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Latin America

  • Contemporary Spainby Christopher Ross; Bill Richardson; Begońa Sangrador-Vegas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Contemporary Spain provides an accessible introduction to the politics, economy, institutions media and cinema of contemporary Spain. This fully revised fourth edition includes new material that makes this the most comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date account of the situation in Spain at this juncture Key features include: accessible and... more...

  • The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin Americaby Virginia Garrard-Burnett; Paul Freston; Stephen C. Dove

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 200.00

    The Cambridge History of Religions in Latin America covers religious history in Latin America from pre-Conquest times until the present. more...

  • New Ways of Being Pentecostal in Latin Americaby Martin Lindhardt

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    In recent history, Latin America?s religious landscape has been transformed, not only by Pentecostal/Evangelical growth but also by an increasing diversification of Pentecostalism. Moving beyond classical scholarly explanations of why Pentecostalism originally gained a foothold in a Catholic region, the book at hand explores this diversification.... more...

  • Cuba : La révolution transgresséeby Marie Herbet; L'Âme des Peuples

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Parce que pour connaître les peuples, il faut d'abord les comprendre Cuba change. L?île révolutionnaire des Caraďbes n?est plus la citadelle castriste d?autrefois. L?espoir d?une levée progressive de l?embargo américain, le tourisme apporteur de devises, le « reggaeton » et ses torrides effluves musicaux, tous ces changements survenus en quelques... more...

  • Latin American Cinemaby Paul A. Schroeder Rodríguez

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 41.95

    This book charts a comparative history of Latin America?s national cinemas through ten chapters that cover every major cinematic period in the region: silent cinema, studio cinema, neorealism and art cinema, the New Latin American Cinema, and contemporary cinema. Schroeder Rodríguez weaves close readings of approximately fifty paradigmatic films into... 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...

  • Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin Americaby Zeb Tortorici

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sexuality and the Unnatural in Colonial Latin America brings together a broad community of scholars to explore the history of illicit and alternative sexualities in Latin America?s colonial and early national periods. Together the essays examine how "the unnatural? came to inscribe certain sexual acts and desires as criminal and sinful, including... more...

  • The Sovereign Colonyby Antonio Sotomayor

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 60.00

    Ceded to the United States under the terms of the Treaty of Paris after the Spanish-American War of 1898, Puerto Rico has since remained a colonial territory. Despite this subordinated colonial experience, however, Puerto Ricans managed to secure national Olympic representation in the 1930s and in so doing nurtured powerful ideas of nationalism.... more...

  • A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Alan McPherson

    Wiley 2016; US$ 29.95

    A Short History of U.S. Interventions in Latin America and the Caribbean presents a concise account of the full sweep of U.S. military invasions and interventions in Central America, South America, and the Caribbean from 1800 up to the present day. Engages in debates about the economic, military, political, and cultural motives that shaped U.S.... more...

  • 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...