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Founded in 2003, A Contracorriente is a journal dedicated to Latin American studies that aims to foster intellectual debate about Latin American politics, history, economics, literature and culture.


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A Contracorriente: Vol. 8, No. 3, Spring 2011| Primavera, 2011

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Reviews | Reseñas (cont.)

Political History

James N. Green, We Cannot Remain Silent: Opposition to the Brazilian Military Dictatorship in the United States. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2010.
By Edward L. Cleary (Providence College)
Peter V. N. Henderson, Gabriel Garcia Moreno and Conservative State Formation in the Andes. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.
By Jordan E. Lauhon (University of California—Davis)
Mario Sznajder and Louis Roniger, The Politics of Exile in Latin America. New York: Cambridge Univerity Press, 2009.
By Nicolás Duffau (Universidad de la República—Uruguay)
Enrique Desmond Arias and Daniel M. Goldstein, eds. Violent Democracies in Latin America. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2010.
By Charles D. Brockett (Sewanee: The University of the South)

Brazil: Culture, Politics and Race

Beatriz Góis Dantas, Nago Granma & White Papa. Candomblé and the Creation of Afro-Brazilian Identity. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009.
By Anadelia A. Romo (Texas State University—San Marcos)
Lula, Filho do Brasil [Lula, Son of Brazil] directed by Fábio Barreto. Rio de Janeiro: Producers LC Barreto, Filmes do Equador, Intervídeo Digital and Co-Producer Globo Filmes, 2009. 128 minutes.
By John French (Duke University) / Antonio Luigi Negro (Universidade Federal da Bahia)
Anadelia A. Romo, Brazil’s Living Museum: Race, Reform, and Tradition in Bahia. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
By Patricia de Santana Pinho (University at Albany)
Patricia de Santana Pinho, Mama Africa: Reinventing Blackness in Bahia. Translated by Elena Langdon. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010.
By Stefania Capone (Université de Paris—Ouest—Nanterre/CNRS)

Argentine Culture and Politics

Federico Finchelstein, Fascismo Trasatlántico. Ideología, violencia y sacralidad en la Argentina y en Italia, 1919-1945. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010.
By Mercedes F. López Cantera (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Emilio Crenzel, Los desaparecidos en la Argentina. Memorias, representaciones e ideas (1983-2008). Buenos Aires: Editorial Biblos, 2010.
By Rocío Otero (Universidad de Buenos Aires/CONICET)
Sandra McGee Deutsch, Crossing Borders, Claiming a Nation. A History of Argentine Jewish Women 1880-1955. Durham y London: Duke University Press, 2010.
By Mónica Szurmuk (Instituto Mora)