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THE ARGENTINE CRISIS AT THE TURN OF THE  MILLENNIUM: Causes, Consequences and ExplanationsFlavia Fiorucci and Marcus Klein (editors)
Causes, Consequences and Explanations

CLAS no 92 November 2004, pp. 208 € 25.00
ISBN 90 5260 166 6
Published by Aksant Academic Publishers, Amsterdam

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At the turn of the millennium, Argentina was hit by an unparalleled crisis. Institutional instability, eco-nomic decline, unemployment, and social mobilization unsettled one of the neo-liberal showcases of the 1990s. The country seemed on the verge of an abyss. Yet, total collapse and disintegration of the eco-nomic and political system was avoided. The country’s economy began to recuperate and presidential elections were held in April 2003, showing the impressive resilience of the nation’s democratic system. Although these developments are noteworthy, the crisis and its effects have not yet been overcome. On the contrary, they have left deep wounds and transformed Argentina for years to come. By melding tra-ditional and new research approaches, The Argentine Crisis at the Turn of the Millennium: Causes, Consequences and Explanations attempts to provide an overall picture of a crisis whose comprehension will be crucial for students of contemporary Argentina. The chapters included in this book – authored by scholars living in Europe and the Americas – deal with some of the most important issues connected with the crisis. They cover history, the economy, politics and society, national as well as international aspects, the view from above, and the view from below. The contributors are Javier Auyero, Flavia Fiorucci, Laura Gómez Mera, Marcus Klein, Lucas Llach, Mariana Llanos, Luis Alberto Romero, and Sebastián M. Saiegh.


Imaging the Andes: Shifting Margins of a Marginal WorldTon Salman and Annelies Zoomers, editors
IMAGING THE ANDES: Shifting Margins of a Marginal World
CLAS, no. 91
May 2003, pp.260 € 28.50
ISBN: 90 5260 053 8
Published by Aksant Academic Publishers, Amsterdam

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The central Andes – Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador – are undergoing rapid change. Economic integration, neoliberal and adjustment policies, new communication technologies, indigenous political emancipation, and migration are major factors that are transforming the livelihoods, cultures and identities of the Andean peoples. These changes have initiated a debate on the dynamics and the permanence of an 'Andean way of life'. In addressing this debate, this book analyzes the dynamics of 'Andean-ness' in relation to neoliberal policy reform and globalization, to new forms of cultural encounter, to the revalorization of tradition in the midst of rapid change, and to the so-called de-territorialization of identities and cultures. Focusing on the central Andes, it would appear that even within the heartland inherited views of Andeanness are increasingly losing ground. Yet at the same time, specific elements of lo andino remain in place, and, according to many, are anything but losing ground. Development-related approaches are considered, as well as ethnographic, conceptual and historical accounts. Together, these contributions provide for a broad and varied discussion on the question about the degree to which the notion of lo andino as a scientific tool and category is still a useful one.

The contributors are: Xavier Albó, Willem Assies, Rutgerd Boelens, Marten Brienen, Anke van Dam, Paul Gelles, Efraín Gonzales, Germán Guaygua, Nico van Niekerk, Monique Nuijten, Arij Ouweneel, Karsten Paerregaard, Susan Paulson, Máximo Quisbert, Angela Riveros, Ton Salman, Ninna Sørensen, Finn Stepputat, Pieter de Vries, Jeroen Windmeijer, Isabel Yépez del Castillo, Annelies Zoomers, Margreet Zwarteveen.



CLAS 90, February 2003, pp.250, pb., € 29.50
ISBN: 90 5260 053 8
Published by Aksant Academic Publishers, Amsterdam

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This is a cultural history based on a semi-quantitative method. After collecting series of data on population, economic production, church building, and maps, Van Oss reconstructs the characteristics of Central America as an autarkic colony, the development of colonial bishoprics over South America and mendicant expansion in New Spain. Historical geographies of New Spain and early Venezuela as well as of the colonial city in Spanish America, Acámbaro and the Mexican state of Hidalgo (1930s) complete the picture.


FROM REBELLION TO INDEPENDENCE IN THE ANDES: Soundings from Southern Peru, 1750-1830David Cahill
Soundings from Southern Peru, 1750-1830

CLAS 89, June 2002, pp. 232, pb. € 25.00
ISBN 90 5260 054 6
Published by Aksant Academic Publishers, Amsterdam

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The essays in this book span Peru's turbulent transition from Spanish rule to independence in 1824. Situated within the sphere of influence of the old Inca capital, Cuzco, they represent soundings of resistance and rebellion, backed by years of archival research. From these studies emerges a mosaic that deepens our understanding of the social basis of separatist and subversive Andean politics, incorporating evidence often missing from broader studies. This volume provides thoroughgoing in situ studies of the Arequipa riots in 1780, the violent Túpac Amaru Rebellion, and the native Andean insurgency within the abortive revolution of 1814-15, to uncover the social basis of subversive politics during this crucial conjuncture of political change. Against this violent backdrop, the cultural milieu is seen as an enabling force for insurrectionary politics, a conduct and focus for parlaying underlying social discontent, contention and claim-making into action. Political analysis is matched with social structures and social change, shifting colonial racial and ethnic categories, and endemic social conflict between rural elites jockeying for advantage, not the least in the exploitation of native Andeans. This work illuminates how independence from Spanish colonial rule in 1824 brought little amelioration to the social condition and exploitation of native Andeans who, after bearing the brunt of rebellion and war for fifty years, found themselves locked within a continuing, harsh cycle of exploitation after independence.

From Rebellion to Independence in the the Andes has been reviewed by Bernard Lavallé in Iberoamericana, Vol IV (2004), No. 15, pp. 289-91, and by Ward Stavig in The Americas, Volume 61, Number 1, July 2004.


Pueblos, comunidades y municipios frente a los proyectos modernizadores en América LatinaAntonio Escobar Ohmstede, Romana Falcón, Raymond Buve, compiladores
Pueblos, comunidades y municipios frente a los proyectos modernizadores en América Latina, siglo XIX

CLAS 88, December 2002, pp. 296, pb. € 25.00
ISBN 90 70280 88 4, The Netherlands ISBN 968 7727 79 9, Mexico.
Published in cooperation with El Colegio de San Luis, A.C.
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Este trabajo colectivo se concentra en tres nudos del variado y complejo proceso histórico de modernización decimonónica en América Latina. El primero tiene que ver con procesos diversos – y en ocasiones contradictorios – de formación del Estadonación, situación que solía generar una dialéctica igualmente compleja y variada entre un nacionalismo en construcción y los fenómenos e identidades que se asocian con la etnicidad. Esta dialéctica es el segundo nudo que analizan varios autores. El tercer punto nodal lo constituyen los procesos, a menudo impositivos, de modernización política y económica. Éstos, con resultados muy desiguales y paradójicos, provocaban una amplia gama de respuestas populares que iban desde la adaptación hasta la revuelta. Algunas de tales respuestas probaron ser singularmente creativas, interpretaron o interiorizaron lo que se les ofrecía o prometía y llegaron incluso a utilizar ideologías y construcciones modernizadoras, como si se tratara de un menú, de acuerdo con sus necesidades. Sin duda, estos tres nudos permitirán nuevas interpretaciones y discusiones del siglo XIX en América Latina.

Los contribuyentes son Michiel Baud, Martha Bechis, Raymond Buve, Elizabeth Dore, Antonio Escobar Ohmstede, Romana Falcón, Andrés Guerrero, Brian Hamnett, Hans-Joachim König, Alma L. Parra Campos, Cynthia Radding, Guy Thomson, Marianne Wiesebron.


FRONTERAS: Towards a Borderless Latin AmericaCEDLA
FRONTERAS: Towards a Borderless Latin America

Oct. 2000, pp. 400 € 21.55
ISBN 90 70280 87 6
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National borders have had significant influence on developments in Latin America in the past as well as in the present. However, the characteristics of borders and the specific impact they may have, are difficult to capture in a straightforward and unambiguous fashion. This book attempts to analyse the significance of vanishing borders as a historical and contemporary phenomenon and assesses the economic, social and political implications. Historical evidence shows that it is difficult to reduce developments to unambiguous and clear trends. Although the current evolution seems to point in the direction of a ‘borderless world’, this should not simply be taken as a linear trend as the functions and characteristics of borders may evolve over time. Borders may disappear at one level only to return at another level in a different form. The contributions to this volume focus on three major themes: first, the supranational level of integration; second, the international focus on borders between states, the various ways in which they have been established, their persistence through time and how they are crossed illegally by smugglers and migrants; third, the intraspective, intranational perspective of virtual borders between groups within developing nation states. Since the contributors to this volume have widely different professional backgrounds, these fields are only loosely linked and serve as an umbrella to analyse the different functions and meanings of borders, frontiers and boundaries.

The contributors are Willem Assies, Geert Banck, Michiel Baud, Raymond Buve, Jean Carrière, Andrzej Dembicz, Pitou van Dijck, Geske Dijkstra, John Fisher, Jan Kleinpenning, Gery Nijenhuis, Arij Ouweneel, Ton Salman, Patricio Silva, David Slater, B.H. Slicher van Bath, Menno Vellinga, Nico Vink, Annelies Zoomers.


FROM MAIZE to MELONS: Struggles and Strategies of Small Mexican FarmersMagdalena Barros
FROM MAIZE to MELONS: Struggles and Strategies of Small Mexican Farmers

CLAS 86, Aug. 2000, pp. 176 € 15.90
ISBN 90 70280 57 4
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The main objective of this book is to analyze the participation of small and medium farmers from the ejido sector in the fruit and vegetable business. The fruit and vegetable business is inserted in the global economy and is influenced by international forces that set constraining and enabling conditions on farmers' choices and strategies. However, the globalization process has to be seen in relation to the emergence of local processes. This 'locality' is best viewed in the analysis of the individual and collective strategies and negotiations that farmers and their families implement in order to produce, pack and market their produce in the international market. Four main strategies are analyzed: the development of local organizations (formal and informal), social networks and family enterprises and the negotiation of production contracts. The analysis is based mainly on case study research, which focuses on a multi-level analysis, moving from the family to the international market. The case studies are small communities located in Central Mexico. The analysis takes an historical perspective (from the 1940s onwards) in an attempt to identify the sources of change and the different development trends in Mexican rural areas.



Raymond Buve y Marianne Wiesebron (comp.) Procesos de integración en América Latina: Perspectivas y experiencias latinoamericanas y europeas. CLAS 85, 1999. CEDLA and Universidad Iberamericana, A.C. ISBN90 70280 47 7

Hans Siebers, 'We Are Children of the Mountain', Creolization and Modernization among the Q'eqchi'es.
CLAS 82, 1998. ISBN 90 70280 06 X

Daniel Míguez, Spiritual Bonfire in Argentina: the Making of a Pentecostal Identity in a Buenos Aires Suburb.
CLAS 81, 1998. ISBN 90 70280 96 7

Veronica Montecinos, Economists, Politics and the State: Chile 1958-1994.
CLAS 80, 1998, pp. 160. ISBN 90 70280 85 X

Susana Menéndez, En búsqueda de las mujeres. Percepciones sobre género, trabajo y sexualidad, Buenos Aires 1900-1930.
CLAS 79, 1997, pp. 216. ISBN 90 70280 86 8

Pieter de Vries, Unruly Clients in the Atlantic Zone of Costa Rica. A Study of How Bureaucrats Try and Fail to Transform Gatekeepers, Communists and Preachers into Ideal Beneficiaries. CLAS 78, 1997, pp. 264. ISBN 90 70280 66 3

Kevin Gosner & Arij Ouweneel (eds), Indigenous Revolts in Chiapas and the Andean Highlands.
CLAS 77, 1996, pp. 296. ISBN 90 70280 56 6. Download available in our Publications Archive.pdf

Ton Salman (ed.), The Legacy of the Disinherited. Popular Culture in Latin America: Modernity, Globalization, Hybridity and Authenticity.
CLAS no 76, 1996, pp. 288. ISBN 90 70280 46 9

C.F.G. de Groot, Brazilian Catholicism and the Ultramontane Reform, 1850-1930.
CLAS no 75, 1996, pp. 220. ISBN 90 70280 36 1

Gerrit Burgwal, Struggle of the Poor: Neighborhood Organization and Clientelist Practice in a Quito Squatter Settlement.
CLAS no 74, 1995, pp. 276. ISBN 90 7028026 4

Jan M.G. Kleinpenning, Peopling the Purple Land: A Historical Geography of Rural Uruguay, 1500-1915.
CLAS no 73, 1995, pp. 376. ISBN 90 70280 06 X

Simon Miller, Landlords & Haciendas in Modernizing Mexico: Essays in Radical Reappraisal.
CLAS no 72, 1995, pp. 208. ISBN 90 70280 95 7

Ton Salman, De verlegen beweging: desintegratie, inventiviteit, en verzet van de Chileense ‘pobladores’ — 1973-1990.
CLAS no. 71, 1993, pp. 380. ISBN 90 70280 55 9

Susanna Rostas & André Droogers (eds), The Popular Use of Popular Religion in Latin America.
CLAS no. 70, 1993, pp. 240. ISBN 90 70280 65 5

Rik Hoekstra, Two Worlds Merging: The Transformation of Society in the Valley of Puebla, 1570-1640.
CLAS no. 69, 1993, pp. 296. ISBN 90 70280 25 6

Roelie Lenten, Cooking under the Volcanoes: Communal Kitchens in the Southern Peruvian City of Arequipa.
CLAS no. 68, 1993, pp. 232. ISBN 90 70280 15 9

Frans Papma, Contesting the Household Estate: Southern Brazilian Peasants and Modern Agriculture.
CLAS no. 67, 1992, pp. 280. ISBN 90 70280 84 1

Jan J.G. Kleinpenning, Rural Paraguay, 1870-1932.
CLAS no. 66, 1992, pp. 548. ISBN 90 70280 64 7

Pieter van der Zaag, Chicanery at the Canal: Changing Practice in Irrigation Management in Western Mexico.
CLAS no. 65, 1992, pp. 280. ISBN 90 70280 34 5

Dorien Brunt, Mastering the Struggle: Gender, Actors and Agrarian Change in a Mexican Ejido.
CLAS no. 64, 1992, pp. 264. ISBN 90 70280 14 0

Willem Assies, To Get out of the Mud: Neighborhood Associativism in Recife, 1964-1988.
CLAS no. 63, 1992, pp. 348. ISBN 90 70280 93 0 Download available on our Publications Archive.pdf

Cristóbal Kay & Patricio Silva, (eds), Development and Social Change in the Chilean Countryside: From the Pre-Land Reform Period to the Democratic Transition. CLAS no. 62, 1992, pp. 344. ISBN 90 70280 63 9

Geert A. Banck & Kees den Boer (eds) Sowing the Whirlwind: Soya Expansion and Social Change in Southern Brazil.
CLAS no. 61, 1991, pp. 192. ISBN 90 70280 83 3

Wilma Roos, Shaping Brazil's Petrochemical Industry, The Importance of Foreign Firm Origin in Tripartite Joint Ventures.
CLAS no. 60, 1991, pp. 272. ISBN 90 70280 53 1

Ineke van Halsema, Housewives in the Field: Power, Culture and Gender in a South-Brazilian Village.
CLAS no. 59, 1991, pp. 184. ISBN 90 70280 33 7

Arij Ouweneel & Simon Miller (eds), The Indian Community of Colonial Mexico: Fifteen Essays on Land Tenure, Corporate Organizations, Ideology and Village Politics. CLAS no. 58, 1990, pp. 338. ISBN 90 70280 23 X. Download available on our Publications Archive.pdf

Wil Pansters, Politics and Power in Puebla; The Political History of a Mexican State, 1937-1987.
CLAS no. 57, 1990, pp. 24. ISBN 90 70280 03 5

João Bosco Feres, Propriedade da terra: opressão e miséria - O meio rural na história social do Brasil.
CLAS no. 56, 1990. pp. 680 NOT AVAILABLE

Willem Assies, Gerrit Burgwal & Ton Salman, Structures of Power, Movements of Resistance: An Introduction to the Theories of Urban Movements in Latin America. CLAS no. 55, 1990, pp. 248. ISBN 90 70280 13 2

Wil Pansters & Arij Ouweneel (eds), Region, State and Capitalism in Mexico: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.
CLAS no. 54, 1989, pp. 232. ISBN 90 70280 61 2

Benno Galjart & Patricio Silva (eds), Democratization and the State in the Southern Cone: Essays on South American Politics.
CLAS 53, 1989, pp. 232. ISBN 90 70280 51 5

Ariane van Buren, The Woodfuel Market in Nicaragua: The Economics, Sociology, and Management of a Natural Energy Resource.
CLAS 52, 1990, pp. 280. ISBN 90 70280 31 0

Hans van den Berg, "La tierra no da así no más": Los ritos agrícolas en la religión de los aymara-cristianos de los Andes.
CLAS 51, 1989, pp. 312 NOT AVAILABLE. ISBN 90 70280 02 7

Arij Ouweneel, Onderbroken groei in Anáhuac: de ecologische achtergrond van ontwikkeling en armoede op het platteland van Central-Mexico (1730-1810). CLAS no. 50, 1989, pp. 376. ISBN 90 70280 11 6

Bernard Slicher van Bath, Real Hacienda y economía en Hispano-américa.
CLAS no. 49. 1989, pp. 192. ISBN 90 70280 21 3

E. René Bastiaans & Jan P. de Groot, Agricultura Colectiva: Experiencias en la República Dominicana, Nicaragua y México.
CLAS no. 48, 1989, pp. 192. ISBN 90 70280 12 4

David Brookshaw, Paradise Betrayed. Brazilian Literature of the Indian.
CLAS no. 47, 1989, pp. 260/ ISBN 90 70280 01 9

E.B. Zoomers, Rural Development and Survival Strategies in Central Paraguay.
CLAS no. 46, 1988, pp. 248. ISBN 90 67651 80 X

Arij Ouweneel y Cristina Torales Pacheco (comp.), Empresarios, indios y estado: Perfil de la economía mexicana (Siglo XVIII).
CLAS no. 45, 1988, pp. 248. ISBN 90 67651 79 6

Edmundo Magaña, Orion y la mujer Pleyades: Simbolismo astronómico de los indios Kaliña de Surinam.
CLAS no. 44, 1988, pp. 392. ISBN 90 67651 78 8

Arie Laenen, Dinámica y transformación de la pequeña industria en Nicaragua.
CLAS no. 42, 1988, pp. 424. ISBN 90 67651 76 1

J.M.G. Kleinpenning, Man and Land in Paraguay.
CLAS no. 41, 1988, pp. 268. ISBN 90 67651 74 5

Patricio Silva, Estado, neoliberalismo y política agraria en Chile, 1973-1981.
CLAS no. 38, 1987, pp. 364. ISBN 90 70280 67651 71 0

Alfredo A. Cesar Dachary, Producción colectiva y desarrollo capitalista en el agro mexicano (1970-1980).
CLAS no. 37, 1987, pp. 335. ISBN 90 67651 70 2

Lucio Kowarick, The subjugation of labour: The constitution of capitalism in Brazil.
CLAS no. 36, 1987, pp. 126. ISBN 90 67651 69 9

Edmundo Magaña, Contribuciones al estudio de la mitología y astronomía de los indios de las Guayanas.
CLAS no. 35, 1987, pp. 314, 57 ill. ISBN 90 67651 68 0

Edmundo Magaña & Peter Mason, (eds), Myth and the imaginary in the New World.
CLAS no. 34, 1986, pp. 500, 64 ill; English/Spanish. ISBN 90 67651 66 4

Peter A.G.M. de Smet, Ritual Enemas and Snuffs in the Americas.
CLAS no. 33, 1985. pp. 282, ill. Download available on our Publications Archive.pdf

Guillermo Labarca, Educación y sociedad: Chile 1964-1984.
CLAS no. 32, 1985, pp. 145. ISBN 90 67651 64 8

Alex E. Fernández Jilberto, Dictadura militar y oposición política en Chile (1973-1981).
CLAS no. 31, 1985, pp. 456. ISBN 90 67651 63 X

Vera Gianotten y Ton de Wit, Organización Campesina: el objectivo político de la educación popular y la investigación participativa.
CLAS no. 30, 1985, pp. 544 NOT AVAILABLE

David Slater (ed.), New Social Movements and the State in Latin America.
CLAS no. 29, 1985, pp. 304. Download available on our Publications Archive.pdf