Coca Yes Cocaine No

Author: Thomas Grisaffi
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478004339
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In Coca Yes, Cocaine No Thomas Grisaffi traces the political ascent and transformation of the Movement toward Socialism (MAS) from an agricultural union of coca growers into Bolivia's ruling party. When Evo Morales—leader of the MAS—became Bolivia's president in 2006, coca growers celebrated his election and the possibility of scaling up their form of grassroots democracy to the national level. Drawing on a decade of ethnographic fieldwork with coca union leaders, peasant farmers, drug traffickers, and politicians, Grisaffi outlines the tension that Morales faced between the realities of international politics and his constituents, who, even if their coca is grown for ritual or medicinal purposes, are implicated in the cocaine trade and criminalized under the U.S.-led drug war. Grisaffi shows how Morales's failure to meet his constituents' demands demonstrates that the full realization of alternative democratic models at the local or national level is constrained or enabled by global political and economic circumstances.

Paradoxes Of Stasis

Author: Tatjana Gajic
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1496208420
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Paradoxes of Stasis examines the literary and intellectual production of the Francoist period by focusing on Spanish writers following the Spanish Civil War: the regime’s supporters and its opponents, the victors and the vanquished. Concentrating on the tropes of immobility and movement, Tatjana Gajić analyzes the internal politics of the Francoist regime and concurrent cultural manifestations within a broad theoretical and historical framework in light of the Greek notion of stasis and its contemporary interpretations. In Paradoxes of Stasis, Gajić argues that the combination of Francoism’s long duration and the uncertainty surrounding its ending generated an undercurrent of restlessness in the regime’s politics and culture. Engaging with a variety of genres—legal treatises, poetry, novels, essays, and memoir—Gajić examines the different responses to the underlying tensions of the Francoist era in the context of the regime’s attempts at reform and consolidation and in relation to oppositional writers’ critiques of Francoism’s endurance. By elucidating different manifestations of stasis in the politics, literature, and thought of the Francoist period, Paradoxes of Stasis reveals the contradictions of the era and offers new critical tools for understanding their relevance.

Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
Publisher:
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Okaeri

Author: Varios autores
Publisher: Taketombo Books
ISBN: 849404835X
Size: 10.68 MB
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¿Por qué dejamos nuestro país de origen? ¿Cuándo decidimos que queremos formar parte de manera definitiva de una cultura que nos acogió, en un principio, solo por un tiempo? Esta antología de relatos se complementa con la obra Tadaima y ofrece al lector las reflexiones de autores que han pasado parte de su vida, o que siguen viviendo, en una situación transcultural.

Frommer S Barcelona

Author: Peter Stone
Publisher: Frommers
ISBN: 9780470096925
Size: 32.76 MB
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You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go -- they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us! This updated edition of Frommer's Barcelona is the definitive guide to Spain's capital of style and culture. From the wild modernist architecture of Gaudi to the astounding Picasso Museum, and the colorful street life of La Rambla, we list all the best hotels, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and more. We also cover Mallorca, Sitges, and Bilbao, the hottest destination in Spain.