The view from Latin America

A new issue of Critical Reviews of Latin American Research is out. Jose H. Bortoluci and Robert S. Jansen (Michigan): Toward a Postcolonial Sociology: The View From Latin America. Erin Graff Zivin (USC): Beyond Inquisitional Logic, or, Toward an An-archaeological Latin Americanism. Matiias Bargsted, Juan Carlos Castillo, and Nicolas M. Somma (UC-CL): Political Trust in Latin America. Naomi Roht-Arriaza (Hastings): After Amnesties Are Gone: Latin American National Courts and the New Contours of the Fight Against Impunity. Roberto Laver (Harvard): Judicial Independence in Latin America and the (Conflicting) Influence of Cultural Norms. Juan Cristaldo and Lorena Silvero (UNA): Maps of Our Shared Territory. Tanya Golash-Boza (UC-Merced) and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Duke): Rethinking Race, Racism, Identity and Ideology in Latin America. From the International Journal of Multicultural Education, a special issue on Globalization and Educational Equity in Latin America. Hispano-skepticism, classical liberalism, and popular historiography: Robert Patrick Newcomb reviews Guia Politicamente Incorreto da America Latina by Leandro Narloch and Duda Teixeira. The rich are running Latin America and why that matters: Noam Lupu and Nicholas Carnes on how democracies all over the world are disproportionately run by rich politicians — and that makes a difference. Prominent Latin American writer Eduardo Galeano recently disavowed his anti-globalization stance — most Latin Americans were way ahead of him, embracing globalization and their former colonial masters. The antidote to politics: Belying dictators and craven presidents, the beautiful game has long given Latin America a sense of self-belief. For Brazil fans, a debacle even worse than 1950. Brazil fans turn on President Dilma Rousseff amid World Cup failure.