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Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic W

By: Adelman, Jeremy

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804746823

ISBN: 0804746826

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This book is a political history of economic life. Through a description of the convulsions of long-term change from colony to republic in Buenos Aires, "Republic of Capital" explores Atlantic world transformations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Tracing the transition from colonial Natural Law to instrumental legal understandings of property, the book shows that the developments of constitutionalism and property law were more than coincidences: the polity shaped the rituals and practices arbitrating economic justice, while the crisis of property animated the support for a cent... View more info

Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United Sta

By: Alarcon, Rafael

Price: $12.50

Seller ID: 9780520284869

ISBN: 0520284860

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American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

By: Arana, Marie

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Publisher: DIAL PR:

Seller ID: 0385319630

ISBN: 0385319630

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In her father's Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who "was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An Ame... View more info

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Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile (Living in Latin America)

By: Arce, Luz

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Publisher: UNIV OF WISCONSIN PR:

Seller ID: 9780299195540

ISBN: 0299195546

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As a member of Salvador Allende's Personal Guards (GAP), Luz Arce worked with leaders of the Socialist Party during the Popular Unity Government from 1971 to1973. In the months following the coup, Arce served as a militant with others from the Left who opposed the military junta led by Augusto Pinochet, which controlled the country from 1973 to1990. Along with thousands of others in Chile, Arce was detained and tortured by Chile's military intelligence service, the DINA, in their attempt to eliminate alternative voices and ideologies in the country. Arce's testimonial offers the harrowing ... View more info

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Before Night Falls

By: Arenas, Reinaldo

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780140157659

ISBN: 0140157654

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The shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York. In what The Miami Herald calls his "deathbed ode to eroticism," Arenas breaks through the code of secre... View more info

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Growing Up Latino

By: Augenbraum, Harold

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN: 7/5/2011

Seller ID: 9780395661246

ISBN: 0395661242

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Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown

By: Autero, Javier

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195372939

ISBN: 019537293X

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Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river that brings the toxic waste of tanneries and other industries, a hazardous and largely unsupervised waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, Flammable's soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals. So are its nearly five thousand sickened and frail inhabitants. How do poor people make sense of and cope with toxic pollution? Why do they fail to understand what is objectively a clear and present danger? How are perceptions and misperceptions shared wit... View more info

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Biography of a Runaway Slave

By: Barnet, Miguel

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Publisher: CURBSTONE PR: 8/25/2012

Seller ID: 9781880684184

ISBN: 1880684187

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In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean. View more info

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Crossroads of Class and Gender: Industrial Homework, Subcontracting, and Househo

By: Beneria, Lourdes

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0226042324

ISBN: 0226042324

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In this innovative exploration of the interaction between economic processes and social relations, Lourdes Beneria and Martha Roldan examine the effect of homework on gender and family dynamics. Their fieldwork in Mexico City during 1981-82 has enabled them to provide important new empirical data on industrial piecework performed by women as well as intimate glimpses of these women's lives which place that piecework in context. Tracing the stages of production from home to jobber, workshop, and manufacturer (often a multinational corporation), the authors demonstrate the way in which the work ... View more info

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Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

By: Biehl, Joao/Eskerod, Torben

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Seller ID: 9780520242784

ISBN: 0520242785

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Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil's big cities--places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita. Anthropologist Joao Biehl leads a detective-like journey to know Catarina; to unravel the cryptic, poetic words that are part of the "dictionary" she is compiling; and to trace the complex network of family, medicine, state, and economy in which her abandonment and pathology ... View more info

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Murder City

By: Bowden, Charles

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Publisher: NATION BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781568586458

ISBN: 1568586450

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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Mogadishu.In "Murder City," Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants--a raped beauty queen, a repentant hit man, a journalist fleeing for his life--with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen... View more info

Cutting The Wire: The Story of the Landless Movement in Brazil

By: Branford, Sue

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Seller ID: 9781899365517

ISBN: 1899365516

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Summary: Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries - and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by often absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has proved a huge success with the disenfranchised rural and urban poor in Brazil - becoming one of the largest social movements in the world. Cutting the Wire is the first account in English of the origins, history and current challenges faced by Brazil's po... View more info

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Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare

By: Briggs, Charles

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520243880

ISBN: 0520243889

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Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past? It was evident that the nu... View more info

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World of Sofia Velasquez

By: Buechler, Hans

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Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780231104678

ISBN: 0231104677

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America is in the Heart

By: Bulosan, Carlos

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Seller ID: 9780295952895D

ISBN: 9780295952895D

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Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity

By: Canclini, Nestor

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Seller ID: 9780816623150

ISBN: 0816623155

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Hybrid Cultures: Strategies for Entering and Leaving Modernity

By: Canclini, Nestor Garci

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Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR:

Seller ID: 9780816646685

ISBN: 0816646686

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When it was originally published, Hybrid Cultures was foundational to Latin American cultural studies. This now-classic work features a new introduction in which Nestor Garcia Canclini calls for a cultural politics to contain the damaging effects of globalization and responds to relevant theoretical developments over the past decade.Garcia Canclini questions whether Latin America can compete in a global marketplace without losing its cultural identity. He moves with ease from the ideas of Gramsci and Foucault to economic analysis, from appraisals of the exchanges between Octavio Paz and Jorge ... View more info

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I Remember Julia: Voices of the Disappeared

By: Carlson, Eric Stener

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Publisher: TEMPLE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9781566394376

ISBN: 1566394376

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Forgotten Dead: Mob Violence against Mexicans in the United States, 1848-1928

By: Carrigan, William D.

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195320350

ISBN: 0195320352

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Mob violence in the United States is usually associated with the southern lynch mobs who terrorized African Americans during the Jim Crow era. In Forgotten Dead, William D. Carrigan and Clive Webb uncover a comparatively neglected chapter in the story of American racial violence, the lynching of persons of Mexican origin or descent. Over eight decades lynch mobs murdered hundreds of Mexicans, mostly in the American Southwest. Racial prejudice, a lack of respect for local courts, and economic competition all fueled the actions of the mob. Sometimes ordinary citizens committed these acts because... View more info

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Fidel & Gabo: a Portrait of the Legendary Friendship Between Fidel Castro and Ga

By: Castro, Fidel/Marquez, Gabriel

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Publisher: PEGASUS BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781605980584

ISBN: 1605980587

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Few contemporary writers are more revered by Americans than Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel prize-winning author of Love in the Time of Cholera and One Hundred Years of Solitude. And few political leaders are more reviled than Fidel Castro. Yet these two seemingly disparate men are close friends. What could possibly unite these two men in friendship? In Fidel and Gabo, Marquez scholars Angel Esteban and Stephanie Panichelli examine this strange, intimate, and incredibly controversial friendship between the beloved author and Cuban dictator, exposing facets of their personalities never before... View more info