ANN: Podcasts of Interest to Dec. 31

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Podcasts of Interest to Latin Americanists to January 1


Matilde Córdoba Azcárate – Stuck with Tourism: Space, Power, and Labor in Contemporary Yucatan


John Soluri and Claudia Leal – A Living Past: Environmental Histories of Modern Latin America


Isar Godreau – Scripts of Blackness: Race, Cultural Nationalism, and U.S. Colonialism in Puerto Rico


Alan McPherson – Ghosts of Sheridan Circle: How a Washington Assassination Brought Pinochet's Terror State to Justice


Jean Casimir – The Haitians: A Decolonial History


Anne Garland Mahler – From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity


For more recent trans-Atlantic concerns, New Books Network also posted an episode on Ana Beatriz Ribeiro’s Modernization Dreams, Lusotropical Promises: A Global Studies Perspective on Brazil-Mozambique Development Discourse.


There is also a conversation with Maricarmen Hernandez regarding her archeological fieldwork in Ecuador: Hernandez tells us about her fieldwork with a heavily contaminated community in the Ecuadorian coastal city of Esmeraldas. She tells us how she gained access to the community and reflects on the relationships she developed while in the field. Many of these relationships were with women who were on the frontlines of political struggles over health effects from contamination and the formalization of land titles. She reflects on why women took leading roles in these struggles, and how her own gender influenced her research. She also talks about how she uses photography as part of her fieldwork, and finally explains what happened when security concerns forced her to leave her field site.



This Day in History Class:


12/17/1790 – Aztec Sun Stone Rediscovered


12/21/1826 Fredonia rebels declare Independence from Mexico


12/23/1972 – Andes Flight Disaster survivors rescued


12/27/1512 – Laws of Burgos


12/29/1996 – Guatemalan Civil War Ended



“Fall of the Mexica.” Part of the History of the Atlantic World.  This is a somewhat rambling four-and-a-half-hour account of the Spanish Invasion of Mexico in 1519.  The actual narrative does not begin until about minute seven.


J. F. Schwaller

Editor, H-Latam

University at Albany