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Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective

by Marcus J. Kurtz

Latin American State Building in Comparative Perspective provides an account of long-run institutional development in Latin America that emphasizes the social and political foundations of state-building processes. The study argues that societal dynamics have path-dependent consequences at two critical points: the initial consolidation of national institutions in the wake of independence, and at the time when the "social question" of mass political incorporation forced its way into the national political agenda across the region during the Great Depression. Dynamics set into motion at these points in time have produced widely varying and stable distributions of state capacity in the region. Marcus J. Kurtz tests this argument using structured comparisons of the post-independence political development of Chile, Peru, Argentina, and Uruguay.

The Latin American Subaltern Studies Reader

by Ileana Rodríguez

Sharing a postrevolutionary sympathy with the struggles of the poor, the contributors to this first comprehensive collection of writing on subalternity in Latin America work to actively link politics, culture, and literature. Emerging from a decade of work and debates generated by a collective known as the Latin American Studies Group, the volume privileges the category of the subaltern over that of class, as contributors focus on the possibilities of investigating history from below. In addition to an overview by Ranajit Guha, essay topics include nineteenth-century hygiene in Latin American countries, Rigoberta Mench after the Nobel, commentaries on Haitian and Argentinian issues, the relationship between gender and race in Bolivia, and ungovernability and tragedy in Peru. Providing a radical critique of elite culture and of liberal, bourgeois, and modern epistemologies and projects, the essays included here prove that Latin American Subaltern Studies is much more than the mere translation of subaltern studies from South Asia to Latin America. Contributors. Marcelo Bergman, John Beverley, Robert Carr, Sara Castro-Klarn, Michael Clark, Beatriz Gonzlez Stephan, Ranajit Guha, Mara Milagros Lpez , Walter Mignolo, Alberto Moreiras, Abdul-Karim Mustapha, Jos Rabasa, Ileana Rodrguez, Josefina Saldaa-Portillo, Javier Sanjins, C. Patricia Seed, Doris Sommer, Marcia Stephenson, Mnica Szurmuk, Gareth Williams, Marc Zimmerman

The Latin Bass Book

by Sher Music Oscar Stagnaro Chuck Sher

The only comprehensive book ever published on how to play bass in authentic Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Caribbean and various South American styles. Over 250 pages of exact transcriptions of every note Oscar plays on the 3 accompanying CDs. Endorsed by Down Beat magazine, Latin Beat magazine, Benny Rietveld, etc.

The Latin Deli

by Judith Ortiz Cofer

A community transplanted from what they now view as an island paradise, these Puerto Rican families yearn for the colors and tastes of their former home. As they carve out lives as Americans, their days are filled with drama, success, and sometimes tragedy.

Latin for All Occasions

by Henry Beard

With more than 200,000 copies in print, Latin for All Occasions and its follow-up, Latin for Even More Occasions, have helped scores of readers harness the language of Caesar and Cicero. Impress your boss with Occupational Latin (Lingua Latina Occupationi); sell your product with Sales Latin (Lingua Latina Mercatoria); flirt with your classics professor with Sensual Latin (Lingua Latina Libidinosa); look like the hipster you are with Pop-Cultural Latin (Lingua Latina Popularis); survive the holidays with Familial Latin (Lingua Latina Domestica) and Celebrational Latin (Lingua Latina Festiva). It's all here, whether you're a student of the language or just want to talk like one. From cocktail-party banter to climbing the corporate ladder to online dating, Latin for All Occasions features dozens of handy sections, including Las Vegas Latin, Latin for Golfers, Latin for Breakups, Latin for the Politically Correct, and much, much more. In one easy-to-use volume, National Lampoon founder Henry Beard presents hundreds of listings rendered in grammatically accurate classical Latin, with a foolproof pronunciation guide. Who says Latin is a dead language? From the comic genius who brought us X-Treme Latin comes Latin for All Occasions, guaranteed to help readers delight their friends, insult their enemies, and elevate the public discourse. .

Latin For Dummies

by Tracy Barr Clifford A. Hull Steven R. Perkins

Earn-lay atin-Lay? No, not that kind of Latin! You can learn true Latin, with conjugations, declensions, and all those extra syllables - and it's easier than you think. In fact, most people mistakenly think of learning Latin as perhaps the most useless, tedious, and difficult thing to do on earth. They couldn't be more wrong. Latin For Dummies takes you back for a quick jaunt through the parlance of ancient Rome, as well as discussing the progress of Latin into church language, and its status today as the "dead" language that lives on in English, Spanish, Italian, and most other Western tongues. Written for those with zero prior knowledge of Latin, this snappy guide puts the basics at your fingertips and steers clear of the arcane, schoolmarm stereotype of endless declensions and Herculean translations. Easy-to-understand sections describe: Latin you already know Grammar Pronunciation Latin in action Latin in law Latin in medicine Latin for impressing your friends And much more No dusty tome or other such artifact, Latin For Dummies makes learning fun and brings the language to life by presenting conversations in various Roman settings, as well as providing fun facts and stories about classical life. And if you feel you may actually have a negative aptitude for the language, don't worry; pronunciations and translations follow every expression, and a helpful mini-dictionary graces the book's last pages. You'll also find out about: The quotable Roman Latin graffiti Latin authors who's who Gladiator Latin Latin in love, marriage, and family From the mouth of Julius Caesar Romans on drink Helpful Latin-related Web sites Fun and games exercises Designed to introduce and familiarize you with the language rather than make you the next Cicero, Latin For Dummies gives you all the tools you need to work at your own pace to learn as much or as little as you like. So noli timere (no-lee tih-may-reh) - "have no fear" - and carpe diem ("pick up Latin For Dummies today")!

Latin Grill

by Dan Goldberg Rafael Palomino Arlen Gargagliano

Bold flavors, minimal ingredients, and a passion for flame! Discover a new spin on grilling, Latin-style, with more than 70 recipes by renowned chef Rafael Palomino, a pioneer of the fresh culinary territory known as Nuevo Latino. A little bit French, a little bit South American, this cuisine is huge on flavor! Bring a fiesta to the table with uncomplicated recipes for everything from grilled Caesar salad to Palomino's famous burger and deliciously simple desserts. Cooling ceviches and juicy cocktails such as Blueberry-Pisco Sours and Grilled Pineapple Mojitos make every meal a spicy sensation.

Latin Grilling

by Lourdes Castro

From the steamy jungles of the Yucatán to the verdant valleys along the Andes, Latin Grilling goes beyond typical barbecue fare and familiar Mexican and Tex-Mex standards to present more than 90 recipes that showcase the diversity of Latin American cooking. Acclaimed cooking teacher Lourdes Castro takes you on a culinary tour of the Americas with ten fiestas featuring authentic Latin flavors tailored for home cooking and backyard grilling. In addition to steak and other grilled meats, Latin Grilling includes options for chicken, fish, shrimp, and vegetables to offer a bounty of delicious dishes sure to please all of your guests. Kick off your Peruvian party with a trio of fresh ceviches or host a Cuban Cookout complete with a whole roasted hog. With country-by-country entertaining plans and menus including beverages, starters, entrées, sides, and desserts, this celebration of traditional Latin American grilling is a refreshing change of pace. Lourdes captures the essence of Latin America in each meticulously formulated recipe, and to ensure you feel comfortable at the grill, she shares tips and notes on ingredients, flavor variations, techniques, and entertaining ideas throughout. Whether you're hosting a festive Brazilian Rodizio kicked off with Caipiroska cocktails and Skewered Shrimp with Coconut Lime Sauce, or a hearty Andean Barbecue featuring Arepas, Grilled Salt-Crusted Beef Tenderloin, and Chocolate Pudding with Espresso Cream, Latin Grilling is sure to get the party started--and keep your amigos coming back for more.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Latin Lovers Bundle

by Kay Thorpe Kathryn Ross Julia James

They're hot-blooded, exciting and very macho--an irresistible combination for any red-blooded gal! Join three lucky women who find sizzling passion and steamy sex in the arms of three irresistibly hot Latin lovers. Bundle includes The South American's Wife by Kay Thorpe, Bought by Her Latin Lover by Julia James and A Latin Passion by Kathryn Ross.

The Latin Lover's Secret Child

by Jane Porter

Argentinean wine tycoon Lucio Cruz is not expecting the call that summons him to his estranged wife's side. She's suffering a partial loss of memory, and Lucio discovers that she's returned to being the fiery, affectionate girl with whom he once eloped. Suddenly he can't resist her-but he knows he must. In just a few weeks, their divorce will be final. . . . Unless Ana can recall a secret that could change both their lives. . .

Latin Made Simple

by Doug Julius

Latin Made Simple makes it easy to increase your understanding of the language and the many ways it has enriched our culture. The perfect primer for anyone who wants to be able to read classical Latin or learn the basics to enhance their vocabulary, this complete course presents Latin grammar clearly and plainly. Void of all non-essentials and refreshingly easy to understand, Latin Made Simple includes: Complete Latin grammar; Extensive vocabulary; Review quizzes; Complete answer key; Practice readings; Examination of Latin words in the English language; Timeline of Roman History and Literature; A helpful verb chart; English/Latin Dictionary.

Latina Beauty: A Get Gorgeous Guide for Every Mujer

by Belen Aranda-Alvarado Christy Haubegger

"Latina" magazine presents the first total beauty guide exclusively for the rapidly expanding market of Hispanic women. Packed with information, inspiration, and celebrity insight, "Latina Beauty" celebrates what makes Hispanic women so distinct, so powerful, and so beautiful.

Latina Lite Cooking

by Maria Dolores Beatriz

Entertaining, practical, and informative, "Latina Lite Cooking" provides 200 recipes for low-fat yet delicious fare from the cuisines of Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Spain, and all of Latin America, plus the author's state-of-the-art weight reduction plan and her unique message of self-empowerment.A.

Latino America

by Gary M. Segura Matt Barreto

Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020. When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will be Latino. New Mexico is already there. New York, Florida, Arizona, and Nevada are shifting rapidly. Latino populations since 2000 have doubled in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Dakota. The US is undergoing a substantial and irreversible shift in its identity. So, too, are the Latinos who make up these populations. Matt Barreto and Gary M. Segura are the country's preeminent experts in the shape, disposition, and mood of Latino America. They show the extent to which Latinos have already transformed the US politically and socially, and how Latino Americans are the most buoyant and dynamic ethnic and racial group, often in quite counterintuitive ways. Latinos' optimism, strength of family, belief in the constructive role of government, and resilience have the imminent potential to reshape the political and partisan landscape for a generation and drive the outcome of elections as soon as 2016.

Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature

by John S. Christie Jose B. Gonzalez

Latino Boom: An anthology of U.S. Latino literature combines an engaging and diverse selection of Latino/a authors with tools for students to read, think, and write critically about these works. The first anthology of Latino literature to offer teachers and students a wide array of scholarly and pedagogical resources for class discussion and analysis, this thematically organized collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essay presents a rich spectrum of literary styles. Providing complete works of Latino/a literature vs excerpts written originally in English, the anthology juxtaposes well-known writers with emerging voices from diverse Latino communities, inviting students to examine Latino literature through a variety of lenses.

Latino Catholicism: Transformation in America's Largest Church

by Timothy Matovina

Most histories of Catholicism in the United States focus on the experience of Euro-American Catholics, whose views on such concerns as church reform, social issues, and sexual ethics have dominated public debates. Latino Catholicism provides a comprehensive overview of the Latino Catholic experience in America from the sixteenth century to today, and offers the most in-depth examination to date of the important ways the U.S. Catholic Church, its evolving Latino majority, and American culture are mutually transforming one another. Timothy Matovina assesses how Latinos' attempts to celebrate their faith and bring it to bear on the everyday realities of their lives have shaped parishes, apostolic movements, leadership, ministries, worship, voting patterns, social activism, and much more. At the same time, the lives and faith of Latino Catholics are being dramatically refashioned through the multiple pressures of assimilation, the upsurge of Pentecostal and evangelical religion, religious pluralism and growing secularization, and ongoing controversies over immigration and clergy sexual abuse. Going beyond the widely noted divide between progressive and conservative Catholics, Matovina shows how U.S. Catholicism is being shaped by the rise of a largely working-class Latino population in a church whose leadership at all levels is still predominantly Euro-American and middle class. Latino Catholicism highlights the vital contributions of Latinos to American religious and social life, demonstrating in particular how their engagement with the U.S. cultural milieu is the most significant factor behind their ecclesial and societal impact.

Latino Families in Therapy, Second Edition

by Celia Jaes Falicov

Since its initial publication, this acclaimed work has provided a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on strategies for culturally competent clinical practice with Latino families and individuals. Practitioners and students gain an understanding of the family dynamics, migration experiences, ecological stressors, and cultural resources that are frequently shared by Latino families, as well as variations among them. Through in-depth case illustrations, the author shows how to apply a multicultural and social justice lens to assessment and intervention that draw on each client's strengths. Creative ideas are presented for addressing frequently encountered clinical issues and challenges at all stages of the family life cycle. New to This Edition *Reflects the ongoing development of the author's multidimensional model, including additional assessment/treatment planning tools (MECAmaps, MECA genograms and others). *Incorporates the latest clinical research and over a decade of social and demographic changes. *Chapter on working with geographically separated families, including innovative uses of technology. *Chapters on health disparities and on adolescents. *Expanded discussions of second-generation risks and strengths and of same-sex marriage, intermarriage, divorce, and stepparenting.

Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United States

by Sara A. Quandt Thomas A. Arcury

They work at some of America's most hazardous jobs, have few protections, and receive some of the lowest wages. Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United States describes this understudied and underserved population. Taking a social justice stance, this volume examines the health and living conditions of workers in agriculture, while advocating for equality. Contributors cover all major areas of illness and injury (including occupational, environmental, infections, and pesticides), while also focusing on systemic social conditions, from lax industry regulations to lack of basic services--problems that are exacerbated by workers' status as recent immigrants. Mental health burdens from the effects of discrimination to substance use, as well as the cumulative impact of workers' separation from families are discussed for a comprehensive, meticulously documented resource. Written to serve both the seasoned professional and the newcomer, Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United States is a bedrock source of information for those providing health and social services in the community, for researchers investigating health and safety disparities, and for advocates and policymakers working to correct them.

Latino in America

by Soledad O'Brien

Newsanchor Soledad O'Brien takes an in-depth look at today's Latino experience-- as her own-- with interviews, pictures, and travelogues about the country's largest minority...

The Latino Patient

by Nilda Chong

Latinos are dramatically changing the demographic profile of the United States. Developing a strong command of the Spanish language is not a realistic goal for most health care providers wishing to establish a rapport with their Latino patients. Yet growing numbers of health professionals are realizing the importance of understanding Latino culture in order to deliver the best possible care to this growing section of the population. The Latino Patient: A Cultural Guide for Health Care Providers provides an in-depth exploration of Latino diversity - relevant cultural values, beliefs, practices and effective communication strategies. The author has developed an original, practice-oriented model that leads the health practitioner from greeting the patient to negotiating treatment. The book is hands-on with many illustrative examples gleaned from the author's experience and is essential reading for any and all primary care physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician's assistants, therapists, clinical psychologists and social workers interested in providing the best service to this important minority.

Latino Pentecostals in America

by Gastón Espinosa

Every year an estimated 600,000 U.S. Latinos convert from Catholicism to Protestantism. Today, 12.5 million Latinos self-identify as Protestant--a population larger than all U.S. Jews and Muslims combined. Spearheading this spiritual transformation is the Pentecostal movement and Assemblies of God, which is the destination for one out of four converts. In a deeply researched social and cultural history, Gastón Espinosa uncovers the roots of this remarkable turn and the Latino AG's growing leadership nationwide. Latino Pentecostals in America traces the Latino AG back to the Azusa Street Revivals in Los Angeles and Apostolic Faith Revivals in Houston from 1906 to 1909. Espinosa describes the uphill struggles for indigenous leadership, racial equality, women in the ministry, social and political activism, and immigration reform. His analysis of their independent political views and voting patterns from 1996 to 2012 challenges the stereotypes that they are all apolitical, right-wing, or politically marginal. Their outspoken commitment to an active faith has led a new generation of leaders to blend righteousness and justice, by which they mean the reconciling message of Billy Graham and the social transformation of Martin Luther King Jr. Latino AG leaders and their 2,400 churches across the nation represent a new and growing force in denominational, Evangelical, and presidential politics. This eye-opening study explains why this group of working-class Latinos once called "the Silent Pentecostals" is silent no more. By giving voice to their untold story, Espinosa enriches our understanding of the diversity of Latino religion, Evangelicalism, and American culture.

Latino Visions: Contemporary Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American Artists

by James D. Cockcroft

The vibrancy and passion of contemporary Latino artists in the United States are celebrated in this book from award-winning writer James D. Cockcroft. Discover the context--political and social--in which their work has been created. Describes the evolution of Latino art in America through discussion of various artistic movements and important Latino artists.

Latinos, Inc.

by Arlene Dávila

Both Hollywood and corporate America are taking note of the marketing power of the growing Latino population in the United States. And as salsa takes over both the dance floor and the condiment shelf, the influence of Latin culture is gaining momentum in American society as a whole. Yet the increasing visibility of Latinos in mainstream culture has not been accompanied by a similar level of economic parity or political enfranchisement. In this important, original, and entertaining book, Arlene Dávila provides a critical examination of the Hispanic marketing industry and of its role in the making and marketing of U.S. Latinos. Dávila finds that Latinos' increased popularity in the marketplace is simultaneously accompanied by their growing exotification and invisibility. She scrutinizes the complex interests that are involved in the public representation of Latinos as a generic and culturally distinct people and questions the homogeneity of the different Latino subnationalities that supposedly comprise the same people and group of consumers. In a fascinating discussion of how populations have become reconfigured as market segments, she shows that the market and marketing discourse become important terrains where Latinos debate their social identities and public standing.

Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story

by Fran Manushkin

Long ago and far away, the Menashe family was ready to celebrate Hanukkah. But suddenly there came a furious blizzard that covered all the apples and potatoes. And alas, there would be no latkes and applesauce this year. Still, the Menashes celebrated the miracle of Hanukkah with feasting and gladness. And even though food was scarce, they still fed a stray dog and cat that were lost in the storm. But it's the dog and cat who bring with them the miracle of Hanukkah, and in surprising ways, bring latkes and applesauce to the Menashes' home. Combining their talents, Fran Manushkin and Robin Spowart create a harmonious blend of warmth and exuberance that characterizes this joyous festival of lights. The story is followed by an account of the origins and meaning of Hanukkah, a recipe for Latkes, instructions for playing dreidel and suggestions for other books to read about this holiday. Most of the he pictures have been described.

Latkes, Latkes, Good to Eat

by Naomi Howland

Sadie and her four little brothers are very poor and always hungry. On the first night of Chanukah, Sadie performs a generous act, and in turn receives a frying pan that cooks up sizzling hot, golden latkes on command. Sadie tells her brothers never to use the magic pan, but when she goes out one afternoon, the mischievous boys can't resist. They remember the words to start the pan cooking . . . but what were the words to make it stop? This humorous tale of generosity and greed is accompanied by bright, cheerful illustrations depicting a traditional Russian village. An author's note and a recipe for Sadie's latkes are included.

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