Latin American Tópicos is a series of supplemental books designed specifically for undergraduate history, politics, and sociology courses on Latin America, focusing on various historical and political topics from the late 19th century to today.
By providing short, accessible surveys that cover critically important aspects of Latin American history and culture, Tópicos gives students insight into specific areas a textbook may only gloss over. Each book is written by an enthusiastic expert in the field with a narrative-based style, offering a refreshing approach to understanding Latin American history.
Telenovelas in Pan-Latino Context
By Francine Birbragher-Rozencwaig
April 01, 2022
Essays on 20th Century Latin American Art provides a broad synthesis of the subject through short chapters illustrated with reproductions of iconic works by artists who have made significant contributions to art and society. Designed as a teaching tool for non-art historians, the book's purpose ...
By Sherri L. Porcelain
September 30, 2021
Public Health and Beyond in Latin America and the Caribbean: Reflections from the Field explores the diverse and complex public health landscape, from global to regional to local, by considering historical and socio-cultural factors to contextualize the ongoing public health crisis. Drawing on ...
By June Carolyn Erlick
February 04, 2021
Natural Disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean: Coping with Calamity explores the relationship between natural disasters and civil society, immigration and diaspora communities and the long-term impact on emotional health. Natural disasters shape history and society and, in turn, their ...
By John R. Bawden
August 06, 2019
In this accessible volume, John R. Bawden introduces readers to the study of armed forces in Latin American history through vivid narratives about four very different countries: Mexico, Cuba, Brazil, and Chile. Latin America has faced many of the challenges common to postcolonial states such as ...
By Amy Risley
June 24, 2019
The Youngest Citizens traces the historical evolution of children’s rights in Latin America before turning its focus to the dramatic shift in discourse and policy experienced by the continent in the last 20 years. This book explores the new global regime on childhood, child advocates’ ...
By June Carolyn Erlick
October 03, 2017
This concise book provides an accessible overview of the history of the telenovela in Latin America within a pan-Latino context, including the way the genre crosses borders between Latin America and the United States. Telenovelas, a distinct variety of soap operas originating in Latin America, take...