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  • Decolonizing Developmentby Joel Wainwright

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22

    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...

  • Americanosby John Charles Chasteen

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 11.99 US$ 10.31

    Here is an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. He vividly depicts the individuals and events of... more...

  • This Bridge Called Zapatismoby Kara Zugman Dellacioppa

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 89.99

    This the first book that analyzes the impact of the EZLN on urban immigrant social movements in the United States. It provides a rare in-depth case study of a politics of 'globalization from below' that has been rare in social movement literature. more...

  • Dwelling, Identity, and the Mayaby Scott R. Hutson

    AltaMira Press 2009; US$ 84.99

    This book offers a new perspective on the ancient Maya that emphasizes the importance of dwelling as a social practice. Using excavations of ancient Chunchucmil as a case study, it investigates how Maya personhood was structured and transformed in and beyond the domestic sphere and examines the role of the past in the production of contemporary Maya... more...

  • Mayas in Postwar Guatemalaby Walter E. Little; David Stoll; Brenda Rosenbaum; Timothy J. Smith; Abigail E Adams; J Jailey Philpot-Munson; Edward F. Fischer; Robert M. Carmack; Judith M Maxwell; Jennifer Burrell; Jose Oscar Barrera Nunez; Barbara Bocek; Monica DeHart; Peter Benson; Liliana Goldin; Timothy J. Smith

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...

  • Heritage or Heresyby Cameron Jean Walker

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    How can we effectively interpret and present one culture to another without stereotypes or over-simplifications? What is the best way to present an authoritative version of a national heritage without also endangering ancient sites or being insensitive to the local customs, beliefs, and religious practices of the indigenous peoples?   This... more...

  • Empires of the Mayaby Jill Rubalcaba

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    Gives a summary of the history of the Maya Empire, placing it within the context of its time period and geographical location. This book explores the evolution of Maya civilization from its origin through the classic period to the Spanish conquest. It includes Maya achievements in mathematics, astronomy, political organization, and the arts. more...

  • Capturing the Revolution: The United States, Central America, and Nicaragua, 1961-1972by Michael Gambone

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 132.00

    At the start of the 1960s, revolution challenged the established world order. In every corner of the underdeveloped world, discontent with the status quo fueled attempts to revoke colonialism and the strangleholds on power maintained by entrenched local oligarchies. This book examines the causes of revolution in the sixties and the various responses... more...

  • The Cubans of Union Cityby Yolanda Prieto

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    As a result of the conflicts between Cuba and the United States, especially after 1959, Cubans immigrated in great numbers. Most stayed in Miami, but many headed north to Union City, making it second only to Miami in its concentration of Cubans. In The Cubans of Union City , Yolanda Prieto discusses why Cubans were drawn to this particular city... more...

  • The Internationalization of Palace Warsby Yves Dezalay; Bryant G. Garth

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    How does globalization work? Focusing on Latin America, Yves Dezalay and Bryant G. Garth show that exports of expertise and ideals from the United States to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico have played a crucial role in transforming their state forms and economies since World War II. Based on more than 300 extensive interviews with major players... more...