Subject: History / Latin America / South America

Subject: History / Latin America / South America

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Fearful Vassals

|9780822946199|Urban Elite Loyalty in the Viceroyalty of Río de la Plata, 1776-1810|Following the creation of the viceroyalty of Río de la Plata in 1776, the elites of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, and Montevideo turned time and again to the Spanish crown for intercession, mediation, and support to maintain their privileged position during the tumultuous years before the May Revolution of 1810. Their loyalty was in part a result of the social status, political opportunities, and economic benefits that produced their privileged style of life. But of greater importance were the various internal and external factors that threatened their privileges, including inter-group…

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Society and Education in Brazil

|9780822952077|A groundbreaking English-language study of the transformation in education in mid-twentieth century Brazil, and the social and economic forces that shaped it. It also looks at how, in turn, education is shaping the rapid transformation of Brazilian society.| Robert J. Havighurst J. Roberto Moreira| Pitt Latin American Series| Education / Administration / General History / General History / Latin America / South America

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Bolivia

|9780822984238|The Uncompleted Revolution|The first book-length analysis of the Bolivian revolution by an American political scientist explains the events of 1952 as a Latin American case study, and links the theme of the revolution with other contemporary insurrections in underdeveloped countries. Combining narrative excitement and scholarly analysis, the book pinpoints sources of weakness and stress in the Bolivian old order, with particular attention to the effects of uneven economic developments in the first two decades of the twentieth century. It then focuses on the stormy years after 1936 that led up to the insurrection of April 9-11, 1952. Finally, it examines…

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Beyond the Revolution

|9780822984306|Bolivia since 1952|Ten original essays discuss changes in the life, politics, and culture of Bolivia since the revolution of 1952.| James Malloy Richard Thorn| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science / Essays

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Authoritarianism and Corporatism in Latin America

|9780822952756| Since the mid-1960s it has been apparent that authoritarian regimes are not necessarily doomed to extinction as societies modernize and develop, but are potentially viable (if unpleasant) modes of organizing a society’s developmental efforts. This realization has spurred new interest among social scientists in the phenomenon of authoritarianism and one of its variants, corporatism. The sixteen previously unpublished essays in this volume provide a focus for the discussion of authoritarianism and corporatism by clarifying various concepts, and by pointing to directions for future research utilizing them. The book is organized in four parts: a theoretical introduction; discussions of authoritarianism,…

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