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  • Everyday Revolutionsby Marina A. Sitrin

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 26.95

    In the wake of the global financial crisis, disparate groups of people are coming together to resist corporate globalization and seek a more positive way forward. But in Argentina such radical transformations have been taking place for years, with workers running factories themselves and people taking over land to build homes and schools. Daring and... more...

  • Feeding on Dreamsby Ariel Dorfman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 14.95

    Acclaimed author and human-rights activist Ariel Dorfman delivers a memoir excavating, for the first time, his profound and provocative journey through revolution and exile. more...

  • Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-first Centuryby Richard Stahler-Sholk; Harry E. Vanden; Glen David Kuecker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 38.99

    This clearly written and comprehensive text examines the uprising of politically and economically marginalized groups in Latin American societies. Specialists in a broad range of disciplines present original research from a variety of case studies in a student-friendly format. Part introductions help students contextualize the essays, highlighting... more...

  • The Footloose Americanby Brian Kevin

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 14.99

    An adventure-filled and thought-provoking travelogue along Hunter S. Thompson's forgotten route through South America In 1963, twenty-five-year-old Hunter S. Thompson completed a yearlong journey across South America, filing a series of dispatches for an upstart paper called the National Observer . It was here, on the front lines of the Cold War,... more...

  • The Age of Youth in Argentinaby Valeria Manzano

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Age of Youth in Argentina: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality from Perón to Videla more...

  • The Story of Che Guevaraby Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

    Quercus 2013; US$ 14.99

    Che Guevara is something of a symbol in the West, a representative of Sixties counterculture and the face adorning the T-shirts of a million student radicals. But in the rest of the world he is something else: a charismatic revolutionary who redrew the political map of Latin America and gave hope to those resisting colonialism everywhere. Lucia Alvarez... more...

  • Dragon in the Tropicsby Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropics ?the widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (1999?2013) revamped Venezuela's political economy?examines the electoral decline of Chavismo after Chavez's death and the policies adopted by his successor, Nicolás Maduro, to cope with the economic chaos inherited from previous radical... more...

  • Legacy of the Lashby Zachary R. Morgan

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Legacy of the Lash is a compelling social and cultural history of the Brazilian navy in the decades preceding and immediately following the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil. Focusing on non-elite, mostly black enlisted men and the oppressive labor regimes under which they struggled, the book is an examination of the four-day Revolta da Chibata... more...

  • The Country of Footballby Roger Kittleson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Soccer is the world?s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito . With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation.... more...

  • Impasse in Boliviaby Benjamin H. Kohl; Linda C. Farthing

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 32.95

    Bolivia has experienced two decades of unprecedented popular resistance to the consequences of neoliberal policies, resulting in the resignation and flight of its president in October 2003. This unusual book uncovers the reasons and processes behind the rising opposition - mirrored in country after country in Latin America - to this currently fashionable,... more...