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This book by Vegard Bye analyzes the economic reforms and political adjustments that took place in Cuba during the era of Raúl Castro’s leadership and its immediate aftermath, the first year of his successor, Miguel Díaz-Canel. Faced with economic challenges and a political crisis of legitimacy now that the Castro brothers are no longer in power, the Cuban Revolution finds itself at another critical juncture, confronted with the loss of Latin American allies and a more hostile and implacable US administration.
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In this book, Arnhild Leer-Helgesen, University of Agder, argues that relationships between religion and development in faith-based development work are constructed through repeated processes of negotiation. The book draws on a deep ethnographic study of Christian faith-based development work in the Bolivian Andes.
Based on intensive fieldwork with local groups in Oaxaca Mexico in 2015, Alexander Dunlap, University of Oslo, in this book demonstrates the complications and problems that emerge with the current regime of ‘sustainable development’ and wind energy projects in Mexico. Wind energy development, in Mexico and most countries, fall into a ‘roll out’ neoliberal strategy that is justified by climate change mitigation programs that are continuing a process of land and wind resources grabbing for profit. The result has been an exaggeration of pre-existing problems in communities around land, income-inequality, local politics and, contrary to public relations stories, is has been devastating to traditional livelihoods and socio-ecological relationships.
Book edited by Cecilie Vindal Ødegaard, University of Oslo, and Juan Javier Rivera Andía, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Palgrave Macmillan, Open Access
This book is edited by Esben Leifsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Maria-Therese Gustafsson, Stockholm University (Sweden), Maria Antonieta Guzman-Gallegos, University of Oslo, and Almut Schilling-Vacaflor, University of Osnabrück (Germany). Published by Routledge (2018).
John Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, is one of the contributors to this book, published by Routledge (2018).
Book edited by Ana Beatriz Chiquito, University of Bergen, and Gabriel Quiroz Herrera, Universidad de Antioquia (Colombia); Peter Lang Publishing Group 2017 ISBN 9783034321426.
Book edited by Nelson González Ortega, University of Oslo, Plural Editores. ISBN 9789995418014.
What connections does Norway have with Latin America, and what ideas and conceptions do we have about the region? These are the questions asked in this book edited by Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen, and with contributions by a long list of Norwegian researchers.
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Book edited by Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, University of Bergen, Springer, 2017 (Open access; hardcover will come 24 Nov 2017).
Book by Gibrán Cruz-Martínez, University of Agder, Editorial Dykinson, 2017 (Open access).
Book co-edited and co-written by Esben Leifsen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Abya-Yala, 2017.
Book by Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, University of Bergen, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ISBN: 978-3-319-59507-8. Available in hardcover and Open Access.
This book, edited by Hein B. Bjerck, Heidi Mjelva Breivik, Silje E. Fretheim, Birgitte Skar, all from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Argentinian researchers Ernesto L. Piana, Angélica M. Tivoli and A. Francisco J. Zangrando, comes out of a research project focusing on the similarities and differences in the cultural developments in two coastal areas, on different sides of the world, but also with many common features: Seascapes of Patagonia and Scandinavia. It brings together an international collection of papers in which human-sea relations are analyzed through various temporal and spatial scales.
This book, edited by Elin Skaar, Chr. Michelsen Institute; Jemima Garcia-Godos, University of Oslo; and Cath Collins, addresses current developments in transitional justice in Latin America – effectively the first region to undergo concentrated transitional justice experiences in modern times. Using a comparative approach, it examines trajectories in truth, justice, reparations, and amnesties in countries emerging from periods of massive violations of human rights and humanitarian law.
This book, edited by Kari Soriano Salkjelsvik, University of Bergen, and Felipe Martínez-Pinzón, Brown University, is a compilation of articles focusing on the costumbrismo of the nineteenth-century as a discourse that mediated and responded to the processes of modernization in Latin America. The works included here are approaching the costumbrismo discussing aesthetic, cultural and political questions of different Latin American traditions - Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela - also entering into dialogue with Spain.
In this book, edited by Steinar A. Sæther, University of Oslo, several Norwegian researchers together with scholars from Europe and Latin America study the experiences of workers, sailors, whalers, landowners, intellectuals and investors who migrated from Norway to Latin America during the age of mass migration.
Is there such a thing as a Norwegian social science perspective on Latin America? Invited by the Latin American Council of Social Sciences, twelve Norway-based scholars have contributed to shed light on Norwegian research and writing on the region from before social sciences were really established in Norway, and up to our days. The book is edited by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo. See the book at CLACSO’s web site (touch the "pdf"-button for the complete text).
Nelson Gonzalez-Ortega, University of Oslo, has editied this book, which collects studies with different research approaches and theoretical perspectives: economic history, sociology, political science and literature. The book aims to answer questions related to the production, transport, consumption and prohibition / criminalization and public attitudes towards illegal drugs and their social representations in literature, journalism, television, film, architecture, religion and music in Colombia, Mexico and Brazil.
This book is edited by John McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Axel Borchgrevink, Oslo and Akershus University Colllege of Applied Sciences, and Owen Logan.
In this book the authors, Elin Skaar and Camila Gianella Malca, Chr. Michelsen Institute, and Trine Eide, Arctic University of Norway, examine the effects of transitional justice on the development of peace and democracy. Addressing trials, reparations, truth commissions, and amnesties, the book systematically addresses the experiences of four very different contemporary transitional justice cases: post-authoritarian Uruguay and Peru and post-conflict Rwanda and Angola.
This book, edited by Ana Beatriz Chiquito and Miguel Ángel Quesada Pacheco, is the result of a research project they have headed at the University of Bergen: “Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America”. The project has studied how native speakers of Spanish identify with the Spanish they speak, their loyalty to it, and the social prejudice, acceptability or stigma associated with it and with the type of Spanish spoken in other Hispanic countries. The book brings together the studies conducted in twenty Spanish speaking countries by research teams from each of these countries.
The recent rise in Latin America of progressive, left-leaning governments – often supported by groups struggling for environmental justice – has challenged the established elites and raised expectations about new regimes for natural resource management. Based on case-studies in eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, El Salvador and Guatemala), this book, edited by Benedicte Bull and Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, investigates the extent to which there have been elite shifts, how new governments have related to old elites, and how that has impacted on environmental governance and the management of natural resources.
This book is a variation of the classic travel narrative, with emphasis on insight, knowledge and facts. Torkjell Leira, University of Oslo, presents the reader with modern Brazilian culture, economy, politics, environment and religion.