An Atlas and Survey of Latin American History makes the geography, the demography, and the political, social, and economic history of the region easily accessible. Each entry and map is accompanied by a brief, carefully selected bibliography.
A Companion to Latin American Literature offers a introduction to the most significant literary works produced in Latin America from the fifteenth century until the present day. The evolution of Latin American literature is traced chronologically in six chapters which introduce the main writers in the main genres of poetry, prose, the novel, drama, and the essay. A final chapter evaluates the post-boom novel, testimonio, Latino and Brazuca literature, gay, Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Brazilian literature, along with the Novel of the New Millennium.
This guide gives a brief and accessible overview of the whole of Latin American Studies. Covering all the possible topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book situates Latin America in its historical, linguistic and cultural context. Written by an international team of experts, the Companion includes time-lines, a glossary of terms and annotated suggestions for further reading.
This three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. It covers 40 regions from 1920-2000, and includes food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. All entries include bibliographic references.
The original 1995 encyclopedia was an award winner from both the American Library Association and the American Historical Association. This edition adds nearly 600 entirely new topics, replaces some 150 obsolete entries, and also provides substantial revisions to hundreds more. Every one of the 5,700+ entries has been reviewed for currency of content and bibliography. Includes hundreds of photographs, national statistics, and current events.
This handbook covers social movement activities in Latin American countries that have had profound consequences on the political culture of the region. The contributors each address social movement activity in their own nation and together they present a multidisciplinary perspective on the topic, using a case studies. This Handbook is divided into seven substantive themes: 1) theory of Latin American social movements; 2) neoliberalism; 3) indigenous struggles; 4) women's movements; 5) movements and the State; 6) environmental movements; and 7) transnational mobilizations.
The seventeen original essays in The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History survey the recent historiography of the colonial era, independence movements, and postcolonial periods and span Mexico, Spanish South America, and Brazil.
The Routledge Handbook of Latin American Politics offers an intellectually rigorous overview of the state of the field and a thoughtful guide to the direction of future scholarship. Kingstone and Yashar bring together the leading figures in the study of Latin America to present extensive empirical coverage, new original research, and an examination of the central areas of inquiry in the region.
The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies brings together the most wide-ranging and up-to-date scholarship ever assembled on the colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial condition, covering the period from 1492 to the present.
Citation index to articles, documents, original literary works, and other materials appearing in more than 500 social science and humanities journals. Coverage includes Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean basin, the United States-Mexico border region, and Hispanics in the United States, 1970-present. Many of the citations are linked to full text.
Developed cooperatively with scholars worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies in Latin American Studies offers exclusive, authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this cutting-edge resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship across the field of Latin American Studies.
NEW: Substantive, peer-reviewed, and regularly updated, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History combines the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.
The Handbook is a bibliography on Latin America consisting of works selected and annotated by scholars. Edited by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress, the multidisciplinary Handbook alternates annually between the social sciences and the humanities. Each year, more than 130 academics from around the world choose over 5,000 works for inclusion in the Handbook. Continuously published since 1936, the Handbook offers Latin Americanists an essential guide to available resources.
Online version of many Oxford University Press reference works, ranging from specialized dictionaries and companions to major reference works such as the Encyclopedia of Human Rights, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, and the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, among many others.
Searchable database of several hundred subject encyclopedias and other reference works across all subject areas, but with particular strengths in the social sciences and humanities. It includes a number of major reference works, and is Northwesterns largest single collection of reference materials. A good source for authoritative background information.
Open access books published by Biblioteca Ayacucho (Venezuela), Biblioteca FLACSO Andes, CEPAL, Ciberoteca, Biblioteca Alvaro Gómez Hurtado - Universidad Sergio Arboleda (Colombia), Biblioteca Virtual Universal (Argentina), E-revistas: Plataforma Open Access de Revistas Científicas Electrónicas Españolas y Latinoamericanas. CSIC (España), CODESRIA (Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa), Fundação Biblioteca Nacional (Brasil), Biblioteca Virtual sobre Sistematización de Experiencias - CEAAL (Costa Rica)
Gale In Context: Biography is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Biography merges Gale's authoritative reference content with periodicals and multimedia organized into a user-friendly portal experience while allowing users to search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender as well as keyword and full text.
Over 3.6 million short biographical entries for individuals who lived across the world from ancient times to the present. Includes full text images of the original sources, usually older biographical dictionaries. Especially valuable for locating information on hard-to-find individuals from the past.
Current Biography Illustrated contains profiles of individuals living at the time of publication, often at the height of, or even the beginning of, their fame or notoriety. Occasionally a revised biography will be published, and a brief obituary, but published biographies are never revised in light of later events, so a useful source for seeing how individuals were perceived at the time they were active. Illustrations for most individuals are included.
University of Chicago has a wonderful collection for Latin American Studies. Most of its collections are available through interlibrary loan, but as a Northwestern student or faculty member, you also can get borrowing privileges from the library itself.
The Newberry has an abundance of primary source material documenting discovery, exploration, and settlement of the British, French, Spanish and Portuguese colonies in Latin America. It also has strong collections of Mayan and Mexican archaeological and linguistics materials. Special strengths include sixteenth- to eighteenth-century colonial and Jesuit history of Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Venezuela. Visit here for more information.
CRL holds books, newspapers, archives, and other specialized resources from Latin America in its Hyde Park facility. Scholars and researchers from Northwestern may request CRL collections, at no charge, through interlibrary loan.
The UIUC collection for Latin American and Caribbean Studies ranks among the top five collections nationwide and is the largest in the Midwest. The University Library allows access to its facilities to visitors to the campus and members of the general public, and the majority of its materials circulate via interlibrary loan.
The Catálogo Colectivo de Impresos Latinoamericanos hasta 1851 (CCILA) is an ongoing effort to catalog the printed heritage of Latin America and the Philippines before 1851. As a bibliography, it provides a census of surviving works. As a union catalog, CCILA will list institutional holdings for those works and will endeavor to identify microfilm and digital surrogates. It is a large-scale cooperative effort, designed to involve every library in Europe, the Americas, or the Philippines possessing relevant materials. Sponsored by University of California Riverside.
This large-scale digital repository includes books, government publications, and other documents from all over the world, including Spain and Latin America. Full-text view is available for items out of copyright (government publications and post-1922 texts).