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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 148.00
This dissertation argues that Amazonian indigenous peoples organized via transnational networks due to the domestic blockages presented to them in their respective countires. Due to these blockages and the growing number of transnational political opportunity structures, such as national and international non-govermental organizations, multi-lateral... more...
- Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 22.99
The mobilization of militant indigenous politics is one of the most important stories in Latin American studies today. In this critical work, Kenneth J. Mijeski and Scott H. Beck examine the rise and decline of Ecuador?s leading indigenous party, Pachakutik, as it tried to transform the state into a participative democracy. Using in-depth interviews... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd. 2006; US$ 10.99
Creatures from another time, volcanic mountains five million years old, Indian tribes surviving from the pre-Inca period, jungles and rainforests: Ecuador has all this and more. Only in its Galapagos Islands did Charles Darwin discover such a variety of extraordinary fauna that on his return to England he wrote his groundbreaking On the Origin of Species.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00
BONUS: This edition contains a Nine Lives discussion guide. Nine Lives is a multivoiced biography of a dazzling, surreal, and imperiled city, told through the lives of night unforgettable characters and bracketed by two epic storms: Hurricane Betsy, which transformed New Orleans in the 1960s, and Hurricane Katrina, which nearly destroyed it. Dan... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 22.50
Building the Devil?s Empire is the first comprehensive history of New Orleans?s early years, tracing the town?s development from its origins in 1718 to its revolt against Spanish rule in 1768. Shannon Lee Dawdy?s picaresque account of New Orleans?s wild youth features a cast of strong-willed captives, thin-skinned nobles, sharp-tongued women,... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 23.00
The indigenous population of the Ecuadorian Andes made substantial political gains during the 1990s in the wake of a dynamic wave of local activism. The movement renegotiated land development laws, elected indigenous candidates to national office, and successfully fought for the constitutional redefinition of Ecuador as a nation of many cultures.... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 13.99
Offering a new perspective on the unique cultural influences of New Orleans, this entertaining history captures the soul of the city and reveals its impact on the rest of the nation. Focused on New Orleans? first century of existence, a comprehensive, chronological narrative of the political, cultural, and musical development of Louisiana?s early... more...
- LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95
In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson acquired 828,000 square miles of French territory in what became known as the Louisiana Purchase. Although today Louisiana makes up only a small portion of this immense territory, this exceptional state embraces a larger-than-life history and a cultural blend unlike any other in the nation. Louisiana Culture from... more...
- HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99
A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2010; US$ 28.99
This authoritative book provides a deeply informed overview of contemporary Indigenous movements in Ecuador. Leading scholar Marc Becker traces the growing influence of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) in the wake of a 1990 uprising, the launch of a new political movement called Pachakutik in 1995, and the election... more...