The Colombia Reader: History, Culture, Politics (Latin America Readers) (Paperback)

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By Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (Editor)
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Containing over one hundred selections-most of them published in English for the first time-The Colombia Reader presents a rich and multilayered account of this complex nation from the colonial era to the present. The collection includes journalistic reports, songs, artwork, poetry, oral histories, government documents, and scholarship to illustrate the changing ways Colombians from all walks of life have made and understood their own history. Comprehensive in scope, it covers regional differences; religion, art, and culture; the urban/rural divide; patterns of racial, economic, and gender inequalities; the history of violence; and the transnational flows that have shaped the nation. The Colombia Reader expands readers' knowledge of Colombia beyond its reputation for violence, contrasting experiences of conflict with the stability and significance of cultural, intellectual, and economic life in this plural nation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780822362289
ISBN-10: 0822362287
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2017
Pages: 648
Language: English
Series: Latin America Readers