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Research guide: Latin American Studies
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  • Project Muse
    Full text articles from 300 humanities, arts, and social sciences journals.
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Audio Visual Materials
  • Chávez, Venezuela and the new Latin America (DVD)
    F2328.52.C48 C48 2004
    Interviews with Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, head of the Venezualan Armed Forces Jorge García Cameiro, and other Venezuelans involved in the country's social programs.
  • Narrating modernity: writers of the mid-20th century
    PQ7081.A1 N37 2007
    This program demonstrates how the rise of military dictatorships forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas energized the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, César Vallejo, and many others.
  • Nunca más = Never again (VHS)
    HV640.5.C7 N85 2001
    This documentary focuses on internal displacement and testimonies of victims of the armed paramilitary group in communities in Uraba, Antioquia and Chocó, Colombia.
  • Afroargentinos = Afroargentines (VHS)
    F3021.B55 A37 2002
    A film which unearths the hidden history of black people in Argentina and their contributions to Argentine culture and society, from the slaves who fought in the revolutionary wars against Spain, to the contemporary struggles of black Argentines against racism and marginalization. ... [It] provides a counternarrative to the national myth of Argenitna's exclusively European heritage
  • Calle 54 (DVD)
    ML3506 .C35 2001
    Introduced to Latin jazz in the 1980s, when he was beginning his career as a director, Fernando Trueba has since become a devoted fan of the music. Noted jazz artists have scored for some of his films and he took his love of the music one step further in which he gathered together a number of his favorite Latin jazz artists for a series of interviews and performances.
  • Roots of rhythm (DVD)
    ML3475 .R66 2001
    Traces the origins of Latin music from Spain and Africa to the New World (Program 1). Focuses on pop music developed in Cuba and examines how North Americans began to discover this island's musical treasures (Program 2). Shows how Spanish-African music has become the basic part of popular musical culture of the U.S. (Program 3).
  • Juchitán queer paradise (DVD)
    HQ76.2.M6 J8 2003
    This is a fascinating portrait of Juchitan, a small Mexican city near the Guatemalan border. Here homosexuality is fully accepted; gays are simply a third gender. If a boy shows a predisposition to homosexuality his family will rejoice and be thankful for receiving what is considered a blessing. In Juchitan a man who wants to be a woman only has to dress like a woman to be considered and treated as a woman by the entire community. The film profiles three gay people: a teacher, a hairdresser and a shop owner.
  • The Kayapo (DVD)
    F2520.1 .C45 .K28 2003
    Documents life among the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil, a fiercely independent tribe, who were forced to become "businessmen" or see their traditional way of life destroyed.
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