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Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. * Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America * Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to * Focuses on 'Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Contemporary Latin America presents the epochal political, economic, social, and cultural changes in Latin America over the last 40 years and comprehensively examines their impact on life in the region, and beyond. * Provides a fresh approach and a new interpretation of the seismic changes of the last 40 years in Latin America * Introduces major themes from a humanistic and universal perspective, putting each subject in a context that readers can understand and relate to * Focuses on 'Ibero-America'--Brazil and the eighteen countries that were formerly Spanish possessions- while offering valuable comparative views of the non-Iberian areas of the Caribbean * Emphasizes the global, regional and national dimensions of the region's recent past
Autorenporträt
Robert H. Holden teaches Latin American history at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the author of, among others, Armies without Nations: Public Violence and State Formation in Central America, 1821-1960 (2004) and co-editor of Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History (with Eric Zolov, 2010), and has written numerous scholarly articles. Rina Villars is the author of three books in Spanish on the history and political culture of Central America, and of scholarly articles on Spanish linguistics and women.
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'It is not easy to write a contemporary history of a region as large and complicated as Latin America. Yet this clearly written book succeeds admirably in its aims, providing the reader with an excellent understanding of politics, economics, and society. ... This is a welcome addition to the literature of a region whose recent changes have not yet been fully understood.' -- Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, former Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, London University, and of Chatham House

'Rigorous but never pedantic, compactly comprehensive but never over-simplified, Holden and Villars have given us a fresh, lively introduction to a region that many non-Hispanics approach with a set of inaccurate preconceptions. Highly recommended.' -- Lars Schoultz, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

'This book offers an interesting new perspective on contemporary Latin American history, focusing on the 1970s as a decisive returning point. The book is scholarly and well researched and will add an extra dimension to our understanding of the region.' -- George Philip, London School of Economics and Political Science
"Summing up: Recommended. General readers and undergraduate students." -CHOICE, November 2013