Faces of Latin America

Fourth Edition (Revised)

Author: Duncan Green,Sue Branford

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1583673245

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 8715

Faces of Latin America has sold more than 50,000 copies since it first appeared in 1991, and is widely considered to be the best available introduction in English to the economies, politics, demography, social structures, environment and cultures of Latin America. Duncan Green and Sue Branford take the reader beyond the conventional media’s fixation on the drug trade, corrupt politicians and military leaders, death squads, and guerrilla movements to celebrate the vibrant history and culture of Latin America’s people. Faces of Latin America examines some of the key forces—from conquest and the growth of the commodity trade, military rule, land distribution, industrialization, and migration to civil wars and revolutions, the debt crisis, neoliberalism, and NAFTA—shaping the region’s political and social history. Green also analyzes the response to these transformations—the rise of freedom fighters and populists, guerrilla wars and grassroots social movements, union organizing and trade movements, liberation theology, and the women’s movement, sustainable development and the fight for the rainforest, popular culture and the mass media—providing a fascinating and unparalleled portrait of the continent. This new edition is thoroughly updated and covers recent developments in Latin America such as the growing costs of export agriculture, the rise of Brazilian manufacturing, connections between the war on drugs and the war on terror, the social costs of neoliberalism, the Argentinian default, the search for new economic models in Venezuela and elsewhere, the decline in direct U.S. military intervention in the region, growing urbanization, urban poverty and casual employment, outmigration and the importance of family remittances from abroad, rampant environmental destruction, the struggles of indigenous movements, and more.

Faces of Latin American Protestantism

1993 Carnahan Lectures

Author: José Míguez Bonino

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802842251

Category: Religion

Page: 158

View: 5955

Only recently have Protestant historians begun to address historical, ideological, and theological questions in relation to the Protestant church in Latin America. In this book renowned theologian Jose Miguez Bonino distinguishes four "faces" with which Protestantism appears in Latin America: the mission and expansion of mainline churches, the evangelical missionary wave at the turn of the nineteenth century, the growth of Pentecostalism, and the Protestant immigration churches from Europe all along modern Latin American history.


The Changing Face of Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Peter Winn,Associate Professor of History Peter Winn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520245013

Category: History

Page: 689

View: 3654

PRAISE FOR THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS: "Rare is the book in English that provides a general overview of Latin America and the Caribbean. Rarer still is the good, topical, and largely dispassionate book that contributes to a better understanding of the rest of the hemisphere. Peter Winn has managed to produce both."—Miami Herald "This magisterial work provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the complex tapestry of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean."—Foreign Affairs "A clear, level-headed snapshot of a region in transition…. Winn is most interesting when he discusses the larger issues and to his credit he does this often."—Washington Post Book World "Balanced and wide-ranging…. After canvassing the legacies of the European conquerors, Winn examines issues of national identity and economic development…. Other discussions survey internal migration, the role of indigenous peoples, the complexity of race relations, and the treatment of women." —Publishers Weekly

The Faces of Honor

Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America

Author: Lyman L. Johnson,Sonya Lipsett-Rivera

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826319067

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 9013

Honor was everywhere in Colonial Latin America, and to understand the many ways it had an impact on people's lives is to understand the organizing principles of a society.

Faces of Jesus

Latin American Christologies

Author: Jose Miguez Bonino

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592440975

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 5494


Faces of the Caribbean

Author: John Gilmore

Publisher: Monthly Review Press

ISBN: 9781583670286

Category: Travel

Page: 216

View: 4695

Faces of the Caribbean seeks to investigate the story behind the stock images of this unique region of sea and islands sandwiched between the New World continents. Acclaimed Caribbean expert John Gilmore gives an overview of the region and the complex historical forces that have shaped its extraordinary diversity and creativity. He examines the legacy of slavery and exploitation, reggae as cultural phenomenon and growth industry, the impact of Derek Walcott, sugar and cricket, volcanoes and the environment, Creole literature, the Anglican faith, and much more in this engaging volume. Faces of the Caribbean follows the acclaimed format of Faces of Latin America and offers a very readable overview both of current issues and historical developments in the region.

The Meaning of Life

Christian Truth and Social Change in Latin America

Author: John A. Mackay

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630873268

Category: Religion

Page: 242

View: 2687

Democratic principles have not taken root readily in Latin America in part because spiritual inwardness, a necessary prerequisite of democracy that is inseparable from the Bible, has been lacking. During the twentieth century Protestant workers like John Mackay (1889-1983) brought the evangelical message to that continent through lectures and writings. This collection of John Mackay's early essays presents a range of his contributions, and the ideas in the essays are grounded in his clear understanding of the nature and dignity of human beings in the light of God. The fruit of this teaching is self-confidence, courage, steadfastness, and other positive ethical attributes that accompany progress and success for individuals and peoples. The essays touch on religious, educational, literary, political, and philosophical themes in the service of Christian truth. They embody key ideas and strategic judgments related to the presentation of the Evangel, the most basic and first work of the church. The message balances spiritual and social aspects of Christianity to meet the needs of the people, and it accompanied progressive social and political changes in the region. The historical experience of Protestantism in Latin America is well worth recalling today by readers in North America and elsewhere.

A History of Christianity in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1450-1990

A Documentary Sourcebook

Author: Klaus Koschorke,Frieder Ludwig,Mariano Delgado,Roland Spliesgart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828892

Category: Religion

Page: 426

View: 7796

The map of world Christianity has changed dramatically, with a large number of Christians living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. This text is a comparative documentary history of Christianity for these regions covering the period 1450-1990.

Building Partnerships in the Americas

A Guide for Global Health Workers

Author: Margo J. Krasnoff

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 161168420X

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 4718

A historical, cultural, and medical guide for those planning to do health-related work in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America

Author: Paul Freston

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199721245

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 8417

In Latin America, evangelical Protestantism poses an increasing challenge to Catholicism's long-established religious hegemony. At the same time, the region is among the most generally democratic outside the West, despite often being labeled as 'underdeveloped.' Scholars disagree whether Latin American Protestantism, as a fast-growing and predominantly lower-class phenomenon, will encourage a political culture that is repressive and authoritarian, or if it will have democratizing effects. Drawing from a range of sources, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America provides case studies of five countries: Brazil, Peru, Mexico, Guatemala, and Nicaragua. The contributors, mainly scholars based in Latin America, bring first hand-knowledge to their chapters. The result is a groundbreaking work that explores the relationship between Latin American evangelicalism and politics, its influences, manifestations, and prospects for the future. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America is one of four volumes in the series Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South, which seeks to answer the question: What happens when a revivalist religion based on scriptural orthodoxy participates in the volatile politics of the Third World? At a time when the global-political impact of another revivalist and scriptural religion - Islam - fuels vexed debate among analysts the world over, these volumes offer an unusual comparative perspective on a critical issue: the often combustible interaction of resurgent religion and the developing world's unstable politics.

Power Dynamics and Regional Security in Latin America

Author: Marcial A.G. Suarez,Rafael Duarte Villa,Brigitte Weiffen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137573821

Category: Political Science

Page: 355

View: 7343

This volume explores the repercussions of a changing world order on regional security in Latin America. It examines how global and regional power shifts impact on the evolution of regional institutions as well as on state policies adopted in response to regional security challenges such as border conflicts, political instability, migration, drug-trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism. Contributions to this volume analyze the topic from three angles: power dynamics and its effects on regional security governance; the contribution of regional institutions to the management of security challenges; and the impact of power dynamics on states’ shifting security priorities. Written by specialists from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, the United States and Europe, the chapters weave theory and case studies to provide a rich description of the impact of power and politics on regional security in Latin America. This book is an invaluable resource for students, scholars and practitioners interested in Latin American politics, regional cooperation, and war and conflict studies, as well as international security and international relations in general.

A Companion to Latin American History

Author: Thomas H. Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444391640

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 3432

The Companion to Latin American History collects the work of leading experts in the field to create a single-source overview of the diverse history and current trends in the study of Latin America. Presents a state-of-the-art overview of the history of Latin America Written by the top international experts in the field 28 chapters come together as a superlative single source of information for scholars and students Recognizes the breadth and diversity of Latin American history by providing systematic chronological and geographical coverage Covers both historical trends and new areas of interest

Maytas Geschichte


Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518381052

Category: Peru - Revolutionär - Trotzkismus - Geschichte 1955 - Belletristische Darstellung

Page: 373

View: 2306

'Maytas Geschichte' ist ein Roman über die revolutionäre Hoffnung und die organisierte Linke, über Peru heute, über politisches Handeln - seine Notwendigkeit und sein Scheitern -, die eindringliche Studie eines politischen Charakters und nicht zuletzt die Standortbestimmung eines Intellektuellen in einer zerrissenen Situation, die Gleichgültigkeit nicht zulässt.

Faith Seeking Understanding

An Introduction to Christian Theology

Author: Daniel L. Migliore

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802827876

Category: Religion

Page: 439

View: 9584

Daniel Migliore's Faith Seeking Understanding has been a standard introduction to Christian theology for more than a decade. The book's presentation of traditional doctrine in freshly contemporary ways, its concern to hear and critically engage new voices in theology, and its creative and accessible style have kept it one of the most stimulating, balanced, and readable guides to theology available. This second edition of Faith Seeking Understanding features improvements from cover to cover. Besides updating and expanding the entire text of the book, Migliore has added two completely new chapters. The first, "Confessing Jesus Christ in Context," explores the unique contributions to Christian theology made by recent theologians working in the African American, Asian American, Latin American, Hispanic, feminist, womanist, and mujerista traditions. The second new chapter, "The Finality of Jesus Christ and Religious Pluralism," addresses the growing interest in the relationship of Christianity to other religions and their adherents. Migliore's three delightful theological dialogues are followed by a new appendix, an extensive glossary of theological terms, making the book even more useful to students seeking to understand the history, themes, and challenges of Christian belief.

Parties, Elections, and Political Participation in Latin America

Author: Jorge I. Domínguez

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815314899

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 5423

The term 'Islamic cities' has been used to refer to cities of the Islamic world, centring on the Middle East. Academic scholarship has tended to link the cities of the Islamic world with Islam as a religion and culture, in an attempt to understand them as a whole in a unified and homogenous way. Examining studies (books, articles, maps, bibliographies) of cities which existed in the Middle East and Central Asia in the period from the rise of Islam to the beginning of the 20th century, this book seeks to examine and compare Islamic cities in their diversity of climate, landscape, population and historical background. Coordinating research undertaken since the nineteenth century, and comparing the historiography of the Maghrib, Mashriq, Turkey, Iran and Central Asia, Islamic Urbanism provides a fresh perspective on issues that have exercised academic concern in urban studies and highlights avenues for future research.

Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography

Author: Franklin W. Knight,Henry Louis Gates (Jr.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190614423

Category: Africans

Page: N.A

View: 9398

"From Toussaint L'Ouverture to Pelé, the Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography will provide a comprehensive overview of the lives of Caribbeans and Afro-Latin Americans who are historically significant. The project will be unprecedented in scale, covering the entire Caribbean, and the Afro-descended populations throughout Latin America, including people who spoke and wrote Creole, Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. It will also encompass the full scope of history, with entries on figures from the first forced slave migrations in the sixteenth centuries, to entries on living persons such as the Haitian musician and politician Wyclef Jean and the Cuban author and poet Nancy Morejón. Individuals will be drawn from all walks of life including philosophers, politicians, activists, entertainers, scholars, poets, scientists, religious figures, kings, and everyday people whose lives have contributed to the history of the Caribbean and Latin America"--Provided by publisher.