Americas: New Interpretive Essays

Paperback | November 1, 1992

EditorAlfred Stepan

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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.

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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 cent...

Alfred Stepan is at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:346 pages, 6.14 × 9.17 × 1.02 inPublished:November 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Introduction Alfred Stephan: Part I Contested States1. Franklin W. Knight: The State of Sovereignty and the Sovereignty of States2. Peter H. Smith: The State and Development in Historical Perspective3. 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 RevolutionPart II New Voices/New Visions5. Helen I. Safa and Cornelia Butler Flora: Production, Reproduction, and the Polity: Women's Strategic and Practical Gender Issues6. Marysa Navarro-Aranguren: The Construction of a Latin American Feminist Identity7. Margaret E. Crahan: Religion: Reconstituting Church and Pursuing Change8. Jean Franco: Remapping CulturePart III American Identities in Formation9. Kay Warren: Transforming Memories and Histories: The Meanings of Ethnic Resurgence for Mayan Indians10. Anthony P. Maingot: Race, Color, and Class in the Caribbean11. M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly and Alejandro Portes: Continent on the Move: Immigrants and Refugees in the Americas12. Ruben G. Rumbaut: The Americans: Latin American and Caribbean Peoples in the United StatesContributorsIndex

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"[An] innovative and stimulating volume!!"--Foreign Affairs