Crossing Currents Continuity and Change in Latin America

ISBN-10: 0136564712

ISBN-13: 9780136564713

Edition: 1st 1998

Authors: Scott Whiteford, Michael B. Whiteford

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Designed to expose readers to some of the most important critical thinking by anthropologists across a wide range of issues, this anthology combines a variety of works that examine Latin American cultures from a number of different perspectives. Very accessible and perceptive, it covers a wide range of topics -- beginning with a general overview of Latin America (observations about size of land mass, geography, population size and growth rates) and then highlighting some of the cultural characteristics that permit us to talk about "Latin America" -- balancing the incredible cultural diversity with some of the overriding features that give at least the appearance of "similarity."
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Book details

List price: $119.00
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 514
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694

Introduction
Introduction to Latin America: Its Land and People
Challenging the Nation-State in Latin America
The Mirror of the Other
Prehistory
Lost Civilizations of the Lower Amazon
Applied Archaeology and Rural Development: Archaeology's Potential Contribution to the Future
The Enigma of Aztec Sacrifice
America's Iberian Heritage
Culture and Conquest
Sons of the Shaking Earth
Ethnicity
The Indian in Latin America
Hale,Inter-Ethnic Relations and Class Structure in Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast: A Historical Overview
Assault on Paradise
Gender
Machismo and Marianismo
Women's Movements in the Americas: Feminism's Second Wave
Women's Social Movements in Latin America
Changing Gender Role Attitudes Among Women in an Urban Mexican Neighborhood
Social Structure
Brokers and Career Mobility Systems in the Structure of Complex Societies
Social Inequality in Oaxaca
Aspects of Power Distribution in Costa Rica
Changing Life Patterns: The Elite of the Valle of Pubenza, Columbia
Religion
Changes in Twentieth-Century Mesoamerican Cargo Systems
Religion, Class, and Context: Continuities and Discontinuities in Brazilian Umbana
The Spirit and Democracy: Base Communities, Protestantism, and Democratization in Latin America
Health
The Political Economy of Health in Latin America
German Spirit Doctors in Spiritist Healing in Urban Brazil
How to Stay Well in Tzintzumtzan
Adaptive Strategies of Bolivian Herbalists to Biomedicine
Economics, Neoliberal Reforms, and Trade Agreements
Tobacco or Health in the Third World: A Political Economy Perspective with Emphasis on Mexico
Free Trade versus Sustainable Agriculture: The Implications NAFTA
Who Is Rebelling in Chiapas?
Privatization Fever in Latin America
Accommodation and Resistance: Ejidatario, Ejidataria, and Official Views of Ejido Reform
Culture, Sweetness, and Death: The Political Economy of Sugar Production and Consumption
Mixed Strategies and the Informal Sector: Three Faces of Reserve Labor
Environment
Rethinking the Hamburger Thesis: Deforestation and the Crisis of Central Ame
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