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Edited by Patricio Silva and Herwig Cleuren
This book examines the different levels of citizens' participation in the decision-making process existing in Brazil and Chile. A series of historical and political factors are explored which have favoured or obstructed the existence of participatory schemes in both countries.
Edited by Michiel Baud and Annelou Ypeij
Cultural tourism has become an important source of revenue for Latin American countries, especially in the Andes and Meso-America. This book analyses its effects and the processes of cultural change it provokes in local societies.
Robert H. Jackson, Alliant International University, Mexico City
Concerns over native resistance to evangelization on and beyond the Chichimeca frontier (the frontier between sedentary and nomadic natives) prompted the Augustinian missionaries to use graphic visual images of hell to convince natives to embrace the new faith. The Augustinians believed that ...
by Martin Lindhardt
In this study of a Pentecostal denomination in urban Chile Martin Lindhardt steps back from classical instrumentalist explanations of Pentecostal growth in Latin America and offers a comprehensive analysis of the ritual and quotidian practices through which adherents live their religiosity on an ...
Lars Kirkhusmo Pharo
Drawing upon the category “ritual practices of time” the book offers a comparative analytical model and theoretical insights about calendars in Mesoamerica and in general. This comprehensive study systematically explicates how ritual practises are represented and conceptualised in intellectual ...
Employing comparative and quantitative historical methods Frankema explores long run trends of asset and income distribution in Latin America, arguing that there is little reason to regard the yawning gap between rich and poor as the persistent result of a colonial heritage.
Isabel Yaya, University of London
Drawing on a redefinition of Inca royal descent and a comparative literary analysis of the chronicles, this book offers new insights into the dynamics of dualistic oppositions in the historical narratives, rituals and cosmology of the Inca ruling elite.
Gilda Hernández Sánchez
Focusing on the native ceramic technology of central Mexico during the early colonial period and the present-day, this book offers a refreshing view into the process of cultural continuity and change in the indigenous Mesoamerican world after the Spanish conquest.
Edited by Francisco A. Eissa-Barroso, El Colegio de Michoacán and Ainara Vázquez Varela, Universidad de Navarra
Growing out of the first Anglophone academic workshop to focuse exclusively on the early Bourbon Spanish America, this collective volume offers a new perspective on the key changes experienced in Spanish America during the first half of the eighteenth century.
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