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This comprehensive study offers a thematic approach to Latin America, focusing on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on pre-defined notions about the region. The book's well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration; transnationalism and globalization; urbanization and the material, environmental and social landscapes of cities; and the connections between economic development and political change. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, tourism, children, and cinema. Offering a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be a valuable resource for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly globalizing continent.·Provides a thematic approach to the study of Latin America connected to contemporary concepts in geography.·Takes a comprehensive approach to the study of Latin America that focuses on the dynamic connections between people, places, and environments rather than on pre-defined views of the region.·Each thematic chapter outlines key geographic terms, is illustrated by specific examples and case studies from different places, and includes further suggested reading resources·Covers themes not typically found in textbooks, such as the geographies of drugs, cinema, tourism, children, and social movements· Considers current problems of borders and migration between the United States, Mexico, and the rest of Latin AmericaNew to the second edition-New chapters on the physical/natural environment, youth, and historical geography-Existing chapters have been fully revised and updated-Added text boxes provide key terms and definitions-New maps and illustrations