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leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 259 pages : illustration ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: the Atlantic world and the crisis of the 1860s / Don H. Doyle
  • The Civil War and U.S. world power / Jay Sexton
  • Wrapping the world in fire: the interventionist crisis in the Civil War / Howard Jones
  • The cat's paw: Confederate ambitions in Latin America / Patrick J. Kelly
  • Manifest dominion: the British Empire and the crises of the Americas in the 1860s / Richard Huzzey
  • France's grand design and the Confederacy / Stève Sainlaude
  • From aggression to crisis: the Spanish Empire in the 1860s / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara
  • Dominican civil war, slavery, and Spanish annexation, 1844-1865 / Anne Eller
  • Juárez vs Maximiliano: Mexico's experiment with monarchy / Erika Pani
  • Arms and republican politics in Spanish America: the critical 1860s / Hilda Sabato
  • Cuba, the Atlantic crisis of the 1860s, and the road to abolition / Matt D. Childs
  • The Civil War in the United States and the crisis of slavery in Brazil / Rafael Marquese.
Green Library
xxiv, 289 pages ; 23 cm.
Green Library
vii, 181 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
xvi, 287 pages ; 23 cm
  • *1. Revolutionaries *2. Historical Context*3. From Insurgents to Socialists*4. Revolutionary Fervour (the 1960s)*5. The Mature Years (early 1970s-late 1980s)*6. The Years of Soft Power (1990s-present)*7. The Legacy* Appendix: Biographical Data of Interviewed Persons.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783608034 20170213
The Cuban revolution served as a rallying cry to people across Latin America and the Caribbean. The revolutionary regime has provided vital support to the rest of the region, offering everything from medical and development assistance to training and advice on guerrilla warfare. Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America is the first oral history of Cuba's liberation struggle. Drawing on a vast array of original testimonies, Dirk Kruijt looks at the role of both veterans and the post-Revolution fidelista generation in shaping Cuba and the Americas. Featuring the testimonies of over sixty Cuban officials and former combatants, Cuba and Revolutionary Latin America offers unique insight into a nation which, in spite of its small size and notional pariah status, remains one of the most influential countries in the Americas.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783608034 20170213
Green Library
xxxii, 383 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Democracy in Latin America 3e examines processes of democratization in Latin America from 1900 to the present. Thoroughly revised and expanded, this new edition provides a widespread view of political transformation throughout the entire region. In clear and jargon-free prose, the book: Traces the origins and evolution of democracy in Latin America, Examines the adoption and reform of electoral institutions, Assesses the policy performance of contemporary democracies, Explores the political representation of women, workers, and indigenous peoples, Evaluates trends in public opinion, and Reveals the prevalence of "illiberal democracy." Adroitly blending qualitative and quantitative approaches, Democracy in Latin America 3e offers an innovative view of the "dialectic" of democratic change in Latin America. This interpretation draws upon new material concerning the rise of the "new Left, " the relationship between social status and satisfaction with democracy, the effectiveness of antipoverty policies, changing roles of the judiciary, and the impact of the international environment. Readability is enhanced by the inclusion of numerous photographic illustrations and brief "boxes" with portraits of personalities, explanations about methodology, and comments on conceptual approaches.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190611347 20161031
Green Library
vi, 200 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: The Uses of Heritage and the Post-Colonial Condition in Latin America Olaf Kaltmeier & Mario Rufer 1. On the Advantage and Disadvantage of Heritage for Latin America. Heritage Politics and Nostalgia between Coloniality and Indigeneity Olaf Kaltmeier 2!Mexicanos al grito de guerra! How the Himno Nacional became part of Mexico's Heritage Sarah Corona Berkin 3.Making Heritage. The Materialization of the State and the Expediency of Music. The Case of Cuarteto Caracteristico in Cordoba, Argentina Gustavo Blazquez 4. Is Spanish our Language? Alfonso Reyes and the Policies of Language in Post-Revolutionary Mexico Maria del Carmen de la Peza 5. Cultural Management and Neoliberal Governamentality. The Participation of Peru in the Exhibition Inca. Kings of the Andes Gisela Canepa 6. Commemorate, Consecrate, Demolish. Thoughts about the Mexican Museum of Anthropology and its History Frida Gorbach 7. Going Back to the Past or Coming Back from the Past? Governmental Policies and Uses of the Past in a Ranquel Community in San Luis, Argentina Maria Celina Chocobare 8. Unearthing Patrimonio: Treasure and Collectivity in San Miguel Coatlinchan Sandra Rozental 9. Processes of Heritagization of Indigenous Cultural Manifestations: Lines of Debate, Analytic Axes, and Methodological Approaches Carolina Crespo 10. The Ambivalence of Tradition: Heritage, Time, and Violence in Postcolonial Contexts Mario Rufer.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475435 20160928
Relying on the concept of a shared history, this book argues that we can speak of a shared heritage that is common in terms of the basic grammar of heritage and articulated histories, but divided alongside the basic difference between colonizers and colonized. This problematic is also evident in contemporary uses of the past. The last decades were crucial to the emergence of new debates: subcultures, new identities, hidden voices and multicultural discourse as a kind of new hegemonic platform also involving concepts of heritage and/or memory. Thereby we can observe a proliferation of heritage agents, especially beyond the scope of the nation Estate. This volume gets beyond a container Evision of heritage that seeks to construct a diachronical continuity in a given territory. Instead, authors point out the relational character of heritage focusing on transnational and translocal flows and interchanges of ideas, concepts, and practices, as well as on the creation of contact zones where the meaning of heritage is negotiated and contested. Exploring the relevance of the politics of heritage and the uses of memory in the consolidation of these nation Estates, as well as in the current disputes over resistances, hidden memories, undermined pasts, or the politics of nostalgia, this book seeks to seize the local/global dimensions around heritage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472475435 20160928
Green Library
xiii, 239 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Women and Globalization: Equality and Emancipation Part I Chapter One: Globalization, Gender and Development: Setting a Framework for Debate Chapter Two: Postmodernism, Equality and Feminism: Current Contemporary Issues Part II Chapter Three: Gender and the Media: International Representations and Stereotyping Chapter Four: "Women in the Third World": Contextualizing the Brazilian Women in an Age of Globalization Chapter Five: The Media, Advertising and Images of Femininity: A Case Study of Images and Representations in Brazilian Commercials and Magazines Part III Chapter Six: Feminism, Politics and Democracy Chapter Seven: Gender Politics, Equality and New Technologies for Development Part IV Chapter Eight: Gender, Development and Democracy: Future Challenges for Transnational Feminisms and Global Gender Justice.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498512442 20170123
This book looks at the complexities surrounding the obstacles to the advancement of gender equality in Brazil, where feminism has seen a revival and demands are pressing. Combining feminist media studies, sociology, and development studies, it argues for feminist theory and media studies to become more inclusive, strengthening international feminisms and transnational networks of solidarity and support.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498512442 20170123
Green Library
xvii, 390 pages ; 25 cm.
What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. Hemispheric Imaginations, an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611689907 20170213
Green Library
xi, 113 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
"An abridged, annotated translation of Girolamo Benzoni's 1572 History of the New World, which describes firsthand encounters between Europeans and Native Americans, New World geography, and indigenous flora and fauna"--Provided by publisher.
Green Library
x, 225 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library
ix, 282 pages ; 25 cm
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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1 A Sectional Immigration Policy
  • 2 The Battle for the Border
  • 3 Repatriation and Reform
  • 4 An Agency in Crisis
  • 5 Making the Local National
  • 6 The Federal Regulation of the U.S.-Mexico Border
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
For much of the twentieth century, Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) officials recognized that the US-Mexico border region was different. Here, they confronted a set of political, social, and environmental obstacles that prevented them from replicating their achievements on Angel Island and Ellis Island, the most restrictive immigration stations in the nation. In response to these challenges, local INS officials resorted to the law, nullifying, modifying, and creating the nation's immigration laws and policies for the borderlands. In The INS on the Line, S. Deborah Kang traces the ways in which the INS on the US-Mexico border made and remade the nation's immigration laws over the course of the twentieth century. Through a nuanced examination of the agency's legal innovations in the Southwest, Kang demonstrates that the agency defined itself not only as a law enforcement unit but also as a lawmaking body. In this role, the INS responded to the interests of local residents, businesses, politicians, and social organizations on both sides of the US-Mexico border as well as policymakers in Washington, DC. Given the sheer variety of local and federal demands, local immigration officials constructed a complex approach to border control, an approach that closed the line in the name of nativism and national security, opened it for the benefit of transnational economic and social concerns, and redefined it as a vast legal jurisdiction for the policing of undocumented immigrants. The composite approach to border control developed by the INS continues to inform the daily operations of the nation's immigration agencies, American immigration law and policy, and conceptions of the US-Mexico border today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199757435 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
xvi, 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction. Interpreting the Internet: A Feminist Sociomaterial Approach 1. Conceiving Latin American Feminist Counterpublics 2. The Creation of "a Modern Weaving Machine": Bringing Feminist Counterpublics Online 3. Weaving the "Invisible Web": Counterpublic Organizations Interpret the Internet 4. La Red Informativa de Mujeres de Argentina: Constructing a Counterpublic 5. From Privacy to Lesbian Visibility: Latin American Lesbian Feminist Internet Practices Conclusion. Making the Internet Make Sense Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520284494 20170213
Every user knows the importance of the "@" symbol in internet communication. Though the symbol barely existed in Latin America before the emergence of email, Spanish-speaking feminist activists immediately claimed it to replace the awkward "o/a" used to indicate both genders in written text, discovering embedded in the internet an answer to the challenge of symbolic inclusion. In repurposing the symbol, they changed its meaning. In Interpreting the Internet, Elisabeth Jay Friedman provides the first in-depth exploration of how Latin American feminist and queer activists have interpreted the internet to support their counter publics. Aided by a global network of women and men dedicated to establishing an accessible internet, activists have developed identities, constructed communities, and honed strategies for social change. And by translating the internet into their own vernacular, they have transformed the technology itself. This book will be of interest to scholars and students in feminist and gender studies, Latin American studies, media studies, and political science, as well as anyone curious about the ways in which the internet shapes our lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780520284494 20170213
Green Library
vi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Voting behavior and public opinion in Latin America
  • Demographics and the vote
  • Socioeconomics and the vote
  • Anchor variables and the vote
  • Issues and the vote
  • A comparative perspective.
Green Library
xxxviii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xxxviii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Green Library
xv, 130 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1. The Origins of Victimization and the Administration of War in Colmbia Victims CountOrigins, Antecedents, Caues or Triggers?Exception as DemocracyThe State in Permanent Emergency 2. Justice and Peace in times of Impunity and War Reinsertion without Demobilization: From the AUCs to the BACRIMsVictimization in Post-Conflict Narratives 3. Voice, Testimony, Truth, and Memory The Memory of Victims: Between Silence and SilencingThe Memory of the Perpetrators and Judicial TruthThe Limits of EnunciationHistorical Memory without Judicial TruthThe Emblematic Status of Testimony and Public MemoryFrom Pain to Knowledge: The Limits of Representation 4. Maintaining Exclusion 5. Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319458946 20170213
This book analyzes the implementation of Law 975 in Colombia, known as the Justice and Peace Law, and proposes a critical view of the transitional scenario in Colombia from 2005 onwards. The author analyzes three aspects of the law: 1) The process of negotiation with paramilitary groups; 2) The constitution of the Group Memoria Historica (Historic Memory) in Colombia and 3) The process of a 2007 law that was finally not passed. The book contains interviews with key actors in the justice and peace process in Colombia. The author analyses the contradictions, tensions, ambiguities and paradoxes that define the practices of such actors. This book highlights that a critical view of this kind of transitional scenario is indispensable to determine steps towards a just and peaceful society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319458946 20170213
Green Library
x, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Black in Buenos Aires : Oscar Alemán and the transnational history of swing
  • Argentines into Latins : the jazz histories of Lalo Schifrin and Gato Barbieri
  • Cosmopolitan tango : Astor Piazzolla at home and abroad
  • The sound of Latin America : Sandro and the invention of balada
  • Indigenous Argentina and revolutionary Latin America : Mercedes Sosa and the multiple meanings of folk music
  • The music of globalization : Gustavo Santaolalla and the production of rock Latino.
Matthew B. Karush examines the transnational careers of seven of the most influential Argentine musicians of the twentieth century: Afro-Argentine swing guitarist Oscar Aleman, jazz saxophonist Gato Barbieri, composer Lalo Schifrin, tango innovator Astor Piazzolla, balada singer Sandro, folksinger Mercedes Sosa, and rock musician Gustavo Santaolalla. As active participants in the globalized music business, these artists interacted with musicians and audiences in the United States, Europe, and Latin America and contended with genre distinctions, marketing conventions, and ethnic stereotypes. By responding creatively to these constraints, they made innovative music that provided Argentines with new ways of understanding their nation's place in the world. Eventually, these musicians produced expressions of Latin identity that reverberated beyond Argentina, including a novel form of pop ballad, an anti-imperialist, revolutionary folk genre, and a style of rock built on a pastiche of Latin American and global genres. A website with links to recordings by each musician accompanies the book.
Music Library
xiii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowledgements
  • Making sense of trade : arguments and politics
  • The contours of trade politics
  • Unravelling trade politics : a cross-negotiation perspective
  • Latin America in a complex web of trade negotiations
  • Trade politics in Latin America : institutional legacies and political dynamics
  • Trade politics in Argentina
  • Trade politics in Chile
  • When policy creates trade politics
  • Trade politics in comparative perspective
  • Trade politics in Latin America : past lessons, future challenges
  • Appendix 1 : Breakdown of interviews
  • Appendix 2 : List of trade agreements signed by Argentina and Chile (1990-2005)
  • Index.
Green Library

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