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Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics. Edited by Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xii, 248. Index. $28.00 paper.
Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America. Edited by William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xvi, 280. Illustrations. Index. $90.00 cloth.
Cuban Economic and Social Development: Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century. Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Mayra Espina Prieto, and Lorena Barberia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. 338. Illustrations. Tables. $24.99 paper.
Cuban Economists on the Cuban Economy. Edited by Al Campbell. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. Pp. xvii, 337. Tables. Figures. Abbreviations. Index. $79.95 cloth.
Neoliberalism, Interrupted: Social Change and Contested Governance in Contemporary Latin America. Edited by Mark Goodale and Nancy Postero. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2013. Pp. xvi, 317. Abbreviations. Notes. References. Index. $27.95 paper.

The editorial office has received a number of edited volumes of articles that will be of interest to our readership. These works tend to be less suitable for unified reviews than monographs, and thus a considerable backlog has developed. To introduce these volumes, we occasionally list in this section the publication information and tables of contents entries for those we have received. The five volumes selected for this issue focus on politics and economics, with emphases on neoliberalism and the Cuban economy.

Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics. Edited by Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xii, 248. Index. $28.00 paper.

Introduction
Juan E. De Castro and Nicholas Birns

Part I. Mario Vargas Llosa and the Neoliberal

Mr. Vargas Llosa Goes to Washington
Juan E. De Castro

The Wars of an Old-Fashioned (Neoliberal) Gentleman
Fabiola Escárzaga

Let’s Make Owners and Entrepreneurs: Glimpses of Freemarketeers in Vargas Llosa’s Novels
Jean O’Bryan Knight

Part II. The Writings of the 1980s and 1990s

Appropriation in the Backlands: Is Mario Vargas Llosa at War with Euclides da Cunha?
Nicholas Birns

Mario Vargas Llosa, Fabulist of Queer Cleansing
Paul Allatson [End Page 141]

Going Native: Anti-Indigenism in Vargas Llosa’s The Storyteller and Death in the Andes
Ignacio López-Calvo

The Recovered Childhood: Utopian Liberalism and Mercantilism of the Skin in “A Fish in the Water”
Sergio R. Franco

Part III. Mario Vargas Llosa in the 21st Century

Sex, Politics and High Art: Vargas Llosa’s Long Road to the Feast of the Goat
Gene Bell-Villada

Humanism and Criticism: The Presence of French Culture in Vargas Llosa’s Utopia
Roland Forgues

Part IV. Mario Vargas Llosa,Man of Letters

Mario Vargas Llosa’s Self-definition As ‘The Man Who Writes and Thinks’
Sabine Köllmann

Vargas Llosa and the History of Ideas: Avatars of a Dictionary
Wilfrido H. Corral

Economic Development Strategies and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America. Edited by William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xvi, 280. Illustrations. Index. $90.00 cloth.

Economic Development Patterns and the Evolution of Violence in Latin America
William Ascher and Natalia Mirovitskaya

Violent Conflict and Unequal Development: The Case of Mexico
Judith Teichman

The Evolution of Violence: Economic Development and Inter-group Conflict in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
Gustavo Arcia

Violence and Sectoral Development in Colombia
Jennifer S. Holmes and Sheila Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres [End Page 142]

On the Brink of Violence: Work, Fear, and the State in the Bolivian Regions
William T. Barndt

Sowing Conflict in Venezuela: Political Violence and Economic Policy
Deborah L. Norden

Education Policy and Conflict in Latin America: Lessons from Chile and Venezuela
Emily Penner

Economic Exclusion and the Shifting Patterns of Violence in Argentina and Brazil
Peter Kingstone

Cuban Economic and Social Development: Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century. Edited by Jorge I. Domínguez, Omar Everleny Pérez Villanueva, Mayra Espina Prieto, and Lorena Barberia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. Pp. 338. Illustrations. Tables. $24.99 paper...

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ISSN
1533-6247
Print ISSN
0003-1615
Pages
pp. 141-147
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-16
Open Access
No
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