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  • Buenos Aires: The Biography of a Cityby James Gardner

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A colorful and entertaining account of Buenos Aires?one of the most beautiful and culturally rich cities in the world, and a major tourist destination. 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...

  • Sklavenhändler, Negreros und Atlantikkreolenby Michael Zeuske

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Michael Zeuske examines the transatlantic slave trade (1450?1900) with regard to the historical place of the Atlantic as well as the institutions and actors involved (especially in non-European societies of origin and destination). A focus is on the hidden Atlantic slave trade of the 19 th century that took place after the European and... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dragon in the Tropicsby Javier Corrales; Michael Penfold

    Brookings Institution Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    This new and expanded edition of Dragon in the Tropicsthe widely acclaimed account of how president Hugo Chávez (19992013) revamped Venezuela?s political economyexamines 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 populist... more...

  • Emergency Politics in the Third Wave of Democracyby Claire Wright

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Emergency Politics in the Third Wave of Democracy provides a comprehensive description and analysis of the ongoing?though varied?use of regimes of exception in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru. It identifies the implications of regimes of exception for democratic consolidation according to their use in practice. more...

  • Allende?s Chile and the Inter-American Cold Warby Tanya Harmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 27.99

    Fidel Castro described Salvador Allende's democratic election as president of Chile in 1970 as the most important revolutionary triumph in Latin America after the Cuban revolution. Yet celebrations were short lived. In Washington, the Nixon administration vowed to destroy Allende's left-wing government while Chilean opposition forces mobilized against... more...

  • Tropical Babylonsby Stuart B. Schwartz

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    The idea that sugar, plantations, slavery, and capitalism were all present at the birth of the Atlantic world has long dominated scholarly thinking. In nine original essays by a multinational group of top scholars, Tropical Babylons re-evaluates this so-called "sugar revolution." The most comprehensive comparative study to date of early Atlantic... more...

  • Reforming Chileby Patrick Barr-Melej

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 29.99

    Highlighting the crucial yet largely overlooked role played by society's middle layers in the historical development of Latin America, Patrick Barr-Melej provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise of Chile's middle-class reform movement and its profound impact on that country's cultural and political landscapes. He shows how a diverse collection... more...