Publications

12 publications

América Latina entre espacios. Redes, flujos e imaginarios globales

América Latina entre espacios - Redes, flujos e imaginarios globales

Stephanie Fleischmann, José Alberto Moreno Chávez, Cecilia Tossounian (eds.)

Walter Frey, edition tranvía | 2014-03

Fleischmann, Stephanie; Moreno Chávez, José Alberto; Tossounian, Cecilia (eds.) (2014): América Latina entre espacios. Redes, flujos e imaginarios globales. Walter Frey: Berlin.

Situada en medio de los flujos globales, América Latina se erige como una zona geográfica en donde la experiencia global ha sido especialmente importante. Enmarcada en el campo de investigación del programa del Colegio Internacional de Graduados “Entre Espacios. Movimientos, actores y representaciones de la globalización”, esta compilación de textos se hace eco de tal relevancia dando cuenta de la interacción de los procesos con los que han contribuido sus habitantes e instituciones al flujo global, a partir de la complejidad temporal y espacial que se necesitan para analizar la globalización. De esta manera, pensar a través de los “entre espacios” abre perspectivas analíticas innovadoras para el estudio de América Latina, transformando a su vez la práctica académica al traspasar las fronteras de las culturas científicas nacionales y disciplinares.

Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político. Festschrift für Marianne Braig

Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político

Markus Hochmüller, Anne Huffschmid, Teresa Orozco Martínez, Stephanie Schütze, Martha Zapata Galindo (eds.)

Walter Frey, edition tranvía | 2013-12

Hochmüller, Markus; Huffschmid, Anne; Orozco Martínez, Teresa; Schütze, Stephanie; Zapata Galindo, Martha (eds.) (2013): Politik in verflochtenen Räumen. Los espacios entrelazados de lo político. Festschrift für Marianne Braig. Walter Frey: Berlin.

„Politik in verflochtenen Räumen“ steht für einen weitreichenden Perspektivwechsel, den Marianne Braig für die sozial- und politikwissenschaftliche Forschung zu Lateinamerika postuliert: Ohne eine Analyse der zugrunde liegenden politischen Prozesse und Kulturen können Untersuchungsgegenstände wie Staat, Herrschaft, Gesellschaft, Menschenrechte oder auch Globalisierung und internationale Verflechtungen nicht verstanden werden. Das Politische kann demnach immer nur im Austausch zwischen den Disziplinen untersucht werden. Die Beiträge der Festschrift zu Marianne Braigs 60. Geburtstag spiegeln den Facettenreichtum und die Vielschichtigkeit ihres wissenschaftlichen Ansatzes wider. Sie zeigen, dass Politik längst nicht nur in öffentlich sichtbaren Institutionen stattfindet; dass europäische und außereuropäische Politiken, Kulturen und Wissenschaftsproduktionen nur in ihrer Beziehung zueinander zu begreifen sind; und dass Politik nie abgegrenzt von historischen Entwicklungen, den sozialen Dynamiken und Asymmetrien in den untersuchten Gesellschaften zu verstehen ist.

La Revolución mexicana en el cine. Un acercamiento a partir de la mirada ítaloeuropea

La revolución mexicana en el cine. Un acercamiento a partir de la mirada ítaloeuropea

Hausberger, Bernd; Moro Raffaele (eds.)

El Colegio de México | 2013-08

Hausberger, Bernd; Moro, Raffaele (2013): La Revolución mexicana en el cine. Un acercamiento a partir de la mirada ítaloeuropea, El Colegio de Méxio: Mexico City.

La representación cinematográfica de la Revolución mexicana constituye un caso ejemplar de la formación "internacional" de un imaginario "nacional". Esta obra enfoca de manera privilegiada el cambio que se produjo a mediados de los años sesenta, en el marco del auge del spaghetty western y en un específico contexto político-cultural, con la aparición de la visión ítaloeuropea de la Revolución Mexicana. Frente a la compleja relación entre cine y la creación de imaginarios transnacionales, este libro ofrece una antología de los imaginarios cinematográficos sobre México y su Revolución que por fin incluya la mirada "ítalo-europea" y permita que los diferentes imaginarios sobre México puedan dialogar entre sí. Este ejemplar indaga sobre la posición de México en una memoria histórica construida cada vez más globalmente. Tildar tal ubicación del país como falsa o denigrante no logra captar la naturaleza de este proceso.

Entre Espacios. Movimientos, actores y representaciones de la globalización

Entre Espacios

Carlos Alba, Marianne Braig, Stefan Rinke, Guillermo Zermeño (eds.)

Verlag Walter Frey | 2013-04

Alba, Carlos / Braig, Marianne / Rinke, Stefan / Zermeño, Guillermo (eds.) (2013), Entre Espacios. Movimientos, actores y representaciones de la globalización. Berlin: Walter Frey Verlag.

La investigación de las interacciones entre espacio y movimiento a lo largo de la historia y en el presente, incluyendo la perspectiva de los actores, abre nuevas posibilidades de análisis sobre América Latina en su contexto global. De esta manera, resultan de interés tanto las vinculaciones transnacionales y transregionales en las Américas como las interacciones con otras regiones no europeas y con Europa. Desde el “descubrimiento” y la conquista de un Nuevo Mundo para los europeos, los movimientos que trascienden límites y fronteras han creado nuevos espacios que se modifican constantemente. Estos se producen y sostienen a través del encuentro y la confrontación de múltiples actores, provenientes de mundos diferentes y portadores de diversas representaciones.

Espacios mediáticos. Cultura y representación en México

Espacios mediáticos. Cultura y representación en México

Ingrid Kummels (Coor.)

Verlag Walter Frey | 2012-12

Kummels, Ingrid (Coor.) (2012): Espacios mediáticos. Cultura y representación en México, Berlin: Walter Frey.

In this publication of the International Research Training Group “Between Spaces. Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation” anthropologists, historians, curators, photographers, and filmmakers observe and investigate the medial spaces that have been part of far-reaching social and cultural processes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With a broad media concept as its point of departure, the focus is placed on the production, spread, and interpretation of these spaces. The themes treated in this volume center on the auditory and visual culture in post-revolutionary schools and intercity buses; on portrait photos in which women from the elite class wear indigenous Tehuana clothing; on exotic wrestling in Tijuana; on the production of films involving the collaboration of both indigenous and nonindigenous directors. Who is able to express oneself through these productions? How do the protagonists of these productions position themselves within the area of tension between the “ethnic groups,” the “region” and the “state” in Mexico and beyond its borders? How do the actors create “between spaces” by means of medial representations that make it possible for them to position themselves outside of oversimplified dichotomies and rigid hierarchies? How did the available categories of power and difference alter categories of gender, ethnicity, and nation? And do such spaces produce new cultural and social relations? These questions form the basis for identifying new spaces that have been created by the actors through the use of media in the historical and contemporary phases of globalization.

Lateinamerika und die USA: Eine Geschichte zwischen Räumen - von der Kolonialzeit bis heute

Lateinamerika und die USA

Stefan Rinke

WBG | 2012-03

Rinke, Stefan (2012): Lateinamerika und die USA: Eine Geschichte zwischen Räumen - von der Kolonialzeit bis heute, Darmstadt: WBG.

When one thinks of the American continent, the first thing that comes to mind is the image of the US superpower overshadowing its Latin American neighbors. It is easy to forget, however, that the USA was once the “Wild West,” while Central and South America were the crown jewels of Spain and Portugal, built upon cultures of the Old World. Stefan Rinke takes the entire continent into consideration in his history of the two regions’ conflicts and interconnections. The relations between these two parts of the Americas have played a decisive role in the history of both regions into contemporary times. Especially since the end of the nineteenth century, these relations have witnessed an enormous and rapid intensification, one that has tended to reinforce their polarity. This exciting and complex 500-year history is covered in a condensed, accessible account, focusing on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

El pacífico hispanoamericano: política y comercio asiático en el imperio español, 1680-1784. La centralidad de lo marginal

El pacífico hispanoamericano: política y comercio asiático en el imperio español, 1680-1784. La centralidad de lo marginal

Mariano Bonialian

El Colegio de México | 2012

Bonialian, Mariano (2012): El pacífico hispanoamericano: política y comercio asiático en el imperio español, 1680-1784, México D.F.: El Colegio de México.

This book invites the reader to investigate a particular premise of historiography, concentrating on the trade relations between America and the Orient. Here, the work of Mariano Bonialian breaks with the institutionalized interpretation, which has limited trade with the Orient to the eastern borders of the Viceroyalty of New Spain. Bonialian, by contrast, recommends understanding the trade with the Orient as the key to comprehending the shifts and continuities among the formal and informal spheres of the Spanish Empire.

Die Rückeroberung der Kultur: Lateinamerikanische Intellektuelle und das Europa der Nachkriegsjahre (1945-1952)

Die Rückeroberung der Kultur

Susanne Klengel

Königshausen & Neumann | 2011-12

Klengel, Susanne (2011): Die Rückeroberung der Kultur: Lateinamerikanische Intellektuelle und das Europa der Nachkriegsjahre (1945-1952), Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.

Immediately following the Second World War, a number of Latin American intellectuals, men as well as women, toured a Europe torn and shaken by catastrophe. Their primary destination was Paris, once favored among the Latin American elite and considered the center of European civilization. Yet this world order, with its unquestioned claim to cultural superiority, no longer existed. Many of the visitors started to take a critical look at the once shining example of Europe, which in its own way struggled to strike a balance between East and West. They negotiated new spheres of dialogue and action, took part in the cultural rebuilding of the world, attained visibility in positions and functions that were unthinkable before the Second World War. They committed to reclaiming culture after barbarism in the name of a humanism that genuinely and fully recognizes the equality of all human beings. Yet this short time of collective, cultural-political effort and negotiation was soon forgotten, as the Cold War increasingly drew attention to East-West relations. The aim of this book is to reacquaint the reader with the actors, voices and actions of this historical interval (1945 – 1952), which anticipates a number of constellations in today’s postcolonial discussions.

Bicentenario: 200 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Lateinamerika - Geschichte zwischen Erinnerung und Zukunft

Bicentenario: 200 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Lateinamerika

Stefan Rinke, Hans-Martin Hinz, Frederik Schulze (Hrsg.)

Heinz | 2011-12

Rinke, Stefan / Hinz, Hans-Martin / Schulze, Frederik (2011): Bicentenario: 200 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Lateinamerika, Historamericana 26, Stuttgart: Heinz.

In 2010, numerous countries in Latin America celebrated two hundred years of independence from Spain. On the occasion of this “Bicentenario“, the Institute for Latin American Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and the German Historical Museum in Berlin organized an international conference to address the question of independence as a reference point for national memory in the social consciousness, public sphere and historiography of Latin America. This volume of conference proceedings, with contributions by historians from Latin America, England, and Germany, discusses these questions with regard to the regional diversity of Latin America.

Umkämpfte Erinnerungen. Die Bedeutung lateinamerikanischer Erfahrungen für die spanische Geschichtspolitik nach Franco

Umkämpfte Erinnerungen

Nina Elsemann

Campus Verlag | 2011-10-04

Elsemann, Nina (2011), Umkämpfte Erinnerungen. Die Bedeutung lateinamerikanischer Erfahrungen für die spanische Geschichtspolitik nach Franco, Campus Verlag, Frankfurt.

Spain was long held to be the model for peaceful transition from dictatorship to democracy. Yet it was the inquiry of the Spanish Ministry of Justice into “enforced disappearances“ in Argentina and Chile that first led to a critical engagement with their own past. The inquiry focused on the “vanished” people of the Civil War and Franco-era repression. Nina Elsemann demonstrates which historical-political discourses and experiences were adopted in Spain, particularly from Argentina. She characterizes the change in the public’s relationship to history as the effect of global dynamics and interconnections. The volume was awarded the FU Berlin’s Ernst Reuter Prize in 2011.

Las revoluciones en América Latina: Las vías a la independencia 1760-1830

Las revoluciones de América Latina

Stefan Rinke

El Colegio de México | 2011

Rinke, Stefan (2011), Las revoluciones de América Latina: Las vías a la independencia 1760-1830, El Colegio de México, México D.F.

About 200 years ago, Latin America fought for and won its independence from the European colonial powers, Spain, Portugal, and France. From the slave revolution in Haiti and the protracted wars of independence in Spanish America up until Brazil’s peaceful emancipation, this volume recounts the history of Latin America at a central turning point in its Atlantic connections. Organized chronologically, it describes the continent’s political upheavals and decisive military battles as well as its notable leaders, such as Toussaint, Miranda, and Bolivar, along with their adventurous and unusual lives. The new states, the founding of which lasted into the middle of the nineteenth century, were unified by anticolonial resistance. Nonetheless, in the marginalization of social and ethnic classes, the rise of Caudillism, and in the training of a “Guerilla“ there already were traces of the problems that still define Latin America. Against the background of the growing influence of new indigenous movements and the rediscovery of Bolivarism, this dramatic era is again gaining importance and political attention.

Revolutionen in Lateinamerika: Wege in die Unabhängigkeit 1760 - 1830

Revolutionen in Lateinamerika

Stefan Rinke

C. H. Beck | 2010-03-23

Rinke, Stefan (2010), Revolutionen in Lateinamerika: Wege in die Unabhängigkeit 1760 - 1830, C.H. Beck, München.

About 200 years ago, Latin America fought for and won its independence from the European colonial powers, Spain, Portugal, and France. From the slave revolution in Haiti and the protracted wars of independence in Spanish America up until Brazil’s peaceful emancipation, this volume recounts the history of Latin America at a central turning point in its Atlantic connections. Organized chronologically, it describes the continent’s political upheavals and decisive military battles as well as its notable leaders, such as Toussaint, Miranda, and Bolivar, along with their adventurous and unusual lives. The new states, the founding of which lasted into the middle of the nineteenth century, were unified by anticolonial resistance. Nonetheless, in the marginalization of social and ethnic classes, the rise of Caudillism, and in the training of a “Guerilla“ there already were traces of the problems that still define Latin America. Against the background of the growing influence of new indigenous movements and the rediscovery of Bolivarism, this dramatic era is again gaining importance and political attention.