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This film follows a social experiment that moves marginalized families into a middle class neighborhood in Valparaiso, Chile. Iselsa and Cathy decide to take part in a project designed by leaders in social architecture which allow them to buy their own home and integrate them into a middle class neighborhood. Over 7 years they encounter scarce resources, neighbors that reject them, problems with construction and disastrous rain storms.

2. Absences [2016]

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This award-winning documentary exposes the ever-intensifying phenomenon of enforced disappearance in Mexico. A boy and his father disappear one morning, snatched off the road by armed men. Left behind with her daughter, Lulu decides to tell the emotional story: the un-fillable void, the absence of loved ones, the unanswered questions and the suffocating silence.. After five years, absence has her living in a limbo that gives way to desire, hope and the struggle to find her nine year old son Brandon and her husband alive. This hauntingly beautiful short film illuminates the way disappearance affects women and broadens our awareness of disappearance and its social consequences in Mexico and Central America.. Winner of Best Mexican Short Film at the Guanajuato International Film Festival.

3. Admissions [2012]

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This film delves into the inherent contradictions and psychological implications of undocumented students trapped at the intersection of education policy and broken immigration system. The stories of four students demonstrate both the dehumanizing effects of marginalization and their determination to receive a higher education.. Experimental sound design, unsynchronized imagery, and a sophisticated metaphorical language are used to tell their poignant narratives: Jong Min discovering why he can’t find his green card, Viridiana buying fake papers with her mother, Charlie's desire to study philosophy while picking strawberries, and Blanca’s identity crisis when she returns to Mexico speaking “like a gringa.” ADMISSIONS creates a dialogue and creates awareness of the complex issues of immigration, education and belonging.
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1 online resource.
  • 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 20180521
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 20180521
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xi, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. "Killed helping workers to organize" : reenvisioning American history
  • The Haitian revolution and the birth of emancipatory internationalism, 1770s to 1820s
  • The Mexican War of Independence and US history : anti-imperialism as a way of life, 1820s to 1850s
  • "To break the fetters of slaves all over the world" : the internationalization of the Civil War, 1850s to 1865
  • Global visions of reconstruction : the Cuban solidarity movement, 1860s to 1890s
  • Waging war on the government of American banks in the global South, 1890s to 1920s
  • Forgotten workers of America : racial capitalism and the war on the working class, 1890s to 1940s
  • Emancipatory internationalism vs. the American Century, 1945 to 1960s
  • El gran paro Estadounidense : the rebirth of the American working class, 1970s to the present
  • Epilogue. A new origin narrative of American history.
"Spanning more than two hundred years, An African American and Latinx History of the United States is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the "Global South" was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz challenges the notion of westward progress as exalted by widely taught formulations such as "manifest destiny" and "Jacksonian democracy," and shows how placing African American, Latinx, and Indigenous voices unapologetically front and center transforms US history into one of the working class organizing against imperialism. Drawing on rich narratives and primary source documents, Ortiz links racial segregation in the Southwest and the rise and violent fall of a powerful tradition of Mexican labor organizing in the twentieth century, to May 1, 2006, known as International Workers' Day, when migrant laborers--Chicana/os, Afrocubanos, and immigrants from every continent on earth--united in resistance on the first "Day Without Immigrants." As African American civil rights activists fought against Jim Crow laws and Mexican labor organizers warred against the suffocating grip of capitalism, Black and Spanish-language newspapers, abolitionists, and Latin American revolutionaries coalesced around movements built between people from the United States and people from Central America and the Caribbean. And in stark contrast to the resurgence of "America first" rhetoric, Black and Latinx intellectuals and organizers today have urged the United States to build bridges of solidarity with the nations of the America. Incisive and timely, this bottom-up history, told from the interconnected vantage points of Latinx and African Americas, reveals the radically different ways that people of the diaspora have addressed issues still plaguing the United States today, and it offers a way forward in the continued struggle for universal civil rights."--Dust jacket.
Green Library
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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 x 25 cm
When Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela asks her father why she has so many names, she hears the story of her name and learns about her grandparents.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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377 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm.
  • Quand le cinéma devient un lieu privilégié de rencontre -- Les films d'Amérique latine et les premières décennies du festival international du film de cannes -- Les années 1960 et 1970 et l'engagement politique des deux côtés de l'atlantique -- La découverte du cinéma novo brésilien par le festival de cannes -- Le "cinéma politique" et les sections parallèles de cannes -- La critique des cahiers du cinéma et de positif : découverte et mystification -- Le point de vue des cinéastes latino-américains -- La "latino-américanité" en Amérique latine dans les années 1960 et 1970 -- L'affirmation latino-américaine -- L'émergence d'un cinéma a caractère continental -- La mise en oeuvre du lieu d'énonciation "latino-américain" dans le nouveau cinéma latino-américain -- Les enjeux artistiques et politiques des nouveaux cinémas -- Crise du nouveau cinéma latino-américain et naissance des festivals spécialisés. Fin 1970-début 1990 -- Les sélections cannoises et la critique -- Les festivals spécialisés dans un "autre cinéma" : du "tiers cinéma" aux cinémas des trois continents -- Les festivals spécialisés dans les cinémas d'Amérique latine : valorisation d'une ville et démarche militante -- Festival Biarritz Amérique latine -- Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse -- Au coeur du festival Cinelatino, rencontres de Toulouse -- L'histoire d'un nom : des rencontres des cinémas d'Amérique latine de Toulouse au festival cinélatino -- Du "latino-américain" au "latino" -- Les acteurs et lieux du festival -- Du militantisme à la professionnalisation -- L'ancrage local -- L'identité des lieux et du Festival -- La machine festivalière et ses univers de sens du "latino-américain" -- L'énonciation éditoriale -- L'Amérique latine festive : les manifestations parallèles autour du cinéma -- L'Amérique latine politique : l'héritage -- Le fantôme du Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano -- Cinémas d'Amérique latine et résistance -- Revisiter l'histoire du continent -- L'écho de l'actualité politique -- Discours antimondialisation -- Des traits d'un discours militant -- La fabrique d'une identité des cinémas et de l'auteur latino-américains -- Authenticité ou fétichisation de la différence -- Derrière les mythes et les représentations franco centrées : de l'auteur engagé à la "découverte" de nouveaux talents -- Une mission de découvreur -- La "qualité internationale" -- L'image plurielle d'un continent -- Paysage contemporain : les mutations de la production. Fin des années 1990-2017 -- Les fonds de soutien et les plateformes professionnelles -- Le rôle de cinélatino dans le champ et le marché cinématographiques -- La plateforme professionnelle Cinéma en Construction -- Sélectionner et programmer les films -- Festivals et marché -- Nouvelle rhétorique globale : la diversité culturelle -- Le "renouveau" des cinématographies nationales -- Le nouveau cinéma argentin : "le sillage d'un continent" -- Le cinéma indépendant mexicain : une cinématographie hétéroclite -- Le chili et la Colombie : "explosion" et "émergence" des jeunes cinémas -- Contours imprécis d'un cinéma brésilien -- Histoires locales et cinématographies nationales --
  • Le lieu d'énonciation "latino-américain" et la création cinématographique (années 2000-2017) -- Regards de soi sur l'autre, de l'autre sur soi : quelle place pour la question identitaire -- Les enjeux professionnels ou l'affirmation d'un lieu d'énonciation transfrontalier -- Les migrations ou l'entre-deux du lieu d'énonciation du latino-américain -- Allers-retours entre le territoire d'origine et le territoire d'accueil -- Des cinématographies "déterritorialisées."
"Cette approche des échanges entre l'Amérique latine et la France est centrée sur l'étude de festivals de cinéma, depuis les premières décennies du Festival de Cannes et la naissance de festivals spécialisés dans des cinématogrophies issues du continent latino-américain, jusqu'à la deuxième décennie du XXIe siècle. Comment les films s'y expriment-ils, comment y sont-ils interprétés ? Dans quelle tradition s'inscrivent ces interprétations et en quoi participent-elles d'un univers imaginaire global ? Ponctué d'allers-retours qui entendent rendre compte du double lieu d'énonciation (l'Amérique latine elle-même et la France) et en dialogue permanent avec ce vaste horizon d'analyse, un regard "micro" explore le "territoire imaginaire latino-américain fabriqué par le festival Cinélatino, Rencontres de Toulouse, devenu au fil des ans le principal événement français consacré aux cinémas d'Amérique latine. La trame qui tisse l'ensemble de l'ouvrage révèle la manière dont le discours contemporain sur les cinémas de ce continent s'insère dans la continuité des échanges, au croisement des enjeux discursifs, culturels et géopolitiques. Elle montre combien ces échanges sont façonnés par l'action des hommes et des femmes portés par une sensibilité à la fois envers l'Amérique latine et envers le cinéma, qui composent ensemble des réseaux d'acteurs coopérant pour faire exister ces cinématographies."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
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x, 298 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Cultural divergence: the US literature of experience and the Latin American literature of the reader
  • An inter-American episode: Jorge Luis Borges, Waldo Frank, and the battle for Whitman's America
  • Uncommon grounds: the representation of history in Absalom, Absalom!, One Hundred Years of Solitude, and Song of Solomon
  • Full immersion: modernist aesthetics and the US literature of experience
  • Voracious readers: the Latin American lettered city and the US literature of experience
  • Epilogue: after Bolano: toward a contemporary literature.
Anxieties of Experience offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature. Rereading a range of canonical works from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to Roberto Bolano's 2666, it traces the development and interaction of two distinct literary strains in the Americas: the "US literature of experience" and the "Latin American literature of the reader.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190690205 20180226
Green Library

9. Apneia [2014]

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This award-winning film follows a week in the life of Chris and her friends: beautiful, bored, wealthy and young Brazilian women: Relationships (stable or not), college classes, and hedonism.. Searching for "meaning" in her life, Chris (Marisol Ribeiro) goes without sleep for several nights. When seemingly inconsequential acts start to have profound effects on their lives, Chris and her friends begin to understand the fragility of their situations.. Winner of the Dramatic Directing Award at the Amsterdam Film Festival
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xix, 273 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • Part I Art Museums and State Politics 1 From Universalist to National Art: The Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires Maria Isabel Baldasarre 2 Mexico's Museo de Artes Plasticas: The Divergent Discourses of 1934 and 1947 Ana Garduno 3 History and Metamorphosis: Cuba's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Ingrid W. Elliott 4 Incendiary Objects: An Episodic History of the Museu de Arte Moderna, Rio de Janeiro Aleca Le Blanc Part II Art Museums as Constructions of Modernity 5 Pedrosa and Malraux: Impossible Meetings in the "Museum of Copies" Natalia Quindere 6 A Museum without a Venue: The Invention of the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota, 1955-1963 Nadia Moreno Moya 7 The Architecture of Mexico's Museo de Arte Moderno: A Stimulus to Museological Renewal Georgina Cebey Part III Local Dynamics of Internationalism 8 The Sao Paulo Biennial Complex: MAM-BSP-MAC Isobel Whitelegg 9 Local Processes and Transnational Circuits: The Inter-American Project and the Birth of Modern Art Museums in Barranquilla and Cartagena Isabel Cristina Ramirez Botero 10 An Uneasy Alliance: The Early Years of the Museo Tamayo James Oles 11 Coleccion Jumex and Mexico's Art Scene: The Intersection of Public and Private Lassla Esquivel Durand Part IV National and Regional Perspectives from the United States 12 Latin American Art at The University of Texas at Austin: The University Art Museum Florencia Bazzano 13 Somehow Exceptional: El Museo del Barrio, New York Deborah Cullen 14 Museum as Battleground: Exile and Contested Cultural Representation in Miami's Cuban Museum Elizabeth Cerejido Part V Reimagining the Art Museum 15 Revolutionary Modernism: A "Museo de Arte Moderno Americano" Rehearsed in Print in Mexico City, 1926-1928 Harper Montgomery 16 The Museum in Times of Revolution: Regarding Nemesio Antunez's Transformation Program for Santiago's Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1969-1973 Amalia Cross 17 Critical Deviations in Latin American Museums: The Experiences of the Museo del Barro in Asuncion, Paraguay and the Micromuseo in Lima, Peru Carla Pinochet Cobos Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138712591 20180508
Since the late nineteenth century, art museums have played crucial social, political, and economic roles throughout Latin America because of the ways that they structure representation. By means of their architecture, collections, exhibitions, and curatorial practices, Latin American art museums have crafted representations of communities, including nation states, and promoted particular group ideologies. This collection of essays, arranged in thematic sections, will examine the varying and complex functions of art museums in Latin America: as nation-building institutions and instruments of state cultural politics; as foci for the promotion of Latin American modernities and modernisms; as sites of mediation between local and international, private and public interests; as organizations that negotiate cultural construction within the Latin American diaspora and shape constructs of Latin America and its nations; and as venues for the contestation of elitist and Eurocentric notions of culture and the realization of cultural diversity rooted in multiethnic environments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138712591 20180508
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (46 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
In this complex documentary from one of the most iconic voices of the German New Wave, Werner Herzog follows the child soldiers of Nicaragua during the Miskito resistance against the Sandinistas. True to Herzog form, this film ultimately illustrates the futility and senselessness of such violence.. Drawing connections to co-Director Denis Reichle's experiences serving as a child soldier towards the end of WWII, BALLAD OF THE LITTLE SOLDIER, rather than making a specific political stance on either side of the resistance in Nicaragua, illustrates the unspeakable horror the use of children in combat presents in conflicts all around the world and throughout history.. "BALLAD OF THE LITTLE SOLDIER is not a rabble-rousing film. It's both a lament about the idiotic state or the world and a song in praise of the human spirit...in [this] short, splendid film, Mr. Herzog is scaling the peaks of his own, very personal cinema." - Vincent Canby, The New York Times
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x, 252 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: ways of living, ways of knowing
  • From scramblers for fruit to banana empire, 1870-1930
  • Tropical vexations
  • Corporate welfarism meets the tropics
  • Wandering foci of infection
  • Becoming banana cowboys
  • Serving science on the side.
Green Library
Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Derek and Giorgia, a young couple of biologists, settle in Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, to develop their thesis. Loaded with traps and a camcorder, they investigate ways to stop the beaver plague that is destroying the forest. By observing the scientists in total isolation, exposed to cold and hunger, this film explores the link between nature and mankind.
Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (75 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
This Argentinian dramedy gives us elements of Woody Allen’s nervous comedy and Cassavetes’ melodramatic roller coaster in a storm of egos that takes place on one decisive weekend in the lives of Juana, a popular actress about to star in an important theater production, and her husband Roman, a director suffering from writer’s block.. The couple’s daughter, Lila, serves as a mirror reflecting her parents’ frustrations and joys. The long takes, atmospheric music, and stellar performances, give a poignant, sometimes hilarious portrayal of a family as they attempt to negotiate their egos with their marriage and artistic lives.
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"Beyond High Courts: The Justice Complex in Latin America is a much-needed volume that will make a significant contribution to the growing fields of comparative law and politics and Latin American legal institutions. The book moves these research agendas beyond the study of high courts by offering theoretically and conceptually rich empirical analyses of a set of critical supranational, national, and subnational justice sector institutions that are generally neglected in the literature. The chapters examine the region's large federal systems (Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico), courts in Chile and Venezuela, and the main supranational tribunal in the region, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Aimed at students of comparative legal institutions while simultaneously offering lessons for practitioners charged with designing such institutions, the volume advances our understanding of the design of justice institutions, how their form and function change over time, what causes those changes, and what consequences they have. The volume also pays close attention to how justice institutions function as a system, exploring institutional interactions across branches and among levels of government (subnational, national, supranational) and analyzing how they help to shape, and are shaped by, politics and law. Incorporating the institutions examined in the volume into the literature on comparative legal institutions deepens our understanding of justice systems and how their component institutions can both bolster and compromise democracy and the rule of law. Contributors: Matthew C. Ingram, Diana Kapiszewski, Azul A. Aguiar-Aguilar, Ernani Carvalho, Natalia Leitão, Catalina Smulovitz, John Seth Alexander, Robert Nyenhuis, Sídia Maria Porto Lima, Jose Mario Wanderley Gomes Neto, Danilo Pacheco Fernandes, Louis Dantas de Andrade, Mary L. Volcansek, and Martin Shapiro"-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain : 1990-2015 / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Law firms in Argentina : challenges and responses to a crisis / Maria Inés Bergoglio
  • Big law in Brazil : rise and current challenges / Mariana Conti Craveiro and Manuel Gómez
  • Big Law in Chile : a glance at the law firms / Iñigo de la Maza Gazmuri, Rafael Mery Nieto, and Juan Enrique Vargas Viancos
  • Big law in Central America and the Dominican Republic : growth strategies in small economies / Carlos Taboada and Manuel Gómez
  • The rise of big law in Colombia / Everaldo Lamprea and Mariana Díaz Chalela
  • Global and traditional : a profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico / Rodrigo Meneses-Reyes and José Antonio Caballero
  • Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014) : challenges in the shadows / Gorki Gonzales Mantilla
  • Big law in Spain : a dynamic ecosystem / Marisa Méndez Sordo
  • Big law in Venezuela : from globalization to revolution / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo
  • Reconstructing big law : the big picture / Deborah R. Hensler
  • Big law today and tomorrow / Lawrence M. Friedman
  • Conclusion / Manuel Gómez and Rogelio Pérez-Perdomo.
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
Law Library (Crown)
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xv, 350 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • â 1. Corporate lawyers and multinational corporations in Latin America and Spain: 1990-2015.- 2. Law firms in Argentina: Challenges and responses to a crisis.- 3. Big Law in Brazil: Rise and current challenges.- 4. Big Law in Chile: A glance at the law firms.- 5. Big Law in Central America and the Dominican Republic: Growth strategies in small economies.- 6. The rise of Big Law in Colombia.- 7. Global and traditional: A profile of corporate lawyers in Mexico.- 8. Big Law in Spain: A dynamic ecosystem.- 9. Lawyers and globalization in Peru (1990-2014).- 10. Big Law in Venezuela: From globalization to revolution.- 11. Reconstructing Big Law: The big picture.- 12. The value of Law and Society research in the study of Big Law.- 13. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
This book, part of the Stanford Law School research project on the future of the legal profession, thoroughly examines the future of "big law, " defined as the large and mid-size multiservice highly specialized law firms that provide sophisticated, complex and generally costly legal work to multinationals, large and mid-size domestic corporations, and other business clients. By systematically gathering, assessing, and analyzing the best available quantitative and qualitative data on the first tier of the corporate legal services market of Latin America and Spain, and interviewing a broadly representative sample of corporate legal officers, law firm partners, and other stakeholders in each of the countries covered, this book provides a nuanced perspective on changes in "big law" during the last two decades until the present. It also explores the factors that are driving these changes, and the implications for the future of legal profession, legal education and its relationship with the corporate sector and society in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319654027 20180219
Green Library

18. Black Bread [2011]

Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (113 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
The Spanish selection for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, BLACK BREAD is set in the war-ravaged Catalan countryside of the early 1940's where a local man is accused of murder and his son sets out to find the truth.. Eleven-year-old Andreu stumbles upon a crushed wagon in the underbrush at the foot of a high cliff and witnesses the dying moments of the man and boy inside. When police suspect Andreu’s father of foul play, he goes into hiding and Andreu is sent to live with relatives. There, the frightened boy creates a fantasy life, but is forced to confront a world of adult deception, festering hatreds and the war’s monstrous consequences.. Winner of 9 Goya Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.. “…there is something interesting about every character’s moral ambiguity. Much like the real world, nobody is completely good or bad, and the filmmaker does a great job in portraying their contradictory and complex nature in a non-judgemental way.” – Christopher Bell, INDIEWIRE
Video
1 online resource (streaming video file) (100 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Based on true events, this multiple award-winning film tells the unsettling story of Hermógenes, a humble illiterate farmhand who arrives in Buenos Aires in search of a job. When Don Latuada puts him in charge of one of his butcher shops he is extremely grateful. In exchange, he forces him to disguise and sell rotten meat while subjecting him, by means of pressure and extortion, to slavery. The overwhelming manipulation and escalating cruelty will inevitably lead to tragedy…. Winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina.. “First time feature writer-director Sebastian Schindel very delicately tackles some of the thorniest issues facing Argentina, among them regionalism, class discrepancies, corruption and judicial rigidity and does so in an unfussy style suited to the material.” – Elizabeth Kerr, Hollywood Reporter
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xiii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Contents Acknowledgments Foreword Melissa Aronczyk Introduction: Context and Contestation Dunja Fehimovic and Rebecca Ogden Chapter One: Promotion before Nation Branding: Chile at the World Exhibitions Andrea Paz Cerda Pereira Chapter Two: The Counter-Narratives of Nation Branding: The Case of Peru Felix Lossio Chavez Chapter Three: Living the Brand: Authenticity and Affective Capital in Contemporary Cuban Tourism Rebecca Ogden Chapter Four: Covert Nation Branding and the Neoliberal Subject: The Case of `It's Colombia, NOT Columbia' Paula Gomez Carrillo Chapter Five: Resisting the Brand, Resisting the Platform? Digital Genres and The Contestation of Corporate Powers in Belen Gache's Radikal karaoke Claire Taylor Chapter Six: Protests, News, and Nation Branding: The Role of Foreign Journalists in Constructing and Projecting the Image of Brazil during the June 2013 Demonstrations Cesar Jimenez-Martinez Chapter Seven: International Love? `Latino' Music Videos, the Latin Brand of Universality, and Pitbull Andrew Ginger Chapter Eight: The Paradoxes of the `Cuban Brand': Authenticity, Resistance, and Heroic Victimhood in Cuban Film Dunja Fehimovic Chapter Nine: Branding, Sense, and Their Threats Brett Levinson Epilogue Dunja Fehimovic and Rebecca Ogden About the Contributors.
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As public and private sectors become stakeholders, nation-states become corporations, interests become strategic objectives, and identities become brands, branding emerges as a key feature of the pervasiveness of market logic in today's world. Branding Latin America: Strategies, Aims, Resistance offers a sustained critical analysis of these transformations, which see identities deliberately (re)defined according to the principle of competition and strategically (re)oriented towards the market. Through context-sensitive case studies that foreground a specific, under examined set of practices and concepts, this volume draws particular attention not only to the reconfigurations of citizenship, identity, and culture according to an insidious logic of market competitiveness, but also to the ways in which different actors resist, survive, and even thrive in such a context. In so doing, it illuminates the ambivalent relationships between the local, national, and global; the individual and collective; the public and private; and the economic, political, and cultural landscapes that characterize contemporary Latin America and the wider world.
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