1st Edition

Social, Political, and Religious Movements in the Modern Americas

Edited By Pablo A. Baisotti Copyright 2022
    428 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    428 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume explores several notable themes related to social, political, and religious movements in Latin America and offers insightful historical perspectives to understand national, regional, and global issues from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. This volume’s collected chapters focus on the Latin American society and are divided into three sections. The first section, Social, presents some cultural, demographic, and urban changes that have occurred with increasing frequency in Latin America from the early twentieth century onward. The second section, Political, shows migratory, political, and identity movements that in recent decades have re-emerged with force. Finally, the third section, Religious, analyzes various Latin American religious visions with their particular characteristics. From the religious hegemony of Catholicism, a change in the religious panorama in the last decades can be seen intermingled with politics, history, and society.

    Introduction: Social, Political, and Religious Movements in the Modern Americas

    Pablo A. Baisotti

    Section 1: Social

    1. From Rural Villages to Large Metropolises in Latin America (1880–2020)

    Emilio Pradilla Cobos and Lisett Márquez López

    2. Youth and Mobilizations in Latin America: Twenty Years of Persistence and Prominence

    Pablo Vommaro

    3. Between Past and Future: Exile, Cuban Literature and Identity (1959–2003)

    Michèle Guicharnaud-Tollis

    4. The Revolution as an Inherent Part of Cuban Society: A Polish Perspective

    Katarzyna Dembicz

    5. Recent Trends in Higher Education — Latin America and Europe: The Cases of Peru, Mexico, and Spain

    Pablo A. Baisotti and José A. Pineda-Alfonso

    Section 2: Political

    6. Constructions of "The National" in Latin America

    Jussi Pakkasvirta

    7. Migration and Border Control Policies in South America (1900–1945): Non-Admission, Identification, and Deportation

    Eduardo Domenech and Andrés Pereira

    8: An Overview of the Immigration Process During the Brazilian Monarchy and Republic, Including the Other Countries from the La Plata Region (1822–1945)

    Maria Medianeira Padoin and João Vitor Sausen

    9. Indigenous Movements in South America: Culture, Politics, and Territories in the Andean and Amazon Regions

    Menno Oostra

    10. Cultural Platforms During the Transitions to Democracy in the Southern Cone: New Magazines and Institutions in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay (1973–1990)

    Sofía Mercader and Lucas Domínguez Rubio

    Section 3: Religious

    11. New Perspectives on Latin American Freemasonry: Three Case Studies

    Guillermo de los Reyes, Felipe Côrte Real de Camargo, and Rogelio Aragón

    12. The Rise of "Scientific" Antisemitism in Latin America

    Rogelio Aragón

    13. The Catholic Church and Defense of Human Rights During the Last Dictatorships in Chile and Argentina

    Stephan Ruderer

    14. People, Culture and Liberation in Rafael Tello’s Theology: A Contribution from Argentina to Latin America

    Omar César Albado

    15. Buddhism in Latin America: From Ethnic Religion to Alternative Spirituality

    Frank Usarski and Rafael Shoji


    Pablo A. Baisotti is currently a research assistant at the Department of Latin American Studies (ELA) at the University of Brasilia.