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The Idea Of Race In Latin America 1870 1940

Author : Richard Graham
ISBN : 9780292788886
Genre : Social Science
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From the mid-nineteenth century until the 1930s, many Latin American leaders faced a difficult dilemma regarding the idea of race. On the one hand, they aspired to an ever-closer connection to Europe and North America, where, during much of this period, "scientific" thought condemned nonwhite races to an inferior category. Yet, with the heterogeneous racial makeup of their societies clearly before them and a growing sense of national identity impelling consideration of national futures, Latin American leaders hesitated. What to do? Whom to believe? Latin American political and intellectual leaders' sometimes anguished responses to these dilemmas form the subject of The Idea of Race in Latin America. Thomas Skidmore, Aline Helg, and Alan Knight have each contributed chapters that succinctly explore various aspects of the story in Brazil, Argentina, Cuba, and Mexico. While keenly alert to the social and economic differences that distinguish one Latin American society from another, each author has also addressed common issues that Richard Graham ably draws together in a brief introduction. Written in a style that will make it accessible to the undergraduate, this book will appeal as well to the sophisticated scholar.

Formationen Des Politischen

Author : Jens Adam
ISBN : 9783839422632
Genre : Political Science
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»Alternativlos« ist zu einem Schlagwort in gegenwärtigen politischen Debatten geworden. Der Begriff steht für einen Politikstil, der neoliberale Regierungslogiken mit zunehmend autoritären Argumentationsfiguren verknüpft. Die in diesem Buch versammelten Beiträge bieten eine alternative Perspektive auf aktuelle politische Prozesse und Machtfelder - etwa durch den Fokus auf »Policies« als wirkmächtige Organisationsformen (spät-)moderner Gesellschaften, durch die ethnographische Verfolgung der lokalen, nationalen und transnationalen Effekte von politischen Entscheidungen oder durch das Aufspüren neuartiger (Macht-)Formationen aus Individuen, Institutionen, Ressourcen und Wissensbeständen.

Inclusion Without Representation In Latin America

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ISBN : 9780521870566
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Latin American Studies

Author : Ana María Cobos
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173011921788
Genre : Reference
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The Latin American studies collections at many community, junior and four year colleges, and large public libraries often contain materials that are too specialized, uneven, outdated, incomplete, or written in Spanish or Portuguese--thus rendering them essentially useless to English-reading patrons. Better materials are out there, but librarians simply have not had, until now, a good resource guide to help in locating them. This work, designed as an acquisitions tool for colleges and libraries, is an annotated bibliography of approximately 1,400 recommended books published from 1986 through 2000 in the field of Latin American studies. It is divided into chapters that deal with reference works, descriptive accounts and travel guides, the humanities, language and literature, the social sciences, and science and technology. For the purposes of this book, Latin America is defined as all geographic locations south of the Rio Grande. While these are chiefly Spanish and Portuguese speaking regions, works about French, English, and Dutch speaking areas are also included. The literary works of authors living abroad are included if they are considered quintessentially Latin American. Periodicals, children's literature, audio-visual resources, and works about the Hispanic and Latino experience in the United States are not included. The majority of the works presented here were selected based on reviews from Booklist, Choice, Hispanic American Historical Review, Library Journal, Los Angeles Times Book Review, New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review and Publisher's Weekly; also consulted were the catalogs of major university presses that focus on Latin American studies.

Academic Program Bulletin

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Latin America

Author : Juan Manuel Pérez
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019112570
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Disparate Diasporas

Author : Edmund Tayloe Gordon
ISBN : UVA:X004200915
Genre : History
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Based on a decade the author spent among the African-Caribbean "Creole" people on Nicaragua's southern Caribbean coast, Disparate Diasporas is a study of identity formation and politics in that community. Edmund Gordon lived in Bluefields, Nicaragua, during most of the 1980s, a turbulent period during which he participated in the community's search for solutions to problems ranging from a crumbling economic base to the mutual mistrust and animosity between most Creole people and the Sandinista revolutionary government. Disparate Diasporas is not a conventional ethnography. Rather than being just an observer, Gordon actively participated in the life of the community, intent on contributing to its political processes. A basic premise of his book is that engagement and activity can enhance ethnographic insights and sharpen theoretical understanding. Disparate Diasporas shows how a particular "Black" community can evolve distinct types of diasporic consciousness, and, depending on the historical moment, how different types of memories, consciousness, and politics come to predominate. The author uses the Gramscian notion of "common sense" to understand the Creole community's history of shifting politics and ideologies, focusing on the period of the 1970s and 1980s. His work explains the inability of the Sandinistas to come to terms with the racial and cultural challenge to the Nicaraguan nation posed by the Creole community.

Reconstructing The Brazilian Nation

Author : Jens R. Hentschke
ISBN : 3832930310
Genre : Education
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Today, education is one of the weakest spheres of the public sector in Brazil. However, those who suggest a return to Getúlio Vargas's self-styled "social democracy" are misguided by the magnificent visions, impressive efforts to increase the State's cognitive capacity, and far-reaching social legislation of his era. Reconstructing the Brazilian Nation goes beyond the analysis of national debates and laws and explores the implementation of education policy from the national level to the regional, municipal, and individual school levels in two key states, Rio de Janeiro and Rio Grande do Sul. The book shows that Vargas's reforms were characterized by a technocratic modernization philosophy, a dualist concept of education, political indoctrination, and the aim of cultural and ethnic homogenization. Such a policy left little room for genuine inter-governmental co-operation and had no ear for critical educators and inspectors. Real progress was possible, but it resulted from remarkable grassroots initiatives, rather than from an increasing infrastructural power of the State. The population explosion and populist campaigns of the post-war period further undermined Vargas-era public policies.

List Of Publications

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059173022387521
Genre : Latin America
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The Hispanic American Historical Review

Author : James Alexander Robertson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173018176941
Genre : Electronic journals
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