9781859842720

WARRIORS & SCRIBES PA

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    9781859842720

  • ISBN10:

    1859842720

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-02-17
  • Publisher: VERSO

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Summary

Warriors and Scribes opens and closes using the prism of biography to question the framing of Latin American political life from both a northern, Cold War perspective and from the trivializations of postmodernism. An investigation of Jorge Castaneda's Utopia Disarmed reveals that Latin American politics are eminently transformable beyond the failed nostrums of multilateral organizations and collapsed dictatorships of the 1980s. In surveying regional relations with the USA since 1800, and taking a wry look at Hollywood's treatment of Central America under Reagan, Dunkerley points out that Anglo-America has possessed neither a uniform imperialist vocation, nor the consistent capacity to impose it. Two pieces written in the late 1990s a reappraisal of Latin American Studies since the Cuban Revolution and a survey of the contemporary politics of Bolivia reflect the author's concerns with a place that was 'American' for half a millennium before the 'Americanization through globalization' became a watchword.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Barrientos and Debray: All Gone or More to Come?
1(19)
Beyond Utopia: The State of the Left in Latin America
20(19)
The 1997 Bolivian Election in Historical Perspective
39(36)
`All That Trouble Down There': Hollywood and Central America
75(8)
The Study of Latin American History and Politics in the United Kingdom: An Interpretative Sketch
83(34)
The United States and Latin America in the Long Run (1800-1945)
117(28)
The Third Man: Francisco Burdett O'Connor and the Emancipation of the Americas
145(23)
Notes 168

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