Dictatorship in South America

Dictatorship in South America

by Jerry Dávila

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Overview

Dictatorship in South America by Jerry Dávila

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118290798
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/25/2013
Series: Viewpoints / Puntos de Vista
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 3 MB

About 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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