Latin America 2016-2017


Author: Blair Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475829019
Category: History
Page: 462
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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible. The information is presented in an objective, balanced, non-ideological context, allowing the readers to formulate their own opinions. In addition to examining individual countries, the book views Latin America as a mosaic region as a whole and emphasizes its growing influence on the world stage. Besides providing accurate and timely information on the historical and political forces that have shaped each nation, it also examines the leading cultural figures and forces, from eighteenth-century writers to twentieth-century composers and singing stars to twenty-first-century filmmakers and actors. Finally, it describes the social and economic challenges that continue to afflict this exciting and emerging region.

Sport in Latin America

Policy, Organization, Management
Author: Gonzalo Bravo,Rosa Lopez de D'Amico,Charles Parrish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317754158
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 296
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The forthcoming Olympics in Rio in 2016, and the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014, highlight the profound importance of sport in Latin America. This book is the first to offer a broad survey of the way that sport is managed, governed and organized across the Latin American region, drawing on cutting-edge contemporary scholarship in management, policy, sociology and history. The book explores key themes in Latin American sport, including the role of public institutions; the relationship between sport policy and political regimes; the structure and significance of national governing bodies and professional leagues; the impact of sporting mega-events (including the Olympics and World Cup), and the management and governance of football, the dominant sport in the region. Including contributions from Latin American scholars and practitioners, the book draws on important Spanish and Portuguese sources that are unknown to most English-speaking researchers, and therefore provides an unprecedented and authoritative insight into sport policy and management in the region. Including cases from sport in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica and Peru and examples from Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, this book is essential reading for all scholars, practitioners and policy-makers with an interest in Latin American sport, comparative sport policy, sport management, or Latin American history, culture and society.

Latin America 2017-2018


Author: Blair Turner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835159
Category: Reference
Page: 460
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A comprehensive, timely, and entertaining account of the political, cultural, and economic dynamics of more than thirty discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere.

Uruguay


Author: Leslie Jermyn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761408734
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Describes the geography, history, government, economy, people, lifestyle, religion, language, arts, leisure, festivals, and food of the smallest country in South America.

Paraguay


Author: Leslie Jermyn
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761409793
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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Introduces the geography, history, government, economy, culture, daily life, and people of the country known as the roof of Africa.

Latin America 2013


Author: Robert T. Buckman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804814
Category: History
Page: 410
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A comprehensive, timely and entertaining account of the political, cultural and economic dynamics of more than 30 discrete countries of the Western Hemisphere, this book is updated each year, providing students with the most recent information possible.

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The Middle East and South Asia 2016-2017


Author: Seth Cantey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475828950
Category: Education
Page: 292
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia. Understanding these regions means more than annually-updated details of the governments, politics, cultures, and economies of the twenty-four nations and assorted territories. Special chapters address significant issues of continuing international importance, including access to water, the role of oil, and the 2011 Arab spring. Both regions, after all, contain types of people misunderstood and often intensely disliked by others. Where religion intrudes on politics—the Afghan Taliban oppose educating girls, Hindu fanatics rampage in India, Iranian militiamen shoot demonstrators, Islamic extremists impose sharia, and Jewish Ultra-Orthodox send women to the back of the bus—readers bombarded with superficial news bites and slanted reporting might never sense the other accomplishments of these same societies. Islamic charities and societies bring relief to the impoverished, Israel’s scholars win Nobel prizes, and most Indians cherish long-standing religious toleration. The author of this volume attempts to let the reader draw conclusions from the evidence.

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Author: Public Affairs Information Service
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political science
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Publisher: [New York] : Public Affairs Information Service, Incorporated
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Category: Economics
Page: 536
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Passing to América

Antonio (Née María) Yta’s Transgressive, Transatlantic Life in the Twilight of the Spanish Empire
Author: Thomas A. Abercrombie
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271082798
Category: History
Page: 296
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In 1803 in the colonial South American city of La Plata, Doña Martina Vilvado y Balverde presented herself to church and crown officials to denounce her husband of more than four years, Don Antonio Yta, as a “woman in disguise.” Forced to submit to a medical inspection that revealed a woman’s body, Don Antonio confessed to having been María Yta, but continued to assert his maleness and claimed to have a functional “member” that appeared, he said, when necessary. Passing to América is at once a historical biography and an in-depth examination of the sex/gender complex in an era before “gender” had been divorced from “sex.” The book presents readers with the original court docket, including Don Antonio’s extended confession, in which he tells his life story, and the equally extraordinary biographical sketch offered by Felipa Ybañez of her “son María,” both in English translation and the original Spanish. Thomas A. Abercrombie’s analysis not only grapples with how to understand the sex/gender system within the Spanish Atlantic empire at the turn of the nineteenth century but also explores what Antonio/María and contemporaries can teach us about the complexities of the relationship between sex and gender today. Passing to América brings to light a previously obscure case of gender transgression and puts Don Antonio’s life into its social and historical context in order to explore the meaning of “trans” identity in Spain and its American colonies. This accessible and intriguing study provides new insight into historical and contemporary gender construction that will interest students and scholars of gender studies and colonial Spanish literature and history.

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Middle East and South Asia 2017-2018


Author: Seth Cantey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475835191
Category: History
Page: 296
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This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia.

Canada 2013


Author: Wayne C. Thompson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475804741
Category: Education
Page: 224
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This is an annually updated presentation of Canada past and present.

Rendezvous with Destiny

Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America
Author: Craig Shirley
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1497636388
Category: Political Science
Page: 752
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“A first-rate work of insider his­tory . . . A monumental accomplishment.” —National Review The election that changed everything: Craig Shirley’s masterful account of the 1980 presidential campaign reveals how a race judged “too close to call” as late as Election Day became a Reagan landslide—and altered the course of history. To write Rendezvous with Destiny, Shirley gained unprecedented access to 1980 campaign files and interviewed more than 150 insiders—from Reagan’s closest advisers and family members to Jimmy Carter himself. His gripping account follows Reagan’s unlikely path from his bitter defeat on the floor of the 1976 Republican convention, through his underreported “wilderness years,” through grueling primary fights in which he knocked out several Republican heavyweights, through an often-nasty general election campaign complicated by the presence of a third-party candidate (not to mention the looming shadow of Ted Kennedy), to Reagan’s astounding victory on Election Night in 1980. Shirley’s years of intensive research have enabled him to relate countless untold stories—including, at long last, the solution to one of the most enduring mysteries in politics: just how Reagan’s campaign got hold of Carter’s debate briefing books.

Hidden Champions des 21. Jahrhunderts

Die Erfolgsstrategien unbekannter Weltmarktführer
Author: Hermann Simon
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593383802
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 452
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In Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz gibt es mehr als 1000 Weltmarktführer. Verborgen vor der Öffentlichkeit ziehen sie ihre erstaunlichen Erfolgsbahnen, lehren die weltweite Konkurrenz das Fürchten und verändern unsere Welt mit ihren Innovationen. Diese Firmen haben eine Million neue Arbeitsplätze geschaffen. Und so sind über 100 neue Milliardenunternehmen entstanden.