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Faces of Latin America, Duncan Green with Sue Branford

Label
Faces of Latin America
Title
Faces of Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Duncan Green with Sue Branford
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Green, Duncan
Dewey number
980.03
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F1414
LC item number
.G74 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Branford, Sue
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
  • Civilization
  • Latin America
Label
Faces of Latin America, Duncan Green with Sue Branford
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Latin America and the Caribbean -- 1. The curse of wealth : economics -- History and power -- The commodity trade -- Silent revolution : market economics -- 2. Ballots and bullets : the state, the military, and politics -- The state and the military -- The Left in Latin America -- 3. Land, the city, and environment -- Promised land : landownership, power, and conflict -- Mean streets : migration and life in the city -- A land in flames : the environment -- 4. Identity and rights -- Race and ethnicity -- Gender and politics -- Social movements and the struggle for change -- 5. Culture and religion -- Writing on the wall : culture, identity, and politics -- Thy kingdom come : the Church -- Chronologies
Control code
828424710
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781583673263
Lccn
2012041632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jvqfs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424710
Label
Faces of Latin America, Duncan Green with Sue Branford
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map of Latin America and the Caribbean -- 1. The curse of wealth : economics -- History and power -- The commodity trade -- Silent revolution : market economics -- 2. Ballots and bullets : the state, the military, and politics -- The state and the military -- The Left in Latin America -- 3. Land, the city, and environment -- Promised land : landownership, power, and conflict -- Mean streets : migration and life in the city -- A land in flames : the environment -- 4. Identity and rights -- Race and ethnicity -- Gender and politics -- Social movements and the struggle for change -- 5. Culture and religion -- Writing on the wall : culture, identity, and politics -- Thy kingdom come : the Church -- Chronologies
Control code
828424710
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
4th ed.
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781583673263
Lccn
2012041632
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt8jvqfs
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828424710

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