Southern comfort

The Chilean edition of Duke's Latin America Readers maintains the excellence and scholarly professionalism of this series

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Mixed up about mestizaje

A pioneering examination of genomics research in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia raises important questions about identity

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Subversive screens

A valuable case study into the potentially contradictory effects of overwhelming cultural domination

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Here to stay

By 2050 one in three Americans will be Latino – making it imperative that ordinary people understand this demographic trend

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Democratic duplicity

Cuba's participatory politics shows why uncritical acceptance of the US definitions of democracy is deceptive

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Man of the people

Chávez was not a cause but an effect of the Bolivarian Revolution, which started among a people tired of corrupt politicians and subordination to the US

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Narco mania

A gripping work of literary criticism explores the 'narco novel' – and guns down the stereotypes that surround the theme of drug-trafficking

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Imperialism makes a comeback

The theory of imperialism offers a potent way of explaining the extractive activities that cause social conflict and environmental degradation throughout Latin America

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Cultural awakening on a global scale

A seminal work now available in English offers us the chance to imagine forms of globalisation that go beyond the tired US vision

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The context of conflict

An ethnographic study of the causes of conflict over oil and gas extraction in the Amazon offers valuable insights into a crucial issue

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