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Latina Legacies: Identity, Biography, and Community by Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol

By Vicki L. Ruiz, Virginia Sanchez Korrol

A rare exploration of Latinas within the usa from the 1800s to the current, this choice of narrative biographies records the lives of fifteen amazing people who witnessed, outlined, defied, and wrote in regards to the forces that formed their lives. because the earliest sessions of Spanish American colonization, girls have claimed public area and outfitted groups, either as actual locations and as cultural geographical regions. As marketers, neighborhood activists, mystics, educators, feminists, exertions organizers, artists and entertainers, many Latinas used the facility of the pen to traverse and transgress the social obstacles and cultural conventions in their time. Their various histories span centuries and surround a earlier of a number of conquests and migrations, considering race, sector, gender, tradition, and social situation. mixing insights from background, literary feedback, and cultural reports, this interdisciplinary anthology re-envisions Latina heritage making an allowance for gendered genealogies of strength as charted via grassroots' activism, literature, schooling, and financial firm. Their legacies relaxation at the construction and dissemination of information, which in flip unearths a lot approximately their very own worldviews and old employer. This anthology profiles Victoria Reid, Mar?a Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Mar?a Gertrudis Barcel?, Loreta Janeta Vel?zquez, Luisa Capetillo, Lola Rodr?guez de Ti?, Teresa Urrea, Adelina Otero Warren, Jovita Gonz?lez Mireles, Pura Belpr?, Luisa Moreno, Carmen Miranda, Antonia Pantoja, Ana Mendieta, and Dolores Huerta.

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Latin Politics, Global Media by Elizabeth Fox, Silvio Waisbord

By Elizabeth Fox, Silvio Waisbord

The globalisation of media industries that all started through the Eighties and Nineties happened whilst many Latin American nations have been constructing or returning to democratic varieties of executive. during this quantity of especially commissioned essays, 13 famous media specialists research how the intersection of globalisation and democratisation has remodeled media platforms and rules all through Latin the USA. Following an in depth review by way of editors Elizabeth Fox and Silvio Waisbord, the individuals examine the interplay of neighborhood politics and worldwide media in person Latin American international locations. many of the matters they speak about comprise the privatisation and liberalisation of the media, the increase of media conglomerates, the effect of alternate agreements on media industries, the position of the country, the mediatisation of politics, the kingdom of public tv, and the function of family and worldwide forces. The members deal with those issues with various theoretical ways, combining institutional, historic, monetary, and criminal views.

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Sandinista: Carlos Fonseca and the Nicaraguan Revolution by Matilde Zimmermann

By Matilde Zimmermann

“A must-read for someone drawn to Nicaragua—or within the total factor of social change.”—Margaret Randall, writer of SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS and SANDINO'S DAUGHTERS REVISITED Sandinista is the 1st English-language biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, the mythical chief of the Sandinista nationwide Liberation entrance of Nicaragua (the FSLN) and crucial and influential determine of the post–1959 progressive new release in Latin the United States. Fonseca, killed in conflict in 1976, used to be the undisputed highbrow and strategic chief of the FSLN. In a groundbreaking and fast moving narrative that pulls on a wealthy archive of formerly unpublished Fonseca writings, Matilde Zimmermann sheds new gentle on relevant topics in his ideology in addition to on inner disputes, ideological shifts, and personalities of the FSLN.The first researcher ever to be allowed entry to Fonseca’s unpublished writings (collected via the Institute for the research of Sandinism within the early Eighties and now within the arms of the Nicaraguan Army), Zimmermann additionally acquired own interviews with Fonseca’s associates, kinfolk, fellow fighters, and political enemies. in contrast to prior students, Zimmermann sees the Cuban revolution because the an important turning aspect in Fonseca’s political evolution. additionally, whereas others have argued that he rejected Marxism in want of a extra pragmatic nationalism, Zimmermann exhibits how Fonseca’s political writings remained dedicated to either socialist revolution and nationwide liberation from U.S. imperialism and the guidelines of either Che Guevara and the sooner Nicaraguan chief Augusto César Sandino. She extra argues that his philosophy embracing the reports of the nation’s employees and peasants used to be relevant to the FSLN’s preliminary platform and charismatic charm.

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The History of Honduras (The Greenwood Histories of the by Thomas M. Leonard

By Thomas M. Leonard

Honduras has suffered either political trauma and typical mess ups all through its heritage. In 1969, Honduras' political tensions with El Salvador in the course of a football sequence initial to the area Cup ended in the four-day-long "Football War." In 1998, typhoon Mitch prompted billions of greenbacks of wear to Honduras; ten years later, half the country's roadways have been ruined, usually past fix, via titanic flooding. such a lot lately, many nations have frowned upon the Honduran government's shift of strength from the president to the top of Congress.The background of Honduras presents a finished background of the small Latin American kingdom, detailing Honduras's geography and present political platforms with emphasis on its politics and cultural lifestyles. fresh coups and political controversy make Honduras a tremendous imperative American country for trendy scholars to review and comprehend.

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The Politics of Labor Reform in Latin America: Between by Maria Lorena Cook

By Maria Lorena Cook

During the Nineties, governments, employers, and overseas firms pressed for larger flexibility in hard work rules all through a lot of Latin the USA. during this comparative learn of six Latin American nations, Maria Lorena prepare dinner exhibits why those universal pressures for flexibility resulted in assorted exertions reform results. Her exam of the function of prepared exertions in shaping reform highlights the stipulations less than which exertions can nonetheless wield strength regardless of a decline in total strength.

Cook employs old case stories and coupled comparisons to research the political dynamics that resulted in average degrees of work reform in Argentina and Brazil, broad swap in Chile and Peru, and no reform in Mexico and Bolivia. Her booklet identifies the array of factors—labor move suggestions, democratization and financial beginning, foreign pressures, criminal frameworks, and political legacies—that ascertain no matter if hard work reforms usually tend to pressure flexibility or rights.

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The Sandinista legacy: lessons from a political economy in by Ilja A. Luciak

By Ilja A. Luciak

"An unique and thoroughly crafted piece of labor. . . . students and analysts engaged on Nicaragua will wish this book."--Rose J. Spalding, DePaul University "Important contributions not just to the comparative literature of regime transitions (particularly 'post-socialist' transitions), but additionally to the learn of Nicaragua and important the USA. . . . offers a well balanced photograph of the Sandinista checklist of accomplishments and screw ups, together with a well-reasoned research of who or what was once accountable for the failures."--Richard Tardanico, Florida overseas college whilst the Sandinistas got here to energy in Nicaragua, they promised to set up social and financial democracy.  As Ilja Luciak tells us during this research of regime transitions, their legacy is blended, notwithstanding they deserve credits for institutionalizing electoral democracy. whereas they greater the lifetime of the peasantry and completed a powerful checklist within the parts of schooling and overall healthiness, by way of 1990 their growth were halted and often reversed.  Luciak continues that the Sandinistas' loss on the polls in 1990 used to be a blessing in disguise:  after 11 years in strength, the innovative stream wanted time to rejuvenate itself and go back to its renowned roots.  He examines the evolution of Sandinista democracy and analyzes Sandinista rules towards rural grassroots activities, the organization of Rural staff and the nationwide Union of Farmers and Ranchers, displaying the inevitable stress that effects whilst a leading edge social gathering makes an attempt to reinforce participatory democracy.  He additionally examines the improvement of the tiendas campesinas

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Fear as a Way of Life: Mayan Widows in Rural Guatemala by Linda Green

By Linda Green

Among the past due Seventies and the mid-1980s, the folk of Guatemala have been subjected to a state-sponsored crusade of political violence and repression designed not to basically defeat a left-wing, progressive insurgency but in addition break Mayan groups and tradition. The Mayan Indians within the western highlands have been categorised through the govt. as progressive sympathizers, and plenty of Mayan girls misplaced husbands, sons, and different relatives who have been brutally murdered or who easily "disappeared."Based on years of box examine carried out within the rural highlands, worry as a lifestyle lines the problematic hyperlinks among the hot political violence and repression and the long term systemic violence attached with type inequalities and gender and ethnic oppression----the violence of way of life.

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Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya by Garrett W. Cook

By Garrett W. Cook

Based on greater than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this examine of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and spiritual brotherhoods describes the novel adjustments in conventional Maya spiritual perform wrought by way of monetary globalization and political turmoil. concentrating on the first contributors within the annual pageant within the K'iche' Maya village of Santiago Momostenango, the authors convey how older non secular traditionalists and the recent new release of "cultural activist" spiritual practitioners have interaction inside of a unmarried local people, and the way their competing agendas for adapting Maya religiosity to a brand new and always altering political economic system are perpetuating and altering Maya non secular traditions.

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Legitimizing empire : Filipino American and U.S. Puerto by Faye Caronan

By Faye Caronan

"When the U.S. obtained the Philippines and Puerto Rico, it reconciled its prestige as an empire with its anticolonial roots by means of claiming that it is going to altruistically identify democratic associations in its new colonies. Ever considering the fact that, Filipino and Puerto Rican artists have challenged provides of benevolent assimilation and painting U.S. imperialism as either self-interested and unexceptional between empires. Faye

"After the Spanish-American battle, the USA received abroad colonies and have become an empire. because the introduction of U.S. colonialism within the Philippines and Puerto Rico, to reconcile its new prestige as an abroad empire with its anticolonial roots, the us unusual itself from eu empires by means of claiming that it can altruistically determine democratic associations in its colonies. In reaction, Filipino and Puerto Rican artists have challenged the guarantees of benevolent assimilation to illustrate how U.S. imperialism is inherently self-interested, no longer unheard of between empires. Faye Caronan examines Puerto Rican and Filipino/American cultural productions as pivotal engagements with U.S. imperial exploits in those terrains. Caronan skillfully translates novels, motion pictures, functionality poetry, and different cultural productions as either signs of and resistance opposed to American army, social, fiscal and political incursions into those territories. at the present time the Philippines is an autonomous kingdom while Puerto Rico is a U.S. commonwealth, yet in some way either stay subordinate to the USA. the several colonial relatives suggest that the Philippines and Puerto Rico can't serve an identical functionality in justifying U.S. imperialism. Caronan's juxtaposition unearths varied but simultaneous versions of U.S. neocolonial energy and contradicts American exceptionalism as a reluctant empire that simply accepts colonies for the good thing about the colonized and international welfare"--

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