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Placing Latin America : contemporary themes in human geography

Author: Ed Jackiewicz; Fernando J Bosco
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Placing Latin America takes a thematic approach to the study of the diverse human geographies of Latin America. The book includes a discussion of the current problems of border and migration between the United States, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, as well as chapters on themes not typically found in other textbooks on the region, such as geographic understandings of the drug trade, tourism landscapes, and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Jackiewicz; Fernando J Bosco
ISBN: 9780742556423 0742556425 9780742556430 0742556433
OCLC Number: 174138796
Description: xi, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Eras and errors : a historical and geographical overview of Latin America's economic and political development / Edward L. Jackiewicz and Linda Quiquivix --
Neoliberal exports and regional vulnerability : overview and critical assessment / Thomas Klak --
Urbanization, migration, and employment in Latin America : a review of trends / Adrian G. Aguilar and Antonio Vieyra --
Architectural icons and urban form : the power of place in Latin America / Larry R. Ford --
U.S.-Mexico borderlands / Altha J. Cravey --
Spaces of tourism / John Davenport and Edward L. Jackiewicz --
Sustainable development and ecotourism : general principles and eastern Caribbean case study / Thomas Klak and Ross Flynn --
Drug geographies / Kent Mathewson --
NGOs and ongoing changes in Latin American society / J. Christopher Brown --
The geographies of Latin American social movements / Fernando J. Bosco --
Urban environmental politics in Latin America / Sarah A. Moore --
Transnational communities, identities, and moving populations / Susan P. Mains --
Beyond the nation-state : scaling claims to Latino/a citizenship in the United States / Joel Jennings --
Cinematic spaces of Latin America / James Craine and Mirek Lipinski.
Responsibility: edited by Edward L. Jackiewicz and Fernando J. Bosco.
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