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  • Revolutionizing Repertoiresby Robert S. Jansen

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 37.50

    Politicians and political parties are for the most part limited by habit—they recycle tried-and-true strategies, draw on models from the past, and mimic others in the present. But in rare moments politicians break with routine and try something new. Drawing on pragmatist theories of social action,  Revolutionizing Repertoires  sets out... more...

  • Laborers and Enslaved Workersby Marcelo Badaró Mattos

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was also the site of an incipient working-class consciousness that expressed itself across seemingly distinct social categories. In this volume, Marcelo Badaró... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Peruby Peter F. Klarén

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 104.50

    The Historical Dictionary of Peru contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. more...

  • Brazil and Latin Americaby José Briceño-Ruiz; Andrés Rivarola Puntigliano

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 85.50

    This book challenges the “separatist” bias in the vision of Brazilian relations with its Latin American neighbors. Thus, it examines the path of integration that has existed throughout the Brazilian history and promoted closer relation with the rest of Latin America. more...

  • The Book of Emma Reyesby Emma Reyes; Daniel Alarcón; Daniel Alarcón

    Orion 2017; US$ 18.99

    This astonishing memoir of a childhood lived in extreme poverty in Latin America was hailed as an instant classic when first published in Colombia in 2012, nine years after the death of its author, who was encouraged in her writing by Gabriel García Márquez. Comprised of letters written over the course of thirty years, it describes in vivid, painterly... more...

  • Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazilby Eve E. Buckley

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    Eve E. Buckley's study of twentieth-century Brazil examines the nation's hard social realities through the history of science, focusing on the use of technology and engineering as vexed instruments of reform and economic development. Nowhere was the tension between technocratic optimism and entrenched inequality more evident than in the drought-ridden... 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...

  • Spectacular Modernityby Lisa Blackmore

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    In cultural history, the 1950s in Venezuela are commonly celebrated as a golden age of modernity, realized by a booming oil economy, dazzling modernist architecture, and nationwide modernization projects. But this is only half the story. In this path-breaking study, Lisa Blackmore reframes the concept of modernity as a complex cultural formation in... more...

  • Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Boliviaby Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal

    UNP - Nebraska 2017; US$ 60.00

    Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal examines the political dimension of indigenous media production and distribution as a means by which indigenous organizations articulate new claims on national politics in Bolivia, a country experiencing one of the most notable cases of social mobilization and indigenous-based constitutional transformation in contemporary... more...