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- Lexington Books 2010; US$ 109.99
This volume examines the dynamism of the São Paulo region and its coffee industry and evolution since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Targeting key players such as large entrepreneurial coffee landlords and immigrant settlers, this book addresses the process of transformation and segmentation in São Paulo and Brazil. more...
- Canongate Books 2013; US$ 12.49
Updated since the death of Hugo Chávez in March 2013, Comandante is the definitive account of Chávez's presidency, and the legacy he has left behind. Hugo Chávez was a true phenomenon. On his death in March 2013 tens of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets and honoured a seven-day period of national mourning. Chávez has been compared to Napoleon,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 22.00
This book examines the immigration to Brazil of millions of Europeans, Asians and Middle Easterners beginning in the nineteenth century. more...
- Duke University Press 2013; US$ 79.95
A father-daughter research team tell the behind-the-scenes story of a social movement started by a group of Brazilian women in 1986 in order to secure economic rights for women and transform their roles in homes and communities. more...
- Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 70.00
Official and popular celebrations marked the Brazilian empire's days of national festivity, and these civic rituals were the occasion for often intense debate about the imperial regime. Hendrik Kraay explores the patterns of commemoration in the capital of Rio de Janeiro, the meanings of the principal institutions of the constitutional monarchy established... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95
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...
- Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 89.99
This monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui, the seminal Latin American Marxist theorist, provides original readings of key writings through the lens of his understudied poetics, illuminating their full political meaning and impact. It offers insightful critiques of overlooked intellectuals, especially female, whom he championed. These readings are... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99
The exclusive, official story of the survival, faith, and family of Chile?s thirty-three trapped miners 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. Across the globe, we sat riveted to television and computer screens as... more...