Dictatorship in South America

Dictatorship in South America

by Jerry Davila
     
 

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Dictatorship in South America explores the experiences of Brazilian, Argentine and Chilean experience under military rule.

  • Presents a single-volume thematic study that explores experiences with dictatorship as well as their social and historical contexts in Latin America
  • Examines at the ideological and economic crossroads that brought

Overview

Dictatorship in South America explores the experiences of Brazilian, Argentine and Chilean experience under military rule.

  • Presents a single-volume thematic study that explores experiences with dictatorship as well as their social and historical contexts in Latin America
  • Examines at the ideological and economic crossroads that brought Argentina, Brazil and Chile under the thrall of military dictatorship
  • Draws on recent historiographical currents from Latin America to read these regimes as radically ideological and inherently unstable
  • Makes a close reading of the economic trajectory from dependency to development and democratization and neoliberal reform in language that is accessible to general readers
  • Offers a lively and readable narrative that brings popular perspectives to bear on national histories

Selected as a 2014 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This concise history of Brazil, Argentina, and Chile from the mid-20th century until its end is excellent... Invaluable for undergraduate collections. Summing up: Essential. All levels/libraries.”  (Choice, 1 October 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405190565
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/08/2013
Series:
Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
“This ambitious book will change how we understand dictatorships and redemocratization.  Dávila brings to light generally ignored aspects of life under military rule and argues forcefully that dictatorship is not a 'natural' aspect of Latin American society.” - Jeffrey Lesser, Emory University

"A thoughtful, deeply informed introduction to one of the darkest chapters of Latin American history. Highly recommended both for the breadth of its analysis and for its admirable concision." - George Reid Andrews, University of Pittsburgh

“Dávila’s brisk and provocative survey of South American military dictatorships bristles with insights and strikes an elegant balance between synthetic analysis and attention to national specificity. Dávila’s engaging chapters, rich in illuminating detail, situate these dictatorships historically and reveal key continuities in each country.” – Thomas D. Rogers, Emory University

Meet the Author

Jerry Dávila is Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor of Brazilian History at the University of Illinois. He is the author of Diploma of Whiteness: Race and Social Policy in Brazil, 1917–1945 (2003) and Hotel Trópico: Brazil and the Challenge of African Decolonization, 1950 – 1980 (2010), both of which have been translated into Portuguese and published in Brazil. Dávila has taught in both the United States and Latin America, where he held the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica in Rio de Janeiro and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of São Paulo.

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