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  • The Hold Life Hasby Catherine J. Allen

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 21.95

    This second edition of Catherine J. Allen's distinctive ethnography of the Quechua-speaking people of the Andes brings their story into the present. She has added an extensive afterword based on her visits to Sonqo in 1995 and 2000 and has updated and revised parts of the original text. The book focuses on the very real problem of cultural continuity... more...

  • Traveling with Che Guevaraby Alberto Granado; Lucia Alvarez de Toledo

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Published for the first time in the U.S.?one of the two diaries on which the movie The Motorcycle Diaries is based?the moving and at times hilarious account of Che Guevara and Alberto Granado's eight-month tour of South America in 1952. In 1952 Alberto Granado, a young doctor, and his friend Ernesto Guevara, a 23-year-old medical student from a... more...

  • Die koloniale Karibikby Gesine Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 133.00

    This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during that time offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored... more...

  • The Falklands 1982by Gregory Barnes; Graham Turner

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    On the night of 1-2 April 1982, the Argentinian Junta led by Gen. Leopoldo Galtieri made its move against the Falkland Islands. On 3 April British Prime Minister Mrs. Margaret Thatcher faced an appalled and furious House of Commons to announce that Argentine armed forces had landed on British sovereign territory; had captured the men of Royal Marine... more...

  • Latin Americaby Leslie Bethell

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    Latin America: Economy and Society since 1930 provides a complete survey of the Latin American economies since 1930. more...

  • Taxation and Society in Twentieth-Century Argentinaby José Antonio Sánchez Román

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    This book provides a historical narrative of the Argentine tax system in the twentieth century. It argues that the failure to build permanent trust between the state and the civil society and the unraveling of confidence within Argentine society itself account for the collapse of the progressive tax system. more...

  • Populism in Latin Americaby Michael L. Conniff; Kenneth Roberts; Jorge Basurto; Michael L. Conniff; Paul Drake; Steve Ellner; Joel Horowitz; William Francis Robinson; Ximena Sosa-Buchholz; Steve Stein; Kurt Weyland

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This updated edition of Populism in Latin America discusses new developments in populism as a political phenomenon and the emergence of new populist political figures in Mexico, Argentina, and Venezuela in particular.   For more than one hundred years?from the beginning of the twentieth... more...

  • Brazilby Michael Palin

    Orion 2012; US$ 13.95

    Michael Palin, the No.1 bestselling author, explores an exotic country that is now a global superpower. The only companion you need during the World Cup. Brazil is one of the four new global super powers with its vast natural resources and burgeoning industries. Half a continent in size and a potent mix of races, religions and cultures, of... more...

  • Coffee and Transformation in Sao Paulo, Brazilby Mauricio A. Font

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 109.99

    This volume examines the dynamism of the Săo 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 Săo Paulo and Brazil. more...

  • Comandanteby Rory Carroll

    Canongate Books 2013; US$ 13.29

    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...