The history of U.S.-Latin American relations has been characterized by a complex fusion of tensions, collaboration, misperceptions, and intervention. Offering a balanced and interdisciplinary interpretation, this comprehensive reader traces the often-troubled relationship from the beginnings of the nineteenth century to the presidency of Barack Obama. Completely revised and updated, this third edition includes original essays on critically important issues such as immigration, the environment, and the Obama administration's policy toward the region. In addition to this added policy section, another new section explores cultural issues such as tourism, soccer, and the media.
The readings are framed by the editors' opening chapter on the history of the relationship, introductory essays for each of the seven parts, and abstracts for each selection. Students who use this book will learn that U.S.-Latin American relations have been deeply influenced by dynamic, continuously evolving scholarly interpretations in both hemispheres. Sixteen years after the first edition was published, the editors are more optimistic as the hemisphere unites around trade, culture, tourism and an evolving mutual appreciation. Methodologically interdisciplinary, yet comparative and historical in organization and structure, this text will benefit all readers interested in the rich historical, social, and political "American" relationship.
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 390
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 25 mm
Edition: Third Edition
Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations is recommended for college-level students of Latin America political issues, and appears in a newly updated third edition to gather works reviewing the nature of, challenges to, and emergence of major issues in U.S-Latin American policies. Students receive a wide range of analytical surveys and perspectives on attitudes in both nations, presenting a blend of historical background and political analysis designed to lend perspective on current events. The first edition appeared in 1999: this third updated edition adds new sections, reflects the latest scholarship in the field, and is a 'must' for any college-level political science student reviewing Latin American politics. * Midwest Book Review *
Two established scholars of U.S.-Latin American relations offer a new and updated edition of their useful, multidisciplinary review of major issues and perspectives in Western Hemisphere relations from the Monroe Doctrine of the early nineteenth century to the policies of the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations in the early twenty-first century. Students will be able to discern from these well-selected contributions how many of the underlying premises and policies of the United States toward Latin America have endured, even as the region, the international environment, the United States itself, and the major issues on the agenda of U.S.-Latin American relations have fundamentally changed. -- Abraham F. Lowenthal, emeritus, University of Southern California; founding director, the Inter-American Dialogue and the Latin American Program of the Wilson Center