New acquisitions Latin America (April 2018)


Creating dialogues : indigenous perceptions and changing forms of leadership in Amazonia / edited by Hanne Veber and Pirjo Kristiina Virtanen

Creating Dialogues discusses contemporary forms of leadership in a variety of Amazonian indigenous groups. Examining the creation of indigenous leaders as political subjects in the context of contemporary state policies of democratization and exploitation of natural resources, the book addresses issues of resilience and adaptation at the level of local community politics in lowland South America. Contributors investigate how indigenous peoples perceive themselves as incorporated into the structures of states and how they tend to see the states as accomplices of the private companies and non-indigenous settlers who colonize or devastate indigenous lands. Adapting to the impacts of changing political and economic environments, leaders adopt new organizational forms, participate in electoral processes, become adept in the use of social media, experiment with cultural revitalization and new forms of performance designed to reach non-indigenous publics, and find allies in support of indigenous and human rights claims to secure indigenous territories and conditions for survival. Through these multiple transformations, the new styles and manners of leadership are embedded in indigenous notions of power and authority whose shifting trajectories predate contemporary political conjunctures. Despite the democratization of many Latin American countries and international attention to human rights efforts, indigenous participation in political arenas is still peripheral. Creating Dialogues sheds light on dramatic, ongoing social and political changes within Amazonian indigenous groups. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of anthropology, ethnology, Latin American studies, and indigenous studies, as well as governmental and nongovernmental organizations working with Amazonian groups.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.0810.VE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Embers of the past : essays in times of decolonization / Javier Sanjinés C.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.1210.SA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Global entangled inequalities : conceptual debates and evidence from Latin America / edited by Elizabeth Jelin, Renata Motta and Sérgio Costa

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.1800.JE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Banking on health : the world bank and health sector reform in Latin America / Shiri Noy

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.1880.NO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Latin America’s radical left : rebellion and Cold War in the global 1960s / Aldo Marchesi

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.2040.MA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Politics of Latin America : the power game / Harry E. Vanden

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.2600.VA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


The Conquest on trial : Carvajal’s Complaint of the Indians in the court of death / Carlos A. Jáuregui

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3235.CA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Zooarchaeology in the Neotropics : environmental diversity and human-animal interactions / Mariana Mondini, A. Sebastián Muñoz, Pablo M. Fernández, editors

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3240.MO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


The ideology of Creole revolution : imperialism and independence in American and Latin American political thought / Joshua Simon

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3260.SI

in the UvA CataloguePlus


The long, lingering shadow : slavery, race, and law in the American hemisphere / Robert J. Cottrol

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3286.CO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Women of the Iberian Atlantic / edited by Sarah E. Owens and Jane E. Mangan

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3298.OW

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Three traveling women writers : cross-cultural perspectives of Brazil, Patagonia, and the U.S., from the Nineteenth Century / Natália Fontes de Oliveira

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3310.OL

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Why Latin American nations fail : development strategies in the twenty-first century / edited by Esteban Pérez Caldentey and Matías Vernengo

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3900.PE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Multilatinas : strategies for internationalisation / edited by Veneta Andonova, Mauricio Losada-Otálora

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.7021.AN

in the UvA CataloguePlus



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