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Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Territorial Rule in Colombia and the Transformation of the Llanos Orientales

Jane M. Rausch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044668
eISBN:
9780813046334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the 1980s the discovery of exploitable petroleum deposits in the Llanos Orientales or eastern plains of Colombia transformed what had long been a neglected frontier into the fastest growing region ... More

Toledo's PeruVision and Reality

Toledo's Peru: Vision and Reality

Ronald Bruce St John

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035215
eISBN:
9780813038902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035215.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Alejandro Toledo was elected president of Peru in 2001, ending the corrupt rule of Alberto Fujimori. Limited to a single term, Toledo capitalized on his indigenous roots and his identification with ... More

Trance and Modernity in the Southern CaribbeanAfrican and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Trance and Modernity in the Southern Caribbean: African and Hindu Popular Religions in Trinidad and Tobago

Keith E. McNeal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037363
eISBN:
9780813042121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037363.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This is a comparative historical ethnography of the convergent colonial globalization of African and Hindu traditions of trance performance and spirit mediumship in the southern Caribbean, as well as ... More

Transnational Politics in Central America

Transnational Politics in Central America

Luis Roniger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036632
eISBN:
9780813038834
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036632.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Political theorists tend to write about the countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) either as individual nation-states or as the ... More

True-Born Maroons

True-Born Maroons

Kenneth Bilby and Kevin A. Yelvington

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Constructed from the oral histories of one of the most secretive groups in the Caribbean, this book describes a culture that has been nurtured by enslaved Africans and their descendants to survive ... More

U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

U.S.-Cuban Cooperation Past, Present, and Future

Melanie M. Ziegler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030876
eISBN:
9780813039701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030876.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The United States and Cuba actually cooperate on several issues of mutual interest. This intriguing pattern of U.S.-Cuban cooperation emerged during the 1990s. Naked self-interest led the two ... More

Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Urarina Society, Cosmology, and History in Peruvian Amazonia

Bartholomew Dean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033785
eISBN:
9780813038384
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033785.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The Urarina are an indigenous group found in the Peruvian lowlands. Seemingly isolated, this ethnography of the group argues that they actually have a long history of engaging in networks of trade ... More

Velvet JihadMuslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Velvet Jihad: Muslim Women's Quiet Resistance to Islamic Fundamentalism

Faegheh Shirazi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033549
eISBN:
9780813039589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033549.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

There are numerous conflicts ensuing in the Middle East, but not all are being fought with rockets and rifles. While the Internet has proven invaluable to those who wish to uphold a patriarchal ... More

Venezuela's Petro-DiplomacyHugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Venezuela's Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez's Foreign Policy

Ralph S. Clem (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035307
eISBN:
9780813038292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035307.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since coming to power in 1999, President Hugo Chavez has used the windfall of high oil prices to remake Venezuela internally along the model of twenty-first-century socialism and, even more ... More

War and State Building in the Middle East

War and State Building in the Middle East

Rolf Schwarz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037929
eISBN:
9780813042138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037929.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the authoritarian-regime governments commonly found in the Middle East, particularly among oil-rich countries. In this region, war has interacted ... More

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