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Article (in Spanish) by Arnt Fløysand, University of Bergen, and Jonathan R. Barton (Chile). Read the article in Vol 36/2010 of EURE (Chile).
Article (in Spanish) by Leiv Marsteintredet, University of Bergen and Mariana Llanos, GIGA (Germany), available from Vol 55/2010 of América Latina Hoy (Spain).
In this book on contemporary migration in the Peruvian Andes, Cecilie V. Ødegaard from the University of Bergen explores how people from Andean communities seek progress and social mobility by moving to the cities.
In this book Vegard Bye examines the series of left governments that have dominated Latin American politics the last decade, with a focus on the presidents leading these new experiences in the region.
Latin-Amerikaboken 2010, published by The Norwegian Solidarity Comittee for Latin America (LAG), deals with Norway’s relations with Latin America, through development cooperation, information, business and international institutions. The book also offers updated articles on recent developments in each of the countries in the region. More information here.
Volume 1 (2010) of Corrientes. Nordic Journal of Ibero-American Studies (ISSN 0804-7383) is now available. Corrientes is a scientific peer-reviewed journal edited by the Department of Foreign Languages at the University of Bergen, and published by Novus Forlag.
Based on the fundamental role montage plays in the creation of narrative discourse in movies, Juan Pellicer at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages, University of Oslo, in this book reviews three movies by Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu ― Amores perros, 21 gramos and Babel. Read more here.
Latinamerikanske utfordringer (Latin American challlenges) is a pedagocic introduction to Latin America’s recent history, with background information for understanding the many challenges faced by the region. Written by Benedicte Bull, Associate Professor at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. Read more here.
In this article published in the journal, History and Anthropology, J. P. Linstroth (PRIO, Oslo) explains the significance of exaggeration, memory, and representation in relation to genocide survival and aspects of discrimination among Mayan-immigrants in South Florida. Read the article here (accessible if you or your institution subscribe). Linstroth also had several co-authored articles on Cuban, Haitian, and Guatemalan refugees in Florida published in September 2009 in Forum: Qualitative Social Research .
In this book researchers related to Chr. Michelsen Institute and the University of Bergen contribute to the ongoing debate over the institutionalization of democratic accountability and examines the accountability function exercised by higher courts in Latin America and Africa. Read more here.
This book, written by Leiv Marsteintredet form the University of Bergen and Mariana Llanos from German Institute for Global and Area Studies, is about a new type of executive instability without regime instability in Latin America, referred to as "presidential breakdown.". Read more here .
In this article published in Forum for Development Studies, John-Andrew McNeish (CMI, Bergen) and Oscar López Rivera (FLACSO, Guatemala) aim to characterise and identify the causes of violence in Guatemala after the signing of the peace accords in 1996. Read the article here.
Jennifer Schirmer at the University of Oslo is one of the more than 30 contributors to this book, which documents and analyzes the vast array of peace initiatives that have emerged in Colombia in recent years. More information here .
Social anthropologist Hanna Skartveit from the University of Bergen analyzes the peculiar nature of the relation between fans and fan clubs and their dead idols: the Argentinean singers Gilda and Rodrigo. Read more here .
This book by Leiv Marsteintredet from the University of Bergen deals with political institutions and their effect on democracy in the Dominican Republic since 1966. More information here .
Article by John Andrew McNeish (CMI), published in Dan Banik: Rights and Legal Empowerment in Eradicating Poverty (Ashgate).
Birger Angvik, professor in Latin American literature (UiB), has written an alternative history of Latin American literature. The book, titled Høyr meg! Sjå meg! (Hear me! See me!) (Spartacus, in Norwegian), highlights writers in Mexico and Cuba in the period between 1950 and 2000, who earlier have been overshadowed by the male boom-generation in the 1970s.
This book by Turid Hagene published in 2008, explores the issue of love and its place in the reproduction of gender asymmetry in Nicaragua. The theme is discussed in the context of specific religious and work practices, living arrangements, gender values and norms, and the gender practices and legislation of the Sandinista revolution. More information about the book here (in English).
Mario Ramirez Orozco, Associate Professor at Telemark University College, has published several acticles on Latin-American politics and literature available at the Red Académica electrónica del Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias sociales (RAEC-CLACSO). Access his publications here (in Spanish).
This book by Turid Hagene published in 2008, investigates from an interdisciplinary perspective a textile cooperative in Nicaragua during the period 1983-2000. Hagene studies the cooperative as a part of the Nicaraguan history after the sandinist revolution, focussing on the meaning of different forms of cooperatives. More information about the book here (in Spanish)
This book by Christian Krohn-Hansen published in December 2008 investigates new ways of analyzing political authoritarianism using the case of the twentieth-century Dominican southwest. More information about the book here .
This book presents fourteen texts that evidence the ambivalent role that religions and the religious actors play in relation to poverty and sosial justice. More information and the complete text of the book is available here.
This volume, The Ulwa People - Identity and Environment in a Multiethnic Context, is dedicated to the Ulwa people, one of the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua.