Prof. Sarah Aponte would like to
thank CCNY Professor Emeritus Elizabeth
Starčević for making a
generous donation comprising of 220 volumes which includes literary and academic
journals, working papers, books, annotated bibliographies as well as magazines pertaining Latin American and Caribbean studies. With this donation, which weaves
together an interdisciplinary approach to Latin American Studies, Prof. Starčević enhances our library’s ability to better serve students,
researchers and the general public. (Below find a sample of her donations
accompanied with a brief, descriptive essay).
Latin American Research Review (1985-2010)
Published by the
University of New Mexico, this academic journal examines social, cultural and
political issues in the Americas. This publication is of interest to Latin
American studies students and researchers working on migration, foreign policy,
sexuality, religion, culture, art, indigenous people, identity, state
formation, ideology, economy, social change, and others. US ISSN 0023-8791.
LASA FORUM-Latin American Studies Association (1980s-2005)
This periodical brings
news, reports and announcements from the Latin American Studies Association
(LASA), the largest association of Latinoamericanists in the world. LASA was
founded in 1966. This publication is of interest to professors and students
working on Latin America and the Caribbean region. ISSN 0890-7218.
Suero, Victor Avila. Barreras: estudio
etnográfico de una comunidad rural dominicana. Santo
Domingo, República Dominicana: Editorial Cenapec, 1988.
is a seminal ethnographic study of a rural Dominican community in Barreras (Azua
province) based on fieldwork conducted by the author in 1983. Among some of the
aspects under discussion are family life and composition, marriage, agriculture,
economic sustenance, folk religion, traditions, community conflicts and social
publication is of interest to those conducting research on peasant communities,
Caribbean and Latin American studies and popular religion in the Americas.
Bosch, Juan. Clases sociales en la
República Dominicana. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Editora Alfa &
classic study on class formation in the Dominican Republic by renowned social
scientist and writer Juan Bosch (1909-2001) was serialized beginning on August
of 1974 in Vanguardia del Pueblo, the
long defund organ of the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD). This collection of
essays was published in book format in 1982.
publication is of interest to those conducting research on social and class
formation, capitalist modes of production, late capitalism in Latin America, social
classes as well as political traditions in the Dominican Republic and the
Americas. ISNB 99934-76-76-5
Piña Contreras, Guillermo. Doce en la
literatura dominicana. Santiago, República Dominicana: Universidad Católica
Madre y Maestra (UCMM), 1982.
This 1982 book by literary critic Guillermo Piña Contreras
(b.1952) looks at some of the most influential
literary trends in the Dominican Republic during the twenty century. Through
interviews and essays, Doce en la literatura
dominicana not only investigates literary production but the social changes that planted the
seeds of future cultural innovation and artistic creation. The book highlights
the works of twelve representative writers who at one point of another, tried
their hands at literary criticism, history, theater, archaeology, journalism,
music, academia and political activism: Domingo Moreno Jiménez (1894-1986),
Juan Bosch (1901-2001), Pedro Mir (1913-200), Héctor Incháustegui Cabral (1912-1979),
Rubén Suro (1916-2006), Franklin Mieses Burgos (1907-1976), Manuel Rueda
(1921-1999), Abelardo Vicioso (1930-2004), Ramón Francisco (1929-2004), Marcio
Veloz Maggiolo (b.1936), Miguel Alfonseca (1942-1994) and Enriquillo Sánchez
(1947-2004). The book has an index.
This publication is
of interest to those working on Dominican literature, artistic movements and literary
trends in the Dominican Republic and the rest of the Americas.
Human Rights in Latin America.
1964-1980. A Selective Annotated Bibliography. Compiled and Edited by the
Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress. Washington, Library of Congress:
annotated bibliography highlighting human rights abuses in Latin America and
the Caribbean. The book collects a wide array of sources including church and
government reports, academic studies and legal papers as well as investigative
pieces by journalists in Spanish, English and French. This annotated
bibliography was compiled by the Hispanic Division of the Library of Congress
with the Latin American Studies Association under the auspices of the
Organization of American States (OAS) and the Ford Foundation. The bibliography
has an author index and an appendix with a list of human rights organizations.
This publication is
of interest to history and political science students as well as students and
researchers conducting studies on human rights in the Americas, foreign policy,
the Organization of American States (OAS), community-based churches in Latin
America and the Caribbean region.
Rodriguez, Library Research Assistant