Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 61

Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 61

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qThe one source that sets reference collections on Latin American studies apart from all other geographic areas of the world.... The Handbook has provided scholars interested in Latin America with a bibliographical source of a quality unavailable to scholars in most other branches of area studies.q a€”Latin American Research Review Beginning with volume 41 (1979), the University of Texas Press became the publisher of the Handbook of Latin American Studies, the most comprehensive annual bibliography in the field. Compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress and annotated by a corps of more than 140 specialists in various disciplines, the Handbook alternates from year to year between social sciences and humanities. The Handbook annotates works on Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Guianas, Spanish South America, and Brazil, as well as materials covering Latin America as a whole. Most of the subsections are preceded by introductory essays that serve as biannual evaluations of the literature and research under way in specialized areas. The Handbook of Latin American Studies is the oldest continuing reference work in the field. Lawrence Boudon, of the Library of Congress Hispanic Division, has been the editor since 2000, and Katherine D. McCann has been assistant editor since 1999. The subject categories for Volume 61 are as follows: AnthropologyEconomicsGeographyGovernment and PoliticsPolitical EconomyInternational RelationsSociologyNotes the rise of neopentecostalism in Brazil and analyzes the controversy around an incident on Brazilian TV ... Collection of essays first presented at the 5th Afro-Brazilian Congress (Salvador, 1997). ... Work lays out the benefits for individuals and the countrya#39;s economy and civil society, and estimates itemized costs of a series of concrete steps to address the issue. ... Studies the Movimento de Trabal- hadores Rurais Sem Terra (MST) in the 1990s in Sao Paulo state, with a closeanbsp;...

Title:Handbook of Latin American Studies, Vol. 61
Author: Lawrence Boudon
Publisher:University of Texas Press - 2006-04-01

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