Estudios Interdisciplinarios de America Latina y el Caribe

A journal that focuses on Latin American history and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Vol. 29, No. 2, July

Catholicism, Politics, and Society in Modern Latin America
Introduction In 1835, the French liberal economist Michel Chevalier returned home after several years spent travelling across the United States. In his reflections on US society and economy, as well as the history of the Americas in general, Chevalier...
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An Indigenous Leader and His Missionaries: A Biographical Account of the Salesian Mission of Puerto Casado, Paraguay, in the Twentieth Century
I met Rene Ramirez for the first time in 2004, in Pueblito Indio Livio Farina, the indigenous neighborhood of the town of Puerto Casado. Puerto Casado, located on the eastern edge of the Paraguayan Chaco, on the bank of the Paraguay River, was founded...
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The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) in Guatemala: Issues of Gender, Ethnicity, and Social Transformation
1. Introduction Recent decades have seen large internal diversification within Catholicism and an explosion of Catholic movements and faith initiatives. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR)--now by far the largest lay movement of the Catholic...
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Vol. 29, No. 1, January

Who Killed the Mexican Film Industry? the Decline of the Golden Age, 1946-1960
Recent years have registered a boom in Mexican cinema, but comparisons to the Golden Age of the 1940s and 50s, when local films accounted for close to half of all tickets sold, fall significantly short. (1) In 2015, Mexico logged an output of 140 features,...
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TOMAS PEREZ VEJO Y PABLO YANKELEVICH (COORDS.): Raza Y Politica En Hispanoamerica
TOMAS PEREZ VEJO Y PABLO YANKELEVICH (COORDS.): Raza y politica en Hispanoamerica. Ciudad de Mexico: El Colegio de Mexico / Bonilla Artigas, 2016. This is a welcome addition to the Spanish-language literature on the history of the intersections...
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BARBARA WEINSTEIN: The Color of Modernity: Sao Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil
BARBARA WEINSTEIN: The Color of Modernity: Sao Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2015 Em The Color of Modernity--Sao Paulo and the Making of Race and Nation in Brazil, Barbara Weinstein...
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ERNESTO BASSI: An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World
ERNESTO BASSI: An Aqueous Territory: Sailor Geographies and New Granada's Transimperial Greater Caribbean World. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016. As implied in this book's title, Ernesto Bassi explores how the sea functions as a nucleus...
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Vol. 28, No. 2, July

Southern Cone Cities as Political Laboratories of the Global Sixties: Montevideo (1962-1968); Santiago De Chile (1969-1973); Buenos Aires (1973-1976)
What was the importance of the Southern Cone in the global sixties? Predominant narratives of this period have given it a peripheral role. By following diffusionist perspectives, most approaches considered the region an empty space that only received...
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GEORGE F. FLAHERTY: Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement
GEORGE F. FLAHERTY: Hotel Mexico: Dwelling on the '68 Movement. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016 This is an ambitious book that seeks to reevaluate the experiential context of the 1968 Student Movement in Mexico City and its "afterlives"...
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ORI PREUSS: Transnational South America: Experiences, Ideas, and Identities, 1860s-1900s
ORI PREUSS: Transnational South America: Experiences, Ideas, and Identities, 1860s-1900s. New York and London: Routledge, 2016 In Transnational South America: Experiences, Ideas, and Identities, 1860s-1900s, Ori Preuss, a historian of Latin America...
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ULRICH OSLENDER: The Geographies of Social Movements: Afro-Colombian Mobilization and the Aquatic Space
ULRICH OSLENDER: The Geographies of Social Movements: Afro-Colombian Mobilization and the Aquatic Space. Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016 Oslender draws on two decades of research in the southern part of Colombia's Pacific littoral,...
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RAANAN REIN, STEFAN RINKE, AND NADIA ZYSMAN (EDS.): The New Ethnic Studies in Latin America
RAANAN REIN, STEFAN RINKE, AND NADIA ZYSMAN (EDS.): The New Ethnic Studies in Latin America. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2017 The book under review is a call for and an examination of the recognition of the complexity of ethnic identification in Latin...
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Revolutionary Transnationalism in Historical Perspective: Militant Networks in the Americas in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century
Introduction: Writing the History of Revolutionary Transnationalism and Militant Networks in the Americas It is difficult to think of any Latin American revolutionary movement in the latter half of the twentieth century that was not a product of...
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Vol. 28, No. 1, January

ROBERT M. BUFFINGTON: A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910
ROBERT M. BUFFINGTON: A Sentimental Education for the Working Man: The Mexico City Penny Press, 1900-1910. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. It is painfully difficult to write about working class folk in any time or at any place. Mexico is no...
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JOHN F. COLLINS: Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy
JOHN F. COLLINS: Revolt of the Saints: Memory and Redemption in the Twilight of Brazilian Racial Democracy. Durham: Duke University Press. 2015. This is a book about transformation, loss, redemption, race, history, urban space, nation, state, citizenry,...
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SARAH CHAMBERS: Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation
SARAH CHAMBERS: Families in War and Peace: Chile from Colony to Nation. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015. Families in War and Peace provides an intriguing, exhaustive, and analytically rigorous account of the tumult of independence and the early...
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RAANAN REIN AND DAVID M.K. SHEININ: Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sport, and the Making of the Americas
RAANAN REIN AND DAVID M.K. SHEININ: Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sport, and the Making of the Americas. Leiden: Brill, 2014. Raanan Rein and David Sheinin's wide-ranging edited volume Muscling in on New Worlds: Jews, Sport, and the Making of...
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