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  • Colonialism and Postcolonial Developmentby James Mahoney

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    This book explores different kinds of colonialism and how these result in differing levels of economic prosperity and social well-being. more...

  • Decolonizing Developmentby Joel Wainwright

    Wiley 2011; US$ 94.95

    Winner of the 2010 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology (Honors of the CAPE specialty group (Cultural and Political Ecology)) Decolonizing Development investigates the ways colonialism shaped the modern world by analyzing the relationship between colonialism and development as forms of... more...

  • Beyond the Eagle's Shadowby Virginia Garrard-Burnett; Mark Atwood Lawrence; Julio E. Moreno

    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...

  • Lateinamerika und die USAby Stefan Rinke; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 171.66

    Beim Gedanken an den amerikanischen Kontinent hat man sofort die Vorstellung von der Supermacht USA und ihrem lateinamerikanischen Hinterhof präsent. Vergessen wird dabei leicht, dass die USA einstmals der ?Wilde Westen? waren, während Mittel- und Südamerika auf alten Hochkulturen aufbauten und die Schatzkammern Spaniens und Portugals waren. Stefan... more...

  • Stad en staatby Mogens Herman Hansen; Frits Naerebout

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 11.25

    Polis (meervoud: poleis) is het Oudgriekse woord voor stad, voor staat en voor de combinatie van die twee: een stadstaat. In de Oudheid leefden de meeste Grieken in zo'n stadstaat. De polis als staatsvorm of als type samenleving vormt de grondslag voor de gehele Griekse cultuur. De Griekse cultuur valt alleen te begrijpen als men de polis begrijpt.... more...

  • Latin American Economic Outlook 2010by OECD Publishing; OECD Development Centre

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2009; US$ 67.00

    Contrary to prevailing wisdom, Latin American countries that opened their markets to international competition during the last decade have not been more vulnerable to the global economic downturn. The OECD Latin American Economic Outlook 2010 provides a fresh analysis of economic trends in the region with a particular focus on the role that international... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Latin Americaby John C. Fredriksen

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 432.00

    Authoritative yet accessible, the four-volume Encyclopedia of Latin America covers the history and culture of Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from early settlements to the present day. Each volume focuses on a specific time period in the area's development. The first volume explores prehistory through the achievements of the Incas... more...

  • Racism and Discourse in Spain and Latin Americaby Teun A. van Dijk

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 158.00

    This new book extends Teun A. van Dijk?s earlier research on discursive racism to the Latin world. He presents a first inventory of elite discourse and racism in Spain and Latin America by examining discursive reactions in Spain to recent immigration, as well as age-old racism and ethnicism in text and talk in Latin America (especially Mexico, Brazil,... more...

  • Reconsidering Trentonby Steven M. Richman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Trenton, like the state of New Jersey, is often maligned these days, but there was a time when Trenton was the fiftieth largest city in the United States and boasted worldwide leaders in the iron and steel, rubber, and pottery industries. Like many cities of its comparative size and prowess that came of age in the Industrial Revolution, Trenton diminished... more...

  • Exploring Maya Ritual Cavesby Stanislav Chládek

    AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 62.99

    Exploring Maya Ritual Caves offers a rare survey and explication of most of the known ancient Maya ritual caves in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The caves were the Maya underworld, where rituals, including animal and human sacrifice, were carried out. The Maya cave cult and mythology, construction and modification of the caves, and cult art and... more...