Warriors and Scribes: Essays in the History and Politics of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American & Iberian Cultures (Paperback)
  • Warriors and Scribes: Essays in the History and Politics of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American & Iberian Cultures (Paperback)
zoom

Warriors and Scribes: Essays in the History and Politics of Latin America - Critical Studies in Latin American & Iberian Cultures (Paperback)

(author)
£15.00
Paperback 221 Pages / Published: 12/12/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Warriors and Scribes opens and closes using the prism of biography to question the framing of Latin American political life from both a northern, Cold War perspective and from the trivializations of postmodernism. An investigation of Jorge Castaneda's Utopia Disarmed reveals that Latin American politics are eminently transformable beyond the failed nostrums of multilateral organizations and collapsed dictatorships of the 1980s. In surveying regional relations with the USA since 1800, and a taking a wry look at Hollywood's treatment of Central America under Reagan, Dunkerley points out that Anglo-America has possessed neither a uniform imperialist vocation nor the consistent capacity to impose it. Two pieces written in the late 1990s -- a reappraisal of Latin American Studies since the Cuban Revolution and a survey of the contemporary politics of Bolivia -- reflect Dunkerley's concerns with a place that was "American" for half a millennium before "Americanization through globalization" became a watchword.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859842720
Number of pages: 221
Weight: 381 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

Antarctica
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Hell's Angels
Added to basket
The Argentina Reader
Added to basket
Born Fi' Dead
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Japanese Mind
Added to basket
The Bhagavad Gita
Added to basket
Algerian Chronicles
Added to basket
£12.95
Paperback
The Welsh Academy Encyclopaedia of Wales
Added to basket
The Bright Continent
Added to basket
Modern Greece
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Black Garden
Added to basket
£20.99
Paperback
The People of the Abyss
Added to basket
The Sewing Circles of Herat
Added to basket
Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.