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  • Jungle Capitalistsby Peter Chapman

    Canongate Books 2009; US$ 12.46

    In this powerful and gripping book, Peter Chapman shows how the pioneering example of the banana importer United Fruit set the precedent for the institutionalized greed of today?s multinational companies. From the business?s 19th Century beginnings in the jungles of Costa Rica, via the mass-marketing of the banana as the original fast food, United... more...

  • Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin Americaby Marcia Esparza; Steve Dobransky; Rosario Figari Layus; Roberto Gargarella; Cecília MacDowell Santos; Jesus Peña; Renan Quinalha; Percy Rojas; Debbie Sharnak; Laura Tejero; Edson Teles

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Legacies of State Violence and Transitional Justice in Latin America deconstructs the myth of unanimous support for the transitional justice paradigm across Latin America and conceptualizes transitional justice as a Janus-faced paradigm, as historically it has often hindered rather than advanced the quest for memory, truth, and justice. Based on... more...

  • Mapping the Country of Regionsby Nancy P. Appelbaum

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 24.99

    The nineteenth century was an era of breathtakingly ambitious geographic expeditions across the Americas. The seminal Chorographic Commission of Colombia, which began in 1850 and lasted about a decade, was one of Latin America's most extensive. The commission's mandate was to define and map the young republic and its resources with an eye toward modernization.... more...

  • The Mystery of Sambaby Hermano Vianna

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Samba is Brazil's "national rhythm," the foremost symbol of its culture and nationhood. To the outsider, samba and the famous pre-Lenten carnival of which it is the centerpiece seem to showcase the country's African heritage. Within Brazil, however, samba symbolizes the racial and cultural mixture that, since the 1930s, most Brazilians have come to... more...

  • Myth-Busting Columbusby Kelly Bakshi

    Guardian Angel Publishing 2014; US$ 5.00

    Columbus convinced royals to fund his voyage; he forged new water routes and introduced Europe to a new world. He also lied to his crew, murdered and enslaved Native Americans and never realized where in the world he actually was. You decide, is he a hero or a villain? more...

  • Native and National in Brazilby Tracy Devine Guzmán

    The University of North Carolina Press 2013; US$ 24.99

    How do the lives of indigenous peoples relate to the romanticized role of "Indians" in Brazilian history, politics, and cultural production? Native and National in Brazil charts this enigmatic relationship from the sixteenth century to the present, focusing on the consolidation of the dominant national imaginary in the postindependence period and highlighting... more...

  • Negotiating Gendered Discoursesby Jane L. Christie

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Negotiating Gendered Discourses analyzes the discourse surrounding Michelle Bachelet?s 2006 presidential election in Chile to that of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner?s 2007 election in Argentina. Christie reveals key points of intersection between the contemporary political discourse of these elections and the women-led human rights campaigns in... more...

  • The Poetic and Real Worlds of César Vallejo (18921938)by Robert K. Britton

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The world-renowned Peruvian poet César Vallejo (1892?1938) was also a journalist, essayist, novelist and would-be dramatist. A Struggle between Art and Politics reviews the evidence ? literary and historical ? now reliably to hand, and assesses the often conflicting body of opinion his work has generated. This new, comparative study maps his career... more...

  • The Politics of Latin American Developmentby Gary W. Wynia

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00

    An examination of the historical events that have shaped Latin America's fundamental economic and political dynamics. more...

  • The Politics of Motherhoodby Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 28.95

    Examines the negotiations over women's rights and the politics of gender in Chile throughout the twentieth century. Centering her study on motherhood, Pieper Mooney explores dramatic changes in health policy, population paradigms, and understandings of human rights, and reveals that motherhood is hardly a private matter defined only by individual women... more...