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African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil

Scott Ickes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044781
eISBN:
9780813046433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044781.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

A close study of six major public religious festivals, including carnival, African-Brazilian Culture and Regional Identity in Bahia, Brazil, explores the cultural politics of regional identity in the ... More

Afro-Cuban CostumbrismoFrom Plantations to the Slums

Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums

Rafael Ocasio

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041643
eISBN:
9780813043913
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041643.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Cuban Costumbrista writers reported the strong presence of African traditions developed by slaves and by freed Blacks as agents of a vigorous popular culture that was highly visible throughout the ... More

Afro-Cuban Religious ArtsPopular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts: Popular Expressions of Cultural Inheritance in Espiritismo and Santería

Kristine Juncker

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049700
eISBN:
9780813050454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049700.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Afro-Cuban Religious Arts traces the religious art created by four generations of Afro-Caribbean women from Havana, Cuba, to Spanish Harlem, New York, from 1899 to 1969. Through an examination of ... More

Afro-Cuban TheologyReligion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Afro-Cuban Theology: Religion, Race, Culture, and Identity

Michelle A. Gonzalez

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029979
eISBN:
9780813039343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029979.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book compares Cuban American and African American religiosity, arguing that Afro-Cuban religiosity and culture are central to understanding the Cuban and Cuban American condition. The book ... More

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Kwame Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062617
eISBN:
9780813055985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062617.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The struggle for racial justice by Afro–civil society in Brazil and Salvador da Bahia is the main concern of this book. Theoretically this research aims to contribute to Latin American critical ... More

The Bachelet GovernmentConflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

The Bachelet Government: Conflict and Consensus in Post-Pinochet Chile

Silvia Borzutzky

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034751
eISBN:
9780813038186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034751.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Michelle Bachelet was the first elected female president of Chile, and the first woman elected president of any South American country. What was just as remarkable, though less noted, was the success ... More

Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Black Labor Migration in Caribbean Guatemala, 1882–1923

Frederick Douglass Opie

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033716
eISBN:
9780813038735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033716.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

In the late 19th century, many Central American governments and countries sought to fill low-paying jobs and develop their economies by recruiting black American and West Indian laborers. This book ... More

Brazilian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Brazilian Foreign Policy after the Cold War

Sean W. Burges

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033334
eISBN:
9780813039169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033334.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Since 1992 — the end of the Cold War — Brazil has been slowly and quietly carving a niche for itself in the international community: that of a regional leader in Latin America. How and why is the ... More

Brazilian PropagandaLegitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

Brazilian Propaganda: Legitimizing an Authoritarian Regime

Nina Schneider

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813049908
eISBN:
9780813050362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049908.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Brazilian Propaganda is the first English language study to uncover how the official propaganda organs justified the civilian-military regime in Brazil between 1964 and 1985. Based on a variety of ... More

Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of
Afrocubanismo

Carnival and National Identity in the Poetry of Afrocubanismo

Thomas F. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035581
eISBN:
9780813038131
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035581.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This detailed analysis of the poetry associated with the Afrocubanismo movement of the late 1920s infuses new life into the study of these remarkable works. Focusing on the representations of ... More

The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

The Changing Dynamic of Cuban Civil Society

Alexander I. Gray and Antoni Kapcia (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031927
eISBN:
9780813038513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031927.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Does a civil society actually exist in Cuba today and if so what is its nature and role? In seeking answers to this contested and politicized question, the editors of this book have assembled a ... More

Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America

Kwame Dixon and John Burdick (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037561
eISBN:
9780813043098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037561.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Throughout the Americas black social movement groups are increasingly using sophisticated strategies and tactics to challenge racial and gender inequality. Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin ... More

Consent of the DamnedOrdinary Argentinians in the Dirty War

Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War

David M. K. Sheinin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042398
eISBN:
9780813043005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042398.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book explains how Argentines came to conceive of human rights after 1976—in antagonism to, in sympathy with, and with indifference toward the dictatorship that governed. It documents the ... More

Contemporary Urbanism BrazilBeyond Brasilia

Contemporary Urbanism Brazil: Beyond Brasilia

Vicente del Rio and William Siembieda (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032818
eISBN:
9780813039275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032818.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For decades, a succession of military regimes and democratic governments in Brazil sought to shape the future of their society through the manipulation of urban spaces. Planned cities were built that ... More

Contrary DestiniesA Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Contrary Destinies: A Century of America's Occupation, Deoccupation, and Reoccupation of Haiti

Leon D. Pamphile

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061023
eISBN:
9780813051291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061023.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book examines Haitian American relations from 1915 to 2015 in light of American control. In 1915 began the first American occupation of Haiti that lasted two decades enabling them to lay the ... More

Cuba in a Global ContextInternational Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Catherine Krull (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

For more than 50 years Cuba has occupied a unique position in global affairs, with a steadfast prominence that at first glance might seem unlikely for a small developing island country nestled in the ... More

Cuba in the Shadow of ChangeDaily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Cuba in the Shadow of Change: Daily Life in the Twilight of the Revolution

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033693
eISBN:
9780813039695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This book travels deep inside the everyday life of middle-class Cubans—arguably the majority of citizens on the island. Un-theorized and under-described, it is a group that is portrayed honestly, ... More

Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

Cuban Convents in the Age of Enlightened Reform, 1761–1807

John J. Clune Jr.

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032177
eISBN:
9780813038308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032177.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Catholicism underwent momentous change as it transitioned to the modern era and the relatively new colonial environments of North America and the Caribbean. Critical to this evolution was the role of ... More

Darwin's Man in BrazilThe Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

Darwin's Man in Brazil: The Evolving Science of Fritz Müller

David A. West

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062600
eISBN:
9780813051581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062600.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Darwin’s Man in Brazil is a scientific biography of Fritz Müller that presents relevant familial, institutional, methodological, philosophical, and political backgrounds for understanding Müller’s ... More

Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean
Cultures

Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert and Ivette Romero-Cesareo (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The geopolitical contours of the Caribbean have changed over the centuries. Amerindian chiefdoms gave way to European colonies that have been replaced by nations of various political flavors. ... More

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