LLILAS Translations from Latin America Series

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  1. The Colonization of the Amazon
    Deforestation in the Amazon, one of today's top environmental concerns, began during a period of rapid colonization in the 1970s. Throughout that decade, Anna Luiza Ozorio de Almeida, a Stanford-trained economist, conducted... Learn More
    Published: 17th September 2013
    Paperback | £28.99
  2. The Cultural Life of the Automobile
    From its invention in Europe at the end of the nineteenth century, the automobile crisscrossed the world, completely took over the cities, and became a feature of daily life. Considered basic to the American lifestyle, the car... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2012
    Paperback | £20.99
  3. Broadcasting the Civil War in El Salvador
    During the 1980s war in El Salvador, Radio Venceremos was the main news outlet for the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN), the guerrilla organization that challenged the government. The broadcast provided... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. The Glories of the Republic of Tlaxcala
    In 1996 Mexico's Museo Nacional de Arte acquired a remarkable dossier of text and images that included an eighteenth-century document requesting permission to carry out a specific iconographic program in Tlaxcala. This discovery... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2011
    Hardback | £47.00
  5. El Lector
    The practice of reading aloud has a long history, and the tradition still survives in Cuba as a hard-won right deeply embedded in cigar factory workers' culture. In El Lector, Araceli Tinajero deftly traces the evolution of the... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2010
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. The Seduction of Brazil
    Following completion of the U.S. air base in Natal, Brazil, in 1942, U.S. airmen departing for North Africa during World War II communicated with Brazilian mechanics with a thumbs-up before starting their engines. This sign soon... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2010
    Paperback | £20.99
  7. In the Eyes of God
    "Every culture needs to appropriate the universal truth of human suffering," says Fernando Escalante, ". . . to give its own meaning to this suffering, so that human existence is bearable." Originally published in Spanish as La... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2006
    Paperback | £22.99
  8. Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians
    The Kuna Indians of Panama, probably best known for molas, their colorful appliqué blouses, also have a rich literary tradition of oral stories and performances. One of the largest indigenous groups in the South American... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2004
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Devil and the Land of the Holy Cross
    Originally published in Brazil as O Diabo e a Terra de Santa Cruz, this translation from the Portuguese analyzes the nature of popular religion and the ways it was transferred to the New World in the sixteenth and seventeenth... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2004
    Paperback | £32.00
  10. Quiché Rebelde
    Since the arrival of the Spanish in the sixteenth century, the Maya population of Guatemala has been forced to adapt to extraordinary challenges. Under colonial rule, the Indians had to adapt enough to satisfy the Spanish while... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2001
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. Latin American Politics
    First published in English in 1990 as Latin American Politics: A Theoretical Framework, a translation of Torcuato S. Di Tella's original Sociología de los procesos políticos, this new edition also focuses on the prerequisites... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2001
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Bandits, Peasants, and Politics
    The years 1945-1965 saw heavy partisan conflict in the rural areas of Colombia, with at least 200,000 people killed. This virtual civil war began as a sectarian conflict between the Liberal and Conservative parties, with rural... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2001
    Paperback | £20.99
  13. Women in Mexico
    Throughout Mexico's history, women have been subjected to a dual standard: exalted in myth, they remain subordinated in their social role by their biology. But this dualism is not so much a battle between the sexes as the product... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
    Paperback | £16.99
  14. Beautiful Flowers of the Maquiladora
    Published originally as La flor mas bella de la maquiladora, this beautifully written book is based on interviews the author conducted with more than fifty Mexican women who work in the assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border.... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1997
    Paperback | £16.99
  15. The Play of Mirrors
    Focusing on the Bororo people of west-central Brazil, this book addresses the construction of self-identity through interethnic interaction. By presenting the images the Bororo have of themselves as well as the images of others... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1997
    Paperback | £16.99
  16. México Profundo
    This translation of a major work in Mexican anthropology argues that Mesoamerican civilization is an ongoing and undeniable force in contemporary Mexican life. For Guillermo Bonfil Batalla, the remaining Indian communities, the... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1996
    Paperback | £20.99
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