The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History
Author: Jose C. Moya
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 526
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0195166213
ISBN 13: 9780195166217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History Book Review:

This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field of Latin American history.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity
Author: David Thomas Orique,Susan Fitzpatrick-Behrens,Virginia Garrard
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2020-01-10
ISBN 10: 0190058854
ISBN 13: 9780190058852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity Book Review:

By 2025, Latin America's population of observant Christians will be the largest in the world. Nonetheless, studies examining the exponential growth of global Christianity tend to overlook this region, focusing instead on Africa and Asia. Research on Christianity in Latin America provides a core point of departure for understanding the growth and development of Christianity in the "Global South." In The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity an interdisciplinary contingent of scholars examines Latin American Christianity in all of its manifestations from the colonial to the contemporary period. The essays here provide an accessible background to understanding Christianity in Latin America. Spanning the era from indigenous and African-descendant people's conversion to and transformation of Catholicism during the colonial period through the advent of Liberation Theology in the 1960s and conversion to Pentecostalism and Charismatic Catholicism, The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Christianity is the most complete introduction to the history and trajectory of this important area of modern Christianity.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics
Author: José Antonio Ocampo,Jaime Ros
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN 10: 0191618012
ISBN 13: 9780191618017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics Book Review:

Latin America has been central to the main debates on development economics, ranging from the relationships between income inequality and economic growth, and the importance of geography versus institutions in development, to debates on the effects of trade, trade openness and protection on growth and income distribution. Despite increasing interest in the region there are few English language books on Latin American economics. This Handbook, organized into five parts, aims to fill this significant gap. Part I looks at long-term issues, including the institutional roots of Latin America's underdevelopment, the political economy of policy making, the rise, decline and re-emergence of alternative paradigms, and the environmental sustainability of the development pattern. Part II considers macroeconomic topics, including the management of capital account booms and busts, the evolution and performance of exchange rate regimes, the advances and challenges of monetary policies and financial development, and the major fiscal policy issues confronting the region, including a comparison of Latin American fiscal accounts with those of the OECD. Part III analyzes the region's economies in global context, particularly the role of Latin America in the world trade system and the effects of dependence on natural resources (characteristic of many countries of the region) on growth and human development. It reviews the trends of foreign direct investment, the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of China as buyer of the region's commodities and competitor in the world market, and the transformation of the Latin America from a region of immigration to one of massive emigration. Part IV deals with matters of productive development. At the aggregate level it analyzes issues of technological catching up and divergence as well as different perspectives on the poor productivity and growth performance of the region during recent decades. At the sectoral level, it looks at agricultural policies and performance, the problems and prospects of the energy sector, and the effects on growth of lagging infrastructure development. Part V looks at the social dimensions of development; it analyzes the evolution of income inequality, poverty, and economic insecurity in the region, the evolution of labor markets and the performance of the educational sector, as well as the evolution of social assistance programs and social security reforms in the region. The contributors are leading researchers that belong to different schools of economic thought and most come from countries throughout Latin America, representing a range of views and recognising the diversity of the region. This Handbook is a significant contribution to the field, and will be of interest to academics, graduate students and policy makers interested in economics, political economy, and public policy in Latin America and other developing economies.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy
Author: Javier Santiso,Jeff Dayton-Johnson
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2012-05-09
ISBN 10: 0199747504
ISBN 13: 9780199747504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy Book Review:

Understanding Latin America's recent economic performance calls for a multidisciplinary analysis. This handbook looks at the interaction of economics and politics in the region and includes a number of contributions from top academic experts who have also served as key policy makers (a former president, ministers of finance, a central bank governor), reflecting upon the challenges of reform.

The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America

The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America
Author: Conrado Hübner Mendes,Roberto Gargarella
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 960
Release: 2020-02-27
ISBN 10: 9780198786900
ISBN 13: 0198786905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America Book Review:

Constitutional law in Latin America embodies a mosaic of national histories, political experiments, and institutional transitions. No matter how distinctive these histories and transitions might be, there are still commonalities that transcend the mere geographical contiguity of thesecountries.This Handbook depicts the constitutional landscape of Latin America by shedding light on its most important differences and affinities, qualities and drawbacks, and by assessing its overall standing in the global enterprise of democratic constitutionalism. It engages with substantive andmethodological conundrums of comparative constitutional law in the region, drawing meaningful comparisons between constitutional traditions. The volume is divided into two main parts. Part I focuses on exploring the constitutions for seventeen jurisdictions, offering a comprehensivecountry-by-country critique of the historical foundations, institutional architecture, and rights-based substantive identity of each constitution. Part II presents comparative analyses on the most controversial constitutional topics of the region, exploring central concepts in institutions andrights.The Oxford Handbook of Constitutional Law in Latin America is an essential resource for scholars and students of comparative constitutional law, and Latin American politics and history Written by leading experts, it comprehensively examines constitutions, controversies, institutions, andconstitutional rights in Latin America.

The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies
Author: Ilan Stavans
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0190691204
ISBN 13: 9780190691202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latino Studies Book Review:

"At the beginning of the third decade of the twenty-first century, the Latino minority, the nation's biggest and fastest growing, is at a crossroads. Is assimilation taking place in ways comparable to previous immigrant groups? Are the links to the original countries of origin being redefined in an age of contested globalism? How are Latinos changing America and how is America chanting Latinos? The growth of Latino Studies as a discipline, which seeks to understand these questions and others, is one of the most exciting phenomena in the humanities in the last few decades. This collection of twenty-three essays and a conversation by leading and emerging scholars assesses the current state of the discipline, and contains chapters on the Chicano Movement, gender and race relations, changes in demographics, the tension between rural and urban communities, immigration, the legacy of colonialism, language identity and the controversy surrounding Spanglish, and meditations on popular culture and the lasting power of literature"--

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism
Author: Tanja A. Börzel,Thomas Risse
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 677
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0199682305
ISBN 13: 9780199682300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism Book Review:

A systematic and wide-ranging survey of the scholarship on regionalism, regionalisation, and regional governance. Unpacking the major debates, leading authors of the field synthesise the state of the art, provide a guide to the comparative study of regionalism, and identify future avenues of research.

Weaving the Past

Weaving the Past
Author: Susan Kellogg
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-09-02
ISBN 10: 9780198040422
ISBN 13: 0198040423
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weaving the Past Book Review:

Weaving the Past offers a comprehensive and interdisciplinary history of Latin America's indigenous women. While the book concentrates on native women in Mesoamerica and the Andes, it covers indigenous people in other parts of South and Central America, including lowland peoples in and beyond Brazil, and Afro-indigenous peoples, such as the Garifuna, of Central America. Drawing on primary and secondary sources, it argues that change, not continuity, has been the norm for indigenous peoples whose resilience in the face of complex and long-term patterns of cultural change is due in no small part to the roles, actions, and agency of women. The book provides broad coverage of gender roles in native Latin America over many centuries, drawing upon a range of evidence from archaeology, anthropology, religion, and politics. Primary and secondary sources include chronicles, codices, newspaper articles, and monographic work on specific regions. Arguing that Latin America's indigenous women were the critical force behind the more important events and processes of Latin America's history, Kellogg interweaves the region's history of family, sexual, and labor history with the origins of women's power in prehispanic, colonial, and modern South and Central America. Shying away from interpretations that treat women as house bound and passive, the book instead emphasizes women's long history of performing labor, being politically active, and contributing to, even supporting, family and community well-being.

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity
Author: Todd Hartch
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04
ISBN 10: 0199843139
ISBN 13: 9780199843138
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity Book Review:

Predominantly Catholic for centuries, Latin America is still largely Catholic today, but the religious continuity in the region masks great changes that have taken place in the past five decades. In fact, it would be fair to say that Latin American Christianity has been transformed definitively in the years since the Second Vatican Council. Religious change has not been obvious because its transformation has not been the sudden and massive growth of a new religion, as in Africa and Asia. It has been rather a simultaneous revitalization and fragmentation that threatened, awakened, and ultimately brought to a greater maturity a dormant and parochial Christianity. New challenges from modernity, especially in the form of Protestantism and Marxism, ultimately brought forth new life. In The Rebirth of Latin American Christianity, Todd Hartch examines the changes that have swept across Latin America in the last fifty years, and situates them in the context of the growth of Christianity in the global South.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 481
Release: 1999-07-15
ISBN 10: 0195130855
ISBN 13: 9780195130850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories Book Review:

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography

The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography
Author: Frank Coulson,Robert Babcock
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-10-02
ISBN 10: 0199714258
ISBN 13: 9780199714254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography Book Review:

Latin books are among the most numerous surviving artifacts of the Late Antique, Mediaeval, and Renaissance periods in European history; written in a variety of formats and scripts, they preserve the literary, philosophical, scientific, and religious heritage of the West. The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography surveys these books, with special emphasis on the variety of scripts in which they were written. Palaeography, in the strictest sense, examines how the changing styles of script and the fluctuating shapes of individual letters allow the date and the place of production of books to be determined. More broadly conceived, palaeography examines the totality of early book production, ownership, dissemination, and use. The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography includes essays on major types of script (Uncial, Insular, Beneventan, Visigothic, Gothic, etc.), describing what defines these distinct script types, and outlining when and where they were used. It expands on previous handbooks of the subject by incorporating select essays on less well-studied periods and regions, in particular late mediaeval Eastern Europe. The Oxford Handbook of Latin Palaeography is also distinguished from prior handbooks by its extensive focus on codicology and on the cultural settings and contexts of mediaeval books. Essays treat of various important features, formats, styles, and genres of mediaeval books, and of representative mediaeval libraries as intellectual centers. Additional studies explore questions of orality and the written word, the book trade, glossing and glossaries, and manuscript cataloguing. The extensive plates and figures in the volume will provide readers wtih clear illustrations of the major points, and the succinct bibliographies in each essay will direct them to more detailed works in the field.

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism
Author: Adam Sheingate
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-02-25
ISBN 10: 0199662819
ISBN 13: 9780199662814
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism Book Review:

Historical institutionalism has deep roots in Political Science and related fields, and crystalized into a distinct research tradition during the 'new institutionalisms' debate that began in the late 1980s. It has since established strong footholds in four large subfields of Political Science: comparative, American, European, and international politics. The present volume is the first to take stock of the tradition's contributions across multiple areas of study,and includes chapters by many of its most prominent practitioners. As the world again grapples with how to understand the short- and long-term consequences of economic crises, revolutions, and newpatterns of governance, historical institutionalism is poised to offer valuable insights into how past events and decisions will shape political trajectories at local, national, and international levels.

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics
Author: Peter Kingstone,Deborah J. Yashar
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN 10: 1135280290
ISBN 13: 9781135280291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics Book Review:

Latin America has been one of the critical areas in the study of comparative politics. The region’s experiments with installing and deepening democracy and promoting alternative modes of economic development have generated intriguing and enduring empirical puzzles. In turn, Latin America’s challenges continue to spawn original and vital work on central questions in comparative politics: about the origins of democracy; about the relationship between state and society; about the nature of citizenship; about the balance between state and market. The richness and diversity of the study of Latin American politics makes it hard to stay abreast of the developments in the many sub-literatures of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an intellectually rigorous overview of the state of the field and a thoughtful guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and a cutting-edge examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.

The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism

The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism
Author: Bernice M. Kaczynski
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 736
Release: 2020-09-30
ISBN 10: 0191003956
ISBN 13: 9780191003950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Christian Monasticism Book Review:

The Handbook takes as its subject the complex phenomenon of Christian monasticism. It addresses, for the first time in one volume, the multiple strands of Christian monastic practice. Forty-four essays consider historical and thematic aspects of the Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Protestant, and Anglican traditions, as well as contemporary 'new monasticism'. The essays in the book span a period of nearly two thousand years—from late ancient times, through the medieval and early modern eras, on to the present day. Taken together, they offer, not a narrative survey, but rather a map of the vast terrain. The intention of the Handbook is to provide a balance of some essential historical coverage with a representative sample of current thinking on monasticism. It presents the work of both academic and monastic authors, and the essays are best understood as a series of loosely-linked episodes, forming a long chain of enquiry, and allowing for various points of view. The authors are a diverse and international group, who bring a wide range of critical perspectives to bear on pertinent themes and issues. They indicate developing trends in their areas of specialisation. The individual contributions, and the volume as a whole, set out an agenda for the future direction of monastic studies. In today's world, where there is increasing interest in all world monasticisms, where scholars are adopting more capacious, global approaches to their investigations, and where monks and nuns are casting a fresh eye on their ancient traditions, this publication is especially timely.

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security
Author: David R. Mares,Arie M. Kacowicz
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2015-07-16
ISBN 10: 1317965086
ISBN 13: 9781317965084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security Book Review:

This new Handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays on all aspects of Latin American Security by a mix of established and emerging scholars. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate, taking into account that the study of Latin America’s comparative and international politics has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War, the return of democracy and the re-legitimization and re-armament of the military against the background of low-level uses of force short of war. Latin America’s security issues have become an important topic in international relations and Latin American studies. This Handbook sets a rigorous agenda for future research and is organised into five key parts: • The Evolution of Security in Latin America • Theoretical Approaches to Security in Latin America • Different 'Securities' • Contemporary Regional Security Challenges • Latin America and Contemporary International Security Challenges With a focus on contemporary challenges and the failures of regional institutions to eliminate the threat of the use of force among Latin Americans, this Handbook will be of great interest to students of Latin American politics, security studies, war and conflict studies and International Relations in general.

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World
Author: Jorge I Dominguez,Ana Covarrubias
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2014-10-17
ISBN 10: 1317621840
ISBN 13: 9781317621843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World Book Review:

The Handbook of Latin America in the World explains how the Latin American countries have both reacted and contributed to changing international dynamics over the last 30 years. It provides a comprehensive picture of Latin America’s global engagement by looking at specific processes and issues that link governments and other actors, social and economic, within the region and beyond. Leading scholars offer an up-to-date state of the field, theoretically and empirically, thus avoiding a narrow descriptive approach. The Handbook includes a section on theoretical approaches that analyze Latin America’s place in the international political and economic system and its foreign policy making. Other sections focus on the main countries, actors, and issues in Latin America’s international relations. In so doing, the book sheds light on the complexity of the international relations of selected countries, and on their efforts to act multilaterally. The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas
Author: Sonia Alconini,R. Alan Covey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2018-04-02
ISBN 10: 019021936X
ISBN 13: 9780190219369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Incas Book Review:

When Spaniards invaded their realm in 1532, the Incas ruled the largest empire of the pre-Columbian Americas. Just over a century earlier, military campaigns began to extend power across a broad swath of the Andean region, bringing local societies into new relationships with colonists and officials who represented the Inca state. With Cuzco as its capital, the Inca empire encompassed a multitude of peoples of diverse geographic origins and cultural traditions dwelling in the outlying provinces and frontier regions. Bringing together an international group of well-established scholars and emerging researchers, this handbook is dedicated to revealing the origins of this empire, as well as its evolution and aftermath. Chapters break new ground using innovative multidisciplinary research from the areas of archaeology, ethnohistory and art history. The scope of this handbook is comprehensive. It places the century of Inca imperial expansion within a broader historical and archaeological context, and then turns from Inca origins to the imperial political economy and institutions that facilitated expansion. Provincial and frontier case studies explore the negotiation and implementation of state policies and institutions, and their effects on the communities and individuals that made up the bulk of the population. Several chapters describe religious power in the Andes, as well as the special statuses that staffed the state religion, maintained records, served royal households, and produced fine craft goods to support state activities. The Incas did not disappear in 1532, and the volume continues into the Colonial and later periods, exploring not only the effects of the Spanish conquest on the lives of the indigenous populations, but also the cultural continuities and discontinuities. Moving into the present, the volume ends will an overview of the ways in which the image of the Inca and the pre-Columbian past is memorialized and reinterpreted by contemporary Andeans.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism
Author: John Breuilly
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2013-03-07
ISBN 10: 0191644250
ISBN 13: 9780191644252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism Book Review:

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalism comprises thirty six essays by an international team of leading scholars, providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - ideas, sentiments, and politics. Every chapter takes the form of an interpretative essay which, by a combination of thematic focus, comparison, and regional perspective, enables the reader to understand nationalism as a distinct and global historical subject. The book covers the emergence of nationalist ideas, sentiments, and cultural movements before the formation of a world of nation-states as well as nationalist politics before and after the era of the nation-state, with chapters covering Europe, the Middle East, North-East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Americas. Essays on everday national sentiment and race ideas in fascism are accompanied by chapters on nationalist movements opposed to existing nation-states, nationalism and international relations, and the role of external intervention into nationalist disputes within states. In addition, the book looks at the major challenges to nationalism: international socialism, religion, pan-nationalism, and globalization, before a final section considering how historians have approached the subject of nationalism. Taken separately, the chapters in this Handbook will deepen understanding of nationalism in particular times and places; taken together they will enable the reader to see nationalism as a distinct subject in modern world history.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education
Author: John L. Rury,Eileen H. Tamura
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 019934003X
ISBN 13: 9780199340033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Education Book Review:

This handbook offers a global view of the historical development of educational institutions, systems of schooling, ideas about education, and educational experiences. Its 36 chapters consider changing scholarship in the field, examine nationally-oriented works by comparing themes andapproaches, lend international perspective on a range of issues in education, and provide suggestions for further research and analysis.Like many other subfields of historical analysis, the history of education has been deeply affected by global processes of social and political change, especially since the 1960s. The handbook weighs the influence of various interpretive perspectives, including revisionist viewpoints, takingparticular note of changes in the past half century. Contributors consider how schooling and other educational experiences have been shaped by the larger social and political context, and how these influences have affected the experiences of students, their families and the educators who have workedwith them.The Handbook provides insight and perspective on a wide range of topics, including pre-modern education, colonialism and anti-colonial struggles, indigenous education, minority issues in education, comparative, international, and transnational education, childhood education, non-formal and informaleducation, and a range of other issues. Each contribution includes endnotes and a bibliography for readers interested in further study.

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History
Author: Frederick E. Hoxie
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-03-16
ISBN 10: 019985890X
ISBN 13: 9780199858903
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History Book Review:

"Everything you know about Indians is wrong." As the provocative title of Paul Chaat Smith's 2009 book proclaims, everyone knows about Native Americans, but most of what they know is the fruit of stereotypes and vague images. The real people, real communities, and real events of indigenous America continue to elude most people. The Oxford Handbook of American Indian History confronts this erroneous view by presenting an accurate and comprehensive history of the indigenous peoples who lived-and live-in the territory that became the United States. Thirty-two leading experts, both Native and non-Native, describe the historical developments of the past 500 years in American Indian history, focusing on significant moments of upheaval and change, histories of indigenous occupation, and overviews of Indian community life. The first section of the book charts Indian history from before 1492 to European invasions and settlement, analyzing US expansion and its consequences for Indian survival up to the twenty-first century. A second group of essays consists of regional and tribal histories. The final section illuminates distinctive themes of Indian life, including gender, sexuality and family, spirituality, art, intellectual history, education, public welfare, legal issues, and urban experiences. A much-needed and eye-opening account of American Indians, this Handbook unveils the real history often hidden behind wrong assumptions, offering stimulating ideas and resources for new generations to pursue research on this topic.