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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Acta Borealia: A Nordic Journal of Circumpolar Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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Acta Universitatis Sapientiae, European and Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administrative Science Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 148)
Affirmations : of the modern     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Africa Conflict Monitor     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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African Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 59)
African Conflict and Peacebuilding Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
African Diaspora     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
African East-Asian Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
African Identities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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African Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Agenda: A Journal of Policy Analysis and Reform     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Agrarian South : Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Akademik İncelemeler Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Alternatives : Global, Local, Political     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
América Latina Hoy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Foreign Policy Interests: The Journal of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Political Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 271)
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Annual Review of Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
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AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Arctic Review on Law and Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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Asian Politics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Astropolitics: The International Journal of Space Politics & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
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Bandung : Journal of the Global South     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Basic Income Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
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Brookings Papers on Economic Activity     Open Access   (Followers: 48)
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Cittadinanza Europea (LA)     Full-text available via subscription  
Civil Wars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union     Open Access  
Class, Race and Corporate Power     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cold War History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Commonwealth & Comparative Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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Communist and Post-Communist Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Comparative Political Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
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Competition & Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Conferences on New Political Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Confines     Open Access  
Conflict and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conflict Management and Peace Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Conflict Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Conflict, Security & Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 356)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Constellations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Italian Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Contemporary Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Contemporary Journal of African Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Political Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 37)
Contemporary Review of the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contemporary Security Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A Journal of International and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Wales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Contenciosa     Open Access  
Contexto Internacional     Open Access  
Cooperation and Conflict     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
CQ Researcher     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
CQ Weekly     Full-text available via subscription  
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Asian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Critical Review : A Journal of Politics and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Critical Reviews on Latin American Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Critical Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultura de Paz     Open Access  
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Décalages : An Althusser Studies Journal     Open Access  
Decolonization : Indigeneity, Education & Society     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Defence Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Defense & Security Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Democracy & Education     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Democratic Communiqué     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Democratic Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Democratization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demokratie und Geschichte     Hybrid Journal  
Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Der Donauraum     Hybrid Journal  
Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Desafíos     Open Access  
Development and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47)
Digest of Middle East Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Diplomacy & Statecraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Diplomatic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Dissent     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Diversité urbaine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Jewish Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
East European Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Economia Politica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Ecopolítica     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Em Pauta : Teoria Social e Realidade Contemporânea     Open Access  
Encuentro     Open Access  
Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Equal Opportunities International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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Estudios Políticos     Open Access  
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Estudos Avançados     Open Access  
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Ethics & Global Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics     Hybrid Journal  
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Études internationales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Europe's World     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
European Integration Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
European Journal of American Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of International Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
European Journal of Political Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
European Journal of Political Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 68)

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  • From the Rubber Boom to Ayawaskha Tourism: Shamanic Initiation Narratives
           and the Commodification of Amazonia

    • Authors: Amanda Mignonne Smith
      Pages: 1 - 22
      Abstract: In this article, I examine shamanic initiation narratives, the stories told by urban mestizo shamans in northwest Amazonia to explain their knowledge of Amerindian plant medicine, to illuminate the sociohistorical context in which they emerge. Using a geocritical approach to literary analysis, I interrogate the initiation narrative of renowed Iquitos shaman, Manuel Córdova Ríos, using the work of Peruvian poet César Calvo, the American forester Frank Bruce Lamb, and two local Iquitos publications. I argue that Córdova's narrative served to erase the urban shaman's involvement in the exploitative practices of rubber extraction. In so doing, he reinvented Iquitos and its surroundings as a place of purification, setting the scene for the commodification of shamanic healing in a new extractive cycle of magical plant experiences. The analysis offers a surprising example of the way that narrative shapes the way places are perceived, conceived, and lived.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Trayectorias de una disidencia partidaria: el grupo de izquierda del
           socialismo argentino de los años treinta

    • Authors: Ilana Martínez
      Pages: 23 - 48
      Abstract: En el siguiente escrito se analizan algunas de las posiciones más representativas de la tendencia de izquierda del Partido Socialista argentino durante 1929 y 1935. Los elencos que la animaron, así como los acontecimientos fundamentales vinculadas a su desarrollo serán analizados con el objetivo de profundizar sobre los móviles que activaron el proceso de radicalización ideológica y disidencia política. El estudio de los debates en las distintas reuniones partidarias, de la movilización que implicó la publicación de nuevas revistas y periódicos, su participación en emprendimientos editoriales político culturales extra partidarios, así como de la expulsión de algunos de sus militantes, entre otros procesos, permite construir una imagen más acabada de los elencos y la agenda de problemas del ala izquierda en particular; así como de algunos aspectos de la vida y la cultura política de esos años.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • El tirano indigente: Pedro Páramo, deuda y

    • Authors: Alberto Ribas-Casasayas
      Pages: 49 - 75
      Abstract: This article studies the connections between conditions of tyrannical control in Juan Rulfo’s novel Pedro Páramo and forms of violence and government in the contemporary world. It discusses debt and violence, two essential elements in the plot of Pedro Páramo, from the perspective of the so-called drug war, as well as critical discussions of debt that have emerged in the context of recent financial crises (Graeber, Lazzarato, Varoufakis).             Pedro Páramo’s tyranny is built on the implementation of two powers that feed on each other: necropolitical power and control through debt. Necropolitical power (Mbembé) involves the administration of and dominion over the death of the subordinated population—in a way that resembles the new forms of sovereignty-exertion in Mexico, whether through criminal organizations or official military institutions. Also existent in Comala is an administrative system that I refer to as “indigent tyranny” (a concept based on Varoufakis’s “bankruptocracy”). Don Pedro is a defaulter who exploits his dominance by constantly deferring his debts. His debt delinquency is sustained not only via the exertion of of violent, tyrannical power, but also via the acceptance of a guilty conscience by a population that has become the victim of forced expropriations. I contend that this condition is analogous to the debt assumed by contemporary subjects in the context of contemporary financial crises, such as the subprime mortgage crisis or the Eurozone crisis.            For Carlos Monsiváis, Pedro Páramo represented the failure of the Mexican Revolution to emancipate rural communities. In this sense, I maintain that the novel’s climate of authoritarian and anti-social violence warrants a reading informed by the perspective of interrelated phenomena, such as the militarization of the “war on drugs,” which have a socially regressive impact. Thus, the interaction between necropolitical power and Comalans’ subjection to indigent tyranny entails consequences in the social spectrum—consequences that ultimately cause the breakdown of Comala, coopted by the tyrant’s will, under the weight of his unresolved debts, and defeated by the violence exercised against its population. Analyzing this interaction offers various ways to interpret the damaged conscience of contemporary subjects within the late-capitalist framework.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Alrededor de ochenta días de lucha sin vueltas. El conflicto en el
           establecimiento de Volkswagen en Monte Chingolo (febrero – mayo de 1983)

    • Authors: Leandro Molinaro
      Pages: 76 - 99
      Abstract: El presente artículo se enmarca en el análisis de la lucha entre capital y trabajo en Argentina en el ocaso de la última dictadura militar. En esta coyuntura los trabajadores de diferentes áreas y sectores bregaron por mejorar sus condiciones salariales y por el restablecimiento de convenios laborales y, en muchos casos, recuperar las organizaciones de base ilegalizados por la última dictadura militar, además de resistir a despidos y suspensiones. Nos detenemos en la lucha llevada a cabo entre febrero y mayo de 1983 por los mecánicos de la planta de Volkswagen en Monte Chingolo, en la zona sur del Gran Buenos Aires. Proponemos un estudio de la resistencia de los operarios frente a los despidos realizados por la patronal con los objetivos principales de descabezar a una organización interna combativa y aumentar los ritmos de producción. Los sujetos involucrados en el enfrentamiento fueron el Cuerpo de Delgados y la Comisión Interna de Reclamos (CIR), las agrupaciones del SMATA que pugnaban por el control del sindicato intervenido por el Estado, la patronal y el gobierno militar. También tuvo participación directa el Partido Obrero (PO), el cual contaba con un integrante en la CIR. En este trabajo brindamos un análisis del desarrollo de este conflicto centrándonos en las estrategias de los diferentes sujetos sociales involucrados directa e indirectamente, y las continuidades y rupturas existentes con respecto a las luchas llevadas a cabo durante el régimen militar.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • La lucha por los derechos humanos en la Argentina: redefiniciones, avances
           y desafíos en el nuevo milenio

    • Authors: Mercedes Barros, Virginia Morales
      Pages: 100 - 126
      Abstract: Después de más de treinta años de la caída del último régimen militar en la Argentina, la movilización popular alrededor de los derechos humanos que emergió en aquel entonces, continúa aún hoy considerablemente activa y desafiante. A pesar de ciertos retrocesos y períodos de letargo, la lucha por los derechos humanos ha ganado una permanencia y estabilidad notable en el escenario sociopolítico nacional. La última década ha sido ciertamente un período de avances significativos en esta materia. En este artículo, nos proponemos repasar el recorrido de esta lucha, remontándonos a su surgimiento y a su devenir en la Argentina del nuevo milenio, con el objetivo último de examinar sus redefiniciones y avances, como así también los desafíos que aún enfrenta. 
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Reconsidering the Patagonian Worker Movements of the 1920s: Francisco
           Coloane’s and Luis Sepúlveda’s Rebellious Chilotes

    • Authors: Rachel VanWieren
      Pages: 127 - 142
      Abstract: In an effort to take into account the diversity possible within historical narrative, this article analyzes portrayals of the Patagonian strikes of the 1920s and their ensuing repression in texts of varying genres by Osvaldo Bayer, Bruce Chatwin, Francisco Coloane, and Luis Sepulveda. While all of these versions of the events favor the workers' movement over the land and business owners, Sepulveda's and Coloane's works are unique in that they foreground the most forgotten individuals who took part in this conflict, those from the southern Chilean island of Chiloe. Coloane and Sepulveda give these migrant wokers agency by making them central figures, focusing on their personal experiences, and showing them attempting to resist the abuses of the ranch system. This differs radically from the persistent stereotype perpetuated in other texts of the Chilotes as passive followers who allowed the strike leaders to blindly lead them to their deaths.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Narrativas contaminadas, identidades emergentes y la estética de la
           migración en el Perú

    • Authors: Lorena Cuya Gavilano
      Pages: 143 - 170
      Abstract:  La migración no es sólo un desplazamiento geográfico, es también la manifestación de luchas socio-culturales. De allí que su representación despliegue una estética particular. A través del análisis de producciones culturales como Abril Rojo de Santiago Roncagliolo (2006), intervenciones como la “La Lucha” de Amapola Prada (2011), “Lima no existe” de Raura Oblitas (2014) y la exhibición itinerante Micro-museo (1997-2014), describo una estética que echa mano de materiales y temas simbólicamente contaminados. Esta estética yuxtapone elementos característicos de la pequeña burguesía y elementos de la cultura migrante emergente frecuentemente percibida como baja cultura o cultura marginal. Dicha estética genera un encuentro violento de símbolos de estatus social y formas artísticas migrantes. Tal estética no trata de representar sino más bien de presentar las fricciones entre la llamada cultura tradicional y culturas emergentes. Sus imágenes no buscan tanto cuestionar o celebrar conceptos como mestizaje o hibridez, en cambio sí de mostrar la simbiosis de diferentes patrones culturales y, al hacerlo, reflejan nuevas formas de percibir lo nacional. 
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Lucila Quieto’s Filiación and the End[s] of
           Post-Dictatorship Art-Photography

    • Authors: David Michael Rojinsky
      Pages: 171 - 199
      Abstract: Post-dictatorship Argentinian art-photography is often regarded as exemplifying a contemporary rejection of the photograph as infallible index of past presence. Instead, commentators tend to view artists’ photo-essays primarily as post-photographic ‘testimonies’ to the compensatory or fictional aspects of an incomplete or even invented memory of the authoritarian past. While acknowledging this appeal to the poetic capacity of photography, this essay nevertheless proposes that for artists and viewers alike, the credibility of the photograph as index has not simply been discarded. Indeed, a nostalgia for an archival image which can be conflated with a material trace of past experience or even with the referent itself, has continued to inform both the production and reception of such art photography. By extension, this appeal to a residual materiality in photo-essays largely devoted to the affective realm of family grief for disappeared relatives, actually allows the photo-artists to transcend the limits of a depoliticized family frame and to re-affirm the traditional link between history and photography. Consequently, Lucila Quieto’s Filiación (2013), an emblematic instance of this premise, serves, both aesthetically and thematically, to divert the viewer away from empathetic familial identification towards a reading of the exhibition as an allegory of the political violence exercised in a specific historical context.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Re-fictionalizing the Argentine Dream: Poverty and the Return to
           Literature in La virgen cabeza

    • Authors: Stephen Buttes
      Pages: 200 - 219
      Abstract: The present essay examines the role of literature in Gabriela Cabezón Cámara’s 2009 shantytown novel La virgen cabeza. While critical reception has mostly focused on the new subjectivities produced in the novel’s villa miseria, this essay argues that the text is focused less on endlessly producing new identities and more focused on using literary form to lay claims for to the material wealth of the the world in order to demand a life lived in equality regardless of who they are. The essay makes these arguments by pursuing two angles. The first seeks to place Cabezón Cámara’s novel in dialogue with a longer historical tradition in Argentine culture by comparatively reading it with Roberto Arlt’s aguasfuertes, Los problemas del Delta (1941). Second, it uses this historical contrast to critique recent critical reception that integrates the novel into the vein of political theory developed by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. While the novel does indeed dialogue with the concept of the multitude, a closer reading of the text reveals a more ambivalent perspective regarding that model. By understanding the novel’s insistence on fictionalizing the realities of the villa by endorsing what the novel calls the “[un] volver al principio, a la literatura,”it becomes possible to engage with a political horizon that emerges not only what happens or from what is seen but rather from what is understood.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • High Crimes: Élmer Mendoza’s “Zurdo” Mendieta Series and the
           Psychotropic Economy

    • Authors: Joseph Patteson
      Pages: 220 - 247
      Abstract: As increasing attention is focused on cultural products that engage the subject matter of traffic in illicit drugs and its interdiction, much attention has been focused on the elaboration of a “sober” (Herlinghaus) perspective on violence and its representation, business and politics. However, works like Élmer Mendoza’s Balas de plata, La prueba del ácido, and Nombre de perro point out the psychotropic contours of a modern world in which illicit drugs are but one category among the psychotropic mechanisms that move individuals and societies. In these novels, Detective Edgar “el Zurdo” Mendieta’s investigations unfold in the context of ubiquitous and multivalent intoxication, and this vision allows us to look beneath the surface appearance of the War on Drugs to contemplate its psychotropic motivations and effects.While the characters’ deployment of psychotropic technologies largely follows a logic of coping or survival, the influence of the global North is alluded to in the persons of gringo characters who figure an attitude Avital Ronell calls “narcossism,” and which is adapted for this study. In narcossism, mind-altering substances and practices are integrated into the self in order to support an inflated ego at the expense of relationships with the Other, a pattern associated with cocaine abuse but also with the psychology of consumerism. Moving outward from the action of the novels, the Zurdo series in also seen to participate in a cultural economy of intoxication that implicates artistic production in a contested field of the ethics and politics of representing violence.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Political Effect of Tenderness in Buena Memoria by Marcelo

    • Authors: Mariana Graciano
      Pages: 248 - 266
      Abstract: If “cruelty is the failure of tenderness,” as the Argentine psychoanalyst Fernando Ulloa stated, then the photographic essay Buena memoria (Good Memory) by Marcelo Brodsky fights cruelty. Although the two main protagonists of the book are two political activists (Fernando and Martín), Buena memoria is not the story of an ideological struggle, of the reasons why they died, or of the violence they faced. On the contrary, the book resists violence and that is the political effect of its tenderness.
         Many of the testimonies of people who were kidnapped and tortured during the dictatorship talk about the process of dehumanization that they had to suffer. Buena memoria is able to go against that basic mechanism of State terrorism; it is an alternative that combats violence in the emotional dimension. How does one stand against dehumanization but through humanization, by promoting identification with life, with the human condition' What could be more diametrically opposed to an act of violence that an act of tenderness'
         This paper argues that Buena memoria works in this sense, purging the acts and images of violence with acts and pictures of affection, attachment, sympathy, friendship. Martín and Fernando presences are relocated, re-signified.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Visibilizando múltiples aristas de la generación contracultural

    • Authors: Luis Bravo
      Pages: 267 - 271
      Abstract: Vania Markarian. El 68 uruguayo. El movimiento estudiantil entre molotovs y música beat.. Buenos Aires:  Universidad Nacional de Quilmes Editorial, 2012. 
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Intersections of Pre-Columbian and Colonial life through the Lens of
           Death and Dying

    • Authors: Martha Few
      Pages: 272 - 276
      Abstract: Review of Martina Will de Chaparro and Miruna Achim, eds. Death and Dying in Colonial Spanish America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Gender Politics of Knowledge in New Spain

    • Authors: Margo Echenberg
      Pages: 277 - 282
      Abstract: Review of Stephanie Kirk, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and the Gender Politics of Knowledge in Colonial Mexico. London and New York: Routledge, 2016.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Sexuality, Gender and Race in Colonial Cartagena

    • Authors: Jennifer Zoebelein
      Pages: 283 - 288
      Abstract: Review of Nicole von Germeten. Violent Delights, Violent Ends: Sex, Race, and Honor in ColonialCartagena de Indias. University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • De bolsilibros y radios portátiles: la reproducción masiva de la cultura
           en el siglo veinte

    • Authors: José Eduardo González
      Pages: 289 - 295
      Abstract: Review of Javier García Liendo,.El intelectual y la cultura de masas. Argumentos latinoamericanos en torno a Ángel Rama y José María Arguedas. West Lafayette, IN:  Purdue UP, 2017.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • The Grammar of Justice

    • Authors: Sarah Ann Wells
      Pages: 296 - 305
      Abstract: Review of Fernando J. Rosenberg. After Human Rights: Literature, Visual Arts, and Film in LatinAmerica, 1990-2010. Pittsburgh: Cultural Formations of the Americas Series, 2016.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Land, Politics, and Rebellion in Mexico’s Huasteca Potosina

    • Authors: K. Aaron Van Oosterhout
      Pages: 306 - 311
      Abstract: Review of Saka, Mark Saad. For God and Revolution: Priest, Peasant, and Agrarian Socialism in the Mexican Huasteca. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2013.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • A Politics Frozen in Time

    • Authors: Robert L. Smale
      Pages: 312 - 317
      Abstract: Review of Goodale, Mark and Nancy Postero, eds. Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social ChangeandContested Governance in Contemporary Latin America. Stanford:Stanford University Press,2013.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • La nueva era de revueltas ciudadanas: teoría económica de la
           violencia popular

    • Authors: Héctor Melo
      Pages: 318 - 321
      Abstract: Reseña de Joshua Clover. Riot. Strike. Riot: The New Era of Uprisings. London: New York: Verso,2016.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Exploitation for Everyone: Finance, Production, and Profit since the 1970s

    • Authors: Brian Whitener
      Pages: 322 - 325
      Abstract: Review of Costas Lapavitsas. Profiting Without Producing: How Finance Exploits Us All. London: Verso, 2014. 
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
  • Marx: el cuerpo, las emociones y el trabajo

    • Authors: Maximiliano E. Korstanje
      Pages: 326 - 329
      Abstract: Reseña de Adrián Scribano. Sociología de las Emociones en Carlos Marx. Raleigh: Editorial AContracorriente, 2016.
      PubDate: 2017-05-24
      Issue No: Vol. 14, No. 3 (2017)
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