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xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xxi, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
xxiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III
  • Foreword / María Christina García
  • Introduction : the origins and future of global Latinos / Douglas S. Massey
  • Out of the fires : Peruvian migrants in post-Pinochet Chile / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez
  • Bolivians in Buenos Aires : human rights, immigration, and democratic participation / Eduardo J. Vior
  • Peripheral migrants : Haiti-Dominican Republic mobilities in Caribbean context / Samuel Martínez
  • Nicaraguan immigration to Costa Rica : tendencies, policies, and politics / Carlos Sandoval-García
  • Central American transmigration through Mexico : beyond the border crisis / Rodolfo Casillas R.
  • Between "here" and "there" : transnational Latino/a youth in Madrid / Andrea Dryness and Enrique Sepúlveda
  • "They look like us, but they don't act like us" : the transnational experience of Japanese Brazilians in Japan / Maxine L. Margolis
  • The making and unmaking of a community of Latino labor migrants in Israel / Adriana Kemp and Rebeca Raijman
  • Latino Canadians : a distinct and diverse North American diaspora / Victor Armony
  • "Latinos" in exile : Latin American political diasporas and their national and transnational struggle / Luis Roniger
  • Global Latin(o) Americanos : rethinking diasporic membership and participation / Mark Overmyer-Velázquez and Enrique Sepúlveda III.
Green Library
xviii, 462 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 28 cm
Green Library
xxix, 642 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Green Library
x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction : spectatorship after abstract art
  • Concrete art and invention
  • Time-objects
  • Subjective instability
  • The instituting subject
  • Conclusion.
During the mid-twentieth century, Latin American artists working in several different cities radically altered the nature of modern art. Reimagining the relationship of art to its public, these artists granted the spectator a greater role than ever before in the realization of the artwork. The first book to explore this phenomenon on an international scale, 'Abstraction in Reverse' traces the movement as it evolved across South America and parts of Europe. Alexander Alberro demonstrates that artists such as Tomas Maldonado, Jesus Soto, Julio Le Parc, and Lygia Clark, in breaking with the core tenets of the form of abstract art known as Concrete art, redefined the role of both the artist and the spectator. Instead of manufacturing autonomous artworks prior to the act of viewing, these artists presented a range of projects that required the spectator in order to be complete. Importantly, as Alberro shows, these artists set aside regionalist art in favor of a modernist approach that transcended the traditions of any nation-state. Along the way, the artists fundamentally altered the concept of the subject and of how art should address its audience, a revolutionary development with parallels in the greater art world.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
xix, 174 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
  • A historiography of colonial art in Mexico: Problems, context, and developments
  • Locating a colonial past in the nation's memory: The politics of making history
  • The Academy of San Carlos and the Old Mexican School: Collecting and displaying colonial painting
  • Writing a history of art in Mexico: From spectacular verses to rational texts
  • Concluding remarks: Contested ground.
The first substantial Mexican colonial art historiography in English, this book examines the origin of the study of colonial art in Mexico as a symptom of the development of modern museum practice in mid-nineteenth-century Mexico City. Also an intellectual history, this study recognizes the role of nationalism in the initiation of art historical practice in what is understood today more broadly as Latin America. Although there has been a steady stream of scholarship produced about the subject, beginning in Mexico and increasingly in the United States, what is variably known as viceregal or colonial Mexican, Spanish colonial, and colonial Latin American art continues to be underplayed or overlooked by most art historians and is thus marginal in the field of art history. Ray Hernández-Durán redresses that omission, presenting a detailed examination of the origin of the study of colonial art in Mexico. Drawing upon archival research, this volume touches upon the role of politics on the formation of the first gallery of Mexican painting in the Academy of San Carlos and the first comprehensive historical treatment of the material in the form of a dialogue. Furthermore, this study promotes further research in colonial art historiography and underlines the pivotal role that the Indo-Hispanic Americas played in the emergence of early modernity and the process of globalization.
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
leaves 57-62 ; 28 cm
Law Library (Crown)
237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Lutas e resistências em contextos repressivos : reflexões a partir do estado do Rio de Janeiro / Leonilde Servolo de Medeiros
  • A 50 años de las reformas agrárias en el Perú : las organizaciones de productores / María Isabel Remy
  • Justiça, resistência e mobilização : autodefesa da comunidade nas rondas campesinas peruanas (1976-2012) / Vanderlei Vazelesk Ribeiro
  • Proceso de paz en Colombia : solución política a la guerra / Darío Fajardo Montaña
  • Saber y poder agrario en el Noroeste Argentino (1880-1955) / Noemí M. Girbal-Blacha
  • Da Transamazônica a Belo Monte : desenvolvimento e impactos socioambientais na construção de megaempreendimentos na Amazônia / César Martins de Souza
  • E então o matuto falou: "comecemo a morrê" : colonização agrária, saúde e morte na fronteira do Oiapoque na década de 1920 / Carlo Romani
  • La evolución de los precios agrarios en la jurisdicción de Montevideo entre 1760-1810 / María Inés Moraes
  • República Unida da Soja : brasileiros e agronegócio no Paraguai e na Bolívia / Fabio Luis Barbosa dos Santos
  • Reforma agrária e socialismo na América Latina : Cuba e Chile / Joana Salém Vasconcelos
  • Cidadania, direitos de propriedade da terra e mudança social : notas para o estudo do Juízo de Paz no Rio de Janeiro oitocentista / Maria Sarita Mota.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
251 pages ; 21 cm
Green Library
237 pages ; 22 cm
Green Library
143 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
415 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Green Library
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.
American Civil Wars takes readers beyond the battlefields and sectional divides of the U.S. Civil War to view the conflict from outside the national arena of the United States. Contributors position the American conflict squarely in the context of a wider transnational crisis across the Atlantic world, marked by a multitude of civil wars, European invasions and occupations, revolutionary independence movements, and slave uprisings-all taking place in the tumultuous decade of the 1860s. The multiple conflicts described in these essays illustrate how the United States' sectional strife was caught up in a larger, complex struggle in which nations and empires on both sides of the Atlantic vied for the control of the future. These struggles were all part of a vast web, connecting not just Washington and Richmond but also Mexico City, Havana, Santo Domingo, and Rio de Janeiro and--on the other side of the Atlantic--London, Paris, Madrid, and Rome. This volume breaks new ground by charting a hemispheric upheaval and expanding Civil War scholarship into the realms of transnational and imperial history. American Civil Wars creates new connections between the uprisings and civil wars in and outside of American borders and places the United States within a global context of other nations.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781469631097 20170306
Green Library
xviii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The pre-Hispanic period
  • From the conquest to the consolidation of colonial society, 1530-1640
  • Colonization and the expulsion of the Jesuits, 1640-1767
  • The wars of independence, 1767-1824
  • The civil wars, 1824-1870
  • Consolidation and crisis of liberalism, 1870-1930
  • New civil wars and dictatorships, 1930-1980
  • The contemporary period, speaking from the margins.
This anthology brings together more than sixty primary texts to offer an ambitious introduction to Spanish American thought and culture. Myths, poetry, memoirs, manifestos, and fiction are translated from Spanish to English, some for the first time. From disciplines including history, politics, anthropology, religion, literature, art, and architecture and written by famous historical figures such as Simon Bolivar, Jose Marti, and Che Guevara alongside lesser-known individuals, the texts are united by a shared quest for cultural identity. Representing many different moments in the complex history of an extraordinary region, the key question the texts in this volume confront is "Who are we?" The answers are often surprising.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813062884 20170327
Green Library
xii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: antifascist humanism and the dual legacies of Weimar-- Part I. Defending the 'Other Germany': 1. The humanist front: antifascism and culture wars, 1934-9-- 2. 'Otra Alemanias': antifascist humanism in the diasporam, 1939-44-- 3. The 'other Germany' from below: antifascist committees and national renewal in 1945-- Part II. Contesting 'Other Germanies': 4. Antifascism as renewal and restoration: the cultural League for the democratic renewal of Germany, 1945-6-- 5. Humanism with a socialist face: Sovietization and 'ideological coordination' of the Kulturbund, 1946-7-- 6. The limits of humanism: cultural renewal and the outbreak of the Cold War, 1947-8-- 7. Mass organization and memory: antifascist humanism in divided Germany, 1948 and beyond-- Conclusion: from the Saar to Salamis.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085435 20170814
Antifascism is usually described as either a political ideology of activists and intellectuals confronting the dictatorships of Hitler and Mussolini, or as a cynical tool that justified the Stalinist expansion of communism in Europe. Andreas Agocs widens our understanding of antifascism by placing it in the context of twentieth-century movements of 'cultural renewal'. He explores the concept of 'antifascist humanism', the attempt by communist and liberal intellectuals and artists to heal the divisions of Nazism by reviving the 'other Germany' of classical Weimar. This project took intellectual shape in German exile communities in Europe and Latin America during World War II and found its institutional embodiment in the Cultural League for Democratic Renewal in Soviet-occupied Berlin in 1945. During the emerging Cold War, antifascist humanism's uneasy blend of twentieth-century mass politics and cultural nationalism became the focal point of new divisions in occupied Germany and the early German Democratic Republic. This study traces German traditions of cultural renewal from their beginnings in antifascist activism to their failure in the emerging Cold War.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107085435 20170814
Green Library

17. Arrieros [2010]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
This film is an ethnographic documentary. Its objective is to present the culture and everyday life of Argentinean "arrieros”, workers that transport equipment and provisions during the climbing season at Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, located in the Andes. At the same time that it explores the region's unique geography, the documentary also observes the gradual disappearance of a culture and of a traditional form of work.
1 online resource (904 KB ): digital, PDF file.
The Clean Energy Solutions Center, an initiative of the Clean Energy Ministerial, helps countries throughout the world create policies and programs that advance the deployment of clean energy technologies. Through the Solutions Center's no-cost 'Ask an Expert' service, a team of international experts has delivered assistance to countries in all regions of the world. High-impact examples from the Latin American/Caribbean region are featured here.
xxv, 397 pages ; 23 cm.
Bandits seem ubiquitous in Latin American culture. Even contemporary actors of violence are framed by narratives that harken back to old images of the rural bandit, either to legitimize or delegitimize violence, or to intervene in larger conflicts within or between nation-states. The bandit, however, escapes a straightforward definition, since the same label can apply to the leader of thousands of soldiers (as in the case of Villa) or to the humble highwayman eking out a meager living by waylaying travelers at machete point. Dabove presents the reader not with a definition of the bandit, but with a series of case studies showing how the bandit trope was used in fictional and non-fictional narratives by writers and political leaders, from the Mexican Revolution to the present. By examining cases from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Venezuela, from Pancho Villa's autobiography to Hugo Chavez's appropriation of his "outlaw" grandfather, Dabove reveals how bandits function as a symbol to expose the dilemmas or aspirations of cultural and political practices, including literature as a social practice and as an ethical experience.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780822964353 20170710
Green Library

20. Beauty Factory [2013]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (85 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Venezuela has won more international beauty pageants (18)* than any other country. What is it that makes Venezuelan beauty queens so special?..Beauty Factory follows five contestants over the course of four months as they compete for the coveted Miss Venezuela crown, offering an intimate look into the world of beauty that has never been seen in such depth. This film takes you behind the scenes as the girls are told how much weight they must lose, how big their breasts should be, what diet fits them, the length and color of their hair, their gym routine and even what plastic surgeries they need to get...For many of them, the ultimate goal isn’t the Miss Venezuela crown, or even the Miss Universe one. In a country rife with poverty and violence, success in the pageant can give the girls stability and success. In fact, almost every contestant hopes to use the pageant as a trampoline for their career, and few actually care about winning...Among the girls we follow, one has dropped out of the university to support her family by modeling, one lives on the Colombian border and dreams of moving to the capital, and one is the first deaf contestant, hoping to improve awareness about her community. These are smart, savvy women who are using their beauty as a launching pad for something greater. But how far will they go to succeed?


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