Placing Latin America: Contemporary Themes in Geography
Edward L. Jackiewicz, Fernando J. Bosco
Rowman & Littlefield, Feb 12, 2016 - Social Science - 270 pages
Placing Latin America offers a thematic approach to the study of the diverse geographies of a globalizing region. This comprehensive text focuses on the dynamic connections among people, places, and environments rather than on predefined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration, transnationalism and globalization, urbanization and landscapes of cities, the connections between economic development and political change, the physical environment and human-environment interactions, and natural resources in the context of a global economy. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, social movements, tourism, and children and young people. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly changing continent.
With contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, Christian Brannstrom, J. Christopher Brown, Altha J. Cravey, James J. Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, Benjamin Timms, and Joseph Wiltberger.
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Five Hundred Years of Change from Within and Without
Political Economy from Neocolonialism to the Bolivarian Revolution
Evolving Forms and Functions
Chapter 5 Economic and Geopolitical Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
Chapter 6 Mass and Alternative Tourisms in Latin America and the Caribbean
Chapter 7 Natural Resources
Places Scales and Networks of Action
Flows Responsibility and Citizenship
Inequality Rights and Empowerment
Chapter 13 USMexico Borderlands
Movements Places and Displacements
US Latino Immigration and Immigration Enforcement on Localized Scales
About the Contributors
A Cultural Historical Profile
Scale Society and Environment
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