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Shantytown Vistas And Immigrant Voices: Bernardo Verbitsky, Kenneth Kemble And The Art Of Overcoming Peronism, Stephen Buttes Oct 2013

Shantytown Vistas And Immigrant Voices: Bernardo Verbitsky, Kenneth Kemble And The Art Of Overcoming Peronism, Stephen Buttes

Stephen M Buttes

Este ensayo propone leer Villa Miseria también es América (1957) de Bernardo Verbitsky como una propuesta para superar el binario político-afectivo de la revolución anti-peronista de la década del 1950. En primer lugar, se argumenta que el personaje José Rodríguez, estudiante de izquierda torturado por el régimen peronista, puede entenderse como un retrato del artista comprometido. Luego, se establecen conexiones entre los intereses estéticos de este personaje y los del movimiento de vanguardia informalista, haciendo hincapié en la serie de collages Paisajes suburbanos (1958–61) de Kenneth Kemble. Al comparar los materiales que componen los paisajes villeros que produce Kemble ...


Reviews: Jay E. Kinsbruner, The Colonial Spanish-American City: Urban Life In The Age Of Atlantic Capitalism And James Robertson, Gone Is The Ancient Glory: Spanish Town, Jamaica, Julia Domínguez Oct 2013

Reviews: Jay E. Kinsbruner, The Colonial Spanish-American City: Urban Life In The Age Of Atlantic Capitalism And James Robertson, Gone Is The Ancient Glory: Spanish Town, Jamaica, Julia Domínguez

Julia Domínguez

Book reviews of Jay E. Kinsbruner, The Colonial Spanish-American City: Urban Life in the Age of Atlantic Capitalism. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2005. 198 PP·. ISBN: 0- 292-70621-9 (hbk.); James Robertson, Gone is the Ancient Glory: Spanish Town, Jamaica, 1500-2000. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2005. 496 PP· ISBN: 976-637-198-9 (hbk.); 976-637-197-0 (pbk.).


Los Demonios Del Historiador: La Quintrala Y La Guerra A Muerte En La Imaginacion Politica De Benjamín Vacuña, Chile, Siglo Xix, Maria Marsilli Jul 2013

Los Demonios Del Historiador: La Quintrala Y La Guerra A Muerte En La Imaginacion Politica De Benjamín Vacuña, Chile, Siglo Xix, Maria Marsilli

María Marsilli

No abstract provided.


Building Bridges In The Clouds: Connecting Researchers And Hidden Works, Andrew Elder, Joanne M. Riley, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata, Ann Blum, Reyes Coll-Tellechea May 2013

Building Bridges In The Clouds: Connecting Researchers And Hidden Works, Andrew Elder, Joanne M. Riley, Daniel Ortiz-Zapata, Ann Blum, Reyes Coll-Tellechea

Andrew Elder

The work of two researchers, Mercedes Agullo and Rita Arditti, is the raw material for the development of two projects using cloud-based turn-key solutions. The resulting digital libraries bring together primary and secondary sources to a global audience of scholars and researchers that previously could not access these valuable yet hidden scholarly works. Mercedes Agulló y Cobo is a Spanish historian who, over the course of her career, has produced important scholarly reference works in the historiography of the book, painting, sculpture, and theater. The Library at UMass Boston was approached by a faculty member in Latin American & Iberian Studies ...


The 1970s Are History! Studying Post-1968 Mexican History, Ageeth Sluis, Louise Walker, Fernando Calderón, María Muñoz, Louise Walker, J. Waggoner Apr 2013

The 1970s Are History! Studying Post-1968 Mexican History, Ageeth Sluis, Louise Walker, Fernando Calderón, María Muñoz, Louise Walker, J. Waggoner

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


Review Of Llamado A La Misión Pacífica: La Dimensión Religiosa De La Libertad En Bartolomé De Las Casas By Ramón Valdivia Giménez, Rev. David Orique, O.P. Mar 2013

Review Of Llamado A La Misión Pacífica: La Dimensión Religiosa De La Libertad En Bartolomé De Las Casas By Ramón Valdivia Giménez, Rev. David Orique, O.P.

Rev. David T. Orique, O.P.

The article reviews the book Llamado a la misión pacífica: la dimensión religiosa de la libertad en Bartolomé de las Casas by Ramón Valdivia Giménez.


The Role Of Mestizaje In Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna's Narrative In Nineteenth-Century Chile, Maria Marsilli Mar 2013

The Role Of Mestizaje In Benjamín Vicuña Mackenna's Narrative In Nineteenth-Century Chile, Maria Marsilli

María Marsilli

No abstract provided.


Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis Mar 2013

Promis/Ciudad: Projecting Pornography, Mapping Modernity, And Sexualizing Space, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

No abstract provided.


John Lloyd Stephens And The Uses Of The Mayan Past And Present, Robert Kolesar Jan 2013

John Lloyd Stephens And The Uses Of The Mayan Past And Present, Robert Kolesar

Robert J. Kolesar

No abstract provided.


The Politics Of Economic Restructuring In Mexico: Actors, Sequencing, And Coalition Change, Maria Lorena Cook, Kevin J. Middlebrook, Juan Molinar Horcasitas Jan 2013

The Politics Of Economic Restructuring In Mexico: Actors, Sequencing, And Coalition Change, Maria Lorena Cook, Kevin J. Middlebrook, Juan Molinar Horcasitas

Maria Lorena Cook

[Excerpt] This introductory chapter addresses three topics. The first section examines the historical origins of Mexico's postrevolutionary authoritarian regime, focusing on the principal institutional and coalitional legacies of regime formation in the aftermath of the 1910-1920 Mexican Revolution. It also addresses briefly the relationship between authoritarian rule and import-substituting industrialization from the 1940s through the 1970s, as well as the challenges posed by economic crisis in the 1980s. The second part of this chapter analyzes in greater detail the impact of economic crisis and restructuring on the stability of Mexico's governing coalition and the growing importance of opposition ...


Organizing Opposition In The Teachers' Movement In Oaxaca, Maria Lorena Cook Jan 2013

Organizing Opposition In The Teachers' Movement In Oaxaca, Maria Lorena Cook

Maria Lorena Cook

[Excerpt] This essay examines the continuing struggle of rank-and-file teachers to democratize the SNTE, a union of between 800,000 and one million members linked to the PRI. In particular, the essay analyzes the dissident movement's strategy of organizing to hold and win elections in union locals, and assesses the advantages and limitations of this strategy over a ten-year period (1979-1989). What were the implications of organizing within an official union for the movement's internal organization, demands, strategies, and ability to achieve its goals? This essay is divided into three parts. The first looks at the official union ...


Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis Jan 2013

Indigenismo From Below? Carlos Castaneda, New Age Anthropology And Identity Politics, Ageeth Sluis

Ageeth Sluis

This paper explores the intersections between Carlos Castaneda’s work on shamanism, indigenismo, and larger changes within the field of anthropology from the 1960s to 1980s. Castaneda introduced a large readership to Mexico at a time when the Americas saw pronounced socio-political and cultural changes. Despite criticism by fellow anthropologists, Castaneda's bestselling books became instrumental in constructing new indigenous identities, a magical Mexico, and new directions in anthropology. This paper seeks to understand Castaneda within a larger historical context of the historical trajectories of indigenismo and changes in gender and race identity politics both in Mexico and the U ...


Declarar La Independencia: Proclamaciones, Actos, Decretos Y Tratados En El Mundo Iberoamericano (1804-1830), Jordana Dym Dec 2012

Declarar La Independencia: Proclamaciones, Actos, Decretos Y Tratados En El Mundo Iberoamericano (1804-1830), Jordana Dym

Jordana Dym

This essay considers the evolution of Latin American processes of claiming and proclaiming independence, from Haiti's initial document issued in 1804 to formal legislative acts by the 1830.


The Transnationalization Of The ‘Housing Problem’: Social Sciences And Developmentalism In Postwar Argentina, Leandro Benmergui Dec 2012

The Transnationalization Of The ‘Housing Problem’: Social Sciences And Developmentalism In Postwar Argentina, Leandro Benmergui

Leandro Benmergui

No abstract provided.


Culto A Los Ancestros, Hechiceros Y Resistencia Colonial: El Caso Di Gregorio Taco, Arequipa, 1750 / Luis A. Galdames R. & María Marsilli, Editores.., Maria Marsilli Dec 2012

Culto A Los Ancestros, Hechiceros Y Resistencia Colonial: El Caso Di Gregorio Taco, Arequipa, 1750 / Luis A. Galdames R. & María Marsilli, Editores.., Maria Marsilli

María Marsilli

This book includes a full-length transcription of a 1751-1754 civil and ecclesiastical investigation against kuraca (native chief) Gregorio Taco, prominent community leader of Andagua, in the province of Arequipa, Peru. The original document can be found at the Archivo Arzobispal de Arequipa (AAA). Taco, a wealthy Indian merchant, was found guilty of practicing ancient Andean rituals, banned as demonic by the colonial church, that included healing, divination, ancestral mummies worshiping, and cult of mountain spirits (wamani). The investigation also revealed that Taco, thanks to these clandestine practices, had created a network of accomplices he used to enhance his social and ...


Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila Dec 2012

Las Declaraciones De Independencia: Los Textos Fundamentales De Las Independencias Americanas, Jordana Dym, Erika Pani, Alfredo Ávila

Jordana Dym

No abstract provided.


History, Colonial Chile And New Granada, Maria Marsilli Dec 2012

History, Colonial Chile And New Granada, Maria Marsilli

María Marsilli

No abstract provided.