Latin America And The Caribbean

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This volume is the first multidisciplinary guide to the study of Latin American studies to provide both broad coverage and substantial depth. It includes essays on research trends and approaches, provides entries on over 6,000 bibliographic and research sources, and selectively identifies specialized collections and resources in United States research libraries. The contributors provide the perspectives of Latin American bibliographers, researchers, and Latin American scholars.

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Overview

This volume is the first multidisciplinary guide to the study of Latin American studies to provide both broad coverage and substantial depth. It includes essays on research trends and approaches, provides entries on over 6,000 bibliographic and research sources, and selectively identifies specialized collections and resources in United States research libraries. The contributors provide the perspectives of Latin American bibliographers, researchers, and Latin American scholars.

The book is divided into fifteen chapters, beginning with a general bibliography of interdisciplinary sources. The fourteen chapters that follow cover disciplines in the social sciences and humanities. Each chapter includes an introductory essay or essays, one or more bibliographic sections, and a section describing relevant special collections. The work also includes subject, author, and title indexes. The multidisciplinary nature of the work will make it valuable to students, librarians, and faculty members in Latin American Studies.

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This guide to the growing field of Latin American studies provides essays on research trends, lists over 6,000 reference sources, and identifies specialized collections in U.S. research libraries. Given its multidisciplinary focus and easy-to-use format, it will be of value to a variety of users, including not only students, librarians, and scholars in Latin American studies, but also those seeking important sources in areas beyond their specialization and non-Latin Americanists engaged in comparative studies The book is divided into 15 chapters, beginning with a general bibliography of interdisciplinary sources, followed by chapters covering broad disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities, such as sociology and literature. Some chapters are divided into subfields (e.g., "Performing Arts" into "Dance" and "Theater"), regions ("Caribbean Literature"), or different time periods ("History"). Each chapter has an introductory essay highlighting the state of research within the discipline and its subfields, one or more sections listing reference sources for scholarly research, and a section describing relevant special collections, such as clipping files, primary-source material, and film resources. Almost all entries have annotations that are evaluative as well as descriptive, which should help users identify those works most useful in their fields of interest. Materials in Spanish and Portuguese are listed, but the majority of the works cited are in English. Generally, the scholarly essays are well written and well documented. The essay on the history of Brazil, for example, contains footnotes citing 250 books and articles. Author, title, and subject indexes complete the volume One of the book's most interesting features is a chapter on databases, which will appeal to researchers seeking sophisticated access to the most current information. The chapter describes the five databases established in the past decade that are specifically tailored for Latin American studies, reports on the fledging electronic information industry in Latin America, and speculates on the impact of technology on Latin American scholarship The book's 51 contributors come from a broad range of specialties and include bibliographers, curators, librarians, and faculty members. Editor Covington is Latin American and Iberian bibliographer at Vanderbilt University Used with other specialized sources, like the annual "Handbook of Latin American Studies", this timely guide will provide improved access for those interested in this part of the world.
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This multidisciplinary guide to the study of Latin American studies provides both broad coverage and substantial depth. It includes essays on research trends and approaches, provides entries on some 6,000 bibliographic and research sources, and selectively identifies specialized collections and resources in US research libraries. The contributors provide the perspectives of Latin American bibliographers, researchers, and Latin American scholars. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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PAULA H. COVINGTON is Latin American and Iberian Bibliographer at Vanderbilt University.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

General

Bibliography by Paula H. Covington

Anthropology

Essay by Ronald Spores

Bibliography by David Block

Art and Architecture

Overview by Leonard Folgarait

Recent Works by Robert Mullen

Bibliography by Laura Gutierrez-Witt

Databases

Essay by Harold Colson and Peter Stern

Bibliography by Harold Colson and Peter Stern

Economics

Essay by William P. Glade

Bibliography by Cesar Rodriguez

Education

Essay by Everett Egginton

Bibliography by Hugo Chapa-Guzman

Geography

Essay by James Parsons

Bibliography by Tamara Brunnschweiler

History

General Bibliography by David Block

Colonial History

Essay by Lyman L. Johnson and Susan M. Socolow

Bibliography by David Block

History, 1750-1850

Essay by Frank Safford

Bibliography by Russ Davidson

History Since 1850

Essay by Richard W. Slatta

Bibliography by Deborah Jakubs

Brazil

Essay by Steven C. Topik

Bibliography by Ludwig Lauerhass

Literature

Spanish America

Essay by Enrique Pupo-Walker and Robert Gonzalez Echevarria

Bibliography by Hensley C. Woodbridge

Caribbean

Bibliography by L. Hallewell

Brazil

Essay by K. David Jackson

Bibliography by L. Hallewell

Performing Arts

Dance

Essay by Maureen Needham Costonis

Bibliography by Lionel Lorona

Film

Essay by Randal Johnson

Bibliography by Gayle Williams

Music

Essay by Gerhard H. Behague

Bibliography by John Druesedow

Theater

Essay by Leslie Damasceno

Bibliography by Lionel Lorona

Philosophy

Essay by Ivan Jaksic

Bibliography by Ceres B. Birkhead

Politics

Essay by Gary Wynia

Bibliography by Peter Johnson

Religion

Essay by Daniel H. Levine

Bibliography byThomas Niehaus

Sociology

Essay by Dennis Gilbert and Braulio Munoz

Bibliography by Norma Corral and Teresa Portilla Omidsalar

Women's Studies

Essay by Asuncion Lavrin

Bibliography by Aimee Algier-Baxter

Author Index

Title Index

Subject Index

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