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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Adventures in the Andesby Kim MacQuarrie

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 29.95

    Unique portraits of legendary characters along South America?s mountain spine, from Charles Darwin to the present day, told by a master traveler and observer. The Andes Mountains are the world?s longest mountain chain, linking most of the countries in South America. Emmy Award?winning filmmaker Kim MacQuarrie takes us on a historical journey through... more...

  • Fluent Selvesby Suzanne Oakdale; Magnus Course

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 75.00

    Fluent Selves examines narrative practices throughout lowland South America focusing on indigenous communities in Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru, illuminating the social and cultural processes that make the past as important as the present for these peoples. This collection brings together leading scholars in the fields of anthropology and linguistics... 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...

  • 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...

  • Brazilby Thomas E. Skidmore

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 22.99

    Introduction: Why Read About Brazil?. CHAPTER 1. BIRTH AND GROWTH OF COLONIAL BRAZIL: 1500-1750. The Country the Portuguese Created in the New World. The Colonial Economy and Society. Miscegenation: Biological and Cultural. The Beginnings of a Luso-Brazilian Culture. CHAPTER 2. CRISIS OF THE COLONIAL SYSTEM AND EMERGENCE OF AN INDEPENDENT BRAZIL: 1790-1830.... more...

  • Brazilby Ignacy Sachs; Jorge Wilheim; Paulo Sérgio Pinheiro

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Brazil, the largest of the Latin American nations, is fast becoming a potent international economic player as well as a regional power. This English translation of an acclaimed Brazilian anthology provides critical overviews of Brazilian life, history, and culture and insight into Brazil's development over the past century. The distinguished essayists,... more...

  • Boliviaby Marcelo M. Giugale

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 34.99

    Bolivia's challenges with regard to policy are multiple, deep and multifaceted, and as such they require integral proposals. The book tries to cover these challenges in their different dimensions and presents options to grow more and better creating jobs, with benefits for all, and without corruption and with civic participation. The design and... more...