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The Invention of the Favela

by Licia do Prado Valladares & Robert N. Anderson The University of North Carolina Press (April 29, 2019)

For the first time available in English, Licia do Prado Valladares's classic anthropological study of Brazil's vast, densely populated urban living environments reveals how the idea of the favela became an internationally...


Corn and Capitalism

by Arturo Warman The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy....


The Mystery of Samba

by Hermano Vianna The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Samba is Brazil's "national rhythm," the foremost symbol of its culture and nationhood. To the outsider, samba and the famous pre-Lenten carnival of which it is the centerpiece seem to showcase the country's...


The Imagined Island

by Pedro L. San Miguel The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues...


To Be a Worker

by Jorge Parodi The University of North Carolina Press (June 19, 2003)

A contemporary classic in Peru, where it was first published in 1986, this book explores changes in the political identity and economic strategies of the Peruvian working class in the 1970s and 1980s. Jorge...


The Formation of Candomblé

by Luis Nicolau Parés The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2013)

Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, Luis Nicolau Pares traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential African-derived...


Incomplete Democracy

by Manuel Antonio Garretón The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

One of Latin America's leading sociologists, Manuel Antonio Garreton explores contemporary challenges to democratization in Latin America in this work originally published in Spanish in 1995. He pays particular...


Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba

by Gloria García Rodríguez The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2011)

Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria Garcia Rodriguez's study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and its relationship to the plantation system that was the economic...


Nagô Grandma and White Papa

by Beatriz Góis Dantas The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Nago Grandma and White Papa is a signal work in Brazilian anthropology and African diaspora studies originally published in Brazil in 1988. This edition makes Beatriz Gois Dantas's historioethnographic study...


The Cuban Connection: Drug Trafficking, Smuggling, and Gambling in Cuba from the 1920s to the Revolution

by Eduardo Sáenz Rovner The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

A comprehensive history of crime and corruption in Cuba, The Cuban Connection challenges the common view that widespread poverty and geographic proximity to the United States were the prime reasons for soaring...