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- University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 55.00
The core strategy of these essays is to explore the degree to which Latin Americans either used the Cold War to advance their own interests or were themselves drawn to Cold War polarizations in order to make sense of trends within their part of the world. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 60.00
The Spanish Empire is famous for being, at its height, the realm upon which "the sun never set." It stretched from the Philippines to Europe by way of the Americas. And yet we know relatively little about how Spain managed to move that crucial currency of governance?paper?over such enormous distances. Moreover, we know even less about how those distances... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 43.99
Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, ?Historical Memory,? which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 115.00
Popular culture in Latin America has evolved radically in the twenty-first century under the influence of urbanization, postmodernity, globalization and the relentless spread of mediatic, informational and cybernetic technologies. Yet the concept of the popular has also shifted in its political and theoretical understanding with the region see-sawing... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 14.95
From the southeast coast of South America through an expanse of Peruvian sands en route to the West Coast, then onward through Central American jungles and rainforest, and finally to New York, Tschiffely?s journey was considered impossible and absurd by many newspaper writers in 1925. However, after two and a half years on horseback with two of... more...
- Hale & Iremonger 2013; US$ 23.99
In 1794 and 1799 Superintendent of Convicts Nicholas Devine was granted 210 acres on the edge of the current CBD of Sydney. After the demise of Governor Bligh (to whom he was closely allied) Devine reluctantly retired to his estate where, as an old man living alone, he was constantly beaten and robbed. An Irish convict named Bernard Rochford befriended... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 44.00
The analysis of religion has often placed an emphasis on beliefs and ideologies, prioritizing these elements over those of the material world. Through the ethnographic analysis of a variety of contemporary religious practices, Making Spirits questions the presumed separation of spirit and matter, and sheds light on the dynamics between spiritual and... more...
- University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 79.95
Foias argues that there is no single Maya political history, but multiple histories, no single Maya state, but multiple polities that need to be understood at the level of the lived experience of individuals. She explores the ways in which the dynamics of political power shaped the lives and landscape of the Maya and how this information can be used... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Memorials are proliferating throughout the globe. States recognize the political value of memorials: memorials can convey national unity, a sense of overcoming violent legacies, a commitment to political stability or the strengthening of democracy. Memorials represent fitful negotiations between states and societies symbolically to right wrongs, to... more...