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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

We are ImazighenThe Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

We are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

Fazia Aïtel

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813049397
eISBN:
9780813050164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049397.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

We Are Imazighen: The Development of Algerian Berber Identity in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture is about the emergence of Berber identity, specifically that of the Kabyles, within the ... More

Who Owns Haiti?People, Power, and Sovereignty

Who Owns Haiti?: People, Power, and Sovereignty

Robert Maguire and Scott Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062266
eISBN:
9780813051987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062266.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Who Owns Haiti addresses a provocative and complex question, one arguably at the heart of Haitian studies and Haiti’s history. This edited volume calls into question the role of external actors in ... More

Worldview, the Orichas, and SanteríaAfrica to Cuba and Beyond

Worldview, the Orichas, and Santería: Africa to Cuba and Beyond

Mercedes Cros Sandoval

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030203
eISBN:
9780813039565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030203.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introduction to the Afro-Cuban religion called Santería explores how it emerged and developed in Cuba out of transplanted Yoruba beliefs, and continues to spread and adjust to changing times and ... More

Yo Soy NegroBlackness in Peru

Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru

Tanya Marie Golash-Boza

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035741
eISBN:
9780813038490
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035741.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book addresses what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic work in the country and informed by more than 80 interviews with Peruvians of African descent, this study ... More

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