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

    The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Era of Austerity

    By Johanna Hanink

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    "Greek debt means one thing to the country's creditors. But for millions who prize culture over capital, it means the symbolic debt we owe Greece for democracy, philosophy, mathematics, and fine art. Johanna Hanink shows that our idealized image of ancient Greece dangerously shapes our view of the country's economic...

    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...

    Wisdom of Money

    By Pascal Bruckner

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    Money is an evil that does good, and a good that does evil. It is wise to have money, says Pascal Bruckner, and wise to think and talk about it critically. One of the world's great essayists guides us through the commentary that money has generated since ancient times, as...

    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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