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  • While the City Sleepsby Lila Caimari

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    While the City Sleeps  is an extraordinary work of scholarship from one of Argentina’s leading historians of modern Buenos Aires society and culture. In the late nineteenth century, the city saw a massive population boom and large-scale urban development. With these changes came rampant crime, a chaotic environment in the streets, and intense class... more...

  • Brazil and Canadaby Rosana Barbosa

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 76.00

    This book synthesizes the relationship between Brazil and Canada to uncover a neglected history. Relying mostly on primary sources, this study is the first synthetic treatment of this relationship; it builds on the limited historiography that does exist and opens up new interpretive channels that can be explored in the future. more...

  • Andean Truthsby Anne Lambright

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    Studies the way in which literature, drama, film, and the visual arts contest the dominant narrative of national peace and reconciliation, as constructed by Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. more...

  • Indigeneity and Decolonization in the Bolivian Andesby Anders Burman

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 90.00

    This book explores how Evo Morales’s victory in the 2005 Bolivian presidential elections led to indigeneity as the core of decolonization politics. Burman analyzes how indigenous Aymara ritual specialists are essential in representing this indigeneity in official state ceremony and in legitimizing the president’s role as “the indigenous president.”... more...

  • Between Resistance and Adaptationby Caroline Williams

    Liverpool University Press 2004; US$ 73.99

    A ground-breaking study of the interactions between Indians and Spaniards in the Chocó throughout much of the colonial period, revealing the complexity of inter-ethnic relations in frontier regions. more...

  • I Die With My Countryby Hendrik Kraay; Thomas L. Whigham

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 69.95

    The Paraguayan War (1864–70) was the most extensive and profound interstate war ever fought in South America. It directly involved the four countries of Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay and took the lives of hundreds of thousands, combatants and noncombatants alike. While the war still stirs emotions on the southern continent, until today... more...

  • Favela Media Activismby Leonardo Custódio

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 90.00

    This book is an in-depth ethnographic and interdisciplinary study about how young people engage in media activism in impoverished and violence-ridden favelas in Rio de Janeiro. It analyzes uses of media and mobilization for struggles for human rights and social change in contexts of racial and social inequalities and discrimination. more...

  • Making Citizens in Argentinaby Benjamin Bryce; David M. K. Sheinin

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    Making Citizens in Argentina charts the evolving meanings of citizenship in Argentina from the 1880s to the 1980s. Against the backdrop of immigration, science, race, sport, populist rule, and dictatorship, the contributors analyze the power of the Argentine state and other social actors to set the boundaries of citizenship. They also address how... more...

  • Porous Cityby Bruno Carvalho

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    A timely and original cultural history of Rio de Janeiro. more...

  • Developing Annuities Marketsby Roberto Rocha

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 19.99

    Developing Annuities Markets: The Experience of Chile is part of a multicountry World Bank project analyzing the market for retirement products. Among countries that have reformed their pension systems since the early 1990s, the Chilean case has emerged as the most relevant for drawing policy lessons on the role of the private sector in the provision... more...