MACLAS Latin American Essays

MACLAS Latin American Essays is a magazine specializing in Arts topics.

Articles from April

Accounts from Guatemala: Critical Reception of the Works of Rigoberta Menchu
First of all, there are some basic, rather well-known details of this initial account. The text I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala was published in English by Verso in 1984. It had appeared a year earlier in Spanish as Me llamo Rigoberta...
Alemania Y Borges
Existen varios trabajos que tratan de la recepcion de Jorge Luis Borges en Alemania, por ejemplo las investigaciones de Ernst E. Behle (1) y de Yolanda J. Broyles (2). Por lo tanto quisiera hablar en esta ocasion de "Alemania en Borges," es decir,...
Cultural Continuity and Change in Gremio Fiestas in Yucatan
Festivals are intrinsically paradoxical and multidimensional emphasizing contradictory functions as the specific cultural moment dictates. Festival traditions allow for historical continuity while incorporating societal change. They are a means of...
Democracia, Elecciones Y Derechos Humanos
El definir la democracia como el gobierno del pueblo, por el pueblo y para el pueblo no reflejaria en toda su dimension lo que es la democracia moderna. (1) Porque si bien la democracia se manifiesta en la seleccion de los dirigentes gubernamentales...
Fleeing the Nightmare: French Emigres in Cuba and Louisiana during the Haitian Revolution, 1791-1810
The reality of slave insurrection was a constant fear in slaveholding societies, but a new urgency materialized during the latter half of the eighteenth century. This new urgency was a result of both the increased social tensions borne by slaveholding...
Jacobo Timerman's Preso Sin Nombre, Celda Sin Numero and the Reconstructing "I". (1)
?Alguien de ustedes miro alguna vez en los ojos a una persona, en el fondo de una celda, que sabe que va a morir aunque nadie se lo dijo? ... Tengo muchas de esas miradas clavadas en mi. (160) Jacobo Timerman Jacobo Timerman's Preso sin hombre,...
La Mujer En la Reconstruccion De la Sociedad Nicaraguense Segun G. Belli En Waslala
Imaginar la realidad sigue siendo tan importante como construirla. Esta reciente novela de la escritora nicaraguense Gioconda Belli puede ser analizada como una alegoria de la situacion socio-economica de su pais. La trama transcurre en un espacio...
Latin America's Civil Wars: Conflict Resolution and Institutional Change
War is the formative experience for most important nations and many governing institutions. After doing their worst, humans frequently find in the ashes they have produced reasons to think differently about themselves and their neighbors. (1) Latin...
Literatura, Testimonio, Cine Y Derechos Humanos En Los Tiempos del Neoliberalismo Global
The only factor against the extradition of Senator Pinochet which is potentially decisive at this stage is the state of his health, and in particular his mental fitness to stand a trial. Jack Straw, Home Secretary, England, March 2, 2000 La novela...
Managing Editor's Preface
The fourteenth volume in the series of MACLAS: Latin American Essays presents a selection of eleven papers given at the Twenty-first Annual Conference of the Mid Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies held at St. John Fisher College in Rochester,...
Multiples Demandas: Hogar, Trabajo Y Auto-Realizacion Entre Mujeres Profesionales De Clase Media En Buenos Aires
Introduccion: El objetivo de esta ponencia es analizar las experiencias laborales y familiares de un conjunto de mujeres de clase media profesional, su interpretacion acerca de esas experiencias y como ellas perciben y valoran los logros y sin sabores...
Regional Integration in Mercosur and Possible Future Military Developments in the Southern Cone
Foreword This presentation is based on the author's research in the Southern Cone, conducted in the first half of 1999. It is a part of a larger work on Mercosur, in which the military aspect is but one of the issues under consideration. The part...
The IHM's Response to Educational, Social and Economic Challenges of Human Rights in Peru and Chile: A Viable Option for the People of Latin America
Social, economic and political conditions, as they appeared in Peru and Chile, challenged the apostolate of education of the Congregation of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. (1) They also defied the extension of this apostolate...