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  • Deep Down Darkby Héctor Tobar

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    When the San José mine collapsed outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010, it trapped thirty-three miners beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days. The entire world watched what transpired above-ground during the grueling and protracted rescue, but the saga of the miners' experiences below the Earth's surface?and the... more...

  • The Deepest Woundsby Thomas D. Rogers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    In The Deepest Wounds , Thomas D. Rogers traces social and environmental changes over four centuries in Pernambuco, Brazil's key northeastern sugar-growing state. Focusing particularly on the period from the end of slavery in 1888 to the late twentieth century, when human impact on the environment reached critical new levels, Rogers confronts the... more...

  • Democracy, Citizenship and Youthby Itamar Silva; Anna Luiza Salles Souto

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    What is the place of young people in society today? This book presents a searching and comprehensive picture of youth, demonstrating both its diversity and singularity, and helping to dispel many of the myths, discriminations, stigmas and prejudices attached to this segment of society._x000D_Drawing on a vast empirical research exercise including... more...

  • Die koloniale Karibikby Gesine Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during thattime offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored... more...

  • The Dismantling of Brazil's Old Republicby Ilan Rachum

    UPA 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book follows the progression of the political and cultural upheavals in early 20th century Brazil , with special focus on the rebelling young military officers and the modernist artists, highlighting their internal controversies and evolving ideologies. more...

  • Dispersing Powerby Raúl Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    Building power beyond the state. more...

  • Drugs and Democracy in Rio de Janeiroby Enrique Desmond Arias

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Taking an ethnographic approach to understanding urban violence, Enrique Desmond Arias examines the ongoing problems of crime and police corruption that have led to widespread misery and human rights violations in many of Latin America's new democracies. Employing participant observation and interview research in three favelas (shantytowns) in Rio... more...

  • The Ecological Nativeby Astrid Ulloa

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This text analyzes indigenous peoples' processes of identity construction as ecological natives. It opens space for reconstructing all the different networks, conditions of emergence, and implications (political, cultural, social and economic) of one specific event: the consolidation of the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmentalism.... more...

  • Edge of Empireby Dr. Fabrício Prado

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    In the first decades of the 1800s, after almost three centuries of Iberian rule, former Spanish territories fragmented into more than a dozen new polities. Edge of Empire analyzes the emergence of Montevideo as a hot spot of Atlantic trade and regional center of power, often opposing Buenos Aires. By focusing on commercial and social networks in... more...

  • Empowering Womenby Carmen Diana Deere; Magdalena Leon

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2001; US$ 32.95

    The expansion of married women?s property rights was a main achievement of the first wave of feminism in Latin America. As Carmen Diana Deeere and Magdalena Leon reveal, however, the disjuncture between rights and actual ownership remains vast. This is particularly true in rural areas, where the distribution of land between men and women is highly... more...