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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95
What is Latin America, after all? While histories of the "other" Americas often link disparate histories through revolutionary or tragic narratives, Latin America since Independence begins with the assumption that our efforts to imagine a common past for nearly thirty countries are deeply problematic. Without losing sight of chronology or regional... more...
- W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2008; US$ 17.28
Spanisch ist die zweitwichtigste Wirtschaftssprache der Welt, die spanische Kulturszene in Literatur, Musik und Tanz zählt zur europäischen Avantgarde. Von daher ist es wenig erstaunlich, dass iberische Universitäten besonders in kultur- und sprachwissenschaftlichen Studiengängen stark sind. Biographische Informationen Wolfgang Kreft arbeitet... more...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 21.00
This book explores why certain kinds of societies are subject to certain kinds of colonialism and why these forms of colonialism give rise to countries with differing levels of economic prosperity and social well-being. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2011; US$ 57.99
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...
- Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Inspired by a stirring e-mail exchange with his father, award-winning essayist and cultural commentator , Ilan Stavans decided to do something bizarre: revisit his hometown, Mexico City, accompanied by a tour guide. With the same linguistic verve and insight that has made him one of the most distinguished voices in American literature today,... more...
- NYU Press 2003; US$ 69.00
Can democracy develop in Latin America without United States assistance? Why should the United States care? Why is Latin America relevant to U.S. economic growth in global competition? In Greater America: A New Partnership for the Americas in the 21st Century L. Ronald Scheman argues that our future lies not in Europe, Asia, or the Middle East but... more...