New acquisitions Latin America (September 2018)

Big water : the making of the borderlands between Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay / edited by Jacob Blanc and Frederico Freitas

Big Water explores four centuries of the overlapping histories of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay (the Triple Frontier), and the colonies that preceded them. Examining an important area that includes some of the first national parks established in Latin America and one of the world’s largest hydroelectric dams, this transnational approach illustrates how these three nation-states have interacted over time. From the Jesuit reductions in the seventeenth century to the flows of capital and goods accelerated by contemporary trade agreements, the Triple Frontier region has proven fundamental to the development of Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay, as well as to the Southern Cone and South America itself. Although historians from each of these three countries have tended to construct narratives that stop at their respective borders, the contributors call for a reinterpretation that goes beyond the material and conceptual boundaries of the Triple Frontier. In offering a transnational approach, Big Water helps transcend nation-centered blind spots and approach new understandings of how space and society have developed throughout Latin America. These essays complicate traditional frontier histories and balance the excessive weight previously given to empires, nations, and territorial expansion. Overcoming stagnant comparisons between national cases, the research explores regional identity beyond border and geopolitical divides. Thus, Big Water focuses on the uniquely overlapping character of the Triple Frontier and emphasizes a perspective usually left at the periphery of national histories.

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.2930.BL

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Resilient memories : Amerindian cognitive schemas in Latin American art / Arij Ouweneel

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.1250.OU

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Transnational organized crime in Latin America and the Caribbean : from evolving threats and responses to integrated, adaptive solutions / R. Evan Ellis

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.1900.EL

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Latin America since the left turn / edited by Tulia G. Falleti and Emilio A. Parrado

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.2600.FA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Centering animals in Latin American history / Martha Few and Zeb Tortorici, editors

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3221.FE

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Area studies revisited : die Geschichte der Lateinamerikastudien in den USA, 1940 bis 1970 / Torsten Loschke

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3221.LO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Words & worlds turned around : indigenous Christianities in colonial Latin America / edited by David Tavárez

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3223.TA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Tropical riffs : Latin America and the politics of jazz / Jason Borge

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3234.BO

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Relatos de época : una cartografía de América Latina, 1880-1920 / Adriana Rodríguez Pérsico

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3235.RO

in the UvA CataloguePlus


América : cruce de miradas / Teresa Cañedo-Argüelles Fábrega (coordinadora)

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3250.CA (I-II)

in the UvA CataloguePlus



Defending the conquest : Bernardo de Vargas Machuca’s Defense and discourse of the western conquests / edited by Kris Lane

Call Number174: CEDLA 10.3250.VA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


Republics of the New World : the revolutionary political experiment in nineteenth-century Latin America / Hilda Sabato

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.3260.SA

in the UvA CataloguePlus


The political economy of Latin America : reflections on neoliberalism and development after the commodity boom / Peter Kingstone

Call Number 174: CEDLA 10.6200.KI

in the UvA CataloguePlus



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