The Latin Americanist

Volume 68, Issue 2 (June 2024)


Jürgen Buchenau, Jill Massino, Carmen Soliz, Introduction to Neoliberalism Compared: Transformations in Latin America (and Eastern Europe)

Matilde Ciolli, The Free Market between Constitutionalism and Dictatorship: on the Adaptation and Radicalization of Friedrich von Hayek’s Thought in Argentina

José Antonio Galindo Domínguez, Latin American Neoliberalism, a Transnational Class Project?

Eunice Rojas, “Memory Makes Us Brave”: Hauntological Echoes of the Past in the Music of Chile’s 2019 Social Upheaval

Thomas Ruckebusch, A Revolution in Economic Thinking” – USAID and Privatization in Latin America and Eastern Europe (1981–1993)

Mary Elizabeth Watts, Cycles of Contempt: Exploring Argentine-IMF Relations Through Protest Music

Book Reviews:

Keith Richards, Reconceptualizing the Spanish Caribbean in the Long Seventeenth Century: A Review Essay

John Thomas III, South-South Solidarity and the Latin American Left by Jessica Stites Mor (review)

Shannan Mattiace, The Transnational Construction of Mayanness: Reading Modern Mesoamerica through US Archives ed. by Fernando Armstrong-Fumero and Ben Fallaw (review)

Thomas Guderjan,The Comitán Valley: Sculpture and Identity on the Maya Frontier by Caitlin C. Early (review)

Camila Vidal, State and Nation Making in Latin America and Spain: The Neoliberal State and Beyond ed. by Miguel Centeno and Augustin Ferraro (review)

Jayne Howell, Stuck with Tourism: Space, Power and Labor in Contemporary Yucatán by Matilde Córdoba Azcárate (review)

Andrew J. Kirkendall, Region Out of Place: The Brazilian Northeast and the World, 1924–1968 by Courtney J. Campbell (review)

Ilan Palacioss Avineri, Until I Find You: Disappeared Children and Coercive Adoptions in Guatemala by Rachel Nolan (review)

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The Latin Americanist (TLA) is a peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal, publishing original articles, review essays, book reviews, and news of SECOLAS and its members. The Latin Americanist is supported by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Winthrop University. TLA is published for SECOLAS by the University of North Carolina Press.

Editor-in-Chief: Jürgen Buchenau, UNC Charlotte

Editor of Annals Issue: Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

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Federico Batista, UNC Charlotte

David Dalton, UNC Charlotte

Erika Edwards, University of Texas at El Paso

Eric Hoenes, UNC Charlotte

Carmen Soliz, UNC Charlotte

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As the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and trilingual coverage of the field—including Latin American history, literature, political science, and anthropology.

The Latin Americanist publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles, review essays, and book reviews, as well as news of SECOLAS and its members. Published quarterly with articles in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), TLA serves as an important international resource for all individuals concerned with Latin American Studies.

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