Latin Americanism

Latin Americanism

Author: Román De la Campa

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816631174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

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In this timely book, Roman de la Campa asks to what degree the Latin America studied in U.S. academies is actually an entity "made in the U.S.A." He argues that there is an ever-increasing gap between the political, theoretical, and financial pressures affecting the U.S. academy and Latin America's own cultural, political, and literary practices. De la Campa focuses on the conduct of Latin American literary criticism in U.S. universities and compares this with the "Latin Americanism" of Latin America itself.

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Author: David R. Mares

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317965084

Category: History

Page: 386

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This new Handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays on all aspects of Latin American Security by a mix of established and emerging scholars. The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security identifies the key contemporary topics of research and debate, taking into account that the study of Latin America’s comparative and international politics has undergone dramatic changes since the end of the Cold War, the return of democracy and the re-legitimization and re-armament of the military against the background of low-level uses of force short of war. Latin America’s security issues have become an important topic in international relations and Latin American studies. This Handbook sets a rigorous agenda for future research and is organised into five key parts: • The Evolution of Security in Latin America • Theoretical Approaches to Security in Latin America • Different 'Securities' • Contemporary Regional Security Challenges • Latin America and Contemporary International Security Challenges With a focus on contemporary challenges and the failures of regional institutions to eliminate the threat of the use of force among Latin Americans, this Handbook will be of great interest to students of Latin American politics, security studies, war and conflict studies and International Relations in general.

Latin American Shakespeares

Latin American Shakespeares

Author: Bernice W. Kliman

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838640648

Category: Drama

Page: 356

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Latin American Shakespeares is a collection of essays that treats the reception of Shakespeare in Latin American contexts. Arranged in three sections, the essays reflect on performance, translation, parody, and influence, finding both affinities to and differences from Anglo integrations of the plays. Bernice J. Kliman is Professor Emeritus at Nassau Community College. Rick J. Santos teaches at Nassau Community College.

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199921058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 152

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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia, through Borges and García Márquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Handbook of Latin American Studies

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079733864

Category: Latin America

Page: 464

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Contains scholarly evaluations of books and book chapters as well as conference papers and articles published worldwide in the field of Latin American studies. Covers social sciences and the humanities in alternate years.

Australian-Latin American Relations

Australian-Latin American Relations

Author: E. Kath

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137501929

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

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Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. In recent years, this perception has rapidly changed, with Australian universities seeking to attract Latin American students, new diplomatic relations emerging, investment in mining and other business sectors expanding, and a growing fascination in Australia with Latin American food, music, dance and other forms of popular culture. These rapid developments can only properly be understood within the context of broader global transformations underway, including shifts in power relations between the 'Global North' and 'Global South', the rise of key Latin American economies, major technological developments, and ever-increasing global interconnectivity. This pioneering interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of the rapidly changing landscape within a global context.

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521340691

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 706

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"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry

The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry

Author: Stephen M. Hart

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108195621

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry provides historical context on the evolution of the Latin American poetic tradition from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is organized into three parts. Part I provides a comprehensive, chronological survey of Latin American poetry and includes separate chapters on Colonial poetry, Romanticism/modernism, the avant-garde, conversational poetry, and contemporary poetry. Part II contains six succinct essays on the major figures Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gabriela Mistral, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Octavio Paz. Part III analyses specific and distinctive trends within the poetic canon, including women's, LGBT, Quechua, Afro-Hispanic, Latino/a and New Media poetry. This Companion also contains a guide to further reading as well as an essay on the best English translations of Latin American poetry. It will be a key resource for students and instructors of Latin American literature and poetry.

The Iberian-latin American Connection

The Iberian-latin American Connection

Author: Howard J. Wiarda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000302318

Category: Political Science

Page: 482

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This book is especially timely as Latin America is diversifying its international connections, Spain and Portugal are seeking to expand their interests and presence in Latin America, and U.S. policy toward both regions has become increasingly complex. Contributors trace the history of Iberian-Latin American relations from colonial times and then examine the cultural, economic, political, and strategic ties that currently exist between the two regions. Particular attention is focused on the impact of Iberian-Latin American relations on U.S. foreign policy. The book concludes with a section of country-specific case studies.

Latin American Peasants

Latin American Peasants

Author: Tom Brass

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135761905

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 427

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The essays in this collection examine agrarian transformation in Latin America and the role in this of peasants, with particular reference to Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Brazil and Central America. Among the issues covered are the impact of globalization and neo-liberal economic policies.