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Autobiography of a Brown Buffalo

By: Acosta, Oscar Zeta

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 12/15/2010

Seller ID: 9780679722137

ISBN: 0679722130

Condition: USED


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Occupied America: A History of Chicanos (4th Edition)

By: Acuna, Rodolfo

Price: $6.00

Edition: 4

Seller ID: 9780321044853

ISBN: 0321044851

Condition: USED


Occupied America was the first book published for the growing interest in Chicano history developing across the country. The Fourth Edition has been completely updated, and includes a significant amount of new material on Mexican American history as well as a new chapter which explores the period before 1821. View more info

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Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic W

By: Adelman, Jeremy

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804746823

ISBN: 0804746826

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This book is a political history of economic life. Through a description of the convulsions of long-term change from colony to republic in Buenos Aires, "Republic of Capital" explores Atlantic world transformations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Tracing the transition from colonial Natural Law to instrumental legal understandings of property, the book shows that the developments of constitutionalism and property law were more than coincidences: the polity shaped the rituals and practices arbitrating economic justice, while the crisis of property animated the support for a cent... View more info

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Mangos, Chiles, and Truckers: The Business of Transnationalism

By: Alvarez Jr., Robert A.

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Publisher: UNIV OF MINNESOTA PR: 5/9/2014

Seller ID: 9780816645084

ISBN: 0816645086

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"Mangos, Chiles, and Truckers" illuminates how local groups and individuals engage the global world and capitalism in creative ways. Robert Alvarez analyzes how the produce and trucking industries in Mexico affect the organization of work, community, and social space for miles on either side of the international border. Taking an ethnographic approach, Alvarez focuses on the impact transnational economic policies like NAFTA have had on growers of mangos and chiles in Mexico, those who transport the produce across the U.S.-Mexico border, and the immigrant communities receiving these goods in th... View more info

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Race and Nation in Modern Latin America

By: Appelbaum, Nancy P

Price: $10.00

Publisher: UNIV OF NORTH CAROLINA PR:

Seller ID: 9780807854419

ISBN: 0807854417

Condition: USED


This collection brings together innovative historical work on race and national identity in Latin America and the Caribbean and places this scholarship in the context of interdisciplinary and transnational discussions regarding race and nation in the Americas. Moving beyond debates about whether ideologies of racial democracy have actually served to obscure discrimination, the book shows how notions of race and nationhood have varied over time across Latin America's political landscapes. Framing the themes and questions explored in the volume, the editors' introduction also provides an over... View more info

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American Chica: Two Worlds, One Childhood

By: Arana, Marie

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Publisher: DIAL PR:

Seller ID: 0385319630

ISBN: 0385319630

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In her father's Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who "was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An Ame... View more info

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Inferno: A Story of Terror and Survival in Chile (Living in Latin America)

By: Arce, Luz

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Publisher: UNIV OF WISCONSIN PR:

Seller ID: 9780299195540

ISBN: 0299195546

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As a member of Salvador Allende's Personal Guards (GAP), Luz Arce worked with leaders of the Socialist Party during the Popular Unity Government from 1971 to1973. In the months following the coup, Arce served as a militant with others from the Left who opposed the military junta led by Augusto Pinochet, which controlled the country from 1973 to1990. Along with thousands of others in Chile, Arce was detained and tortured by Chile's military intelligence service, the DINA, in their attempt to eliminate alternative voices and ideologies in the country. Arce's testimonial offers the harrowing ... View more info

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Before Night Falls

By: Arenas, Reinaldo

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 8/17/2014

Seller ID: 9780140157659

ISBN: 0140157654

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The shocking memoir by visionary Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas "is a book above all about being free," said The New York Review of Books--sexually, politically, artistically. Arenas recounts a stunning odyssey from his poverty-stricken childhood in rural Cuba and his adolescence as a rebel fighting for Castro, through his supression as a writer, imprisonment as a homosexual, his flight from Cuba via the Mariel boat lift, and his subsequent life and the events leading to his death in New York. In what The Miami Herald calls his "deathbed ode to eroticism," Arenas breaks through the code of secre... View more info

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Latino Reader: An American Literary Tradition from 1542 to the Present

By: Augenbraum, Harold

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Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN:

Seller ID: 9780395765289

ISBN: 0395765285

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Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown

By: Autero, Javier

Price: $7.50

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195372939

ISBN: 019537293X

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Surrounded by one of the largest petrochemical compounds in Argentina, a highly polluted river that brings the toxic waste of tanneries and other industries, a hazardous and largely unsupervised waste incinerator, and an unmonitored landfill, Flammable's soil, air, and water are contaminated with lead, chromium, benzene, and other chemicals. So are its nearly five thousand sickened and frail inhabitants. How do poor people make sense of and cope with toxic pollution? Why do they fail to understand what is objectively a clear and present danger? How are perceptions and misperceptions shared wit... View more info

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Biography of a Runaway Slave

By: Barnet, Miguel

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Publisher: CURBSTONE PR: 8/25/2012

Seller ID: 9781880684184

ISBN: 1880684187

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In this remarkable testimony, Cuban novelist and anthropologist Miguel Barnet presents the narrative of 105-year-old Esteban Montejo, who lived as a slave, as fugitive in the wilderness, and as a soldier in the Cuban War of Independence. Honest, blunt, compassionate, shrewd, and engaging, his voice provides an extraordinary insight into the African culture that took root in the Caribbean. View more info

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Judas at the Jockey Club and Other Episodes of Porfirian Mexico

By: Beezley, William H.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780803262171

ISBN: 0803262175

Condition: USED


This brilliant and eminently readable cultural history looks at Mexican life during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, from 1876 to 1911. At that time Mexico underwent modernization, which produced a fierce struggle between the traditional and the new and exacerbating class antagonisms. In these pages, the noted historian William H. Beezley illuminates many facets of everyday Mexican life lying at the heart of this conflict and change, including sports, storytelling, healthcare, technology, and the traditional Easter-time Judas burnings that became a primary focus of the strife during those ye... View more info

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Crossroads of Class and Gender: Industrial Homework, Subcontracting, and Househo

By: Beneria, Lourdes

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Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0226042324

ISBN: 0226042324

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In this innovative exploration of the interaction between economic processes and social relations, Lourdes Beneria and Martha Roldan examine the effect of homework on gender and family dynamics. Their fieldwork in Mexico City during 1981-82 has enabled them to provide important new empirical data on industrial piecework performed by women as well as intimate glimpses of these women's lives which place that piecework in context. Tracing the stages of production from home to jobber, workshop, and manufacturer (often a multinational corporation), the authors demonstrate the way in which the work ... View more info

History of Latin America (Blackwell History of the World)

By: Blackwell

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Seller ID: 9780631205470

ISBN: 0631205470

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This is a complete history of South and Central America. It is a vivid, analytical narrative and is appropriately illustrated with maps and photographs. Complete history of Latin America, from the ancient civilizations to the twentieth century. Illustrated with original maps and photographs. Compelling narrative account explains internal change within an international context. View more info

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Murder City

By: Bowden, Charles

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Publisher: NATION BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781568586458

ISBN: 1568586450

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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad or Mogadishu.In "Murder City," Charles Bowden has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants--a raped beauty queen, a repentant hit man, a journalist fleeing for his life--with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen... View more info

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Becoming Campesinos: Politics, Identity, and Agrarian Struggle in Postrevolution

By: Boyer, Christopher

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804743563

ISBN: 0804743568

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"Becoming Campesinos" argues that the formation of the campesino as both a political category and a cultural identity in Mexico was one of the most enduring legacies of the great revolutionary upheavals that began in 1910. Challenging the assumption that rural peoples "naturally" share a sense of cultural solidarity and political consciousness because of their subordinate social status, the author maintains that the particular understanding of popular-class unity conveyed by the term "campesino" originated in the interaction of post-revolutionary ideologies and agrarian militancy during the 19... View more info

Cutting The Wire: The Story of the Landless Movement in Brazil

By: Branford, Sue

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9781899365517

ISBN: 1899365516

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Summary: Access to land is one of the key issues for developing countries - and Brazil has one of the most inequitable land distributions in the world, with vast tracts of land held by often absentee landowners. Meanwhile thousands of peasants live in marginal lands in cities and rural areas. The Brazilian Landless Workers' Movement (MST) has proved a huge success with the disenfranchised rural and urban poor in Brazil - becoming one of the largest social movements in the world. Cutting the Wire is the first account in English of the origins, history and current challenges faced by Brazil's po... View more info

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Short Sweet Dream of Eduardo Gutierrez

By: Breslin, Jimmy

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9781400046829

ISBN: 1400046823

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Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling During a Medical Nightmare

By: Briggs, Charles

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520243880

ISBN: 0520243889

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Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past? It was evident that the nu... View more info

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Reproducing Empire: Race, Sex, Science, and U.S. Imperialism in Puerto Rico

By: Briggs, Laura

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Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520232587

ISBN: 0520232585

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Original and compelling, Laura Briggs's "Reproducing Empire "shows how, for both Puerto Ricans and North Americans, ideologies of sexuality, reproduction, and gender have shaped relations between the island and the mainland. From science to public policy, the "culture of poverty" to overpopulation, feminism to Puerto Rican nationalism, this book uncovers the persistence of concerns about motherhood, prostitution, and family in shaping the beliefs and practices of virtually every player in the twentieth-century drama of Puerto Rican colonialism. In this way, it sheds light on the legacies haunt... View more info