Catalogue


Americas : new interpretive essays /
edited by Alfred Stepan.
imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
description
x, 327 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0195077954 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 0195077946 (acid-free paper)
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imprint
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
isbn
0195077954 (pbk. : acid-free paper) 0195077946 (acid-free paper)
general note
"Americas is a coproduction of WGBH Boston and Central Television Enterprises for Channel 4, U.K., in association with the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, and Tufts University."
"Americas: new interpretive essays is part of a college credit course from the Annenberg/CPB Collection".
catalogue key
3423571
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Review Quotes
"[An] innovative and stimulating volume!!"--Foreign Affairs
"[A] valuable work of scholarship...most appropriate for social science courses of an advanced nature."--Teaching History
"[A] valuable work of scholarship...most appropriate for social sciencecourses of an advanced nature."--Teaching History
"Good complement to the Americas film series and the Smith and Skidmore text."--John T. Deiner, University of Delaware
"Good complement to the Americas film series and the Smith and Skidmoretext."--John T. Deiner, University of Delaware
"Innovative, and stimulating volume!!"--Foreign Affairs
"This series of essays, authored by leaders in their respective fields, brings a historical and multidisciplinary dimension to our understanding of Latin America. Each essay constitutes an authoritative statement in and of itself. Together they form a comprehensive overview of Latin Americatoday. In an era of enhanced hemispheric understanding, they should be required reading for scholars, policy makers, and decision makers."--A.J.R. Russell-Wood, Johns Hopkins University
"This series of essays, authored by leaders in their respective fields,brings a historical and multidisciplinary dimension to our understanding ofLatin America. Each essay constitutes an authoritative statement in and ofitself. Together they form a comprehensive overview of Latin America today. Inan era of enhanced hemispheric understanding, they should be required readingfor scholars, policy makers, and decision makers."--A.J.R. Russell-Wood, JohnsHopkins University
"[A] valuable work of scholarship...most appropriate for social science courses of an advanced nature."--Teaching History"Good complement to the Americas film series and the Smith and Skidmore text."--John T. Deiner, University of Delaware"This series of essays, authored by leaders in their respective fields, brings a historical and multidisciplinary dimension to our understanding of Latin America. Each essay constitutes an authoritative statement in and of itself. Together they form a comprehensive overview of Latin America today. In an era of enhanced hemispheric understanding, they should be required reading for scholars, policy makers, and decision makers."--A.J.R. Russell-Wood, JohnsHopkins University"[An] innovative and stimulating volume!!"--Foreign Affairs
Introduction Alfred Stephan: Part I Contested States 1. Franklin W. Knight: The State of Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of States 2. Peter H. Smith: The State and Development in Historical Perspective 3. Albert Fishlow: The State of Economics in Brazil and Latin America: Is the Past Prologue to the Future? 4. Margaret E. and Peter H. Smith: The State of Revolution Part II New Voices/New Visions 5. Helen I. Safa and Cornelia Butler Flora: Production, Reproduction, and the Polity: Women's Strategic and Practical Gender Issues 6. Marysa Navarro-Aranguren: The Construction of a Latin American Feminist Identity 7. Margaret E. Crahan: Religion: Reconstituting Church and Pursuing Change 8. Jean Franco: Remapping Culture Part III American Identities in Formation 9. Kay Warren: Transforming Memories and Histories: The Meanings of Ethnic Resurgence for Mayan Indians 10. Anthony P. Maingot: Race, Color, and Class in the Caribbean 11. M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly and Alejandro Portes: Continent on the Move: Immigrants and Refugees in the Americas 12. Ruben G. Rumbaut: The Americans: Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the United States Contributors Index
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Summaries
Long Description
This book consists of essays by twelve leading experts on major themes and issues in modern Latin American history and politics. The introduction by Alfred Stepan and the first group of essays present an overview of the underlying dynamics of change that have shaped Latin America and the Caribbean since the mid-nineteenth century. Subsequent essays examine topics as diverse as the changing roles of Latin American women, ethnic groups and conflicts in the region, migration, the church and its social activism, the evolution of a Latin American voice in both high and popular culture and the experiences of Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the United States. This distinguished collection of essays will be widely adopted as a supplementary text for courses in Latin American history and politics.
Main Description
Designed as a supplementary text to a wide range of courses or as a companion to the Americas telecourse, this book presents distinguished essays by twelve leading experts on major themes and issues in modern Latin American history and politics. Beginning with an overview of Latin America andthe Caribbean since the mid-nineteenth century, the text examines topics as diverse as the changing roles of Latin American women, ethnic groups and conflicts in the region, migration, the church and its social activism, high and popular culture, and the experiences of Latin Americans in the UnitedStates. Contributors: Alfred Stepan, Franklin W. Knight, Peter H. Smith, Albert Fishlow, Margaret E. Crahan, Helen I. Safa, Cornelia Butler Flora, Marysa Navarro-Aranguren, Jean Franco, Kay Barbara Warren, Anthony P. Maingot, M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly, Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut.
Main Description
Designed as a supplementary text to a wide range of courses or as acompanion to the Americas telecourse, this book presents distinguished essays bytwelve leading experts on major themes and issues in modern Latin Americanhistory and politics. Beginning with an overview of Latin America and theCaribbean since the mid-nineteenth century, the text examines topics as diverseas the changing roles of Latin American women, ethnic groups and conflicts inthe region, migration, the church and its social activism, high and popularculture, and the experiences of Latin Americans in the United States.Contributors: Alfred Stepan, Franklin W. Knight, Peter H. Smith, AlbertFishlow, Margaret E. Crahan, Helen I. Safa, Cornelia Butler Flora, MarysaNavarro-Aranguren, Jean Franco, Kay Barbara Warren, Anthony P. Maingot, M.Patricia Fernandez Kelly, Alejandro Portes, Ruben G. Rumbaut.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Contested States
The State of Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of States
The State and Development in Historical Perspective
The State of Economics in Brazil and Latin America: Is thePast Prologue to the Future?
The State of Revolution
New Voices/New Visions
Production, Reproduction, and thePolity: Women's Strategic and Practical Gender Issues
The Construction of a Latin American FeministIdentity
Religion: Reconstituting Church and Pursuing Change
Remapping Culture
American Identities in Formation
Transforming Memories and Histories: The Meanings of Ethnic Resurgence for Mayan Indians
Race, Color, and Class in the Caribbean
Continent on the Move:Immigrants and Refugees in the Americas
The Americans: Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the United States
Contributors
Index
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