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- CODESRIA 2011; US$ 26.95
The struggle for independence and the unity of African countries was at its peak during the period between 1945 and 1960. These testing times turned out to be the formative years of the young Amady Aly Dieng, and set the stage for an eventful life of commitment and challenges of all sorts for someone who ñ along with other young African students,... more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95
In the 1980s and 1990s, neoliberal forms of governance largely dominated Latin American political and social life. Neoliberalism, Interrupted examines the recent and diverse proliferation of responses to neoliberalism's hegemony. In so doing, this vanguard collection of case studies undermines the conventional dichotomies used to understand transformation... 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...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95
In this important new book Jorge Larrain examines the trajectoriesof modernity and identity in Latin America and their reciprocalrelationships. Drawing on a large body of work across a vasthistorical and geographical range, he offers an innovative andwide-ranging account of the cultural transformations and processesof modernization that have occurred... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 38.99
This comprehensive text analyzes the foreign policies of eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. First assessing the state of the discipline, the introduction develops a common framework that compares the relevant explanatory weight of foreign policy determinants at the individual, state, and international level for each country. Case... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 25.95
Simon Bolivar freed no fewer than what were to become six countries?a vast domain some 800,000 square miles in extent?from Spanish colonial rule in savage wars against the then-mightiest military machine on earth. The ferocity of his leadership and fighting earned him the grudging nickname ?the devil? from his enemies. His astonishing resilience... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 38.99
Colonial Spanish America is a book of readings about people?people from different worlds who came together to form a society by chance and by design in the years after 1492. The book is meant to enrich, not repeat, the work of existing texts on this period, and its focus on people makes it stand out from other books that have concentrated on the political... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 28.99
Latin American Popular Culture: An Introduction is a collection of articles that explores a wide range of compelling cultural subjects in the region, including carnival, romance, funerals, medicine, monuments, and dance, among others. The introduction lays out the most important theoretical approaches to the culture of Latin America, and the chapters... more...