Constructive Change in Latin America

Constructive Change in Latin America

Constructive Change in Latin America

Constructive Change in Latin America

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The contributors to this volume are widely spaced on the spectrum of Latin American scholarship. Some are senior scholars, others younger men; five disciplines are represented; and the authors come from Brazil, Spanish America, and the United States.

Germán Arciniegas and John P. Gillin are from that older generation which was instrumental in introducing Latin America to readers in this country several decades ago. Under the sponsorship of his publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, Mr. Arciniegas brought some of Latin America's best fiction and essays to the attention of North American readers. Mr. Gillin wrote pioneering studies of village communities in Peru and Guatemala based on extensive field work. Two other contributors, Fernando Cardoso and James Malloy, still in their early thirties, bear the stamp of a totally different tradition. While Germán Arciniegas and John Gillin rely . . .

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