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Reframing Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 0292782659
Pages : 368 pages
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Download Reframing Latin America PDF Full Free by Erik Ching and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2009-06-03 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an extensive introduction to cultural studies in general, regardless of chronological or geographic focus, and presenting provocative, essential readings from Latin American writers of the last two centuries, Reframing Latin America brings much-needed accessibility to the concepts of cultural studies and postmodernism. From Saussure to semiotics, the authors begin by demystifying terminology, then guide readers through five identity constructs, including nation, race, and gender. The readings that follow are presented with insightful commentary and encompass such themes as "Civilized Folk Marry the Barbarians" (including José Martí's "Our America") and "Boom Goes the Literature: Magical Realism as the True Latin America?" (featuring Elena Garro's essay "It's the Fault of the Tlaxcaltecas"). Films such as Like Water for Chocolate are discussed in-depth as well. The result is a lively, interdisciplinary guide for theorists and novices alike.


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Reframing Latin American Development

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ISBN 10 : 9781351690843
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Reframing Latin American Development PDF Full Free by Ronaldo Munck and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-04-09 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the year 2000 Latin America has been at the forefront of a series of diverse experiments with alternative forms, pathways and models of economic development and at the cutting edge of the international theoretical and political debates that surround these experiments. Reframing Latin American Development brings together leading scholars from Latin America and elsewhere to debate and discuss the current practice and futures of the Latin American experience with alternative forms of development over the last period and particularly since the end of neoliberal dominance. The models discussed range from the neo developmentalism approach of growth with equity, to the Buen Vivir (How to Live Well) philosophy advanced by the indigenous communities of the Andean highlands and implemented in the national development plans of the governments of Bolivia and Ecuador. Other models of alternative development include the so-called socialism of the twenty-first century and diverse proposals for constructing a social and solidarity economy and other models of local development based on the agency of community-based grassroots organizations and social movements. Reframing Latin American Development will be of particular interest to researchers, teachers and students in the fields of international development, Latin American studies and the economics, politics and sociology of development.


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Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean

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ISBN 10 : 9780313381089
Pages : 226 pages
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Download Women's Roles in Latin America and the Caribbean PDF Full Free by Kathryn A. Sloan and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-08-31 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the colonial period onwards, women across the Caribbean and Latin America were an intrinsic part of the advancement of society and helped determine the course of history. This title highlights their varied and important roles over five centuries of time.


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Song and Social Change in Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 9780739179499
Pages : 270 pages
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Download Song and Social Change in Latin America PDF Full Free by Lauren E. Shaw and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2013-04-04 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Politics and music are intertwined in this study of different musical forms in Latin America from the twentieth century to the present as scholars from diverse disciplines analyze various musical genres contextualized by moments of political importance in Latin America. Interviews of prominent and up-and-coming musicians from Latin America discuss how the personal is actually political.


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Latin America's Middle Class

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ISBN 10 : 9780739168493
Pages : 272 pages
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Download Latin America's Middle Class PDF Full Free by David S. Parker and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2012-12-21 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed for classroom use and nonspecialist readers, this collection brings together some of the most influential texts ever written about Latin America’s middle class.


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Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 9781351619547
Pages : 26 pages
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Download Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America PDF Full Free by Paul R. Lachapelle and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-20 with total page 26 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Community Capacity and Resilience in Latin America addresses the role of communities in building their capacity to increase resiliency and carry out rural development strategies in Latin America. Resiliency in a community sense is associated with an ability to address stress and respond to shock while obtaining participatory engagement in community assessment, planning and outcome. Although the political contexts for community development have changed dramatically in a number of Latin American countries in recent years, there are growing opportunities and examples of communities working together to address common problems and improve collective quality of life. This book links scholarship that highlights community development praxis using new frameworks to understand the potential for community capacity and resiliency. By rejecting old linear models of development, based on technology transfer and diffusion of technology, many communities in Latin America have built capacity of their capital assets to become more resilient and adapt positively to change. This book is an essential resource for academics and practitioners of rural development, demonstrating that there is much we can learn from the skills of self-diagnosis and building on existing assets to enhance community capitals.


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New Deal Radio

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ISBN 10 : 9781978817487
Pages : 220 pages
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Download New Deal Radio PDF Full Free by David Goodman and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New Deal Radio examines the federal government's involvement in broadcasting during the New Deal period, looking at the U.S. Office of Education's Educational Radio Project. The fact that the United States never developed a national public broadcaster, has remained a central problem of US broadcasting history. Rather than ponder what might have been, authors Joy Hayes and David Goodman look at what did happen. There was in fact a great deal of government involvement in broadcasting in the US before 1945 at local, state, and federal levels. Among the federal agencies on the air were the Department of Agriculture, the National Park Service, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and the Federal Theatre Project. Contextualizing the different series aired by the Educational Radio Project as part of a unified project about radio and citizenship is crucial to understanding them. New Deal Radio argues that this distinctive government commercial partnership amounted to a critical intervention in US broadcasting and an important chapter in the evolution of public radio in America.


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Agrarian Extractivism in Latin America

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ISBN 10 : 9781000390520
Pages : 226 pages
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Download Agrarian Extractivism in Latin America PDF Full Free by Ben M. McKay and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-30 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Amid the growing calls for a turn towards sustainable agriculture, this book puts forth and discusses the concept of agrarian extractivism to help us identify and expose the predatory extractivist features of dominant agricultural development models. The concept goes beyond the more apparent features of monocultures and raw material exports to examine the inherent logic and underlying workings of a model based on the appropriation of an ever-growing range of commodified and non-commodified human and non-human nature in an extractivist fashion. Such a process erodes the autonomy of resourcedependent working people, dispossesses the rural poor, exhausts and expropriates nature, and concentrates value in a few hands as a result of the unquenchable drive for profit by big business. In many instances, such extractivist dynamics are subsidized and/or directly supported by the state, while also dependent on the unpaid, productive, and reproductive labour of women, children, and elders, exacerbating unequal class, gender, and generational relations. Rather than a one-size-fits-all definition of agrarian extractivism, this collection points to the diversity of extractivist features of corporate-led, external-input-dependent plantation agriculture across distinct socio-ecological formations in Latin America. This timely challenge to the destructive dominant models of agricultural development will interest scholars, activists, researchers, and students from across the fields of critical development studies, rural studies, environmental and sustainability studies, and Latin American studies, among others.


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Che’s Travels

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ISBN 10 : 9780822391807
Pages : 315 pages
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Download Che’s Travels PDF Full Free by Paulo Drinot and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2010-08-11 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ernesto “Che” Guevara twice traveled across Latin America in the early 1950s. Based on his accounts of those trips (published in English as The Motorcycle Diaries and Back on the Road), as well as other historical sources, Che’s Travels follows Guevara, country by country, from his native Argentina through Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela, and then from Argentina through Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico. Each essay is focused on a single country and written by an expert in its history. Taken together, the essays shed new light on Che’s formative years by analyzing the distinctive societies, histories, politics, and cultures he encountered on these two trips, the ways they affected him, and the ways he represented them in his travelogues. In addition to offering new insights into Guevara, the essays provide a fresh perspective on Latin America’s experience of the Cold War and the interplay of nationalism and anti-imperialism in the crucial but relatively understudied 1950s. Assessing Che’s legacies in the countries he visited during the two journeys, the contributors examine how he is remembered or memorialized; how he is invoked for political, cultural, and religious purposes; and how perceptions of him affect ideas about the revolutions and counterrevolutions fought in Latin America from the 1960s through the 1980s. Contributors Malcolm Deas Paulo Drinot Eduardo Elena Judith Ewell Cindy Forster Patience A. Schell Eric Zolov Ann Zulawski


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The Vanguard of the Atlantic World

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ISBN 10 : 9780822376132
Pages : 352 pages
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Download The Vanguard of the Atlantic World PDF Full Free by James E. Sanders and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-10 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the nineteenth century, Latin America was home to the majority of the world's democratic republics. Many historians have dismissed these political experiments as corrupt pantomimes of governments of Western Europe and the United States. Challenging that perspective, James E. Sanders contends that Latin America in this period was a site of genuine political innovation and popular debate reflecting Latin Americans' visions of modernity. Drawing on archival sources in Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay, Sanders traces the circulation of political discourse and democratic practice among urban elites, rural peasants, European immigrants, slaves, and freed blacks to show how and why ideas of liberty, democracy, and universalism gained widespread purchase across the region, mobilizing political consciousness and solidarity among diverse constituencies. In doing so, Sanders reframes the locus and meaning of political and cultural modernity.


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World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

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ISBN 10 : 9780313080838
Pages : 1294 pages
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Download World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] PDF Full Free by Maureen Ihrie and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-10-20 with total page 1294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date


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Reframing Latin America

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:956987701
Pages : 556 pages
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Download Reframing Latin America PDF Full Free by Abigail Gena Winograd and published by . This book was released on 2015 with total page 556 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dissertation presents a comparative analysis of institutional policy towards Latin American art after 1992. Specifically, this study examines several concurrent phenomena: the increased visibility of Latin American artists in institutions, a rise in academic and scholarly attention, growing numbers of collectors, and an extraordinary growth in the overall art market in the 1990s that dramatically increased the value of Latin American art. Though the expanded interest in Latin American art was wide- spread, four institutions -- The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (MFAH), the Tate Modern, London, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid -- invested heavily in acquisitions and widely exhibited cultural production from the region. Though the impulse for strengthening institutional commitment to Latin America in Europe and North America resulted from factors arising from similar geopolitical and theoretical circumstances, these four museums approached developing their stake in Latin American art quite differently in a debate which was often contentious. Their rivalry emerged in an increasingly globalized art world, yet each institution remained committed to a notion of Latin America as a discrete cultural entity, the research and exhibition of which would allow each museum to assert its dominance as a leader in the field. In order to do so, each institution charted a different course marked by distinct aesthetic and curatorial choices that resulted in the establishment of competing maps (temporal, historical, and geographic) of Latin America. This involved a redrawing of the cultural maps which privileged a horizontal, transatlantic exchange over transcontinental or diagonal transatlantic dialogue. It also involved attempts to renovate or erase previously held notions of Latin American art as primitive, fantastic, or both. By emphasizing particular eras and styles, each case study institution created architectures of knowledge based on a particular idea of Latin American identity and culture. In doing so, they attempted to capture the symbolic capital inherent in defining a regional identity. The institutional and curatorial practice of these museums was emblematic of the confrontational and increasingly contentious debate regarding the relationship of Latin American art to modernity.


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Crescent Over Another Horizon

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ISBN 10 : 9781477302293
Pages : 356 pages
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Download Crescent Over Another Horizon PDF Full Free by Maria del Mar Logroño Narbona and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2015-09-15 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Muslims have been shaping the Americas and the Caribbean for more than five hundred years, yet this interplay is frequently overlooked or misconstrued. Brimming with revelations that synthesize area and ethnic studies, Crescent over Another Horizon presents a portrait of Islam’s unity as it evolved through plural formulations of identity, power, and belonging. Offering a Latino American perspective on a wider Islamic world, the editors overturn the conventional perception of Muslim communities in the New World, arguing that their characterization as “minorities” obscures the interplay of ethnicity and religion that continues to foster transnational ties. Bringing together studies of Iberian colonists, enslaved Africans, indentured South Asians, migrant Arabs, and Latino and Latin American converts, the volume captures the power-laden processes at work in religious conversion or resistance. Throughout each analysis—spanning times of inquisition, conquest, repressive nationalism, and anti-terror security protocols—the authors offer innovative frameworks to probe the ways in which racialized Islam has facilitated the building of new national identities while fostering a double-edged marginalization. The subjects of the essays transition from imperialism (with studies of morisco converts to Christianity, West African slave uprisings, and Muslim and Hindu South Asian indentured laborers in Dutch Suriname) to the contemporary Muslim presence in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Trinidad, completed by a timely examination of the United States, including Muslim communities in “Hispanicized” South Florida and the agency of Latina conversion. The result is a fresh perspective that opens new horizons for a vibrant range of fields.


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Race policy and multiracial Americans

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ISBN 10 : 9781447316466
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Race policy and multiracial Americans PDF Full Free by Odell Korgen, Kathleen and published by Policy Press. This book was released on 2016-01-13 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Race Policy and Multiracial Americans is the first book to look at the impact of multiracial people on race policies—where they lag behind the growing numbers of multiracial people in the U.S. and how they can be used to promote racial justice for multiracial Americans. Using a critical mixed race perspective, it covers such questions as: Which policies aimed at combating racial discrimination should cover multiracial Americans? Should all (or some) multiracial Americans benefit from affirmative action programmes? How can we better understand the education and health needs of multiracial Americans?This much-needed book is essential reading for sociology, political science and public policy students, policy makers, and anyone interested in race relations and social justice.


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The Globalization of Renaissance Art

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ISBN 10 : 9789004355798
Pages : 354 pages
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Download The Globalization of Renaissance Art PDF Full Free by Daniel Savoy and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-12-14 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Global genealogies -- Beyond Eurocentrism -- A borderless Renaissance -- Instituting the global


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Coming to Our Senses

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ISBN 10 : 9780231540902
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Coming to Our Senses PDF Full Free by Dierdra Reber and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook "likes" to Coca-Cola "loves," from "emotional intelligence" in business to "emotional contagion" in social media, affect has displaced reason as the primary catalyst of global culture. Through examples of feeling in the books, film, music, advertising, cultural criticism, and political discourse of the United States and Latin America, Reber shows how affect encourages the public to "reason" on the strength of sentiment alone. Well-being, represented by happiness and health, and ill-being, embodied by unhappiness and disease, form the two poles of our social judgment, whether in affirmation or critique. We must then reenvision contemporary politics as operating at the level of the feeling body, so we can better understand the physiological and epistemological conditions affirming our cultural status quo and contestatory strategies for emancipation.


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Magical Realism in Postcolonial British Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9783838267548
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Magical Realism in Postcolonial British Fiction PDF Full Free by Taner Can and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2014-06-01 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study aims at delineating the cultural work of magical realism as a dominant narrative mode in postcolonial British fiction through a detailed analysis of four magical realist novels: Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (1981), Shashi Tharoor's The Great Indian Novel (1989), Ben Okri's The Famished Road (1991), and Syl Cheney-Coker's The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar (1990). The main focus of attention lies on the ways in which the novelists in question have exploited the potentials of magical realism to represent their hybrid cultural and national identities. To provide the necessary historical context for the discussion, the author first traces the development of magical realism from its origins in European Painting to its appropriation into literature by European and Latin American writers and explores the contested definitions of magical realism and the critical questions surrounding them. He then proceeds to analyze the relationship between the paradigmatic turn that took place in postcolonial literatures in the 1980s and the concomitant rise of magical realism as the literary expression of Third World countries.