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Tough on Crime

Tough on Crime

The Rise of Punitive Populism in Latin America

Examines Tough on Crime Rhetoric and Policies in Latin America

Unwanted Witnesses

Unwanted Witnesses

Journalists and Conflict in Contemporary Latin America

Latin American Journalists Who Endure Grave Danger to Witness and Report Their Truth

Crisis Cultures

Crisis Cultures

The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil

Challenges to the Current Cultural Histories of the Neoliberal Period in Mexico and Brazil

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained

Rethinking City-River Relations

Rivers Lost, Rivers Regained discusses how cities have gained control and exerted power over rivers and waterways far upstream and downstream; how rivers and floodplains in cityscapes have been transformed by urbanization and industrialization; how urban rivers have been represented in cultural manifestations, such as novels and songs; and discusses more recent strategies to redefine and recreate the place of the river within the urban setting.

Comics and Memory in Latin America

Comics and Memory in Latin America

This volume presents new perspectives on how comics on and from Latin America both view and express memory formation on major historical events and processes. The contributors, from a variety of disciplines including literary theory, cultural studies, and history, explore topics including national identity construction, narratives of resistance to colonialism and imperialism, the construction of revolutionary traditions, and the legacies of authoritarianism and political violence.

Sports Culture in Latin American History

Sports Culture in Latin American History

This edited volume shows how the function of sport as a historical and cultural marker is particularly relevant in Latin America. From the late nineteenth century to the present, the contributors reveal how sport opens a wide window into local, regional, and national histories. The essays examine the role of sport as a political vehicle, in claims to citizenship, as a source of community and ethnic pride, as a symbol of masculinity or feminism, as allegorical performance, and in many other purposes.

Enduring Reform

Enduring Reform

Progressive Activism and Private Sector Responses in Latin America's Democracies

This edited collection examines the connections between the new face of progressive, civil reform in Latin America and new kinds of openness to reform on the part of the private sector. It is the first to focus on the response of business to reform efforts arising from civil society.

Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

Media, Sound, and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean

This volume presents an original analysis of the role of sound in Latin American and Caribbean societies, from the late nineteenth century to the present. The contributors examine the importance of sound in the purveyance of power, gender roles, race, community, religion, and populism. They also demonstrate how sound is essential to the formation of citizenship and nationalism.

Cultures of the City

Cultures of the City

These multidisciplinary essays explore the cultural mediation of relationships between people and urban spaces in Latin/o America, and how these mediations shape the identities of cities and their residents.

Without History

Without History

Subaltern Studies, the Zapatista Insurgency, and the Specter of History

Rabasa offers new interpretations of the meaning of history from indigenous perspectives and develops the concept of a communal temporality that is not limited by time, but rather exists within the individual, community, and culture as a living knowledge that links both past and present. Rabasa recalls the works of Marx, Lenin, and Gramsci, and contemporary south Asian subalternists Ranajit Guha and Dipesh Chakrabarty, among others. He incorporates their conceptions of communality, insurgency, resistance to hegemonic governments, and the creation of autonomous spaces as strategies employed by indigenous groups around the globe, but goes further in defining these strategies as millennial and deeply rooted in Mesoamerican antiquity.

The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America

The Politics of Sexuality in Latin America

A Reader on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights

The first English-language reader on LGBT politics in Latin America. Representing a range of contemporary works by scholars, activists, analysts, and politicians, the chapters address LGBT issues in nations from Cuba to Argentina.

The Quiet Revolution

The Quiet Revolution

Decentralization and the Rise of Political Participation in Latin American Cities

Traces the growth and effects of decentralization and democratization in Latin America throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Campbell offers new insights about the role of development banks in the process of state reform and uses them to analyze similar events taking place in other parts of the world.

High-Tech Trade Wars

High-Tech Trade Wars

U.S.–Brazillian Conflicts in the Global Economy

High-Tech Trade Wars focuses on the U.S.-Brazilian trade war concerning the computer industry to examine the conflicts brought about by attempts to construct free trade and open markets, especially in countries with fewer economic resources.

Secret Dialogues

Secret Dialogues

Church-State Relations, Torture, and Social Justice in Authoritarian Brazil

Kenneth Serbin uncovers the existence of secret talks between generals and Roman Catholic bishops at the height of Brazil’s military dictatorship. It illuminates the complicity of the Catholic Church in the military’s subversive PR campaigns, abductions, and torturings.

Do Options Exist ?

Do Options Exist ?

The Reform of Pension and Health Care Systems in Latin America

This timely volume brings together specialists on the reform of social security systems to analyze the similarities and differences of those health care and pension reforms that have taken place since the early 1990s and suggests possible gains through recent or contemplated revisions to those systems.

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