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Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America

Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America Author Carlos A. Aguirre
ISBN-10 9781461641872
Release 2001-02-01
Pages 254
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The only reader currently available on criminality in Latin America, Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America reconstructs the way in which different Latin American societies have viewed, described, defined, and reacted to criminal behavior. Crime in Latin America is explored in terms of gender, race, class, and criminological theory. The highly readable essays in this book explore how Catholic notions of sin, natural law, the "divine" rights of absolutist monarchs, liberal rights of "man," positivism, and social Darwinism received a sympathetic, even enthusiastic, endorsement from policy makers throughout Latin America. Reconstructing Criminality in Latin America also shows how new methodologies have given scholars deeper insight into the significance of crime in Latin American societies. The selections testify that the insights of scholars like Eric Hobsbawm and Michel Foucault are the foundations of modern histories of crime in Latin America. This book is ideal for criminal justice, sociology, and Latin American social history courses.



Latin America During World War II

Latin America During World War II Author Thomas M. Leonard
ISBN-10 9781461638629
Release 2006-09-11
Pages 246
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The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems: the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.



Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America

Authoritarian Regimes in Latin America Author Paul H. Lewis
ISBN-10 0742537390
Release 2006
Pages 259
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This thoughtful text describes how Latin America's authoritarian culture has been and continues to be reflected in a variety of governments, from the near-anarchy of the early regional bosses (caudillos), to all-powerful personalistic dictators or oligarchic machines, to contemporary mass-movement regimes like Castro's Cuba or Peron's Argentina. Taking a student-friendly chronological approach, Paul Lewis also analyzes how the internal dynamics of each historical phase of the region's development led to the next. He describes how dominant ideologies of the period were used to shape, and justify, each regime's power structure. Balanced yet cautious about the future of democracy in the region, this accessible book will be invaluable for courses on contemporary Latin America.



Working Hard Drinking Hard

Working Hard  Drinking Hard Author Adrienne Pine
ISBN-10 9780520941625
Release 2008-05-07
Pages 272
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"Honduras is violent." Adrienne Pine situates this oft-repeated claim at the center of her vivid and nuanced chronicle of Honduran subjectivity. Through an examination of three major subject areas—violence, alcohol, and the export-processing (maquiladora) industry—Pine explores the daily relationships and routines of urban Hondurans. She views their lives in the context of the vast economic footprint on and ideological domination of the region by the United States, powerfully elucidating the extent of Honduras's dependence. She provides a historically situated ethnographic analysis of this fraught relationship and the effect it has had on Hondurans' understanding of who they are. The result is a rich and visceral portrait of a culture buffeted by the forces of globalization and inequality.



Negotiating Boundaries

Negotiating Boundaries Author P. Wilding
ISBN-10 9781137295927
Release 2012-11-29
Pages 174
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The favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro provide an ideal case study since they are renowned for high levels of police and gang violence resulting in high death rates among young black men, causing both outrage and fear. This book foregrounds women's experiences and how different forms of violence overlap and reinforce one another.



Gender Sexuality and Power in Latin America Since Independence

Gender  Sexuality  and Power in Latin America Since Independence Author William E. French
ISBN-10 0742537439
Release 2007
Pages 309
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Integrates gender and sexuality into the main currents of historical interpretation concerning Latin America.



Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe

Revista europea de estudios latinoamericanos y del Caribe Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105111272485
Release 2000
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Beyond Slavery

Beyond Slavery Author Darién J. Davis
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173031326958
Release 2007
Pages 289
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Beyond Slavery traces the enduring impact and legacy of the African diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean in the modern era. In a rich set of essays, the volume explores the multiple ways that Africans have affected political, economic, and cultural life throughout the region. The contributors engage readers interested in the African diaspora in a series of vigorous debates ranging from agency and resistance to transculturation, displacement, cross-national dialogue, and popular culture. Documenting the array of diverse voices of Afro-Latin Americans throughout the region, this interdisciplinary book brings to life both their histories and contemporary experiences.



The Hispanic American Historical Review

The Hispanic American Historical Review Author James Alexander Robertson
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059172146209844
Release 2002
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Includes "Bibliographical section".



Handbook of Latin American Studies

Handbook of Latin American Studies Author
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822034014001
Release 2005
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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.



Religious Culture in Modern Mexico

Religious Culture in Modern Mexico Author Martin Austin Nesvig
ISBN-10 0742537463
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 281
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This nuanced book considers the role of religion and religiosity in modern Mexico, breaking new ground with an emphasis on popular religion and its relationship to politics. The contributors highlight the multifaceted role of religion, illuminating the ways that religion and religious devotion have persisted and changed since Mexican independence. Focusing on individual stories and vignettes and on local elements of religion, the contributors show that despite efforts to secularize society, religion continues to be a strong component of Mexican culture. Portraying the complexity of religiosity in Mexico in the context of an increasingly secular state, this book will be invaluable for all those interested in Latin American history and religion.



Subject Guide to Books in Print

Subject Guide to Books in Print Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105025888517
Release 2003
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A social history of Mexico s railroads

A social history of Mexico s railroads Author Teresa Miriam Van Hoy
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124012753
Release 2008-02-28
Pages 237
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Largely absent from our history books is the social history of railroad development in nineteenth-century Mexico, which promoted rapid economic growth that greatly benefited elites but also heavily impacted rural and provincial Mexican residents in communities traversed by the rails. In this beautifully written and original book, Teresa Van Hoy connects foreign investment in Mexico, largely in railroad development, with its effects on the people living in the isthmus of Tehuantepec, Mexico's region of greatest ethnic diversity. Students will be drawn to a fascinating cast of characters, as muleteers, artisans, hacienda peons, convict laborers, dockworkers, priests, and the rural police force (rurales) join railroad regulars in this rich social history. New empirical evidence, some drawn from two private collections, elaborates on the huge informal economy that supported railroad development. Railroad officials sought to gain access to local resources such as land, water, construction materials, labor, customer patronage, and political favors. Residents, in turn, maneuvered to maximize their gains from the wages, contracts, free passes, surplus materials, and services (including piped water) controlled by the railroad. Those areas of Mexico suffering poverty and isolation attracted public investment and infrastructure. A Social History of Mexico's Railroads is the dynamic story of the people and times that were changed by the railroads and is sure to engage students and general readers alike.



Adventures into Mexico

Adventures into Mexico Author Nicholas Dagen Bloom
ISBN-10 0742537447
Release 2006-04-30
Pages 230
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Moving beyond the tequila-soaked clichs of Mexican tourism, this multifaceted book explores the influence and experiences of Americans in Mexico since World War II. The authors trace Mexico's growing role as an important refuge for Americans seeking not only sun and fun but an alternative cultural and social model. Delving into the rich and varied worlds of political exiles, students, art dealers, retiree/artist colonies, and tourist zones, this work illustrates why large numbers of Americans have been irresistibly drawn to Mexico. Specialists in literature, anthropology, history, and geography bring their unique perspectives to the stories of these migrants, offering a fascinating interpretation to all those interested in modern Mexican history, border studies, tourism, and retirement in Mexico.



Becoming Modern Becoming Tradition

Becoming Modern  Becoming Tradition Author Adriana Zavala
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105215352092
Release 2010
Pages 365
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"Explores the imagery of woman in Mexican art and visual culture. Examines how woman signified a variety of concepts, from modernity to authenticity and revolutionary social transformation, both before and after the Mexican Revolution"--Provided by publisher.



Constituting the Indian Female Body in Mexican Painting Cinema and Visual Culture 1900 1950

Constituting the Indian Female Body in Mexican Painting  Cinema and Visual Culture  1900 1950 Author Adriana Zavala
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822031389364
Release 2001
Pages 1320
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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books Author Rose Arny
ISBN-10 UOM:39015046794437
Release 2000
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