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  • The Metamorphosis of Headsby Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2006; US$ 28.95

    Since the days of the Spanish Conquest, the indigenous populations of Andean Bolivia have struggled to preserve their textile-based writings. This struggle continues today, both in schools and within the larger culture. The Metamorphosis of Heads explores the history and cultural significance of Andean textile writings--weavings and kipus (knotted... more...

  • Unresolved Tensionsby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The landslide election of Evo Morales in December 2005 pointed toward a process of accelerated change in Bolivia, forging a path away from globalization and the neoliberal paradigm in favor of greater national control and state intervention.  This in turn shifted the power relations of Bolivia's internal politics-beginning with greater inclusion... more...

  • Among the Swamp Peopleby Watt Key; Kelan Mercer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Among the Swamp People is the story of author Watt Key?s discovery of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. ?The swamp? consists of almost 260,000 acres of wetlands located just north of Mobile Bay. There he leases a habitable outcropping of land and constructs a primitive cabin from driftwood to serve as a private getaway. His story is one that chronicles... more...

  • Rivers of Historyby Harvey H. Jackson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Four streams make up the Alabama River system, the Coosa, Tallapoosa, Cahaba, and Alabama. Together they flow for more than 900 miles, through some of the most historic regions of the state. This book looks at the way these streams have shaped the lives of the people who lived along them, and how, in turn, people have used the rivers to their own... more...

  • Towards Democratic Viabilityby John Crabtree; Laurence Whitehead

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 175.00

    The book traces the twin processes of economic liberalization and political democratization in Bolivia since the 1980s, placing both in their historical context. By focusing on the issue of democratic 'viability', it seeks to raise the broader question of the relationship between democratization and the socio-economic context in which it takes place.... more...

  • Blacks, Indians, and Spaniards in the Eastern Andesby Lolita Gutiérrez Brockington

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Examines the little known province of Mizque and its colonial populations from 1550 to 1782. This work also analyzes how imperial control met with resistance and how Africans, Indians, and Spaniards, and their descendants interacted with one another. It uncovers an intersection and cross-fertilization of sociocultural measurements. more...

  • Indianizing Filmby Freya Schiwy; Patrice Petro

    Rutgers University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Focusing on films from Bolivia, Ecuador and Columbia, Indianizing Film encourages readers to consider how indigenous media contributes to a wider understanding of decolonization and anticolonial study against the universal backdrop of the twenty-first century. Through questions of gender, power, and representation Schiwy argues that, instead of... more...

  • Archaeological Salvage in the Walter F. George Basin of the Chattahoochee Riverby David DeJarnette; Historic Chattahoochee Commission

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    David L. DeJarnette, the founder of scientific archaeology in the state of Alabama, reports on archaeological surveys and excavations undertaken in the ChattahoocheeRiverValley between 1947 and 1962. The three contributors, Wesley R. Hurt, Edward B. Kurjack, and Fred Lamar Pearson Jr., each made signal contributions to the archaeology of the southeastern... more...

  • A Concise History of Boliviaby Herbert S. Klein

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This new edition brings the history of Bolivian society up to the present day. more...

  • Latin America Diariesby Ernesto Che Guevara

    Ocean Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    Ernesto Guevara?s journal of his second trip through Latin America, revealing the emergence of a revolutionary icon now called “Che.? more...