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Placing Latin America : contemporary themes in geography / edited by Edward L. Jackiewicz and Fernando J. Bosco.

Contributor(s): Jackiewicz, Ed [editor.] | Bosco, Fernando J, 1971- [editor.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]Edition: Third edition.Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781442246836 (electronic); 1442246839 (electronic).Subject(s): Human geography -- Latin America | Globalization -- Economic aspects -- Latin AmericaAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Placing Latin AmericaDDC classification: 304.2098 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Physical geography : the human-environment connection / James Hayes and Benjamin Timms -- The making of a region : five hundred years of change from within and without / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Fernando J. Bosco -- Cycles of economic change : political economy from neocolonialsim to the Bolivarian revolution / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Linda Quiquivix
Urbanization : socio-spatial dimensions, challenges, and prospects / Fernando J. Bosco and Zia Salim -- Economic and geopolitical vulnerability : causes and consequences / Thomas Klak -- Mass and alternative tourisms in Latin America and the Caribbean / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Thomas Klak -- Drug geographies : a cultural historical profile / Kent Mathewson
Latin American cinema : spatial imaginings and contested landscapes / James Craine, Giorgio Hadi Curti, and Mirek Lipinski -- Nongovernmental organizations : scale, society, and environment / J. Christopher Brown -- Social movements : places, spaces, and scales of action / Fernando J. Bosco -- Urban environmental politics : flows, responsibility, and citizenship / Sarah A. Moore
Children and young people : inequality, rights, and empowerment / Kate Swanson -- US-Mexico borderlands : violence and the politics of exclusion / Altha J. Cravey -- Transnational Latin America : movements, places, and displacements / Araceli Masterson-Algar -- Hispanics/Latinos in the United Staes : a geography of change / Regan M. Maas.
Summary: Placing Latin America offers a thematic approach to the study of the diverse geographies of a globalizing region. This comprehensive text focuses on the dynamic connections among people, places, and environments rather than on predefined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration, transnationalism and globalization, urbanization and landscapes of cities, the connections between economic development and political change, the physical environment and human-environment interactions, and natural resources in the context of a global economy. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, social movements, tourism, and children and young people. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly changing continent. With contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, Christian Brannstrom, J. Christopher Brown, Altha J. Cravey, James J. Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, Benjamin Timms, and Joseph Wiltberger
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Physical geography : the human-environment connection / James Hayes and Benjamin Timms -- The making of a region : five hundred years of change from within and without / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Fernando J. Bosco -- Cycles of economic change : political economy from neocolonialsim to the Bolivarian revolution / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Linda Quiquivix

Urbanization : socio-spatial dimensions, challenges, and prospects / Fernando J. Bosco and Zia Salim -- Economic and geopolitical vulnerability : causes and consequences / Thomas Klak -- Mass and alternative tourisms in Latin America and the Caribbean / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Thomas Klak -- Drug geographies : a cultural historical profile / Kent Mathewson

Latin American cinema : spatial imaginings and contested landscapes / James Craine, Giorgio Hadi Curti, and Mirek Lipinski -- Nongovernmental organizations : scale, society, and environment / J. Christopher Brown -- Social movements : places, spaces, and scales of action / Fernando J. Bosco -- Urban environmental politics : flows, responsibility, and citizenship / Sarah A. Moore

Children and young people : inequality, rights, and empowerment / Kate Swanson -- US-Mexico borderlands : violence and the politics of exclusion / Altha J. Cravey -- Transnational Latin America : movements, places, and displacements / Araceli Masterson-Algar -- Hispanics/Latinos in the United Staes : a geography of change / Regan M. Maas.

Placing Latin America offers a thematic approach to the study of the diverse geographies of a globalizing region. This comprehensive text focuses on the dynamic connections among people, places, and environments rather than on predefined notions about the region. The book’s well-rounded and accessible analysis includes discussions of borders and migration, transnationalism and globalization, urbanization and landscapes of cities, the connections between economic development and political change, the physical environment and human-environment interactions, and natural resources in the context of a global economy. The authors also explore social and cultural themes such as the illegal drug trade, social movements, tourism, and children and young people. Providing a nuanced and clear perspective, this book will be an invaluable guide for all those interested in the politics, economy, and society of a rapidly changing continent. With contributions by: Fernando J. Bosco, Christian Brannstrom, J. Christopher Brown, Altha J. Cravey, James J. Hayes, Edward L. Jackiewicz, Thomas Klak, Araceli Masterson-Algar, Kent Mathewson, Sarah A. Moore, Linda Quiquivix, Zia Salim, Kate Swanson, Benjamin Timms, and Joseph Wiltberger

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Edward L. Jackiewicz is professor in the Department of Geography at California State University, Northridge. Fernando J. Bosco is professor in the Department of Geography at San Diego State University.

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