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  • 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 US$ 59.46

    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 US$ 24.61

    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...

  • Immigrants on the Landby Thomas H. Holloway

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.49

    When slavery was abolished in 1880, Sao Paulo, Brazil, subsidized the immigration of workers from southern Europe and Japan. Faced with a worldwide coffee market and abundant land for expansion, native planters developed a package of incentives to attract workers, in contrast to the coercive labor systems historically common in other plantation systems.... more...

  • To Belong in Buenos Airesby Benjamin Bryce

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 65.00

    A social history of immigration and citizenship in Argentina in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Focusing on social welfare, education, religion, and the role of children, Benjamin Bryce analyzes the efforts of German-speaking immigrants to carve out a place for themselves in the broader landscape of an increasingly culturally plural... 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...

  • The Priest of Paraguayby Hugh O'Shaughnessy

    Zed Books 2013; US$ 29.95

    Under the 60-year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner's Colorado party, wealth and power became concentrated in the hands of a small few; until elections in 2008 broke the party's hold on the country. This book tells the story of how Fernando Lugo, a bishop from a deprived diocese, swept to victory and what this means for his country. more...