The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 427
Release: 1993-11-11
ISBN 10: 1349134368
ISBN 13: 9781349134366
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi,John Charles Chasteen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780333609408
ISBN 13: 0333609409
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary History of Latin America Book Review:

Available for the first time in English, this revised and updated study of the history of Latin America begins with a survey of the late-colonial landscape. It traces the social, economic and political development of the region to the late-20th century, with emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history. Tulio Halperin Donghi is the author of El Pensamiento De Echeverria, Un Conflicto Nacional: Moriscos Y Cristianos Viejos En Valencia, Tradicion Politica Espanola E Ideolgia Revolucionaria De Mayo, Historia De La Universidad De Bueno Aires and Argentina En El Callejon.

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780822313748
ISBN 13: 082231374X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary History of Latin America Book Review:

For a quarter of a century, Tulio Halperín Donghi's Historia Contemporánea de América Latina has been the most influential and widely read general history of Latin America in the Spanish-speaking world. Unparalleled in scope, attentive to the paradoxes of Latin American reality, and known for its fine-grained interpretation, it is now available for the first time in English. Revised and updated by the author, superbly translated, this landmark of Latin American historiography will be accessible to an entirely new readership. Beginning with a survey of the late colonial landscape, The Contemporary History of Latin America traces the social, economic, and political development of the region to the late twentieth century, with special emphasis on the period since 1930. Chapters are organized chronologically, each beginning with a general description of social and economic developments in Latin America generally, followed by specific attention to political matters in each country. What emerges is a well-rounded and detailed picture of the forces at work throughout Latin American history. This book will be of great interest to all those seeking a general overview of modern Latin American history, and its distinctive Latin American voice will enhance its significance for all students of Latin American history.

The Contemporary History of Latin America

The Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Tulio Halperín Donghi
Publsiher: Latin America in Translation
Total Pages: 426
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002310100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Contemporary History of Latin America Book Review:

Translated from the 13th edition of what has become the standard history of Latin American since it was first published in 1967. Includes a new epilogue and a bibliography for English readers. The coverage has been extended into the 1980s only in a concluding survey chapter, but recent events in the region have thrown different light on earlier periods, and the changes have been incorporated throughout the text. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History
Author: Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen,John Charles Chasteen,Joseph S. Tulchin
Publsiher: Scholarly Resources, Incorporated
Total Pages: 339
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173001137311
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Cambridge History of Latin America

The Cambridge History of Latin America
Author: Leslie Bethell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 932
Release: 1984-12-06
ISBN 10: 9780521245166
ISBN 13: 0521245168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge History of Latin America Book Review:

Essays discuss the Native peoples of Latin America and the effect of the European conquest on their cultures, the development of colonial societies, and the establishment of the Catholic Church in the Americas

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America
Author: Ronaldo Munck
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-07-06
ISBN 10: 1137010959
ISBN 13: 9781137010957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Latin America Book Review:

Fully updated for the third edition, Contemporary Latin America provides an accessible concise introduction to the region. Historical context, the countries and their peoples provides a backdrop to broad-ranging coverage of politics, economy, society and culture and the continent's prospects today.

The Economics of Contemporary Latin America

The Economics of Contemporary Latin America
Author: Beatriz Armendáriz,Felipe Larraín B.
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2017-05-12
ISBN 10: 0262533154
ISBN 13: 9780262533157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Economics of Contemporary Latin America Book Review:

Preface -- List of acronyms -- Geography and the colonial legacy -- Export led growth and the origins of protectionism -- Import substitution industrialization (ISI) -- Debt crises and the lost decade -- Poverty : origins and persistence -- The political economy of Latin American development -- Fiscal policy for development -- The fight against inflation -- Pegging, sliding and floating : managing exchange rates -- Trade and financial liberalization -- Labor markets, informality, and labor protection -- Growth and development in Latin America -- Bibliography -- Notes -- Index

Contemporary Latin America

Contemporary Latin America
Author: Robert H. Holden,Rina Villars
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2012-08-03
ISBN 10: 111827492X
ISBN 13: 9781118274927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Latin America Book Review:

Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political,economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over thelast 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life inthe region, and beyond. Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of theseismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universalperspective, putting each subject in a context that readers canunderstand and relate to Focuses on ‘Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteencountries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offeringvaluable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of theCaribbean Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of theregion's recent past

Latin America since Independence

Latin America since Independence
Author: Alexander Dawson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2014-09-22
ISBN 10: 1135010374
ISBN 13: 9781135010379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin America since Independence Book Review:

What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional trends, this text offers glimpses of the Latin American past through carefully selected stories. Each chapter introduces students to a specific historical issue, which in turn raises questions about the history of the Americas as a whole. Key themes include: Race and Citizenship Inequality and Economic Development Politics and Rights Social and Cultural Movements Globalization Violence and Civil Society The short, thematic chapters are bolstered by the inclusion of relevant primary documents – many translated for the first time – including advertisements and posters, song lyrics, political speeches, government documents, and more. Each chapter also includes timelines highlighting important dates and suggestions for further reading. Richly informative and highly readable, Latin America since Independence provides compelling accounts of this region’s past and present. This second edition brings the story up to the present, with revised chapters, new primary documents and images, and a new ‘At A Glance’ feature that uses a selection of maps and tables to illuminate key issues like the economy, the environment, and demographics. For additional information and classroom resources please visit the Latin America since Independence companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/dawson.

National Rhythms African Roots

National Rhythms  African Roots
Author: John Charles Chasteen,Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780826329417
ISBN 13: 0826329411
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Rhythms African Roots Book Review:

When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim?n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive close embrace" (forerunners of today's salsa, tango, and samba) emerged by 1900. Then, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions. The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.

Economic Development of Latin America

Economic Development of Latin America
Author: Celso Furtado
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 9780521290708
ISBN 13: 0521290708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Development of Latin America Book Review:

This is an introductory survey of the history and recent development of Latin American economy and society from colonial times to the establishment of the military regime in Chile. In the second edition the historical perspective has been enlarged and important events since the Cuban Revolution, such as the agrarian reforms of Peru and Chile, the difficulties of the Central America Common Market and LAFTA, the acceleration of industrialisation in Brazil and the consolidation of the Cuban economy, are discussed. The statistical information has been extended to the early 1970s and the demographic data to 1975.

An Introduction to the Contemporary History of Latin America

An Introduction to the Contemporary History of Latin America
Author: Revilo Pendleton Oliver
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1961
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UTEXAS:059173022963780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary Art in Latin America

Contemporary Art in Latin America
Author: Phoebe Adler,Tom Howells,Nikolaos Kotsopoulos
Publsiher: Black Dog Pub Limited
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9781906155643
ISBN 13: 190615564X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art in Latin America Book Review:

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior permission of Black Dog Publishing limited. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders, but if any have been inadvertently overlooked, the necessary arrangements will be made at the first opportunity. Black Dog Publishing Limited, London, UK, is an environmentally responsible company. Contemporary Art in Latin America: Artworld is printed on 170 gsm Garda Matt and 120 gsm Dito woodfree offset, both papers are FSC certified. Cover image: Helio Oiticica, Grande NUcleo (Grand Nucleus), 1960-1966, oil and resin on wood fibreboard (detail). Courtesy Cesar and Claudio Oiticica Collection, Rio de Janeiro.

Open Veins of Latin America

Open Veins of Latin America
Author: Eduardo Galeano
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 317
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 0853459908
ISBN 13: 9780853459903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Veins of Latin America Book Review:

[In this book, the author's] analysis of the effects and causes of capitalist underdevelopment in Latin America present [an] account of ... Latin American history. [The author] shows how foreign companies reaped huge profits through their operations in Latin America. He explains the politics of the Latin American bourgeoisies and their subservience to foreign powers, and how they interacted to create increasingly unequal capitalist societies in Latin America.-Back cover.

A New History of Modern Latin America

A New History of Modern Latin America
Author: Lawrence A. Clayton,Michael L. Conniff,Susan M. Gauss
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN 10: 0520963822
ISBN 13: 9780520963825
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New History of Modern Latin America Book Review:

A New History of Modern Latin America provides an engaging and readable narrative history of the nations of Latin America from the Wars of Independence in the nineteenth century to the democratic turn in the twenty-first. This new edition of a well-known text has been revised and updated to include the most recent interpretations of major themes in the economic, social, and cultural history of the region to show the unity of the Latin America experience while exploring the diversity of the region’s geography, peoples, and cultures. It also presents substantial new material on women, gender, and race in the region. Each chapter begins with primary documents, offering glimpses into moments in history and setting the scene for the chapter, and concludes with timelines and key words to reinforce content. Discussion questions are included to help students with research assignments and papers. Both professors and students will find its narrative, chronological approach a useful guide to the history of this important area of the world.

Things with a History

Things with a History
Author: Héctor Hoyos
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2019-10-29
ISBN 10: 023155012X
ISBN 13: 9780231550123
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Things with a History Book Review:

Can rubber trees, silicone dolls, corpses, soil, subatomic particles, designer shoes, and discarded computers become the protagonists of contemporary literature—and what does this tell us about the relationship between humans and objects? In Things with a History, Héctor Hoyos argues that the roles of objects in recent Latin American fiction offer a way to integrate materialisms old and new, transforming our understanding of how things shape social and political relations. Discussing contemporary authors including Roberto Bolaño, Ariel Magnus, César Aira, and Blanca Wiethüchter as well as classic writers such as Fernando Ortiz and José Eustasio Rivera, Hoyos considers how Latin American literature has cast things as repositories of history, with an emphasis on the radically transformed circulation of artifacts under globalization. He traces a tradition of thought, transcultural materialism, that draws from the capacity of literary language to defamiliarize our place within the tangible world. Hoyos contrasts new materialisms with historical-materialist approaches, exposing how recent tendencies sometimes sidestep concepts such as primitive accumulation, commodity fetishism, and conspicuous consumption, which have been central to Latin American history and literature. He contends that an integrative approach informed by both historical and new materialisms can balance seeing things as a means to reveal the true nature of social relations with appraisals of things in their autonomy. Things with a History simultaneously offers a sweeping account of the material turn in recent Latin American culture and reinvigorates social theory and cultural critique.

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America
Author: Erick D. Langer
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2003-03-01
ISBN 10: 0742575063
ISBN 13: 9780742575066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America Book Review:

The efforts of Indians in Latin America have gained momentum and garnered increasing attention in the last decade as they claim rights to their land and demand full participation in the political process. This issue is of rising importance as ecological concerns and autochtonous movements gain a foothold in Latin America, transforming the political landscape into one in which multiethnic democracies hold sway. In some cases, these movements have led to violent outbursts that severely affected some nations, such as the 1992 and 1994 Indian uprisings in Ecuador. In most cases, however, grassroots efforts have realized success without bloodshed. An Aymara Indian, head of an indigenous-rights political party, became Vice President of Bolivia. Brazilian lands are being set aside for indigenous groups not as traditional reservations where the government attempts to 'civilize' the hunters and gatherers, but where the government serves only to keep loggers, gold miners, and other interlopers out of tribal lands. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is a collection of essays compiled by Professor Erick D. Langer that brings together-for the first time-contributions on indigenous movements throughout Latin America from all regions. Focusing on the 1990s, Professor Langer illustrates the range and increasing significance of the Indian movements in Latin America. The volume addresses the ways in which Indians have confronted the political, social, and economic problems they face today, and shows the diversity of the movements, both in lowlands and in highlands, tribal peoples, and peasants. The book presents an analytical overview of these movements, as well as a vision of how and why they have become so important in the late twentieth century. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America is important for those interested in Latin American studies, including Latin American civilization, Latin American anthropology, contemporary issues in Latin America, and ethnic studies.

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies
Author: Stephen Hart,Richard A. Young
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2014-02-24
ISBN 10: 1444118978
ISBN 13: 9781444118971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies Book Review:

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons of culture; (III) culture as a commodity; (IV) culture as a site of resistance; and (V) everyday cultural practices. The essays range across a wide gamut of theories about Latin American culture; some, for example, analyse the role that ideas about the nation - and national icons  have played in the formation of a sense of identity in Latin America, while others focus on the resonance underlying cultural practices as diverse as football in Argentina, TV in Uruguay, cinema in Brazil, and the 'bolero' and soaps of modern-day Mexico. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies has an introduction setting the ideas explored in each section in their proper context. The essays are written in jargon-free English (all Spanish terms have been translated into English), and are supplemented by a concluding section with suggestions for further reading.

Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America s Soul

Forgotten Continent  The Battle for Latin America s Soul
Author: Michael Reid
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2010-08-18
ISBN 10: 0300145268
ISBN 13: 9780300145267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Continent The Battle for Latin America s Soul Book Review:

The bestselling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America by The Economist editor and author of Brazil. Latin America has often been condemned to failure. Neither poor enough to evoke Africa’s moral crusade, nor as explosively booming as India and China, it has largely been overlooked by the West. Yet this vast continent, home to half a billion people, the world’s largest reserves of arable land, and 8.5 percent of global oil, is busily transforming its political and economic landscape. This book argues that rather than failing the test, Latin America’s efforts to build fairer and more prosperous societies make it one of the world’s most vigorous laboratories for capitalist democracy. In many countries—including Brazil, Chile and Mexico—democratic leaders are laying the foundations for faster economic growth and more inclusive politics, as well as tackling deep-rooted problems of poverty, inequality, and social injustice. They face a new challenge from Hugo Chávez’s oil-fueled populism, and much is at stake. Failure will increase the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States and Europe, jeopardize stability in a region rich in oil and other strategic commodities, and threaten some of the world’s most majestic natural environments. Drawing on Michael Reid’s many years of reporting from inside Latin America’s cities, presidential palaces, and shantytowns, the book provides a vivid, immediate, and informed account of a dynamic continent and its struggle to compete in a globalized world. “No one who seriously aspires to discuss Latin American politics, economics, and culture should go without reading Forgotten Continent.”—National Interest