Placing Latin America: Contemporary Themes in Geography (Google eBook)

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Edward L. Jackiewicz, Fernando J. Bosco
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Feb 16, 2012 - Social Science - 268 pages
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This comprehensive study offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on pre-defined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration; transnationalism and globalization; urbanization and the material, environmental and social landscapes of cities; and the connections between economic development and political change. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, tourism, children, and cinema. Offering a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent.

Contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, J. Christopher Brown, James Craine, Altha J. Cravey, Giorgio Hadi Curti, James Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Mirek Lipinski, Regan M. Maas, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, and Benjamin Timms.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I
9
Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
45
Chapter 4
57
Part II
81
Chapter 5
83
Chapter 9
147
Chapter 10
159
Chapter 11
175
Chapter 12
187
Part IV
203
Chapter 13
205
Chapter 14
219
Chapter 15
233

Chapter 6
97
Chapter 7
115
Chapter 8
129
Part III
145
Index
249
About the Contributors
255
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Edward L. Jackiewicz is professor in the Department of Geography at California State University, Northridge. Fernando J. Bosco is associate professor in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University.

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