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1 ALONZO, JUAN J. Badmen Bandits And Folk Heroes: The Ambivalence Of Mexican American Identity In Literature And Film.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes is a comparative study of the literary and cinematic representation of Mexican American masculine identity from early twentieth-century adventure stories and movie Westerns through contemporary self-representations by Chicano/a writers and filmmakers. In this deeply compelling book, Juan J. Alonzo proposes a reconsideration of the early stereotypical depictions of Mexicans in fiction and film: rather than viewing stereotypes as unrelentingly negative, Alonzo presents them as part of a complex apparatus of identification and disavowal. Furthermore, Alonzo reassesses Chicano/a self-representation in literature and film, and argues that the Chicano/a expression of identity is characterized less by essentialism than by an acknowldgement of the contingent status of present-day identity formations. Alonzo opens his provocative study with a fresh look at the adventure stories of Stephen Crane and the silent Western movies of D. W. Griffith. He also investigates the conflation of the greaser, the bandit, and the Mexican revolutionary into one villainous figure in early Western movies and, more broadly, traces the development of the badman in Westerns. He newly interrogates the writings of Amrico Paredes regarding the makeup of Mexican masculinity, and productively trains his analytic eye on the recent films of Jim Mendiola and the contemporary poetry of Evangelina Vigil. Throughout Badmen, Bandits, and Folk Heroes, Alonzo convincingly demonstrates how fiction and films that formerly appeared one-dimensional in their treatment of Mexicans and Mexican Americans actually offer surprisingly multifarious and ambivalent representations. At the same time, his valuation of indeterminacy, contingency, and hybridity in contemporary cultural production creates new possibilities for understanding identity formation. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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2 BEALS, CARLETON. The Coming Struggle For Latin America.
J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia: 1938. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Details the political and sociological workings that have helped Latin America with special accents on War, Fascism, Imperialism and other topics. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.68 USD
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3 CABOT, JOHN M.; SMITH, WALTER BEDELL (INTRODUCTION). Toward Our Common American Destiny: Speeches And Interviews On Latin America Problems, 1953-1954.
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Baltimore: 1955. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Includes speeches and interviews on Latin America problems, 1953-1954, by the Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs. 
Price: 208.05 USD
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4 CROW, JOHN A. The Epic Of Latin America.
University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles: 1992. 0520077237 / 9780520077232 Fourth Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 32.78 USD
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5 FRENCH, BRIGITTINE M. Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity: Violence Cultural Rights And Modernity In Highland Guatemala.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
n this valuable book, ethnographer and anthropologist Brigittine French mobilizes new critical-theoretical perspectives in linguistic anthropology, applying them to the politically charged context of contemporary Guatemala. Beginning with an examination of the "nationalist project" that has been ongoing since the end of the colonial period, French interrogates the "Guatemalan/indigenous binary." In Guatemala, "Ladino" refers to the Spanish-speaking minority of the population, who are of mixed European, usually Spanish, and indigenous ancestry; "Indian" is understood to mean the majority of Guatemala's population, who speak one of the twenty-one languages in the Maya linguistic groups of the country, although levels of bilingualism are very high among most Maya communities. As French shows, the Guatemalan state has actively promoted a racialized, essentialized notion of "Indians" as an undifferentiated, inherently inferior group that has stood stubbornly in the way of national progress, unity, and development—which are, implicitly, the goals of "true Guatemalans" (that is, Ladinos). French shows, with useful examples, how constructions of language and collective identity are in fact strategies undertaken to serve the goals of institutions (including the government, the military, the educational system, and the church) and social actors (including linguists, scholars, and activists). But by incorporating in-depth fieldwork with groups that speak Kaqchikel and K'iche' along with analyses of Spanish-language discourses, Maya Ethnolinguistic Identity also shows how some individuals in urban, bilingual Indian communities have disrupted the essentializing projects of multiculturalism. And by focusing on ideologies of language, the author is able to explicitly link linguistic forms and functions with larger issues of consciousness, gender politics, social positions, and the forging of hegemonic power relations. 
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6 GONZALEZ, ANN. Resistance And Survival: Children's Narrative From Central America And The Caribbean.
University of Arizona Press, Tucson . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In her analysis of some of the most interesting and important children's literature from Central America and the Caribbean, Ann Gonzalez uses postcolonial narrative theory to expose and decode what marginalized peoples say when they tell stories to their children—and how the interpretations children give these stories today differ from the ways they have read them in the past. Gonzalez reads against the grain, deconstructing and critiquing dominant discourses to reveal consistent narrative patterns throughout the region that have helped children maneuver in a world dominated by powerful figures—from parents to agents of social control, political repression, and global takeover. Many of these stories are in some way lessons in resistance and survival in a world where "the toughest kid on the block," often an outsider, demands that a group of children "play or pay," on his terms. Gonzalez demonstrates that where traditional strategies have proposed the model of the "trickster" or the "paradoxically astute fool," to mock the pretensions of the would-be oppressor, new trends indicate that the region's children—and those who write for them—show increasing interest in playing the game on their own terms, getting to know the Other, embracing difference, and redefining their identity and role within the new global culture. Resistance and Survival emphasizes the hope underlying this contemporary children's literature for a world in which all voices can be heard and valued—the hope of an authentic happy ending. 
Price: 42.75 USD
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7 GRIFFIN, CHARLES C. (EDITOR). Concerning Latin American Culture.
Columbia University Press , New York: 1944. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 19.95 USD
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8 HOROWITZ, IRVING LOUIS (EDITED BY). Cuban Communism.
Aldine Publishing Company, New York: 1970. s Softcover. Good condition. 
These articles, from scholars who are experts in their respective fields, provide the most up-close analyses of Cuban Communism, an assessment of its success and failures, and predictions about its future directions. 
Price: 11.16 USD
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9 INNES, HAMMOND. The Conquistadors.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1969. First American Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. The dustjacket is torn in the front and the back. 
Retells one of the most extraordinary episodes in the annals of the Western hemisphere - the conquest of Mexico and Peru by a handful of Spanish soldiers of fortune, the collapse of two mighty empires, Aztec and Inca, before the ruthless determination of Cortes and Pizarro. An extraordinary collection of pictures, superbly reproduced - including 48 pages of full color plates - complements Mr. Innes' text. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.93 USD
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10 JOHNSON, JOHN J. The Military And Society In Latin America.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 1967. s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.50 USD
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11 JOHNSON, WILLIAM WEBER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Life World Library: The Andean Republics Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Looks at the history, politics, and society of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Maps of the Andean Republics appear on front and back end papers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 2.85 USD
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12 JOHNSON, WILLIAM WEBER; THE EDITORS OF LIFE. Life World Library: The Andean Republics Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru.
Time Incorporated, New York: 1965. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Looks at the history, politics, and society of Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Maps of the Andean Republics appear on front and back end papers. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.09 USD
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13 KAHL, JOSEPH A. The Measurement Of Modernism: A Study Of Values In Brazil And Mexico.
Published for the Institute of Latin American Studies at The University of Texas by The University of Texas Press, Austin and London: 1974. 0292750196 / 9780292750197 Third Printing. This Lattin American Monograph No. 12. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Based on research conducted in two countries undergoing rapid industrialization, The Measurement of Modernism explores the measurement of the transformation from traditional to industrial society. "An important study - both for its methodology and for its findings." - Southeastern Latin Americanist 
Price: 71.25 USD
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14 KRAMER, PAUL; MCNICOLL, ROBERT E. ( EDITED BY). Latin American Panorama.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 1968. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. 
These key writings on Latin America by the major social and historical interpreters of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries explore the growth of Latin America, unravel its complexities, and provide knowledge in depth of the history, economy, politics, sociology, and temperament of a region of vital concern to the United States. 
Price: 20.90 USD
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15 LERMOUX, PENNY. Cry Of The People: The Struggle For Human Rights In Latin America, The Catholic Church In Conflict With U. S. Policy.
Penguin Group, New York: 1982. 0140060472 / 9780140060478 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 4.99 USD
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16 LOWENFELS, WALTER (EDITOR). For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology.
Beacon Press, Boston: 1975. 0807063827 / 9780807063828 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
This international anthology of prose and poetry pays tribute to the life of Pablo Neruda and to the legacy of the Popular Unity Government of Salvador Allende. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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17 MASLOW, JONATHAN. Footsteps In The Jungle: Adventures In The Scientific Exploration Of The American Tropics.
Ivan R. Dee, Chicago: 1996. 1566631378 / 9781566631372 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Just as the European discovery of the New World brought a revolution in human understanding, so the explorers of traveler-naturalists in the New World tropics launched a revolution in the natural sciences as yet unfinished. In Footsteps in the Jungle, Jonathan Maslow recounts the exploits of thirteen of these scientists whom he calls "the luckiest men and women of all time" - the explorers who first mapped the tropical regions of the Americas and discovered the biological orgy that is nature in the tropics. Includes an Index. 
Price: 11.35 USD
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18 MCAFEE, KATHY. Storm Signals: Structural Adjustment And Development Alternatives In The Caribbean.
South End Press, Boston: 1991. 0896084205 / 9780896084209 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Conveys the vitality of the region's popular movements, pinpoints the policies that threaten to block their promising initiatives, and proposes constructive policy alternatives. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.79 USD
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19 MUNOZ, BRAULIO. Sons Of The Wind: The Search For Identity In Spanish American Indian Literature.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 1982. 0813509726 / 9780813509723 First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Explores the issues surrounding the long search for, and the reality of, cultural unity in Spanish America. It is an effort to take inventory of what has been won and what has been lost in the process of realizing the hegemony of the mestizo and his culture. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.33 USD
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20 READ, PIERS PAUL. Alive.
Avon Books, New York: 1975. 038000321X / 9780380003211 First Avon Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
This is the greatest modern epic of catastrophe and human endurance. "A classic in the literature of survival." -Newsweek. 
Price: 2.61 USD
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