Author : George Reid Andrews
Publisher : Iberoamericana Editorial
Release :2007
Total pages :378
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 848489309X

Author : José Luis Abellán
Publisher : Iberoamericana Editorial
Release :2009
Total pages :291
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8484894347

Desarrolla minuciosamente la idea de esa construcción llamada "América" en su devenir histórico, desde el descubrimiento hasta el presente, a travás de las teorías de los grandes polígrafos y pensadores latinoamericanos.

Author : Francisco Colom González
Publisher : Iberoamericana Editorial
Release :2009
Total pages :588
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 8484894312

Este volumen colectivo parte del supuesto de que la modernidad no es la etapa final de un proceso gradual y cronológicamente ordenado: en realidad, no hay una modernidad canónica, sino múltiples modernidades. Su propósito es actualizar la autopercepción cultural de las sociedades iberoamericanas y ubicar su evolución en los parámetros que delimitaron la modernidad occidental.

Author : Kenneth J. Andrien
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release :2002
Total pages :321
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0842028889

A second edition of this book is now available. The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America is an anthology of life stories of largely ordinary individuals struggling to forge a life during the unstable colonial period in Latin America. These mini-biographies show the tensions that emerged when the political, social, religious, and economic ideals of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial regimes and the Roman Catholic Church conflicted with the realities of daily life in the Americas. The essays examine subthemes of gender roles; race and ethnicity; conflicts over religious orthodoxy; and crime, violence, and rebellion, while illustrating the overall theme of social order and disorder in a colonial setting. Professor Andrien has carefully selected pieces to comprise a volume that is well balanced in terms of geography, gender, and ethnicity. Written by established scholars, the essays are designed to be readable and interesting to students. Ideal for courses on Colonial Latin American history and the Latin American history survey, The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America will interest as well as inform students. Contributions by: Rolena Adorno, Kenneth J. Andrien, Peter Blanchard, Christiana Borchart de Moreno, Noble David Cook, Lyman L. Johnson, Grant D. Jones, Mary Karasch, Alida C. Metcalf, Kenneth Mills, Muriel S. Nazzari, Ana Maria Presta, Susan E. Ramirez, Matthew Restall, Ward Stavig, Camilla Townsend, Ann Twinam, and Nancy E. van Deusen."

Author : Aluísio Azevedo
Publisher :
Release :1993
Total pages :298
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173006245322

In 1881, Brazilian Aluisio Azevedo published "Mulatto," a scathing expose of his native city, Sao Luis do Maranhao. Polemic as well as love story, it brought him much notoriety and is generally considered the first Brazilian naturalist novel. Set before the abolition of slavery and the establishment of the first republic, "Mulatto" tells the story of Raimundo, a young Brazilian of liberal ideas. Kept in ignorance of the identity of his mother and the secret of his mixed birth, Raimundo is educated in Europe and, upon returning to Brazil, struggles against the provincial and bigoted society he encounters. "Mulatto" reveals its author's opposition to both the clergy, whose corruption and influence he denounced, and the racist agrarian society still dependent upon slavery. This English translation of "Mulatto" was first published in 1990 by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press.

Author : J. Lorand Matory
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release :2005-07-25
Total pages :383
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0691059446

Candomblé is an Afro-Brazilian religion with major counterparts in Nigeria, Benin, Haiti, Cuba, Trinidad and the US, utilising sacrifical rituals and spirit possession to persuade the gods to empower and defend their followers.

Author : Matt D. Childs
Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
Release :2006
Total pages :300
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0807857726

In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the re

Author : John Charles Chasteen,Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History John Charles Chasteen
Publisher : UNM Press
Release :2004
Total pages :257
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0826329411

When John Charles Chasteen learned that Sim'n Bolívar, the Liberator, danced on a banquet table to celebrate Latin American independence in 1824, he tried to visualize the scene. How, he wondered, did the Liberator dance? Did he bounce stiffly in his dress uniform? Or did he move his hips? In other words, how high had African dance influences reached in Latin American societies? A vast social gap separated Bolívar from people of African descent; however, Chasteen's research shows that popular culture could bridge the gap. Fast-paced and often funny, this book explores the history of Latin American popular dance before the twentieth century. Chasteen first focuses on Havana, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro, where dances featuring a "transgressive close embrace" (forerunners of today's salsa, tango, and samba) emerged by 1900. Then, digging deeper in time, Chasteen uncovers the historical experiences that molded Latin American popular dance, including carnival celebrations, the social lives of slaves, European fashions, and, oddly enough, religious processions. The relationship between Latin American dance and nationalism, it turns out, is very deep, indeed.

Author : Elizabeth W. Kiddy
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release :2005
Total pages :287
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0271026936

Blacks of the Rosary tells the story of the Afro-Brazilian communities that developed within lay religious brotherhoods dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary in Minas Gerais. It shows how these brotherhoods functioned as a social space in which Africans and their descendants could rebuild a communal identity based on a shared history of an African past and an ongoing devotional practice, thereby giving rise to enduring transnational cultures that have survived to the present day. In exploring this intersection of community, identity, and memory, the book probes the Portuguese and African contributions to the brotherhoods in Part One. Part Two traces the changes and continuities within the organizations from the early eighteenth century to the end of the Brazilian Empire, and the book concludes in Part Three with discussion of the twentieth-century brotherhoods and narratives of the participants in brotherhood festivals in the 1990s. In a larger sense, the book serves as a case study through which readers can examine the strategies that Afro-Brazilians used to create viable communities in order to confront the asymmetry of power inherent in the slave societies of the Americas and their economic and social marginalization in the twentieth century.

Author : James E. Sanders
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release :2004-02-03
Total pages :258
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0822332248

DIVShows how Afro-Colombians, Indians, and “white” peasants helped construct a democratic political culture in 19th-century Colombia, and ways in which the loss of some aspects of this mass-based democracy fed into the pervasive violence of the/div