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Latin America

An Interdisciplinary Approach

Julio Lopez-Arias and Gladys M. Varona-Lacey

Latin America: An Interdisciplinary Approach presents a broad perspective of Latin America and highlights its major events, issues, and political, social, and economic changes. The book contains articles written by expert scholars representing different disciplines. The contributions included in the volume serve as an excellent starting point for students, scholars, and professionals interested in furthering their knowledge of Latin America.
Contents: Timothy D. Murphy: Indians of Mesoamerica – G. Reginald Daniel: Either Black or White: Race Relations in Contemporary Brazil – Anita Herzfeld: Language and Identity in Central America: A History of Oppression, Struggle, and Achievement – Sarah C. Chambers: More Than Wives and Mothers: Women in Latin American History – C. Alejandra Elenes: Malinche, Guadalupe, and La Llorona: Patriarchy and the Formation of Mexican National Consciousness – Sarah Brooks/Christian Smith: The Catholic Church in Latin America: From Privilege to Protest – Miguel Angel Centeno: War in Latin America: The Peaceful Continent? – Satya R. Pattnayak: Development and Dependency in Latin America – Susan Randolph: Mixed Blessings of Foreign Capital Flows: Latin America's Record of Development Performance – Gustavo A. Alfaro: Five Hundred Years of Latin American Literature – Blas Puente-Baldoceda: The Indigenous and Neo-Indigenous Literature of Peru – Carol Callaway: Mexican Colonial Art and Architecture from the Conquest to Independence – Walter Aaron Clark: The Music of Latin America – Colleen Kattau: Latin American New Song – John Hess: «New» Latin American Cinema, 1954-1974.