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xix, 275 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • Acknowlegements.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Democracy, Media and Their Democratization in Latin America.- 3 Analyzing Policy Change: Theoretical and Methodological Considerations.- 4 Argentina: Radical Change Amid Sharp Political Conflict.- 5 Brazil: Much Debate About No Reform.- 6 Broadening the Scope: Advocacy Coalitions and Media Reforms in Chile and Uruguay.- 7 Comparison and Generalization: Conditions for Media Democratization.- 8 Conclusions and Outlook.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319212777 20160619
This book examines democratizing media reforms in Latin America. The author explains why some countries have recently passed such reforms in the broadcasting sector, while others have not. By offering a civil society perspective, the author moves beyond conventional accounts that perceive media reforms primarily as a form of government repression to punish oppositional media. Instead, he highlights the pioneering role of civil society coalitions, which have managed to revitalize the debate on communication rights and translated them into specific regulatory outcomes such as the promotion of community radio stations. The book provides an in-depth, comparative analysis of media reform debates in Argentina and Brazil (analyzing Chile and Uruguay as complementary cases), supported by original qualitative research. As such, it advances our understanding of how shifting power relations and social forces are affecting policymaking in Latin America and beyond.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319212777 20160619
Green Library
123 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • On seeing and not seeing
  • On counting and not counting
  • Afro-Latin American voices
  • Transnational voices
  • On acting and not acting.
Of the almost 11 million Africans who came to the Americas between 1500 and 1870, two-thirds came to Spanish America and Brazil. Africans and their descendants-both free and enslaved-participated in the political, social, and cultural movements that indelibly shaped their countries' colonial and post-independence pasts. Yet until very recently Afro-Latin Americans were conspicuously excluded from narratives of their hemisphere's history. George Reid Andrews seeks to redress this omission by making visible the lives and labors of black Latin Americans in their New World home. He reconstructs this heritage from the paper trail of slavery and freedom, the testimonies of black men and women, the writings of visiting African-Americans, and the efforts of twentieth-century activists and scholars. While most Latin American countries have acknowledged the legacy of slavery, the story still told is one of "racial democracy"-the supposedly successful integration of African descendants into society. From the 1970s to today, black civil rights movements have challenged that narrative and demanded that its promises of racial equality be made real. Afro-Latin America brings that story up to the present, examining debates currently taking place throughout the region on how best to achieve genuine racial equality.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674737594 20160704
Green Library

3. Americas [1993]

10 videodiscs (57 min. each) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in. Sound: digital; optical. Video: NTSC. Digital: video file; DVD video; all regions.
  • 1. The garden of forking paths / written and directed by David Ash; produced by David Ash, Andres Di Tella
  • 2. Capital sins / written, produced, and directed by Rachel Field
  • 3. Continent on the move / produced and directed by Raymond Telles, Marc De Beaufort ; written by Raymond Telles, Judith Vecchione
  • 4. Mirrors of the heart / written, produced, and directed by Lourdes Portillo
  • 5. In women's hands / written, produced, and directed by Rachel Field, Juan Mandelbaum
  • 6. Miracles are not enough / written, produced, and directed by Veronica L. Young
  • 7. Builders of images / written, produced, and directed by Juan Mandelbaum --8. Get up, stand up / written, produced, and directed by Marc De Beaufort
  • 9. Fire in the mind / directed by Marc De Beaumont, Yezid Campos
  • 10. The Americans / produced and written by Peter Bull & Joseph Tovares.
This intimate look at contemporary Latin America examines issues confronting the entire region by focusing on individual communities.
Media & Microtext Center
xxviii, 351 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
With the growing importance of emerging markets the focus of analysts has begun to concentrate on the contribution of Latin America and the Middle East to the global economy, and the relations between these two regions. This has become ever more important with the trend in Latin America to diversify their trade relations and establish closer economic and political ties with other emerging economies, including the Middle East and North African (MENA) countries. The Arab World and Latin America examines the relations between these two regions, highlighting the often-overlooked cultural similarities, as well as exploring the political and economic ties that are being developed. As relations with and between countries in the Global South become ever more important for trade and investment, both politically and economically, this volume offers vital analyses for researchers of international relations as well as the politics and culture of the Middle East and Latin America.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781784532352 20160619
Green Library
x, 238 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • 1. The Economic and Commercial Background 2. Asian Presence on the Territory. FDIs, ODA and Aid 3. Asian Communities in Latin America 4. The Central American Conundrum 5. Trade for Growth in the Pacific Rim 6. Strategic Materials and Energy Abundance 7. Newcomers in the Southern Cone 8. Looking Ahead. Challenges and Reverse Immigration.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819794 20160619
There has been increasing Asian interest in Latin America in recent years, beginning with Japanese investment in the 1980s, and continuing into the present decade when there is growing investment by China. This book examines the nature and extent of Asian business and related activity in Latin America. It shows how investment is not just from Japan and China, with Korea and India also involved, and with Taiwan directly competing with China. It explores activity in the minerals and energy sector, and also in trade and other areas. It demonstrates how Asian activity has a wide impact on the countries of both South America and the Caribbean, making them less exclusively "the United States' backyard"; how different countries are affected differently by Asian activity; and how the growing links with Asia increasingly open up the possibility of greater Latin American activity in Asia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415819794 20160619
Green Library
xv, 239 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface Introduction TRADE RELATIONS 1. Rediscovering El Lorado: Leadership in Building Australia-Latin America Trade Relations-- Alexis S. Esposto 2. Australia and South America: Common Experiences of the China Challenge?-- Andrean H. Hearn MIGRATION 3. The Changing Profiles of Latin American Communities in Australia-- Raul Sanchez Urribarri-- Elizabeth Kath, Vicente Perez de Leon, Mara Favoretto, and Annie Furgusson 4. From 'Latin Americans' to Country-based distinctions: A Case Study of the Migrator Motivations and Adaptation Experiences of Mexicans in Australia-- M. Laura Vasquez Maggio EDUCATION AND INNOVATION 5. The Changing Nature of Australia and Latin America Relations in Education: Moving Forward in Fostering Knowledge and Promoting Innovation-- Angel Calderon 6. Social Media as a Tool for Promoting Bilateral Trade: Case Studies of Newly Emerging Bilateral Infinitives between Australia and Mexico-- Victor de Rio CULTURAL INFLUENCES 7. The 'Tequila Effect': The Appropriation of Latin American Food and Drink Culture in Australia-- Barry Carr and John Sinclair 8. Neglected and Partial News: Reporting of Latin America in the Australian Press-- Antonio Castillo 9. Latin American Music in Austrlia and the 'Alt-Latins' Mara Favoretto Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137501912 20160619
This interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of this rapidly changing landscape within a global context. Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. In recent years, this perception has rapidly changed, with Australian universities seeking to attract Latin American students, new diplomatic relations emerging, investment in mining and other business sectors expanding, and a growing fascination in Australia with Latin American food, music, dance and other forms of popular culture. These rapid developments can only properly be understood within the context of broader global transformations underway, including shifts in power relations between the "Global North" and "Global South", the rise of key Latin American economies, major technological developments, and ever-increasing global interconnectivity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137501912 20160619
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxix, 155 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A Note on Editions Consulted and Translations List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Preface Introduction One: "The great deeds that I speak of / carry in themselves an intrinsic worth and significance": American Epic After Ercilla Two: A Crisis in the Poetic Practice of imitatio: An encomendero Poet Responds to Alonso de Ercilla's the Araucana Three: "In this our new sacred sheepfold": Piracy, Epic, and Identity in Cantos One and Two of Discurso del capitan Francisco Draque Four: Poetic Emulation and the Performance of Power in Canto Three of Discurso del capitan Francisco Draque Five: Captivity, Authority, and Friendship in the Writings of Juan de Castellanos Coda Appendix: Exordium to Juan de Castellanos' "Elegia I" Bibliography Index About the Author.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611487183 20160619
This book studies the practice of poetic imitation and the themes of authority, piracy, and captivity in Juan de Castellanos's Elegies of Illustrious Men of the Indies. The book offers a novel interpretation of the relationship between Castellanos's poems and Alonso de Ercilla's the Araucana and elucidates the complex poetic discourse Castellanos created to defend the interest of the first generation of Spanish explorers and conquistadors that settled in the New World in the sixteenth century.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611487183 20160619
Green Library
xx, 251 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • * List of Tables * Preface * Acknowledgments * Preface * Introduction * Chapter 1. Beyond Machismo: The Research Context * Chapter 2. Chicana Intersectional Understandings: Theorizing Social Identities and the Construction of Privilege and Oppression * Chapter 3. Toward New Masculinities: A Chicana Feminist Intersectional Analysis of Latinos' Definitions of Manhoods * Chapter 4. The Latino/a Gendered Educational Pipeline: Vulnerabilities and Assets in Pathways to Achievement * Chapter 5. Relating to Feminisms: Intersectionality in Latino and White Men's Views on Gender Equality * Chapter 6. Relating to Oppression: Intersectionality in Defining Latino Men's Views on Chicana Feminisms * Chapter 7. Intersectionality at Work: Regression, Redemption, Reconciliation * Appendix: Seven Stages of Conocimiento, by Gloria Anzaldua * Notes * Works Cited * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477308776 20160619
Long considered a pervasive value of Latino cultures both south and north of the US border, machismo-a hypermasculinity that obliterates any other possible influences on men's attitudes and behavior-is still used to define Latino men and boys in the larger social narrative. Yet a closer look reveals young, educated Latino men who are going beyond machismo to a deeper understanding of women's experiences and a commitment to ending gender oppression. This new Latino manhood is the subject of Beyond Machismo. Applying and expanding the concept of intersectionality developed by Chicana feminists, Aida Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha explain how the influences of race, class, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender shape Latinos' views of manhood, masculinity, and gender issues in Latino communities and their acceptance or rejection of feminism. In particular, the authors show how encountering Chicana feminist writings in college, as well as witnessing the horrors of sexist oppression in the United States and Latin America, propels young Latino men to a feminist consciousness. By focusing on young, high-achieving Latinos, Beyond Machismo elucidates this social group's internal diversity, thereby providing a more nuanced understanding of the processes by which Latino men can overcome structural obstacles, form coalitions across lines of difference, and contribute to movements for social justice.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781477308776 20160619
Green Library
xi, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: reciprocal influence
  • Renaming Poe: Jorge Luis Borges's literary criticism on Edgar Allan Poe
  • Borges's philosophy of Poe's composition
  • Reading and rereading
  • Translating Poe: Jorge Luis Borges's Edgar Allan Poe translations
  • Theory, practice, and Pym
  • Facts and an envelope
  • Rewriting Poe: Jorge Luis Borges's Poe-influenced and Poe-influencing short fiction
  • Buried connections
  • Supernatural revenge
  • Epilogue: commemorative reframing.
Edgar Allan Poe's image and import in Spanish America shifted during the twentieth century, and this shift is clearly connected to the work of three writers from the Rio de la Plata region-Uruguayan Horacio Quiroga and Argentines Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar. In Borges's Poe, Emron Esplin focuses on the second author in this trio and argues that Borges, through a sustained and complex literary relationship with Poe's works, served as the primary catalyst that changed Poe's image throughout Spanish America from a poet-prophet to a timeless fiction writer. Most scholarship that couples Poe and Borges focuses primarily on each writer's detective stories, refers only occasionally to their critical writings and the remainder of their fiction, and deemphasizes the cultural context in which Borges interprets Poe. In this book, Esplin explores Borges's and Poe's published works and several previously untapped archival resources to reveal an even more complex literary relationship between the two writers. Emphasizing the spatial and temporal context in which Borges interprets Poe-the Rio de la Plata region from the 1920s through the 1980s-Borges's Poe underlines Poe's continual presence in Borges's literary corpus. More important, it demonstrates how Borges's literary criticism, his Poe translations, and his own fiction create a disparate Poe who serves as a precursor to Borges's own detective and fantastic stories and as an inspiration to the so-called Latin American Boom. Seen through this more expansive context, Borges's Poe shows that literary influence runs both ways since Poe's writings visibly affect Borges the poet, story writer, essayist, and thinker while Borges's analyses and translations of Poe's work and his responses to Poe's texts in his own fiction forever change how readers of Poe return to his literary corpus.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780820349053 20160619
Green Library
xx, 359 pages ; 25 cm.
  • A common answer to disparate questions: envisioning Caribbean federation in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuryies
  • Moving toward the crossroads of our destiny: black diaspora politics and the pursuit of West Indian nationhood, 1930-1945
  • From long-standing dream to impending reality: Caribbean federation and the mobilization of black diaspora politics, 1945-1950
  • Finalizing, defining, and welcoming the new nation, 1950-1958.
The initial push for a federation among British Caribbean colonies might have originated among the white elites, but the banner for federation was quickly picked up by Afro-Caribbean activists who saw in the possibility of a united West Indian nation a means of securing political power and more. In Building a Nation, Eric Duke moves beyond the narrow view of federation as only relevant to Caribbean and British imperial histories. By examining support for federation among many Afro-Caribbean and other black activists in and out of the West Indies, Duke convincingly expands and connects the movement's history squarely into the wider history of political and social activism in the early-mid-twentieth century Black Diaspora. Exploring the relationships between the pursuit of Caribbean federation and Black Diaspora politics, Duke posits that federation was more than a regional endeavor; it was a diasporic, black-nation building undertaking-with broad support in diaspora centers such as Harlem and London-deeply immersed in ideas of racial unity, racial uplift, and black self-determination.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813060231 20160619
Green Library
xviii, 666 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Reconstituting the archive: the indigenous ancient world Santa Arias-- 2. Mulieres litterarum: oral, visual, and written narratives of indigenous elite women Rocio Quispe-Agnoli-- 3. The establishment of feminine paradigms: translators, traitors, nuns Monica Diaz-- 4. Women 'cronistas' in colonial Latin America Valeria Anon-- 5. Mulier docta and literary fame: the challenges of authorship in Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz Beatriz Colombi-- 6. New genres, new explorations of womanhood: travel writers, journalists, and working women Monica Szurmuk and Claudia Torre-- 7. Nineteenth-century Brazilian women writers and nation-building: invisibilities, affiliations, resistances Rita Terezinha Schmidt-- 8. Sense and sensibility: women's experience in the nineteenth century Francine Masiello-- 9. The lyrical world in the nineteenth century Gwen Kirkpatrick-- 10. 'The damned mob of scribbling women': gendered networks in fin-de-siecle Latin America Ana Peluffo-- 11. Literature by women in the Spanish Antilles Catherine Davies-- 12. Women writers in the revolution: regional socialist realism Maricruz Castro Ricalde-- 13. Revolutionary insurgencies, paradigmatic cases Parvathi Kumaraswami-- 14. The women of the avant-gardes Vicky Unruh-- 15. Dissident cosmopolitanism Gabriel Giorgi and German Garrido-- 16. Boom, realismo magico - boom and boomito Maria Rosa Olivera-Williams-- 17. Poetry-fugue: Latin American women and the lyrical move Karen Benavente-- 18. Mexican migrations, intercultural flows Debra A. Castillo-- 19. Displaced selves: exile and migration in Latin American women's writing Maria Ines Lagos-- 20. The view from here Maria Josefina Saldana-Portillo-- 21. Women writing in the Andes since colonial times Nuria Villanova-- 22. Rebellion, revision, and renewal: Anglophone and Francophone Caribbean women writers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries Kanika Batra-- 23. Central American women's literature Nicole Caso-- 24. Writing violence Jean Franco-- 25. New/old indigenous paradigms in Maya women's literary production Arturo Arias-- 26. Genres of the real: testimonio, autobiography, the subjective turn Nora Strejilevich-- 27. Performances, memory, monuments Michael J. Lazzara-- 28. Mothers and children in biopolitical networks Nora Dominguez-- 29. Market and non-consumer narratives: from the 'levity of being' to abjection Beatriz Gonzalez and Carolyn Fornoff-- 30. Per-verse Latin American women poets Laura M. Martins-- 31. New forms of writing Marcy Schwartz-- 32. Literature about feminicide in Ciudad Juarez Patricia Ravelo Blancas and Hector Dominguez Ruvalcaba-- 33. Afterword: figures, texts, and moments Mary Louise Pratt.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085329 20160619
The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature is an essential resource for anyone interested in the development of women's writing in Latin America. Ambitious in scope, it explores women's literature from ancient indigenous cultures to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Organized chronologically and written by a host of leading scholars, this History offers an array of approaches that contribute to current dialogues about translation, literary genres, oral and written cultures, and the complex relationship between literature and the political sphere. Covering subjects from cronistas in Colonial Latin America and nation-building to feminicide and literature of the indigenous elite, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in contemporary scholarship. The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature will not only engage readers in ongoing debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085329 20160619
Green Library
xvii, 232 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: The China Triangle -- Chapter 2: A Tale of Two Globalizations -- Chapter 3: Winning the China Lottery -- Chapter 4: Yuan Diplomacy -- Chapter 5: Back to the 19th Century? -- Chapter 6: The Dragon's Footprint -- Chapter 7: Saving the China Boom -- Chapter 8: Navigating the China Triangle.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190246730 20160619
In less than a quarter century, China has gone from one of the poorest to one of the largest economies in the world. As China grew from a rural economy to the largest industrial powerhouse since the Industrial Revolution, it demanded more and more steel for factories and new cities, copper for electronic wires, petroleum for cars and manufacturing plants, and soybeans to feed people and cattle in a country with an increasing standard of living and diversified diet. Many Latin American countries rode China's coattails and prospered. From the turn of the century when China entered the World Trade Organization until 2013, Latin America served as a strategic location that supplied China with these primary commodities and more, allowing it to log one of the region's most impressive periods of economic growth in a fifty years. In The China Triangle, Boston University political economist Kevin P. Gallagher argues that Latin American nations have little to show for riding the coattails of the "China Boom" and now face significant challenges for the next decades as China's economy slows down and transforms itself in a variety of ways. While the region saw significant economic growth due to China's rise over the past decades, Latin Americans saved very little of the windfall profits it earned while the region saw a significant hollowing of its industrial base. What is more, commodity-led growth during the China boom reignited social and environmental conflicts across the region. Scholars and reporters have covered the Chinese expansion into East Asia, Southeast Asia, Australasia, Africa, the US, and Europe. Yet China's penetration Latin America is as little understood as it is significant. Gallagher provides a clear overview of China's growing economic ties with Latin America and points to ways that Latin American nations, China, and even the United States can act in order to make the next decades of China-Latin America economic activity more prosperous for all involved.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190246730 20160619
Green Library
ix, 590 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)

14. Cities in dialogue [2016]

104 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xiii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • A Note on Translations List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction by Maria Mercedes Andrade Chapter 1: Sacking the Botanical Expedition: Natural and Military History in the First Museum of Colombia by Felipe Martinez-Pinzon Chapter 2: An "Immense Museum" or an "Immense Tomb?" War and the Rhetoric of Continuity in the Writings of Francisco Moreno by Javier Uriarte Chapter 3: Of bayaderas, congais, and fumerias: "Virtual" Collecting in De Marsella a Tokio: Sensaciones de Egipto, la India, la China y el Japon, by Enrique Gomez Carrillo by Olga Vilella Chapter 4: "That heteroclite assembly": Collecting, Modernity, and "The Savage Mind" in De sobremesa by Maria Mercedes Andrade Chapter 5: Postcards, Autographs, and Modernismo: Ruben Dario on Popular Collecting and Textual Practices by Andrew Reynolds Chapter 6: Delmira Agustini, Gender, and the Poetics of Collecting by Shelley Garrigan Chapter 7: "I have put all I possess at the disposal of the people's struggle": Pablo Neruda as Collector, Translator, and Poet by Kelly Austin Chapter 8: Antropofagia, Bricolage, Collage: Oswald de Andrade, Augusto de Campos and the Author as Collector by Fernando Perez Villalon Chapter 9: From the Space of the Wunderkammer to Macondo's Wonder Rooms: The Collection of Marvels in Cien anos de soledad by Jeronimo Arellano Chapter 10:Collecting Revisited (and Left Behind): The Treasure Chambers in Ruy Guerra's Erendira and Portugal S.A. by Ilka Kressner Index About the Contributors.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611487336 20160704
Collecting from the Margins: Material Culture in a Latin American is the first anthology to provide a sustained discussion of the modern practice of collecting from a specifically Latin American perspective. Spanning the period after the independence wars until the 1980s, this collection of ten essays addresses the continuities and discontinuities of Latin American collecting practices, both private and public, in a wide variety of literary texts and historical texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781611487336 20160704
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xxvi, 378 pages ; 25 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 238 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Constitutional courts and the armed forces
  • A theory of constitutional courts as mediators
  • Constitutional jurisprudence on military autonomy in Colombia, 1958-2013
  • Constitutional jurisprudence on military autonomy in Peru, 1979-2013
  • Constitutional jurisprudence on military autonomy in Mexico, 1917-2013
  • Judicial regulation of the use of force in Colombia, Peru, and Mexico
  • Constitutional courts as mediators beyond Latin America
  • Constitutional courts and democratic conflict solving.
This book offers a new theoretical framework for understanding the mediator role played by constitutional courts in democratic conflict solving. The book proposes an informational theory of constitutional review in which constitutional courts obtain, process, and transmit information to parties in a way that reduces the uncertainty causing their conflict. The substantive focus of the book is the role of constitutional courts in democracies where the armed forces are fighting internal armed conflicts of different types: Colombia, Peru, and Mexico in Latin America and also Israel, Turkey, and Pakistan. Through detailed analyses of the political context, civil-military relations, and the constitutional jurisprudence on military autonomy and the regulation of the use of force the book shows that constitutional courts can be instrumental in striking a democratically accepted balance between the exercise of civilian authority and the legitimate needs of the military in its pursuit of order and national security.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107079786 20160704
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • 1. The Changes in the International System since 2000 Jorge I. Dominguez 2. U.S.-Mexican Relations: Coping with Domestic and International Crises Jorge I. Dominguez and Rafael Fernandez de Castro 3. The United States and Cuba: Intimate Neighbors? Marifeli Perez-Stable 4. U.S.-Argentine Relations: The Years of Cristina and Obama Roberto Russell 5. The Unsettled Nature of U.S.-Brazilian Relations Monica Hirst and Lia Baker Valls Pereira 6. Chile and the United States: A Cooperative Friendship Claudia Fuentes Julio and Francisco Rojas Aravena 7. Colombia and the United States: The Path to Strategic Partnership Cynthia J. Arnson and Arlene B. Tickner 8. U.S.-Peruvian Relations: Cooperation within the International System of the Twenty-First Century Cynthia McClintock 9. U.S.-Venezuelan Relations after Hugo Chavez: Why Normalization Has Been Impossible Javier Corrales and Carlos A. Romero 10. Latino Diasporas, Obama's Executive Action Strategy, and U.S.-Latin American Relations David R. Ayon 11. Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Criminal Violence in U.S.-Latin American Relations Gema Santamaria 12. U.S. Immigration Policy: Politicization and Impasse Allert Brown-Gort.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138786325 20160704
Drawing on the research and experience of fifteen internationally recognized Latin America scholars, this insightful text presents an overview of inter-American relations during the first two decades of the twenty-first century. This unique collection identifies broad changes in the international system that have had significant effects in the Western Hemisphere, including issues of politics and economics, the securitization of U.S. foreign policy, balancing U.S. primacy, the wider impact of the world beyond the Americas, especially the rise of China, and the complexities of relationships between neighbors. The second edition of Contemporary U.S.-Latin American Relations focuses on U.S. neighbors near and far -Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, and Venezuela. Each chapter addresses a country's relations with the United States, and each considers themes that are unique to that country's bilateral relations as well as those themes that are more general to the relations of Latin America as a whole. The book also features new chapters on transnational criminal violence, the Latino diasporas in the United States, and U.S.-Latin American migration. This cohesive and accessible volume is required reading for Latin American politics students and scholars alike.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138786325 20160704
Green Library
vii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: The Meanings of Cooking and the Kitchen: Negotiating Techniques and Technologies Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico Part I: Refiguring the Past, Rethinking the Present 1. Grinding and Cooking: An Approach to Mayan Culinary Technology Lilia Fernandez-Souza, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico 2. Technology and Culinary Affectivity Among the Ch'orti' Maya of Eastern Guatemala Julian Lopez-Garcia, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Spain and Lorenzo Mariano-Juarez, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain 3. From Bitter Root to Flat Bread: Technology, Food and Culinary Transformations of Cassava in the Venezuelan Amazon Hortensia Caballero-Arias, Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research, Venezuela 4. Technologies and Techniques in Rural Oaxaca's Zapotec Kitchens Claudia Rocio Magana-Gonzalez, University of Guadalajara, Mexico Part II: Transnational and Translocal Meanings 5. The Americanization of Mexican Food and Change in Cooking Techniques, Technologies and Knowledge Margarita Calleja, University of Guadalajara, Mexico 6. Home Kitchens: Techniques, Technologies and the Transformation of Culinary Affectivity in Yucatan Steffan Igor Ayora-Diaz, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan, Mexico 7. If You Don't Use Chiles from Oaxaca, Is It Still Mole Negro? Shifts in Traditional Practices, Techniques and Ingredients among Oaxacan Migrants' Cuisine Ramona L. Perez, San Diego State University, USA 8. Changing Cooking Styles and Challenging Cooks in Brazilian Kitchens Jane Fajans, Cornell University, USA 9. Global Dimensions of Domestic Practices: Kitchen Technologies in Cuba Anna Cristina Pertierra, University of Western Sydney, Australia Part III: Recreating Traditions and Newness 10. Recipes for Crossing Boundaries: Peruvian Fusion Raul Matta, University of Gottingen, Germany 11. Ways of Colombian Cuisine: Interpretation of Traditional Culinary Knowledge in Three Cultural Settings Juliana Duque-Mahecha, Cornell University, USA 12. Cooking Techniques as Markers of Identity and Authenticity in Costa Rica's Afro-Caribbean Foodways Mona Nikolic, Free University of Berlin, Germany Afterword Carole Counihan, Millersville University, USA Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474234689 20160619
New scientific discoveries, technologies and techniques often find their way into the space and equipment of domestic and professional kitchens. Using approaches based on anthropology, archaeology and history, Cooking Technology reveals the impact these and the associated broader socio-cultural, political and economic changes have on everyday culinary practices, explaining why people transform - or, indeed, refuse to change - their kitchens and food habits. Focusing on Mexico and Latin America, the authors look at poor, rural households as well as the kitchens of the well-to-do and professional chefs. Topics range from state subsidies for traditional ingredients, to the promotion of fusion foods, and the meaning of kitchens and cooking in different localities, as a result of people taking their cooking technologies and ingredients with them to recreate their kitchens abroad. What emerges is an image of Latin American kitchens as places where 'traditional' and 'modern' culinary values are constantly being renegotiated. The thirteen chapters feature case studies of areas in Mexico, the American-Mexican border, Cuba, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, and Brazil. With contributions from an international range of leading experts, Cooking Technology fills an important gap in the literature and provides an excellent introduction to the topic for students and researchers working in food studies, anthropology, history, and Latin American studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781474234689 20160619
Green Library
viii, 260 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Cooperation and Hegemony in U.S.-Latin American Relations: An Introduction-- Juan Pablo Scarfi and Andrew Tillman I. DISCIPLINARY FOUNDATIONS AND APPROACHES TO U.S.-LATIN AMERICAN RELATIONS: BETWEEN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND HISTORY 1. Another American Social Science: International Relations in the Western Hemisphere-- Charles Jones 2. Commonality, Specificity and Difference: Histories and Historiography of The Americas-- Tanya Harmer II. PAN-AMERICANISM AND THE IDEA OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE 3. The 'Vanguard of Pan-Americanism': Chile and Inter-American Multilateralism in the Early 20th Century-- Mark Jeffrey Petersen 4. Hemisphere, Region and Nation: Spatial Conceptions in U.S. Hispanic American History-- Ricardo D. Salvatore III. HUMAN RIGHTS, INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM 5. Pan-American Legal Designs: The Rise and Decline of American International Law in the Western Hemisphere, 1911-1933-- Juan Pablo Scarfi 6. The Inter-American Human Rights System and U.S.-Latin American Relations-- Par Engstrom.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137510730 20160619
This book reconsiders the so-called Western Hemisphere idea, showing that it can be conceived as an illuminating and flexible conceptual framework through which we can gain new and enriching insights into the history and politics of US-Latin American relations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137510730 20160619
Green Library

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