Subject: History / Latin America / General

Subject: History / Latin America / General

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Crisis Cultures

|9780822965862|The Rise of Finance in Mexico and Brazil|Drawing on a mix of political, economic, literary, and filmic texts, Crisis Cultures challenges current cultural histories of the neoliberal period by arguing that financialization, and not just neoliberalism, has been at the center of the dramatic transformations in Latin American societies in the last thirty years. Starting from political economic figures such as crisis, hyperinflation, credit, and circulation and exemplary cultural texts, Whitener traces the interactions between culture, finance, surplus populations, and racialized state violence after 1982 in Mexico and Brazil. Crisis Cultures makes sense of the emergence of new forms of…

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Constructive Change in Latin America

|9780822984030|Cole Blasier draws together eight essays from economists, political scientists, anthropologists, and other social scientists to discuss the growth of Latin American economics during the late twentieth-century. Anthropologist John P. Gillin looks at the impact of industrialization on a Guatemalan village, and sociologists Fernando Cardoso and José Luis Reyna present a pioneering analysis of the effect of industrialization on occupational structure and social stratification. Dwight Brothers takes a critical look at the role of private investment, and fellow economist John Powelson proposes that an integrated social science model of economic growth could resolve some of the conflict between North American…

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Female and Male in Latin America

|9780822953067|A pioneering study of Latin American women that views contemporary perceptions and realities of women’s lives, women’s roles in modernization versus tradition, the conflicts of class struggles among women, and the future of women’s participation in Cuban society.| Ann M. Pescatello| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Social Science / Women’s Studies

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Comparative Socialist Systems

|9780822982517|Essays on Politics and Economics|”The editors have merged work from two disciplines, economics and political science; in a summary conclusion, a sociologist suggests possible extensions in the comparison of socialist systems for the future. . . . contributes generously to the field.”—Slavic Review| Carmelo Mesa-Lago Carl Beck| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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Social Security in Latin America

|9780822984689|Pressure Groups, Stratification, and Inequality|A comprehensive and sophisticated study of the relationship between social security policy and inequality in Latin America. Individual case studies of Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Argentina, and Mexico are presented, that provide a historical analysis of each country's social security policy, the pressure groups involved, the present structure of the systems, and a statistical examination of the inequality among these pressure groups.| Carmelo Mesa-Lago| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / General Political Science / Public Policy / Economic Policy

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