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  • El Mallby Arlene Dávila

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region?s ?coming of age?? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social... more...

  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbeanby Phil Gunson; Greg Chamberlain; Andrew Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1991, The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of Central America and the Caribbean provides a guide to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The countries covered include Mexico, Guatamala, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua,... more...

  • Colonial Saintsby Allan Greer; Jodi Bilinkoff

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 42.95

    From the cult of Saint Anne to the devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe, from Saint Anthony who competed with Christ for popularity in Brazil, to Jesuits who mixed freely with shamans that talked with the gods, this exciting new anthology examines the conversion of the colonized. The essays examine how New World spirits transformed into Old World saints... more...

  • The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South Americaby Phil Gunson; Andrew Thompson; Greg Chamberlain

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    First published in 1989, The Dictionary of Contemporary Politics of South America provides a guide to the most important organizations, figures, events and themes in the contemporary politics of South America. The countries covered are Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil, Suriname and Guyana,... more...

  • Defining the Caymanian Identityby Christopher A. Williams

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This book analyzes the factions and schisms surging throughout the multicultural, multiethnic, and polarized Cayman Islands to identify who or what is considered a Caymanian. Caymanian traditions have all but been eclipsed, often due to incoming, overpowering cultural sensibilities; with this idea in mind, Williams investigates the pervasive effects... more...

  • Volunteering for a Causeby Silvia Marina Arrom

    University of New Mexico Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    This thoughtful study challenges a number of widespread assumptions about the role of Catholicism in Mexican history by examining two related Catholic charities: the male Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. more...

  • Myths of Demilitarization in Postrevolutionary Mexico, 1920-1960by Thomas Rath

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    At the end of the Mexican Revolution in 1920, Mexico's large, rebellious army dominated national politics. By the 1940s, Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was led by a civilian president and claimed to have depoliticized the army and achieved the bloodless pacification of the Mexican countryside through land reform, schooling, and indigenismo... more...

  • Fear and Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society, 1889-1954by Shawn C. Smallman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 29.99

    For more than half a century, the Brazilian army used fear and censorship to erase aspects of its history from public memory and to create its own political myths. Although the military had remarkable success in promoting its version of events, recent democratization has allowed scholars access to new materials with which to challenge the "official... more...

  • Death Squads or Self-Defense Forces?by Julie Mazzei

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99

    In an era when the global community is confronted with challenges posed by violent nonstate organizations--from FARC in Colombia to the Taliban in Afghanistan--our understanding of the nature and emergence of these groups takes on heightened importance. Julie Mazzei's timely study offers a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics that facilitate the... more...

  • Yankee Don't Go Home!by Julio Moreno

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    In the aftermath of the 1910 Mexican Revolution, Mexican and U.S. political leaders, business executives, and ordinary citizens shaped modern Mexico by making industrial capitalism the key to upward mobility into the middle class, material prosperity, and a new form of democracy--consumer democracy. Julio Moreno describes how Mexico's industrial capitalism... more...