination efforts reached their highest point in Buenos Aires from 1973 to 1976, until the military coup d'etat in Argentina eliminated the last refuge for these groups. Aldo Marchesi offers the first in-depth, regional and transnational study of the militant left in Latin America during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s.
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xxi, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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