Placing Latin America: Contemporary Themes in Geography

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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Contemporary HumanEnvironment Relationships in Latin America and the Caribbean
9
Five Hundred Years of Change from Within and Without
25
Political Economy from Neocolonialism to the Bolivarian Revolution
39
Evolving Forms and Functions
53
Chapter 5 Economic and Geopolitical Vulnerabilities and Opportunities
77
Chapter 6 Mass and Alternative Tourisms in Latin America and the Caribbean
95
Chapter 7 Natural Resources
113
Places Scales and Networks of Action
159
Flows Responsibility and Citizenship
175
Inequality Rights and Empowerment
189
Chapter 13 USMexico Borderlands
205
Movements Places and Displacements
219
US Latino Immigration and Immigration Enforcement on Localized Scales
233
Index
251
About the Contributors
257

A Cultural Historical Profile
133
Scale Society and Environment
147

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Edward L. Jackiewicz is professor in the Department of Geography at California State University, Northridge. Fernando J. Bosco is professor in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University.

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