Understanding Contemporary Latin America

Understanding Contemporary Latin America

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Thoroughly updated to reflect recent events and trends, this new edition of Understanding Contemporary Latin America treats the range of issues facing the region in the first decade of the twenty-first century. The authors provide current, thorough analyses not only of history, politics, and economics, but also environmental concerns, class and ethnicity, the role of women, religious beliefs, education, and cultural expression. Each topic is covered in an accessible style, while incorporating the latest available scholarship. Maps, photographs, and a table of basic political data enhance the text, which has made its place as the best available introduction to Latin America.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 25.4mm | 589.68g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations, maps
  • 158826341X
  • 9781588263414
  • 1,305,878

Table of contents

Introduction - R. S. Hillman. Latin America: A Geographic Preface - M. Price. The Historical Context - R. de la Pedraja. Latin American Politics - T.J. D'Agostino. The Military - P.W. Zagorski. The Economies of Latin America - R.K. Harper and A.G. Cuzan. International Relations - C. Fraser. The Environment, Population, and Urbanization - S. Place and J. Chase. Patterns of "Race," Ethnicity, Class, and Nationalism - K.A. Yelvington. The Role of Women - S. Tiano. Education and Development - R.F. Arnove, S. Franz, and K. Morse Cordova. Religion in Latin America - M. Fleet. Latin American Literature - D.H. Bost and M.V. Ekstrom. Trends and Prospects - R.S. Hillman.show more

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