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Latin America

  • Intellectuals and the Search for National Identity in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Ronald H. Chilcote

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book focuses on changing political thought in twentieth-century Brazil. more...

  • Peasants in Armsby Lynn Horton

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Drawing on testimonies from contra collaborators and ex-combatants, as well as pro-Sandinista peasants, this book presents a dynamic account of the growing divisions between peasants from the area of Quilalí who took up arms in defense of revolutionary programs and ideals such as land reform and equality and those who opposed the FSLN. Peasants... more...

  • Threatening Othersby Carlos Sandoval-Garcia

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    During the last two decades, a decline in public investment has undermined some of the national values and institutions of Costa Rica. The resulting sense of dislocation and loss is usually projected onto Nicaraguan ?immigrants.? Threatening Others: Nicaraguans and the Formation of National Identities in Costa Rica explores the representation... more...

  • Continuity Despite Changeby Matthew Carnes

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    As the dust settles on nearly three decades of economic reform in Latin America, one of the most fundamental economic policy areas has changed far less than expected: labor regulation. To date, Latin America's labor laws remain both rigidly protective and remarkably diverse. Continuity Despite Change develops a new theoretical framework for understanding... more...

  • A Concise History of Brazilby Boris Fausto; Sergio Fausto

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    The second edition of A Concise History of Brazil features a new chapter that covers the critical time period from 1990 to the present. more...

  • Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longingsby Juana María Rodríguez

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposes a theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queer desires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longings and everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement is assigned cultural meaning, Juana María Rodríguez... more...

  • Amazonian Geographiesby Jacqueline M. Vadjunec; Marianne Schmink

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Amazonia exists in our imagination as well as on the ground. It is a mysterious and powerful construct in our psyches yet shares multiple (trans)national borders and diverse ecological and cultural landscapes. It is often presented as a seemingly homogeneous place: a lush tropical jungle teeming with exotic wildlife and plant diversity, as well as... more...

  • Pre-Colombian Citiesby Jorge Enrique Hardoy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    What visitor to Mexico City, unaware of its pre-Hispanic history, could imagine that right under a Christian Church may still lie the remains of the sinister tzompantli, the Aztecs' altar of skulls? Professor Jorge Hardoy poses this question and many more in his comprehensive summary of the ancient cities where Latin America's peoples lived before... more...

  • Signals of Warby Lawrence Freedman; Virginia Gamba-Stonehouse

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 66.50

    The 1982 Falklands War was not only one of the most extraordinary military confrontations of recent years but also a turning point in the politics of Britain and Argentina. This unusual book makes it possible for us to follow the development of the war from both sides, as two leading experts from the belligerents present an integrated, authoritative,... more...

  • Riot, Rebellion, and Revolutionby Friedrich Katz

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 78.50

    Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico's rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers.... more...