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  • The Work of Recognitionby Jason McGraw

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    This book tells the compelling story of postemancipation Colombia, from the liberation of the slaves in the 1850s through the country's first general labor strikes in the 1910s. As Jason McGraw demonstrates, ending slavery fostered a new sense of citizenship, one shaped both by a model of universal rights and by the particular freedom struggles of... more...

  • Terms of Inclusionby Paulina L. Alberto

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    In this history of black thought and racial activism in twentieth-century Brazil, Paulina Alberto demonstrates that black intellectuals, and not just elite white Brazilians, shaped discourses about race relations and the cultural and political terms of inclusion in their modern nation. Drawing on a wide range of sources, including the prolific black... more...

  • The Chaco War 1932?35by Alejandro de Quesada; Ramiro Bujeiro

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Chaco War was massive territorial war between Bolivia and Paraguay, which cost almost a 100,000 lives. An old fashioned territorial dispute, the contested area was the Gran Chaco Boreal, a 100,000-square mile region of swamp, jungle and pampas with isolated fortified towns. The wilderness terrain made operations difficult and costly as the war... more...

  • Contraculturaby Christopher Dunn

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Christopher Dunn's history of authoritarian Brazil exposes the inventive cultural production and intense social transformations that emerged during the rule of an iron-fisted military regime during the sixties and seventies. The Brazilian contracultura was a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that developed alongside the ascent of hardline forces... more...

  • Dimensions of Developmentby Susan Vincent

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2012; US$ 26.95

    A unique historical ethnography, Dimensions of Development illustrates how state and NGO projects have drawn Allpachiqueños deeper into capitalism and have brought about challenges to the local political structure, the comunidad campesina. more...

  • Political Struggle, Ideology, and State Buildingby Jeffrey Carl Mosher

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 50.00

    The collapse of the Portuguese empire in the Americas in the early nineteenth century did not immediately or easily translate into the formation of the independent nation-state of Brazil. While ?Brazil? had geographic meaning, it did not constitute a cohesive political identity that could draw on basic loyalties. The tumultuous struggle to nationhood... 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...

  • 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...

  • Dispersing Powerby Raúl Zibechi; Ramor Ryan

    AK Press 2010; US$ 15.99

    Building power beyond the state. more...

  • Paradoxes of Utopiaby Juan Suriano

    AK Press 2010; US$ 18.99

    A social history of revolutionary ideas and lifestyles. more...