12 results match your criteria Bulletin Of Latin American Research[Journal]

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PORTRAYALS OF COLOMBIAN AND VENEZUELAN IMMIGRANT ORGANISATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES.

Bull Lat Am Res 2013 Oct;32(4):451-467

Florida International University.

This article compares the public images of Colombian and Venezuelan immigrant organisations in the United States. Immigrant organisations' webpages and the expression of their main aims and goals serve to identify their major concerns as they create public images not only for the organisation but for the immigrant community itself. To interpret the immigrant organisations' public images and their goals, we offer a multilevel study that considers immigrants' contexts of exit, which are related to the motivation of migrate and the particular sociodemographic makeup of immigrant groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/blar.12066DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4196426PMC
October 2013

Long Term Influences of Age-Education Transition on the Brazilian Labour Market.

Bull Lat Am Res 2012 Jul;31(3):302-319

University of Texas at Austin, USA.

The objective of this study is to estimate the long term mean earnings of the male Brazilian population, taking into account the ageing process of the population and the increase in educational attainment. Using census data, household sample surveys, as well as population and education projections, estimates indicate that an ageing population and an increase in education will have a 2 percent impact on the annual growth of an average income in Brazil by 2050. The challenge for the future is to improve the proportion of the Brazilian population with completed college degrees. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-9856.2011.00642.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4486666PMC
July 2012
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Public–private partnerships in solid waste management: sustainable development strategies for Brazil.

Authors:
Shani Kruljac

Bull Lat Am Res 2012 ;31(2):222-36

University of Florida.

An often overlooked issue in the discussion of sustainable development is that of municipal solid waste management. Yet solid waste management is pervasive in all sustainable development objectives: its management, or lack thereof, can have major implications for the health of the environment, economy and society. This article argues the need for a governance dimension in the sustainability model, taking into account implementation strategies, monitoring and institutional controls. Read More

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October 2012
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The future of urban water services in Latin America.

Authors:
Jeffry S Wade

Bull Lat Am Res 2012 ;31(2):207-21

University of Florida.

In recent decades, problems with the provision of drinking water and sanitation services around the world have increasingly been addressed by attempts at privatisation, recasting clean water as an essentially economic, rather than public, good. This approach gained particular acceptance in Latin America, but with limited success. In order to address the full range of social, economic and environmental values necessary to sustain water resources over time, public and governmental involvement in establishing integrated water management, pursuing ‘soft path’ approaches, assuring stakeholder input and setting policy will be essential to the process. Read More

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October 2012
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The representation of the female body in the multimedia works of Regina José Galindo.

Bull Lat Am Res 2012 ;31(1):51-64

University of Southampton, UK.

The female body is central to the performance art, poetry and blog site interventions of Guatemalan Regina José Galindo. While Galindo is best known for her performance work, this article compares the hereto overlooked, distinctive and often shocking representations of the female body across her multimedia outputs. We first consider the ways in which, in all three media, Galindo presents an ‘excessive’, carnivalised, grotesque and abject female body. Read More

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October 2012

National and local vulnerability to climate-related disasters in Latin America: the role of social asset-based adaptation.

Bull Lat Am Res 2012 ;31(1):19-35

Roskilde University, Denmark.

The Latin American region is particularly prone to climate-related natural hazards. However, this article argues that natural hazards are only partly to blame for the region's vulnerability to natural disasters with quantitative evidence suggesting instead that income per capita and inequality are main determinants of natural disaster mortality in Latin America. Locally, the region's poor are particularly susceptible to climate-related natural hazards. Read More

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October 2012

Pampered sons, (wo)manly men, or do-nothing machos? Costa Rican men coming of age under neoliberalism.

Bull Lat Am Res 2010 ;29(4):477-91

Utah State University.

This article explores how young men in Costa Rica negotiate ideas of manhood under neoliberalism. We draw on interview data involving 23 men, ages 15–35, residing in one Costa Rican city. Comparing men across three different class locations, we find diverse "markers of manhood. Read More

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December 2010

We are Originarios …"we just aren't from here": coca leaf and identity politics in the Chapare, Bolivia.

Authors:
Thomas Grisaffi

Bull Lat Am Res 2010 ;29(4):425-39

London School of Economics.

This article first examines the ways in which coca leaf acquired an important symbolic value in forging a counter-hegemonic discourse that wove together various strands of class and cultural identity struggles in the Chapare province, Bolivia. The second line of enquiry that runs through this article deals with the conflicts that arose when the coca union mutated into a governing political party. Now that the coca growers' leader, Evo Morales, is President of the Republic he is obliged by the international community to reduce the amount of land under coca cultivation. Read More

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December 2010

Discipline and punish? Youth gangs' response to "zero-tolerance" policies in Honduras.

Bull Lat Am Res 2010 ;29(4):492-504

Freie Universität, Berlin.

The response of youth gangs to "zero tolerance" policing in Honduras are examined with respect to territoriality. Focusing on two main gangs, the Mara Salvatrucha and the 18th Street Gang, the ways in which state authority is challenged are assessed from an analysis of body territoriality, the respatialisation of organisational structures across urban neighbourhoods, and the production of new enclosed spaces of gang territoriality. These redefinitions of group territoriality strengthen the emotional bonds and sense of belonging towards the gang, enabling the emergence of a transnational/imagined community. Read More

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December 2010
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Demography, disease and medical care in Caribbean slave societies.

Authors:
K Mason

Bull Lat Am Res 1986 ;5(1):109-19

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