On April 30th, 2009, by Nadine Jubb, CERLAC
Researcher, discussed the research project “Access to Justice for
Women Survivors of Violence: A Comparative Study of Women’s Police
Stations in Latin America", for which she is Regional Coordinator.
Research for the project is being conducted in Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua
and Peru; the project aims to generate proposals for the improvement of
relevant public policy.
On March 6, 2007, Fernando Rouaux discussed
his research on the privatization of water in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
In this Brown Bag Seminar sponsored by CERLAC and York International,
Fernando discussed the effects of privatization on communities in Greater
Buenos Aires within the broader context of neoliberal policies and environmental
injustice in Argentina.
On Monday, October 22nd, 2007,
Professor Gillian McGillivray from York University’s Glendon College
History Department, and José Abreu, a visiting speaker from Cuba’s
National Union of Writers and Artists, delivered a presentation that focused
on the historical evolution of Cuba’s sugar industry and the various
factors that have conditioned its continuous transformation. Report
by Carlos Velásquez Carrillo.
On January 18, 2006, CERLAC, the University
Consortium on the Global South (UCGS), the Institute for Research in Sustainability
(IRIS), and Amnesty International Canada hosted a panel discussion aimed
at fostering dialogue about the ethical issues raised by the ongoing involvement
of Canadian mining enterprises in the Global South. The panel brought
together several perspectives and included Sarah Seck, a PhD candidate
at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School, Grahame Russell, of the NGO Rights
Action, James Cooney, an executive with extraction company Placer Dome,
and York Assistant Professor David Szablowski of York’s Law and
Society Program. CERLAC Fellow Liisa North, Professor Emeritus of York’s
Political Science Department, moderated the panel. Report
by Sarah Blackie.
On February 22, 2006, Patrick
Elie, Former Secretary of State for National Defence for the Haitian government
and a founding member of S.O.S. (Sant Obsèvasyon Sitwayen- a citizens’
watchdog NGO), visited York University and spoke about the history of
popular movements in Haiti and the degradation of democracy following
the 2004 coup against Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
Elie's talk, co-hosted by CERLAC and the Toronto Haiti Action Committee,
was part of an awareness-raising speaking tour on the second anniversary
of the coup that overthrew Haitian President Jean Bertrand Aristide. Report
by Alex Goss.
On March 7, 2006,
Simon Granovsky-Larsen spoke about his research on the Commission for
the Investigation of Clandestine Groups and Illegal Armed Organizations
(CICIACS) in Guatemala. Simon discussed efforts to create the CICIACS
commission, placing this process within the wider themes of peace accord
non-implementation and post-war political violence.
On October 19, 2006,
CERLAC and KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives hosted speakers
from the Movement of Victims of Human Rights Abuses in Colombia. Along
with a youth spokesperson, Lilia Solano Ramirez, a human rights defender
and founder of the movement, discussed the controversial paramilitary
"demobilization" process in Colombia. The presenters described
a highly questionable demobilization process that has placed the future
of Colombia’s democracy in question. Report by Alison P. Bond.
On November 7, 2006,
Cristina Rojas, a CERLAC Visiting Scholar from Carleton University’s
School of International Affairs, spoke about contemporary Colombian citizenship.
Rojas discussed the current increase in authoritarianism, or social control,
that includes the use of force which is becoming concentrated in the hands
of private actors. She contrasted this trend with competing, progressive
visions of citizenship in the country. Report by Cristina Rojas.
On November 14, 2006, CERLAC hosted
a panel discussion featuring Dr. Richard Roman, CERLAC Associate Fellow
and Sociology Professor Emeritus from the University of Toronto, Dr. Luisa
Ortiz Perez of the NGO Nova in Mexico City, and Rogelio Cuevas Fuentes,
a political refugee from Oaxaca. The panel addressed the ongoing
political crisis in Oaxaca, Mexico which began as a teachers' strike in
June 2006 and evolved into a state-wide social movement, organized under
the rubric of the Oaxacan People’s Popular Assembly (APPO). Report
by Carla Agatiello.
On February 8th, 2005, Pascuala Patishtan
and Merit Ichin spoke about the work of the Indigenous women’s fair
trade weaving cooperative Jolom Mayaetik and the non-governmental organization
(NGO) K’inal Antzetik in their struggle for dignity, autonomy and
survival in Chiapas, Mexico. The speakers were co-hosted by CERLAC, Women's
Studies, the Business and Society Program, the Division of Social Science
and the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York. Report by Caitlyn
On March 2, 2005, CERLAC and UCGS hosted
a panel discussion on the social, political, and economic implications
of militarism in Latin America. The panelists included Justin Podur, a
journalist for Z-Net, Simon Helweg-Larsen, an MA candidate in Social and
Political Thought, and Elena Cirkovic, a PhD candidate in Political Science.
The panel focused on Venezuela, Guatemala and Peru, and reflected on the
multiple ways in which militarism in the region – still very much
a concern today in many parts of Latin America – has been employed
to further elite economic and political interests, with immense social
costs. Report by Gabriela Agatiello.
On October 4th, 2004, hosted by CERLAC and
the Canadian Chiapanecas Justice for Women, Mexican doctor, journalist
and social activist Dr. Margarita Aguilar Ruiz spoke about her novel “With
Faith Eroded”, which charts the struggle for survival amidst the
transmission of HIV/AIDS in Chiapas. Report by Caitlyn Vernon.
As part of the Canadian Campaign to Stop
Killer Coke Week of Action, Campaign Director Ray Rogers spoke at York
University on October 21st, 2004. The Canadian speaking tour was
organized and facilitated by Larry Wells of the Oakville and District
Labour Council, in support of Coke workers in Colombia. They have
filed a lawsuit against The Coca-Cola Company and Colombian bottlers,
charging that Coca-Cola’s bottlers in Colombia “contracted
with or otherwise directed paramilitary security forces that utilized
extreme violence and murdered, tortured, unlawfully detained or otherwise
silenced trade union leaders.” Report by Caitlyn Vernon.
On October 4th , 2004, CERLAC, the Division
of Social Science, LACS, Founders College, IDS and UCGS at York University
presented a talk by Cristobal Kay from the Institute of Social Research
in the Netherlands. In his presentation, entitled "Latin
American Development Theories and Neoliberalism," Kay critically
analyzed the impact of neoliberalism on Latin American countries and discussed
possible alternative theories and policies to address the pressing development
needs of the region. Report by Gabriela Agatiello.
On September 23rd , 2004, in a panel discussion
sponsored by CERLAC, Sam Gindin (Political Science, York), Greg Albo (Political
Science, York), María Paez Victor (Sociology, University of Toronto) and
Nicolas Lopez (Ph.D. candidate, Political Science, York) reflected on
the context and consequences of the recent referendum in Venezuela. Report
by Shana Yael Shubs.
On November 2nd, 2004, visiting social
activists Soledad Bordegaray, Graciela Monteagudo, Avi Lewis and Naomi
Klein gave an insightful presentation of the Argentina Autonomista Project.
Co-sponsored by CERLAC (York), the Transformative Learning Centre (OISE/UT),
the LACS programme (York), Sociology (York), OPIRG (U of T), Politics
(Ryerson), the Gindin Chair in Social Justice & Democracy (Ryerson)
and the Centre for Social Justice, the presentations focused on a number
of dynamic movements in Argentina and their ongoing resistance and struggles
for autonomy. Report by Gabriela Agatiello.
On November 9th, 2004, CERLAC Visiting Fellow
Dr. Doug Stokes gave a presentation at York University on his new book,
America’s Other War: Terrorizing Colombia. AMERICA’S
OTHER WAR demonstrates that in Colombia the US has long supported a pervasive
campaign of state violence directed against both armed insurgents and
a wide range of completely unarmed progressive social forces. While the
pretext may change from one decade to the next, the basic policies remain
the same: maintain the pro-US Colombian state, protect US economic interests
and preserve strategic access to oil.
The legitimate and democratic government
of Venezuela has been under attack by a wealthy and violent opposition
that tried to overthrow it first with a military coup and then with a
two-month lockout. The opposition controlled the main media and used it
to relentlessly distort events and to advocate violence. The Government
of Canada should have upheld the democratic government and institutions
of Venezuela, and should not have treated the crisis as if it were a matter
of "negotiating" with two equal entities. Canada could have
a very significant, and much needed, role in supporting the democratic
institutions and processes in this Hemisphere. This statement represents
a contribution to the debate on Canadian foreign policy in the CERLAC
Event « Conflict in Colombia, Crisis in Venezuela » of February 6, 2003.
On October 30, 2002 in a panel discussion
sponsored by CERLAC and Theatre at York, Dr. Judith Pilowski (Psychologist
and member of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture), Dr. Pilar Riaño
(CERLAC Post Doctoral Fellow), and Carlos Torres (Centre for Social Justice),
addressed the provocative themes of Ariel Dorfmans play Death
and the Maiden. Report by Christina Polzot and Marshall Beck.
On January 23, 2003, Dennis Rodgers, a lecturer
in development studies in the London School of Economics, visited CERLAC
and presented on his ethnographic study of the pandilla, or youth gang,
phenomenon in contemporary Managua. He traced the emergence and evolution
of the phenomenon, focusing on the role of gangs as social institutions
and their multifarious ramifications for the constitution of social order
in a wider context of urban poverty and social breakdown such as characterizes
contemporary urban Nicaragua.
On January 14, 2003, CERLAC hosted a panel
discussion exploring issues surrounding the taking of office, following
his victory in Brazil's most recent presi-dential election, by Luiz Inacio
Lula da Silva (Lula) of the Workers Party of Bra-zil (PT). Lula
assumed office just two weeks before this event, on January 1, 2003. Of
central concern to the discussion were the prospects for change under
this new government in Brazil, a country characterized by striking socio-economic
inequality, in light of the challenges and constraints confronting the
This article provides an overview of the
issues covered in a March 6, 2003, event of the same title, co-sponsored
by CERLAC and the Halifax Initiative, featuring Peter Hartmann of CODEFF-
Aysén in Pata-gonia, Chile, who is also the Coordinator of the Citizens'
Committee for the Defense of the Aysen Life Reserve and spokesperson for
the Aysen Life Reserve Alliance. The Aysén region of Chile is thought
to be one of the three least contaminated areas on the planet. Residents
of the re-gion have declared Aysén a "Life Re-serve". Yet Noranda
has proposed an aluminum smelter in the region that would produce more
than 1.5 million tonnes of solid and gaseous waste per year.
On Thursday, February 6th, 2003, a panel
of four speakers expressed contrasting views on the current situation
in Colombia and Venezuela, with a focus on Canadian foreign policy toward
each. Two rep-resentatives of the federal Department of Foreign Affairs
and International Trade (DFAIT), Jeanette Sautner and Michael Harvey,
outlined Canadian foreign policy towards Venezuela and Colombia, respec-tively.
Maria Paez Victor and Bill Fair-bairn, informed civil society actors,
of-fered a critical perspective on government perceptions and policies
vis-à-vis these troubled neighbouring states.
On February 11, 2003, CERLAC hosted an event
with Katheryn Palmateer and Carlos Torres who discussed their impressions
of the World Social Forum. In the two pieces in this Bulletin the speakers
summarize some of their observations.
On February 25, 2003, Marta Harnecker gave
a presentation with the title of this bulletin. The event was co-sponsored
by CERLAC and the Departments of Political Science and History at York.
The text of this Bulletin is a transcription, edited for brevity, of that
presentation, in which Marta discusses her work documenting the experiences
of actors on the Left struggling for change in Latin America, with particular
focus on the current context (Chávez, Gutierrez, and Lula).
El 19 de marzo, 2003, Horizons of Friendship
y CERLAC invitaron a María Elena Méndez a York University para presentar
su trabajo sobre el tema del género, la ciudadanía, y el desarrollo en
Honduras. Esta publicación relata la presentación de Maria Elena y está
dividido en dos secciones principales. La primera parte se trata del género
y la partici-pación ciudadana. La segunda parte analiza el entorno económico
y la biodiversidad de Honduras.
“Crisis in Colombia: Making Connections
and Making a Difference” was a one-day conference held at McMaster
University, Hamilton on June 21, 2003, featuring presentations, four simultaneous
workshop sessions, a panel discussion, a poetry reading, and opportunities
for social activism.
In an October 10, 2002, visit to York, Alfredo
Ché - the Mayan-Qeqchi leader of CNOC (the National Coordinating
body of Guatemalan Campesino Organizations) - spoke of the efforts of
indigenous peasants in rural Guatemala to overcome historic and continuing
discrimination and injustice. He gave special attention to the latest
institutional threat to their well-being: Plan Puebla Panama. Report
by Christina Polzot.
On October 17, York hosted a high-ranking
Minister of the Cuban government and one of the leading figures of the
Cuban revolutionary struggle of the 1950s - a man recently denied
a visa to the US because considered a terrorist by the Bush
administration. Enrique Oltuski, speaking the day before his 72nd birthday,
came to plug his newly published book: Vida Clandestina: My Life
in the Cuban Revolution. Report by Alison Beatch and Marshall
On September 30, 2002, Viviana Díaz - a prominent,
long-time Chilean political activist - presented a chilling account of
injustice, impunity, and government failure in the case of the countless
people who were tortured and disappeared under the Pinochet dictatorship.
Report by Christina Polzot and Marshall Beck.
Leocadio Juracan and Julian Marcelo, delegates
of Guatemalas Campesino Committee of the Highlands (CCDA) and members
of the El Paraiso Cooperative, spoke at York on October 22, 2002, on the
crippling impact on many Guatemlans of the ongoing crisis in international
coffee markets. The crisis was put into the longer-term context of traditionally
expliotative labour relations in coffee production in Guatemala, and the
efforts of peasants and workers to build more socially and environmentally
sustainable alternatives. Report by Aileen Cowan.
Keynote Lecture presented at York University on November 2, 2012 by Franklin Knight as part of the event "50 Years of Independence: A Colloquium to Mark Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago's Fifty Years of Independence from Britain", organized by CERLAC & YCEC (York Centre for Education & Community). November 2012.
Report on a project funded by the International Development Research Centre, November 2008 to June 2011. Report prepared by Project Coordinator Mario Torres Ph.D. with collaboration of Jose Blanes M.A. and the Research Team. August 2012.
Nibaldo H. Galleguillos, Richard King, Barry Levitt,
Lucy Luccissano & Teresa Healy. 1996.
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Books, monographs & edited volumes by CERLAC
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In Latin America and the Caribbean, many scholars agree that since there are well developed oral cultures there is value in the use of oral history, especially among the regions' unlettered, poor and marginalised; however, there has also been a gap between the recognition of the virtues of oral sources and using them. This collection provides clear evidence of the value of oral histories and how much we can learn from this kind of testimony.
- Dr. Michele Johnson, author of "They do as they please": The Jamaican Struggle for Cultural Freedom after Morant Bay [with Brian L. Moore], (Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2011).
The very best oral histories produced over a span of five years in the capstone course in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York University have been selected and presented in this unique collection of stories of the lives of ten remarkable people in the region.
From Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, and the Dominican Republic to Colombia, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Mexico, readers come to know individuals whose lives reflect the history and immense changes underway in these countries.
The impact of war and peace, independence struggles, natural disaster, economic upheavals and other forces of change are presented to readers through deeply affecting narratives of a broad range of Latin American and Caribbean people.
América Latina: Interrogantes y Perspectivas (Latin America: Interrogations and Perspectives)
Edited by Jaime Llambías Wolff
(York University Bookstore, 2012)
The world is getting smaller all the time, and yet more difficult to comprehend... These are embryonic times of profound change, offering opportunities for positive change. How does the global context effect Latin Americans? What is the place of Latin America in the 21st Century? What challenges must it confront? This book critically, and from a plurailty of perspectives, investigates a variety of themes relagted to the region's future. The contributors offer insights into the pressing issues confronting this evemore interdependent region.
In 2012, Jamaica celebrates its fiftieth anniversary of independence from Britain. In the short period of its life as a nation, Jamaica's increasingly powerful influence on global culture cannot go unremarked. The growth of Jamaican diasporas beyond Britain to the United States, Canada and West Africa has served to strengthen Jamaica's global reach, so that today Jamaica's cultural, economic and political achievements are felt way beyond its national borders. This anthology commemorates Jamaica's independence by acknowledging the immense and widespread contributions of Jamaica and Jamaicans to Canadian society.
"This important interdisciplinary collection pays tribute to the transnational migrations that are such an integral part of the fabric of Caribbean life, and that have also fundamentally shaped the Canadian landscape. The book offers us generous and hopeful vision of multiculturalism, peopled by the daily joys, trials and aspirations of generations of Jamaican-Canadians who are neither simply urban residents nor recent arrivals, and whose presence is key to understanding what it means to be Canadian today."
- Alissa Trotz, Associate Professor & Director, Caribbean Studies, University of Toronto
Edited by Víctor M. Macías-González and Anne Rubenstein
(University of New Mexico Press, 2012)
In Masculinity and Sexuality in Modern Mexico, historians and anthropologists explain how evolving notions of the meaning and practice of manhood have shaped Mexican history. In essays that range from Texas to Oaxaca and from the 1880s to the present, contributors write about file clerks and movie stars, wealthy world travelers and ordinary people whose adventures were confined to a bar in the middle of town. The Mexicans we meet in these essays lived out their identities through extraordinary events--committing terrible crimes, writing world-famous songs, and ruling the nation--but also in everyday activities like falling in love, raising families, getting dressed, and going to the movies. Thus, these essays in the history of masculinity connect the major topics of Mexican political history since 1880 to the history of daily life.
With the failure of market reform to generate sustained growth in many countries of the Global South, poverty reduction has become an urgent moral and political issue in the last several decades. In practice, considerable research shows that high levels of inequality are likely to produce high levels of criminal and political violence. On the road to development, states cannot but grapple with the challenges posed by poverty and wealth distribution. Social Forces and States explains the reasons behind distinct distributional and poverty outcomes in three countries: South Korea, Chile, and Mexico.
""Teichman treats the known economic and political trajectories of Chile, Mexico, and South Korea in a truly original way and provides a compelling explanation of their paths to widely different levels of poverty and inequality. This is a must read for scholars interested in the political economy of development."
— Evelyne Huber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In his new book, David A.B. Murray (CERLAC Fellow, associate professor of Anthropology, and member of the Sexuality Studies Program at York University) explores public discourses focusing on homosexuality and the everyday lives of gay men and 'queens' in contemporary Barbados. His study unravels the complex historical, social, political, and economic forces through which same-sex desire, identity, and prejudice are produced and valued in this Caribbean nation-state. Illustrating the influence of both Euro-American and regional gender and sexual politics on sexual diversity in Barbados, the book makes an important contribution to queer studies and the anthropology of sexualities.
"I enjoyed every last bit of Flaming Souls – it is smart, thought provoking, theoretically sophisticated, and it excellently frames and critiques the Western biases in LGBTQ discussions. As one of the leading ethnographers of men who love men, David A.B. Murray has captured the essence of what it is to be gay or a queen in Barbados – an especially important endeavour given how little there is out there that uses an anthropological perspective to address the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, and age within gay communities of colour. Murray succeeds in avoiding the jargon found in so much cultural anthropology literature, thereby allowing this book to be enjoyed by a general readership and by undergraduate students."
- - A. Lynn Bolles, Department of Women's Studies, University of Maryland
Scholarship related to environmental questions in Latin America has only recently begun to coalesce around citizenship as both an empirical site of inquiry and an analytical frame of reference. This has led to a series of new insights and perspectives, but few efforts have been made to bring these various approaches into a sustained conversation across different social, temporal and geographic contexts. This volume is the result of a collaborative endeavour to advance debates on environmental citizenship, while simultaneously and systematically addressing broader theoretical and methodological questions related to the particularities of studying environment and citizenship in Latin America. Providing a window onto leading scholarship in the field, the book also sets an ambitious agenda to spark further research.
"This book is a major contribution to our understanding of environmental politics in Latin America. The chapters present a wealth of original research that shows that environmental concerns are part of the daily life of indigenous populations and other grassroots groups. The theoretical frame of environmental citizenship provides a compelling way for thinking about how their environmental demands are closely linked to their national identity, political participation, land and resources."
This book tells the story of the military life of the longest serving minister of defense of any country in recent times. While the picture that often emerges of Raúl Castro is that of a colorless younger brother of Fidel—a product essentially of that grander figure—this book analyzes Raúl Castro as a man of his own, a politician and an impressive military commander and organizer, as well as a highly original thinker on both military matters and wider national issues that have faced the Cuban state over more than half a century. Filling a gap in recent scholarship, it demonstrates that the government he has put into place in Cuba in the last four years is very much his, and is not, as some believe, a mere shadow of his brother's.
""Hal Klepak's most recent book is an excellent primer for understanding Cuba in the last five years. It is obviously a helpful study of the character of President Raul Castro, and by extension, of the extremely important role of the armed forces (which he commands) in Cuba, but it also helps to explain the fundamental dynamics in place since Fidel Castro ceded power to his brother in 2006. During this time, Cuba has changed more than in the past quarter-century, and it continues to do so. Absolutely essential reading for anybody interested in the approach implemented by the Cuban government in recent years."
This book is a companion to Neither Led nor Driven, published in 2004. It examines the secular aspects of culture in Jamaica, namely, material culture (architecture and home furnishings, dress, and food), rites of passage, language and oral culture, creative and performance arts, popular entertainment, sports and games, social clubs and fraternities, and the issues of drinking and gambling. It also examines the lifestyle cultures of Indian and Chinese immigrants who were new arrivals in Jamaica.
A sparkling text with heft, drive, and purpose, this offering by Honor Ford-Smith, scholar and poet of Sistren fame, is an important addition to every Caribbeanist's library. The plays that Ford-Smith and Paul Issa selected to represent the early postcolonial era in Jamaican theatre are provocative and vibrant: Masqueraders by Stafford Ashani, to whom the volume is dedicated, Whiplash by Ginger Knight, and Fallen Angel and the Devil Concubine by Patricia Cumper, Honor Ford-Smith, Carol Lawes, Hertencer Lindsay, and Eugene Williams. Ford-Smith has introduced the plays in a brilliant piece that precedes them and again in shorter introductions that contextualize each of the plays.
The essays in this collection are concerned with the construction of memories and public histories. They explore the processes and dynamics that shape the ways in which Africa and its Diasporas have been historicized outside of the academy. The chapters focus on the public presentation of the imagined past of Africa, and of the uses of that past both within Africa and in the numerous African Diasporas created by the historical and contemporary movement of Africans outside of Africa under a variety of circumstances.
This compelling collection of inspiring case studies from community arts projects in five countries will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡VIVA! is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion, and praxis. Framed by postcolonial theories of decolonization, the pedagogy of the oppressed articulated by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, and the burgeoning field of community arts, this collection not only analyzes the dynamic integration of the critical and the creative in social justice movements, it embodies such a praxis. ... These practices offer critical hope for movements hungry for new ways of knowing and expressing histories, identities, and aspirations, as well as mobilizing communities for social transformation.
""¡Viva! is a powerful read, raising the bar on what we need to know and where we can grow. It is heartening to sense that we are part of a rising stream on its way to becoming a river. This book will become a touchstone in a growing international network of allies, so that more untold stories and projects can be heard and become part of a building momentum."
— Beverly Naidus, author of "Arts for Change: Teaching Outside the Frame"
This groundbreaking research examines
women's access to justice in Latin America, with a particular focus
on the impact of the Women's Police Stations (WPS). Since the first
WPS opened in São Paulo, Brazil in 1985, they can now be
found in 13 Latin American countries, while more countries offer
other specialized policing services. In a region where most countries
have laws on domestic and sexual violence, but few have specialized
state services or public policies, the WPS have been at the forefront
of providing access to justice and eliminating violence against
Transculturalism is a new way of viewing
culture that sees cultures not as separate islands that are easily
differentiated from one another, but as connected and interacting
webs of meaning and practice. The Americas in particular offer many
examples of transcultural identities that do not fit easily into
one national or ethnic mold: Chicanos, Franco-Ontarians, Creoles,
and second and third generation immigrants. From Quebec to Argentina,
Transcultural Americas explores these identities which create themselves
in a space between sameness and difference.
Rich with historical sketches of the
life and experiences of slaves in Africa, on slave ships, and in
Jamaica, this volume illustrates the way enslaved Africans lived
and helped to shape Jamaican society in the three decades before
British abolition of the slave trade.
Audra Diptee's in-depth investigations reveal unexpected insights
into the demographics of those captured in Africa and legally transported
on British slave ships. For example, there is a commonly held belief
that slave traders had a preference for adult males. In fact, the
practicalities of slave raiding meant that women, children, and
large groups of the elderly were particularly vulnerable during
raids and were more often captured and made available for sale in
From Africa to Jamaica offers a new look at the Atlantic slave
trade in its final years, fleshing out the historical portrait of
the African men, women, and children who were sold in Jamaica and
were thus among the last of the enslaved to put their stamp on Jamaican
society. There is no comparable study that takes such a comprehensive
approach, looking at both the African and Jamaican sides of the
"Many Jamaicans are seeking empirical
data from the period of the trade in Africans to justify the case
for reparation. This book should provide them with much of what
they need to understand this crime against humanity."
Verene A. Shepherd, University of the West Indies,
Mona Campus, Jamaica
"This book makes a very significant contribution to
the literature on the Atlantic Slave Trade and on its impact in
Jamaica. It is a highly original study and addresses the important
issue of the demography of the enslaved as well as emphasizing their
This accessible, up-to-date look at Latin
American politics explores how—and to what effect—diverse
forces on the left have not only captured the imagination of vast
swathes of the continent’s population, but also taken hold
of the reins of government.
The authors assess the multiple currents of Latin America's left
turns, considering their origins, their relationships to political
parties and social movements, and their performance in office. They
also consider the challenges faced by such leaders as Hugo Chávez,
Evo Morales, and "Lula" da Silva in efforts to address
long-standing socioeconomic inequalities. Explicitly comparative
and enhanced with solid empirical material, the book offers a thoughtful
commentary on Latin America’s changing political environment.
"Engages readers in a historically informed, balanced, provocative,
and lively conversation about the current leftist turns in Latin
America, and their futures."
Shannan Mattiace, Allegheny College
"An extraordinary collection. This
volume is a must-read for anyone interested in the current dynamics
of Latin American politics."
Dwellers of Memory is an ethnographic study of how urban
youth in Colombia came to be at the intersection of multiple forms
of political, drug-related, and territorial violence in a country
undergoing forty years of internal armed conflict. It examines the
ways in which youth in the city of Medellín reconfigure their
lives and cultural worlds in the face of widespread violence. This
violence has transgressed familiar boundaries and destroyed basic
social supports and networks of trust. This volume attempts to map
and understand its patterns and flows.
The author explores how Medellín's youth locate themselves
and make sense of violence through contradictory and shifting memory
practices. The violence has not completely taken over their cultural
worlds or their subjectivities. Practices of remembering and forgetting
are key methods by which these youth rework their identities and
make sense of the impact of violence on their lives. While the experience
of violence is rooted in urban space and urban youth, the memory
dwellers use a sense of place, oral histories of death, and narratives
of fear as survival strategies for inhabiting violent neighborhoods.
The book also examines fissures in memory, the contradictory constructions
of young people's subjective selves, and practices of gendered violence
and terror. All have and continue to pose risks to the historical
memory and cultural survival of the residents of Medellín.
Dwellers of Memory offers an alternative ethnographic approach to
the study of memory and violence, one that calls into question whether
the role of the ethnographer of violence is to be a mere witness
of terror, or to oppose it by writing against it. It will be of
interest to sociologists, anthropologists, and students of ethnography.
"This textured ethnography of how young
barrio dwellers from Medellin, Colombia, collectively weave their
memories of violence into the very space of death where they live,
provides new directions for the anthropology of violence, moving
us beyond fatalism and voyeurism, to a constructive engagement with
the very people with whom we work. ... Riaño-Alcalá's
workshop approach--itself, a Latin American contribution to anthropology--is
an eloquent example of how anthropological methods can contribute
to dialogue and peacemaking. Dwellers of Memory is engaged
anthropology at its very best."
Joanne Rappaport, Professor of Latin American Cultural
Studies and Anthropology, Georgetown University
Edited by Elizabeth Pinnington and Daniel Schugurensky
For many years, the fields of citizenship
education and participatory democracy have often operated independently
from each other. During the last decade, the Transformative Learning
Centre of the University of Toronto has nurtured multiple spaces
for an interdisciplinary dialogue among scholars, practitioners
and students from these two fields.
One of those spaces was the Second International Conference on
Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy, where close to
300 participants from all over the world shared ideas in more than
150 sessions, including discussions, round-tables, workshops and
keynote addresses. This volume brings together a selected collection
from the many papers submitted to the conference.
The articles in this book represent a variety of perspectives (as
the authors come from different geographical and disciplinary locations),
but they all share a commitment to improvements in theory, research
and practice in the worldwide movement for deepening democracy and
for an emancipatory citizenship education.
Its Problems and Its Promise: A Multidisciplinary
(Perseus Academic, 2010)
Edited by Jan Knippers Black
(with articles by CERLAC Fellows Jorge Nef and Liisa
Now in a fifth edition, Latin America
has been updated to reflect the region’s growing optimism
as economies stabilize, trade diversifies, and political systems
become more participatory. This multidisciplinary survey of Latin
American history, politics, and society features invited contributions
from authorities in a variety of fields. New sections address current
events including deforestation in Costa Rica and Brazil, emerging
social movements, Ecuador’s new constitution, and Obama’s
stated objectives to repair U.S. relations with the region. In addition,
key topics—such as women and Latin American politics, socialist
governments and anti-American sentiment, Argentina’s deteriorating
economy, and Colombia’s struggle with military and narcotics
issues—receive expanded and revitalized treatment. Other updated
material covers outcomes of recent elections in Bolivia, Brazil,
and Nicaragua, among others. Through a hybrid thematic and regional
organization, this text provides an essential foundation for introductory
courses on Latin America.
Praise for Previous Editions
"Prof. Jan Knippers Black’s updated textbook is the ideal
resource for any interdisciplinary survey of Latin America. It’s
new chapters are especially welcome in the sense that the more current
trends in interdisciplinary research on Latin America are brought
to the reader’s attention clearly and forcefully."
—James D. Huck, Tulane University’s Stone Center for
Latin American Studies
"This provocative textbook offers comprehensive
articles on Latin America by some leading experts in the field.
They cover all the major issues and countries, including historical
background as well as recent events."
—Paul Drake, Dean of Social Sciences, University of California,
"This is a superb collection of essays
on the Latin American reality in the age of globalization. Eminently
accessible, timely, and informative, this is an ideal primer for
the classroom or simply for those seeking a well-rounded overview
of Latin American affairs."
—William I. Robinson, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Participatory Decentralization and Community
Activism in Montevideo
(Penn State University Press, 2010)
By Eduardo Canel
The transition to democracy under way
in Latin America since the 1980s has recently witnessed a resurgence
of interest in experimenting with new forms of local governance
emphasizing more participation by ordinary citizens. The hope is
both to foster the spread of democracy and to improve equity in
the distribution of resources. While participatory budgeting has
been a favorite topic of many scholars studying this new phenomenon,
there are many other types of ongoing experiments. In Barrio Democracy
in Latin America, Eduardo Canel focuses our attention on the innovative
participatory programs launched by the leftist government in Montevideo,
Uruguay, in the early 1990s. Based on his extensive ethnographic
fieldwork, Canel examines how local activists in three low-income
neighborhoods in that city dealt with the opportunities and challenges
of implementing democratic practices and building better relationships
with sympathetic city officials.
“Eduardo Canel has
written a rich, compelling account of the challenges of promoting
participatory democracy in Uruguay. In the process, he successfully
demonstrates the importance of local contexts and histories for
understanding the potential of participatory institutions at the
municipal level to actually democratize local governance. By focusing
on three communities with the same institutional structures, Canel
is able to derive important insights into how ‘lived experiences
of participation,’ different kinds of social capital, and
the often conflictual nature of civil society help explain the varying
levels of successful inclusion associated with participatory institutions
throughout Latin America.”
Philip Oxhorn, Institute for the Study of International
Development, McGill University
“In his well-written book Barrio
Democracy in Latin America, Eduardo Canel explores the limits
and possibilities of urban grassroots democratization in Uruguay.
He contrasts how neighborhoods differ in how deeply they democratized,
as well as how they evolved under different Latin American, national,
and citywide conditions. This is a ‘must’ book for anyone
interested in social movements, civil society, the political sociology
of cities, and democracy both in general and in the specific context
Susan Eckstein, Boston University
The Social Capital of Refugees:
Cultural Background and Public Policy
by Andrea Pacheco Pacifico
CERLAC Research Associate and former Brazil Studies
This book, written in Portuguese, 434p,
is a result of a PhD dissertation defended in 2008 about the integration
of refugees in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and in Toronto, Canada. It characterizes
the global refugee regime and its expressions in Brazilian and Canadian
society, and how refugees are integrated into these two countries.
It analyzes the social capital produced by these refugees and the
extent to it is a result of the cultural background of refugees
or of the public policies of the host society. Three different groups
of refugees were interviewed and studied: Arab-Muslim, Spanish-speaking
Latin America, and Portuguese-speaking African refugees. The methodology
used was transdisciplinarity.
Immigration and Canada provides readers with a vital introduction
to the field of international migration studies from a critical
perspective. This original book offers up-to-date information on
migration patterns and trends, with a particular focus on implications
“This is the most comprehensive book
I have read on international migration. The author argues that contemporary
Canadian society cannot be de-coupled from history and the global
system. The presentation of ideas and analysis in this book are
borne out of sound pedagogy from an experienced scholar.”
— Charles Adeyanju, Sociology Department, Brandon University
“This volume will serve as a very useful book. The
major strengths are its breadth and its Canadian focus. This book
is a welcome addition to the literature on international migration.”
— Tanya Basok, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Justice,
University of Windsor
What kind of peace is possible in the
post-9/11 world? Is sustainable peace an illusion in a world where
foreign military interventions are replacing peace negotiations
as starting points for postwar reconstruction? What would it take
to achieve durable peace in contexts as different as Afghanistan,
Mozambique, and Sri Lanka?
Grappling with these questions, this book presents six provocative
case studies authored by respected peacebuilding practitioners in
their own societies. The studies address two cases of relative success
(Guatemala and Mozambique), three cases of renewed but deeply fraught
efforts (Afghanistan, Haiti, and the Palestinian Territories), and
the case of Sri Lanka, where peacebuilding was aborted but where
the outlines of a new peace process can be discerned. The book also
includes original analyses of demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration
processes in three different contexts, written by teams of Northern
and Southern analysts.
This timely volume bridges the gap between minimalist and maximalist
approaches to peacebuilding, as well as giving voice to Southern
researchers in Northern-dominated debates. It will interest practitioners
and students of peace, security, and development studies, as well
as policymakers at many levels of government.
Comparative and Critical Perspectives
Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai and Kent McNeil
(Hart Publishing: Oxford, 2009)
Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai
and Kent McNeil
Indigenous Peoples and the Law provides
an historical, comparative and contextual analysis of various legal
and policy issues affecting Indigenous peoples. It focuses on the
common law jurisdictions of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the
United States, as well as relevant international law developments.
Edited by Benjamin J Richardson, Shin Imai, and Kent McNeil, this
collection of new essays features 13 contributors including many
Indigenous scholars, drawn from around the world. The book provides
a pithy overview of the subject-matter, enabling readers to appreciate
the seminal issues, precedents and international legal trends of
most concern to Indigenous peoples.
The first half of Indigenous Peoples and the Law takes an historical
perspective of the principal jurisdictions, canvassing, in particular,
themes of Indigenous sovereignty, status and identity, and the movement
for Indigenous self-determination. It also examines these issues
in an international context, including the Inter-American human
rights regime and the 2007 UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous
Peoples. The second part of the book canvasses some contemporary
issues and claims of Indigenous peoples, including land rights,
mobility rights, community self-governance, environmental governance,
alternative dispute resolution processes, the legal status of Aboriginal
women and the place of Indigenous legal traditions and legal theory.
Although an introductory volume designed primarily for readers
without advanced understanding of Indigenous legal issues, Indigenous
Peoples and the Law should also appeal to seasoned scholars, policy-makers,
lawyers and others who are knowledgeable of such issues in their
own jurisdiction and wish to learn more about developments in other
Dramatic changes have occurred in recent
years in countries throughout the Americas. Neoliberal policy prescriptions
promoted by international financial agencies have failed to deliver
significant growth, and have led to rising levels of poverty and
inequality. This collection brings together a diverse range of analyses
to interrogate these changes occurring in the Americas, from Canada
to Venezuela to Chile. Authors debate the reasons for the election
of a large number of New Left governments in Latin America, and
discuss the significance of the policies they have adopted. Do these
policies represent a radical shift in direction towards a post-neoliberal
era, or only a kinder and gentler form of neoliberalism? How do
New Left governments differ from each other? At the same time, some
governments in the Americas, particularly in North America, continue
to cling to neoliberal policy prescriptions despite their problems.
However, authors in this collection argue that transformations have
occurred even in these neo-liberal holdouts. The book offers an
essential overview of recent changes in the hemisphere, highlighting
both the continuities and discontinuities in neoliberal practice.
'[A] provocative edited volume, which will
appeal to academic audiences but also to the informed reader...Perhaps
the most innovative feature of the collection is its geographic
reach, encompassing Canada and the US as well as Latin America,
and combining comparative thematic chapters with country case studies.'
This text provides a critical but systematic overview of democratic
theory and practice in the contemporary world. The authors show
that recent developments are more complex than admitted by proponents
of the idea of a democratic world with, what they call, de-democratization
of various forms running in parallel with democratization.
'A compelling analysis of the concept of
democracy and of the challenges it faces in the contemporary era.
The Democratic Challenge should thus prove of great interest both
for those engaged in debates over democratic theory and those concerned
with its fate in today's world.'
Douglas Kellner, UCLA and author of Media Spectacle
and the Crisis of Democracy
John Cameron draws on power-based approaches
to the study of democratization as he thoughtfully explores efforts
by indigenous and peasant groups to gain control of local governments
and deepen democracy in Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru.
Cameron addresses three fundamental questions: What factors best
explain the success or failure of local political movements in the
Andes? What forms of democracy are emerging in indigenous- and peasant-controlled
municipalities? What are the impacts of municipal democratization
on the well-being and political identities of the citizenry? As
he elucidates his results, he reminds readers that, in the midst
of some of the most exclusionary and elite-dominated systems of
local government in Latin America, political struggles for democracy
are having a profound impact.
"Cameron’s richly detailed comparative case studies are
highly recommended for those interested in local democracy, rural
development, and indigenous politics. "
"Remarkably rich and insightful....
All who wish to understand local politics in Latin America, especially
in its ethnically diverse regions, must read this work."
Liisa North, York University
"An impressive piece of scholarship
... consistently clear and effective."
McGillivray examines the development
of social classes linked to sugar production, and their contribution
to the formation and transformation of the state, from the first
Cuban Revolution for Independence in 1868 through the Cuban Revolution
of 1959. She describes how cane burning became a powerful way for
farmers, workers, and revolutionaries to commit sabotage, take control
of the harvest season, improve working conditions, protest political
repression, attack colonialism and imperialism, nationalize sugarmills,
and, ultimately, acquire greater political and economic power. Not
limiting her analysis to the island, McGillivray shows that twentieth-century
Cuban history reflected broader trends in the Western Hemisphere,
from modernity to popular nationalism to Cold War repression.
offers a new and original understanding of the history of Cuba
from the mid-nineteenth century to Castro’s Cuban revolution
by reading that history from the perspective of two sugar communities.
She stresses the agency of workers in sugar communities, who asserted
demands and engaged with, as they helped shape, the rhetoric of
the state and state formation. Blazing Cane is an important contribution
to modern Cuban history, and a compelling case for the impossibility
of separating the local from the national and transnational in
- William E. French, author of
A Peaceful and Working People: Manners, Morals, and Class
Formation in Northern Mexico
¿Pueden los mercados no-agrícolas
servir a las necesidades de los pequeños productores rurales?
¿Pueden estos mercados, facilitar la diversificación
económica y la reducción de la pobreza? En este fascinante
estudio que resume cerca de veinte años de investigación
sobre la industria rural de los jeans en Pelileo. Luciano Martínez
y Liisa North identifican los antecedentes históricos y dimensiones
contemporáneas de una experiencia social única, que
contrasta con la decadencia de las economías rurales en Latinoamérica,
causada por las políticas neoliberales.
"Los autores muestran
cómo los pequeños empresarios rurales pueden jugar
un rol dinamizador cuando tienen acceso a tierra, educación
y oportunidades en el mercado doméstico. Esto demuestra
tanto innovación tecnológica como social. Se concluye
que las políticas públicas orientadas a una diversificación
rural, en condiciones que permitan el acceso a bienes productivos
y servicios adecuados a las poblaciones rurales, son la clave
para asegurar procesos de desarrollo en el campo ecuatoriano."
Grinspun, Department of Economics and CERLAC, York University
Hristov examines the complexities,
dynamics, and contradictions of present-day armed conflict in Colombia.
She conducts an in-depth inquiry into the restructuring of the state’s
coercive apparatus and the phenomenon of paramilitarism by looking
at its military, political, and legal dimensions. Hristov demonstrates
how various interrelated forms of violence by state forces, paramilitary
groups, and organized crime are instrumental to the process of capital
accumulation by the local elite as well as the exercise of political
power by foreign enterprises. She addresses, as well, issues of
forced displacement, proletarianization of peasants, concentration
of landownership, growth in urban and rural poverty, and human rights
violations in relation to the use of legal means and extralegal
armed force by local dominant groups and foreign companies.
"A searing indictment
of accumulation at the expense of indigenous peoples, peasants,
Afro-colombians, and the working poor...this powerful book is
essential reading for all who wish to understand contemporary
Colombia, and for all who care about human rights and global justice."
- David Mcnally, Professor of Political Science,
York University and author of Another World Is Possible: Globalization
"This original and
illuminating book will be essential reading for students and scholars
seeking to better understand the roots of extreme violence in
Colombia and why it has been so difficult to end the widespread
killings, abductions and use of torture in that country."
-Alan Simmons, Senior Scholar, Department of Sociology, and CERLAC,
Widely praised as a splendid addition
to the literature on the great wave of post–1970 immigration
from Mexico—as a result of which an estimated 6 million
undocumented Mexican migrants now live in the United States—The
World of Mexican Migrants, by acclaimed author Judith Adler
Hellman, takes us into the lives of those who, no longer able
to eke out even a modest living in their homeland, have traveled
north to find jobs.
wide-ranging portrait of the lives of Mexicans on both sides
of the border." --Kirkus Reviews
skillfully allows the immigrants to express their experiences
through some of their own words....An outstanding book."
extraordinarily wide-ranging and painstaking field research
not only puts a human face on the abstractions of large-scale
Mexican migration to the United States; her work helps the reader
understand the big policy issues raised by this population movement."
--Wayne A. Cornelius, director, Center for Comparative Immigration
book gives us a vivid ground-level view of the experiences of
Mexican migrants as they maneuver to survive." --Frances
one of Choice Magazine's "Outstanding Academic
Titles" for 2008.
This book provides an insight into the production of discourse
around homophobia, and explores the sociocultural and political
contexts within which this discourse has been and continues
to be produced. The contributors look at the production of homophobic
discourse within a variety of contexts, including: the past
and present-American Christian churches, Greece, India, the
Caribbean, New York City and Indonesia. In this exploration,
they aim to reveal the processes behind homophobic discourses
and how these processes are intricately connected to nationalism,
sexism, racism, class and colonialism. Moreover, they dissect
the term “homophopia” and critique its use as a
-"David A. B. Murray's collection makes
an important contribution to queer/LGBT studies by extricating
and interrogating the concept of 'homophobia' often implicit
in anthropological studies of sexuality and gender. The
essays reject essentialized characterizations of homophobia
as an intrinsic quality of a culture, region, or nation;
in contrast, they explore the institutionally mediated,
politically infused, and historically situated set of practices
and discourses that constitute homophobias."
Megan J. Sinnott, author of Toms and
Dees: Transgender Identity and Female Same-Sex Relationships
Edited by Juanita De Barros, Steven Palmer and David
This book provides a social and cultural exploration of the
medical experiences of the French, Hispanic, Dutch and British
Caribbean, and the associated power tensions within. The controls
of public health, the politics associated with professionalization
and the controversy between different forms of medicalization
are looked at. A particular emphasis is placed on the significance
of gender and race as they relate to the medical experiences
within the Caribbean.
The People’s Progressive Party of Guyana: 1950-1992:
An Oral History
(London: Hansib Publishing, 2007)
By Frank Birbalsingh
Birbalsingh attempts to offer a balanced account of the People’s
Progressive Party of Guyana, through offering a collection of
interviews with members and opponents of the PPP. Some of the
people interviewed, include: Dr. Cheddi Jagan and his wife Janet
Jagan, Richard Hart, Lloyd Best, Father Andrew Morrison (a Roman
Catholic priest) and David de Caires (an editor of a national
newspaper). He presents a history, as well as the factors that
shaped the party’s exclusion from power during the given
time period (1950-1992).
“Frank Birbalsingh has provided an important service
to the people and history of Guyana. He has captured the voices,
passions, and sense of betrayal that have shaped both Guyanese
history in the second half of the twentieth century, and the
contemporary context of Guyanese life which is hostage to
the events and personalities of that period”
Law and Local Struggles: Mining Communities and the World Bank
By David Szablowski
Szablowski examines how conflicts
between mining companies and local communities have emerged
worldwide as an urgent and intractable problem that has stimulated
competing regulatory efforts at local, national, and global
scales. The book is centered on a rich case study of a conflict
between a Canadian-owned mining project in Peru and local Andean
The Transnational: Labour, Politics and Social Change
By Luin Goldring and Sailaja Krishnamurti
Migrants to Canada often maintain
or develop transnational ties and identities that link them
to their homeland or a homeland-based group. Focusing
on Asian and Latin American migrants, Organizing the Transnational
attempts to articulate a cultural politics of transnationalism,
rather than focusing separately on economic, or political, or
Canada?: Continental Integration, Fortress North America, and
the Corporate Agenda
By Ricardo Grinspun and Yasmine Shamise
Questions and concerns regarding
Canada's relationship with the United States loom larger than
ever since 9/11. Contributors provide a comprehensive analysis
of the legacy of free trade and the challenges that deepening
bilateral integration presents for Canadian sovereignty and public
policy autonomy. In response to the question Whose Canada?, the
authors share their skepticism about corporate Canada's continental
agenda and the results of Ottawa's cozying up to Washington, arguing
forcefully that Canada's future must be shaped by its citizens,
not its elites.
Trade Coffee: The prospects and pitfalls of market-driven social
fair trade groups in Mexico and Canada as case studies, Fridell
examines fair trade coffee at both the global and local level,
assessing it as a development project and locating it within political
and development theory. In addition, Fridell provides in-depth
historical analysis of fair trade coffee in the context of global
trade, and compares it to a variety of post-war development projects
within the coffee industry.
By Miguel González, Svein Jentoft,
Diala López and Arja Koskinen
The Rama are roughly 1,500 to 2,000
people living in scattered communities on the Atlantic coast of
Nicaragua in areas that comprise some of the country's richest
natural environment. Their land and resources are subjected
to heavy external exploitation and the survival of their unique
culture is at stake. This book tells the story of the Rama people's
struggle for the rights to their own land a culture.
Rights and Corporate Responsibility: Canadian Mining and Oil Companies
in Latin America
Edited by Liisa North, Timothy David
Clark, and Viviana Patroni
the most comprehensive in the English-language to date, investigates
conflicts between the communities affected by mining and their
advocates on one side, and the transnational mining companies
supported by the local state and the Canadian government on the
other, looking at cases in Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador,
Peru, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Contributors address the related
sustainable development, community, corporate, legal, and social
Tortillas and Tomatoes. Mexican
Transmigrant Harvesters in Canada.
By Tanya Basok
Based on interviews
with Leamington greenhouse growers and migrant Mexican workers,
Tanya Basok offers a timely analysis of why the Seasonal Agricultural
Workers Program is needed. She argues that while Mexican workers
do not necessarily constitute cheap labour for Canadian growers,
they are vital for the survival of some agricultural sectors because
they are always available for work, even on holidays and weekends,
or when exhausted, sick, or injured.
Tangled Routes: Women, Work,
and Globalization on the Tomato Trail
By Deborah Barndt
Follows a corporate
tomato from a Mexican field through the United States to a Canadian
table, examining in its wake the dynamic relationship between
production and consumption, work and technology, health and
environment, bio-diversity and cultural diversity...
Teacher Education and Teaching: Innovative Practices for Diversity
and Social Justice
Edited by R. Patrick
Solomon and Dia N. R. Dekayi
Illuminates the most
pressing challenges faced by urban schools, teachers, teacher
candidates and teacher training programs. It goes beyond
traditional discourses in teacher education to focus on diversity,
social justice, democratic schooling, and community building.
Community Power and Grassroots Democracy: The Transformation
of Social Life. Editors: Michael Kaufman and Haroldo Dilla Alfonso.
CERLAC and Centro de Estudios sobre América. 1997. Zed Books Ltd. London,
U.K. and International Development Research Centre (IDRC), P.O. Box 8500,
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1G 3H9. (Available from CERLAC)
Economic Integration in the Americas. Editors:
C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun and G. Eaton. 1996. Edward Elgar Publishing
Ltd. 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, Glos GL50 2HV, U.K.
Economic Integration and Public Policy in the European
Union. Editors: C. Paraskevopoulos, R. Grinspun and T. Georgakopoulos.
1996. Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 8 Lansdown Place, Cheltenham, Glos
GL50 2HV, Aldershot, U.K.
International Migration and Human Rights in North
America: The Impact of Free Trade and Restructuring. Editor: Alan
B. Simmons, 1996. Centre for Migration Studies, 209 Flagg Place, Staten
Island, NY, 10304-1199.
The Politics of Regional Conflict: Central America,
Southern Africa and the Middle East. Editors: W. Thom Workman and
Luis Mesa Delmonte. 1995. Canadian Scholars' Press Inc., 180 Bloor St.W.,
Ste 402, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V6.
A Report on Reforming the Organization of American
States to Support Democratization in the Hemisphere: A Canadian Perspective.
Liisa North and Yasmine Shamsie (CERLAC) and George Wright (FOCAL) 1995.
(Available from CERLAC)
Discovering the Americas: The Evolution of Canadian
Foreign Policy towards Latin America. Editor: James Rochlin, 1994.
The University of British Columbia Press, 6344 Memorial Road, Vancouver,
B.C., V6T 1W5.
Historia y Región en el Ecuador: 1830-1930.
Editor: Juan Maiguashca. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume IV, 1994. Corporación
Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito,
Ecuador. (Available from CERLAC)
The Political Economy of North American Free Trade.
Editors: Ricardo Grinspun and Maxwell Cameron. McGill-Queen's University
Press, 1993. St.Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, 10010.
Popular Participation and Development: A Bibliography
on Africa and Latin America. Hugh Dow and Jonathan Barker. Published
jointly by CERLAC and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University
of Toronto, 1992. (Available from CERLAC)
Forging Identities and Patterns of Development
in Latin America and the Caribbean. Editors: Harry P. Diaz, Joanna
W.A. Rummens, Patrick D.M. Taylor. CALACS- ACELAC/CERLAC. 1991. Canadian
Scholars Press Inc, 180 Bloor St.W., Ste 402, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2V6.
(Available from CERLAC)
La Cuestión Regional y el Poder. Editor: Rafael
Quintero. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume III, 1991. Corporación Editora
Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador.
(Available from CERLAC)
Between War and Peace in Central America: Choices
for Canada. Editor: Liisa North. CAPA and Between-the-Lines, 1990.
720 Bathurst Street, Suite 404, Toronto, M5S 2R5.
The National Unified School in Allende's Chile:
The Role of Education in the Destruction of a Revolution. Joseph P.
Farrell. 1986. CERLAC and the University of British Columbia Press, 6344
Memorial Road, Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1W5.
Clase y Región en el Agro Ecuatoriano. Editor:
Miguel Murmis. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume II, 1986. Corporacion Editora
Nacional, Corporacion Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal
17-12-00886, Quito, Ecuador.
La Economía Politica del Ecuador: Campo, Región,
Nación. Editor: Louis Lefeber. FLACSO-CERLAC Project, Volume I, 1985.
Corporacion Editora Nacional, Roca 230 y Tamayo, Apartado Postal 17-12-00886,