This is a comprehensive reference book to more than 12,700 painters, sculptors, graphic artists and architects in Latin America (Mexico, Central America, South America) and the Caribbean region active during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Entries include the artists' years, countries and bibliographies. Also included are brief biographical information, stylistic notes, a record of each artist's exhibitions and a list of collections where his or her works can be seen. There are 89 photographs of selected works that supplement the entries. The introduction includes brief informative background essays on the individual countries and their artists.
Racism and Discourse in Latin America investigates how public discourse is involved in the daily reproduction of racism in Latin America. The essays examine political discourse, mass media discourse, textbooks and other forms of text, and talk by the white symbolic elites, looking at the ways these discourses express and confirm prejudices against indigenous people and against people from African descent. The essays show that ethnic and racial inequality in Latin America continue to exacerbate the chasm between the rich and the poor, despite formal progress in the rights of minorities during the last decades. Teun A. van Dijk brings together a multidisciplinary team of linguists and social scientists from eight Latin American countries (Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru), creating the first work in English that provides comprehensive insight into discursive racism across Latin America.
How and why does a market globalize? How do (antitrust) competition and trade policies speed up or slow down the process? How do producers and distributors take part in globalization? This book offers a clear understanding of the phenomenon based on a thorough study of the cement industry. For a long time, this industry has been considered a model of spatial competition in economic textbooks. Although the industry has been inherently local due to transportation costs, it globalized in the 1980s. Hence, the originality of a book which highlights the fundamental characteristics of globalization. It does so combining various methodological approaches: an historical analysis of the cement markets dynamics since 1945, and a review of competition and trade policy cases (EC, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the UK and the USA); a comparative trade block analysis (EC, Japan and USA); an analysis coupling the findings of theoretical works with the viewpoint of the business community (interviews and industry magazines). This book raises important issues often neglected by academics and regulatory authorities, in particular the importance of multimarket rivalry.
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