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Two new Spanish language book reviews

Today we published two new reviews, both penned by reviewers based at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Julio Gambina considers América Latina en la geopolítica del imperialismo by Atilio Borón, and Gonzalo Yurkievich takes on Mabel Manzanal, Mariana Arzeno and Beatriz Nussbaumer’s Territorios en construcción. Actores, tramas y gobiernos: entre la cooperación y el conflicto. Like their reviewers, the books themselves hail from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, and these reviews, we hope, offer Antipode’s readers a look at some of the most exciting work in modern Latin American geography.

BoronBorón’s monograph América Latina en la geopolítica del imperialismo ranges from the very idea of imperialism, through contemporary US practices, to debates around resources, models of development, “good living” and militarism, ending with analysis of Latin America’s leftist governments and social movements.

Manzanal et alManzanal et al.’s edited book, Territorios en construcción. Actores, tramas y gobiernos: entre la cooperación y el conflicto, is similarly ambitious, covering: the concept of territory; power and the state; social movements; conflicts around regulation and models of development; globalisation, devolution and the politics of place; and neoliberalism and resistance to it.

Both reviews were commissioned, and have been translated from Spanish to English, by Jerónimo Montero Bressán (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales / CONICET, Argentina). The Editorial Collective would like to thank Jero for his hard work and ongoing support.

These translations are a part of the journal’s efforts to facilitate engagement with scholarship from outside the English-speaking world – breaking down some of the barriers between language communities, enabling hitherto under-represented groups, regions, countries and institutions to enrich conversations and debates in Antipode – and we welcome ideas for future projects (antipode@live.co.uk).

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