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Canada's Past and Future in Latin America

edited by Pablo Heidrich & Laura Macdonald
edition: Hardcover
tagged: international, geography

Many historians and political scientists argue that ties between Canada and Latin America have been weak and intermittent because of lack of mutual interest and common objectives. Has this record of diverging paths changed as Canada has attempted to expand its economic and diplomatic ties with the region? Has Canada become an imperialist power?

 

Can …

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Looking for Alicia

The Unfinished Life of an Argentinian Rebel

by Marc Raboy
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: historical, south america, hispanic & latino

The biography of a radical young idealist, her determination to make a difference in the world, and her disappearance in 1976, revealing the human cost and undying legacy of Argentina’s descent into rightwing madness.

It started with a coincidence — when Marc Raboy happened to discover that he shared a surname with a young left-wing Argentin …

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A Beauty That Hurts

Life and Death in Guatemala

read by W. George Lovell
edition: Audiobook
tagged: central america, human rights, social history

 

When A Beauty That Hurts first appeared in 1995, Guatemala was one of the world’s most flagrant violators of human rights. An accord brokered by the United Nations brought a measure of peace after three decades of civil war, but the country’s troubles are far from over. W. George Lovell revisits Guatemala to grapple once again with the terror …

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Energy in the Americas

Critical Reflections on Energy and History

edited by Amelia M. Kiddle
edition: Paperback
tagged: south america, commerce, north america

Understanding the history of energy and the evolving place of energy in society is essential to facing the changing future of energy production. Across North and South America, national and localized understandings of energy as a common, public, or market good have influenced the development of energy industries.

 

Energy in the Americas brings the …

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Afro-Latinx Digital Connections

edited by Eduard Arriaga & Andrés Villar
edition: Hardcover
tagged: media studies

This volume presents examples of how digital technologies are being used by people of African descent in South America and the Caribbean, a topic that has been overlooked within the field of digital humanities. These case studies show that in the last few decades, Black Latinx communities have been making themselves visible and asserting long-stand …

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Workers' Self-Management in Argentina

Contesting Neo-Liberalism by Occupying Companies, Creating Cooperatives, and Recuperating Autogestion

by Marcelo Vieta
edition: Paperback
tagged: south america

In Workers ' Self-Management in Argentina, Marcelo Vieta homes in on the emergence and consolidation of Argentina 's empresas recuperadas por sus trabajadores (ERTs, worker-recuperated enterprises), a workers ' occupy movement that surged at the turn-of-the-millennium in the thick of the country 's neo-liberal crisis. Since then, around 400 compani …

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Populism and Ethnicity

Peronism and the Jews of Argentina

by Raanan Rein
edition: eBook
tagged: south america

Juan Perón's decade-long regime, from 1946 to 1955, is often presented as Nazi-fascist and antisemitic – claims that are strongly rooted in Argentina's collective unconscious and popular culture. Challenging this widely held view, Raanan Rein asserts that there was greater Jewish support for Perón than previously believed, and that fewer antise …

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