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  • Riots in the Citiesby Servando Ortoll; Silvia M. Arrom

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1996; US$ 18.99

    The goal of Riots in the Cities, editors Silvia Marina Arrom and Servando Ortoll contend, is to encourage Latin Americanists to rethink standard notions of urban politics before the populist era. The actual political power wielded by the underprivileged city dwellers before the twentieth century has received little scholarly attention or has been downplayed.... more...

  • Revolutionizing Motherhoodby Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 28.99

    Revolutionizing Motherhood examines one of the most astonishing human rights movements of recent years. During the Argentine junta's Dirty War against subversives, as tens of thousands were abducted, tortured, and disappeared, a group of women forged the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo and changed Argentine politics forever. The Mothers began in the... more...

  • Sport in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Joseph L. Arbena; David G. LaFrance

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    Sport in Latin America and the Caribbean is the most comprehensive overview to date of the development of modern sports in Latin America. This new book illustrates how and why sport has become a central part of the political, economic, and social life of the region and the repercussions of its role. This highly readable volume is composed of articles... more...

  • Border Crossingsby John Mason Hart

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1998; US$ 29.99

    The history of Mexican and Mexican-American working classes has been segregated by the political boundary that separates the United States of America from the United States of Mexico. As a result, scholars have long ignored the social, cultural, and political threads that the two groups hold in common. Further, they have seldom addressed the impact... more...

  • Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Loveby Marjorie Agosín; Isabel Allende

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 23.99

    This new edition of Tapestries of Hope, Threads of Love , updated for students, includes a reaction to the death of General Pinochet, a chronology of Chile, many testimonies from arpilleristas in their own words, and an introduction by Peter Kornbluh. It retains a section of full-color plates of arpilleras , an afterword by Peter Winn, and a foreword... more...

  • The Politics of Antipoliticsby Thomas Davies; Brian Loveman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 32.99

    Latin America is moving toward democracy. But is the civilian government firmly in power? Or is the military still influencing policy and holding the elected politicians in check under the guise of guarding against corruption, instability, economic uncertainty, and other excesses of democracy? The editors of this work, Brian Loveman and Thomas M. Davies,... more...

  • A History of Modern Brazilby Colin M. MacLachlan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1993; US$ 29.99

    Over time, Brazil has evolved into a well-defined nation with a strong sense of identity. From the natural beauty of the Amazon River to the exciting resort city of Rio de Janeiro, from soccer champion Pelé to classical musician Villa Lobos, Brazil is known as a distinctive, diverse country. This book provides a well-rounded, brief history of Brazil... more...

  • ˇTequila!by Marie Gaytán

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    Italy has grappa, Russia has vodka, Jamaica has rum. Around the world, certain drinks?especially those of the intoxicating kind?are synonymous with their peoples and cultures. For Mexico, this drink is tequila. For many, tequila can conjure up scenes of body shots on Cancún bars and coolly garnished margaritas on sandy beaches. Its power is equally... more...

  • Baseball's Great Hispanic Pitchersby Lou Hernández

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    Baseball has had many outstanding Latin American pitchers since the early 20th century. This book profiles the greatest Hispanic hurlers to toe the rubber from the mounds of the major leagues, winter leagues and Negro leagues. The careers of the top major league pitchers to come from Central and South America and the Caribbean are examined in decade-by-decade... more...

  • State and Small-Scale Fisheries in Puerto Ricoby Ricardo Perez

    UPF 2001; US$ 44.95

    Based on anthropological and historical research in Puerto Rico from 1996 to 2002, Pérez's study explains how and why state intervention has retarded the development of small-scale fishing economies by discouraging opportunities for capital accumulation in coastal communities. more...