Latin America: An Introduction

Paperback | October 15, 2010

byHarry E. Vanden, Gary Prevost

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Latin America: An Introduction endeavours to introduce the interested reader to that dynamic region that has come to be know as Latin America. It is based on the introductory section of Politics of Latin America, also by Harry Vanden and Gary Prevost. The text will offer students an accessibleand interesting discussion of the key issues/topics of Latin America: democracy, revolution, indigenous population, culture, and relations with the US.

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Latin America: An Introduction endeavours to introduce the interested reader to that dynamic region that has come to be know as Latin America. It is based on the introductory section of Politics of Latin America, also by Harry Vanden and Gary Prevost. The text will offer students an accessibleand interesting discussion of the key issue...

Harry E. Vanden is Professor of Political Science and International Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Gary Prevost is Professor and Chair of Political Science at St. John's University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019534006X

ISBN - 13:9780195340068

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Twenty First Century Latin America2. Early History3. Democracy, Dictators, and Tio Sam: A Historical Overview from Independence to the Present Day4. The Other Americans5. Society, Family, and Gender6. Religion in Latin America7. Latin American Culture and Thought8. The Political Economy of Latin America9. Democracy and Authoritarianism: Latin American Political Culture10. Politics, Power, Institutions, and Actors11. Struggling for Change: Revolution, Social and Political Movements in Latin America12. United States- Latin American Relations