New e-books (April 2018 I)

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Between the Andes and the Amazon : language and social meaning in Bolivia / Anna M. Babel

Why can’t a Quechua speaker wear pants? Anna M. Babel uses this question to open an analysis of language and social structure at the border of eastern and western, highland and lowland Bolivia. Through an exploration of categories such as political affiliation, ethnic identity, style of dress, and history of migration, she describes the ways that people understand themselves and others as Quechua speakers, Spanish speakers, or something in between. Between the Andes and the Amazon is ethnography in storytelling form, a rigorous yet sensitive exploration of how people understand themselves and others as members of social groups through the words and languages they use. Drawing on fifteen years of ethnographic research, Babel offers a close examination of how people produce oppositions, even as they might position themselves “in between” those categories. These oppositions form the raw material of the social system that people accept as “normal” or “the way things are.” Meaning-making happens through language use and language play, Babel explains, and the practice of using Spanish versus Quechua is a claim to an identity or a social position. Babel gives personal perspectives on what it is like to live in this community, focusing on her own experiences and those of her key consultants. Between the Andes and the Amazon opens new ways of thinking about what it means to be a speaker of an indigenous or colonial language—or a mix of both.

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cappellettianarchism

Anarchism in Latin America / Angel J. Cappelletti

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walicekguantanamo

Guantánamo and American Empire : the humanities respond / Don E. Walicek, Jessica Adams, editors

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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mcleodresisting

Resisting violence : emotional communities in Latin America / Morna Macleod, Natalia De Marinis, editors

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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galindoto

To sin no more : Franciscans and conversion in the Hispanic world, 1683-1830 / David Rex Galindo

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anthiaslimits

Limits to decolonization : indigeneity, territory, and hydrocarbon politics in the Bolivian Chaco / Penelope Anthias

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garciavoicesimages

Voices from Mariel : oral histories of the 1980 Cuban boatlift / José Manuel García

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cortinacivil

Civil society organizations in Latin American education : case studies and perspectives on advocacy / edited by Regina Cortina and Constanza Lafuente

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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morrisseyborder

Border spaces : visualizing the U.S.-Mexico frontera / edited by Katherine G. Morrissey and John-Michael H. Warner

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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martinezciudad

Ciudad Juárez : saga of a legendary border city / Oscar J. Martínez

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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leallandscapes

Landscapes of freedom : building a postemancipation society in the rainforests of western Colombia / Claudia Leal

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forneschina

The China-Latin America axis : emerging markets and their role in an increasingly globalised world / Gastón Fornés, Álvaro Mendez

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sancompanion

A companion to José Enrique Rodó / Gustavo San Román

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gobatempire

Empire by invitation : William Walker and manifest destiny in Central America / Michel Gobat

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bergmanillegal

Illegal drugs, drug trafficking and violence in Latin America / Marcelo Bergman

in the UvA CataloguePlus

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