Books by Publisher: Harvard University, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies

    Assumptions Economists Make

    By Jonathan Schlefer

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    Economists make confident assertions in op-ed columns and on cable news--so why are their explanations often at odds with equally confident assertions from other economists? And why are all economic predictions so rarely borne out? Harnessing his frustration with these contradictions, Jonathan Schlefer set out to investigate how economists arrive...

    Pragmatism as a Way of Life

    By Ruth Anna Putnam

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    Hilary Putnam argues that all facts are dependent on cognitive values. Ruth Anna Putnam turns the problem around, illuminating the factual basis of moral principles. Together, they offer a pragmatic vision that in Hilary's words serves as a manifesto for what the two of us would like philosophy to look...

    Cuba's Revolutionary World

    By Jonathan C. Brown

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    As Castro's democratic reform movement veered off course, a revolution that seemed to signal the death knell of dictatorship in Latin America brought about its tragic opposite. Jonathan C. Brown examines in forensic detail how the turmoil that rocked a small Caribbean nation in the 1950s became one of the...

    How the Vertebrate Brain Regulates Behavior

    By Donald Pfaff

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    Throughout his career, Donald Pfaff has demonstrated that by choosing problems and methods with care, biologists can study the molecular mechanisms of brains more complex than those of fruit flies, snails, and roundworms. He offers a close-up, conversational perspective on a 50-year quest to understand how behavior is regulated in...

    City on a Hilltop

    By Sara Yael Hirschhorn

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    Since Israel's 1967 war, more than 60,000 Jewish-Americans have settled in the occupied territories, transforming politics and sometimes committing shocking acts of terrorism. Yet little is known about why they chose to live at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Sara Yael Hirschhorn unsettles stereotypes about these liberal idealists.

    Wheel of Fortune

    By Thane Gustafson

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    A Foreign Affairs Best Book of the Year on Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union The Russian oil industry--which vies with Saudi Arabia as the world's largest producer and exporter of oil, providing nearly 12 percent of the global supply--is facing mounting problems that could send shock waves through...

    Religion in Human Evolution

    By Robert N. Bellah

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    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice An ABC Australia Best Book on Religion and Ethics of the Year Distinguished Book Award, Sociology of Religion Section of the American Sociological AssociationReligion in Human Evolution is a work of extraordinary ambition--a wide-ranging, nuanced probing of our biological past to discover...

    Literary Criticism

    By Joseph North

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    Since the global turn to neoliberalism in the 1970s, movements in literary studies have been diagnostic rather than interventionist: scholars have developed techniques for analyzing culture but have retreated from attempts to transform it. For Joseph North, a genuinely interventionist criticism is a central task facing scholars on the Left...

    Mexicans in the Making of America

    By Neil Foley

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    A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of the YearAccording to census projections, by 2050 nearly one in three U.S. residents will be Latino, and the overwhelming majority of these will be of Mexican descent. This dramatic demographic shift is reshaping politics, culture, and fundamental ideas about American identity. Neil Foley, a...

    Boatman

    By Robert M. Thorson

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    Robert Thorson gives readers a Thoreau for the Anthropocene. The boatman and backyard naturalist was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. Yet he sought out for solace and pleasure those river sites most dramatically altered by human invention...

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