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Forgotten Continent

Latin America
Author: Michael Reid
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300224656
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A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the "Forgotten Continent." The former Americas editor for the Economist, Reid suggests that much of Central and South America, though less poor, less unequal, and better educated than before, faces harder economic times now that the commodities boom of the 2000s is over. His revised, in-depth account of the region reveals dynamic societies more concerned about corruption and climate change, the uncertainties of a Donald Trump-led United States, and a political cycle that, in many cases, is turning from left-wing populism to center-right governments. This essential new edition provides important insights into the sweeping changes that have occurred in Latin America in recent years and indicates priorities for the future.
Forgotten Continent
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: Michael Reid
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press
A newly updated edition of the best-selling primer on the social, political, and economic challenges facing Central and South America Ten years after its first publication, Michael Reid's best-selling survey of the state of contemporary Latin America has been wholly updated to reflect the new realities of the "Forgotten Continent."
Modern Architecture in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Luis E. Carranza, Fernando Luiz Lara
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-05 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia is an introductory text on the issues, polemics, and works that represent the complex processes of political, economic, and cultural modernization in the twentieth century. The number and types of projects varied greatly from country to country, but, as a whole,
The Poverty of Progress
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: E. Bradford Burns
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1983-12-28 - Publisher: Univ of California Press
From the Preface by Bradford Burns:If this essay succeeds, it will open an interpretive window providing a different perspective of Latin America's recent past. At first glance, the view might seem to be of the conventional landscape of modernization, but I hope a steady gaze will reveal it to be
Wars of Latin America, 1899_1941
Language: en
Pages: 508
Authors: René De La Pedraja
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-04-11 - Publisher: McFarland
"Beginning with the War of the Thousand Days, this volume provides a concise survey of Latin American wars between 1899 and 1941. It compares and contrasts the wars and considers them in light of military theory. Wars addressed include border disputes inP
Gender and Representation in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Leslie A. Schwindt-Bayer
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02 - Publisher: Oxford University Press
Just as Latin American countries began to transition to democracy in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the region also saw gains in social, cultural and economic gender equality. In accordance with modernization theories, women in the region have also made significant inroads into elected office. However, these gains vary
Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 98
Authors: Alan Gilbert
Categories: Latin America
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-01-01 - Publisher: Psychology Press
In terms of culture, history and politics, Latin America is one of the most complex and potent areas of the world. This study of the region describes its social and economic development since the time of the conquistadores in the 16th century.
Worlds of Labour in Latin America
Language: en
Pages: 274
Authors: Paola Revilla Orías, Paulo Cruz Terra, Christian G. De Vito
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
This book reflects the development of Latin American labour history across broad geographical, chronological and thematic perspectives, which seek to review and revisit key concepts at different levels. The contributions are closely linked to the most recent trends in Global Labour History and in turn, they enrich those trends. Here,
Italian Migration and Urban Music Culture in Latin America
Language: de
Pages: 240
Authors: Nils Grosch, Rolf Kailuweit
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
19th century migration from Europe was the other side of the picture from nation building and the rise of nationalism. Between 1870 and 1930, the age of mass migration, about twenty million people left Italy, a quarter of them for South America. During this era, Italian music and Italian musicians,
Voices of Latin America
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Tom Gatehouse
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-15 - Publisher: NYU Press
These are uncertain times in Latin America. Popular faith in democracy has been shaken; traditional political parties and institutions are stagnating, and there is a growing right-wing extremism overtaking some governments. Yet, in recent years, autonomous social movements have multiplied and thrived. This book presents voices of these movement protagonists
The Idea of Race in Latin America, 1870-1940
Language: en
Pages: 135
Authors: Richard Graham, Thomas E. Skidmore, Aline Helg, Alan Knight
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-04 - Publisher: University of Texas Press
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.