- Brief in Notes
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.
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
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?
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
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
Humanism and Criticism: The Presence of French Culture in Vargas Llosa’s Utopia
Part IV. Mario Vargas Llosa,Man of Letters
Mario Vargas Llosa’s Self-definition As ‘The Man Who Writes and Thinks’
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
The Evolution of Violence: Economic Development and Inter-group Conflict in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.
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
Economic Exclusion and the Shifting Patterns of Violence in Argentina and Brazil
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...