The Latin Americanist

Edited by Jürgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 65-3 September 2021

Size: 6” x 9”, DIGITAL ONLY

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1557-203X


About the Journal

SECOLAS - Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies logoAs the oldest continuously published Latin American Studies journal, The Latin Americanist is dedicated to comprehensive, multidisciplinary, and tri-lingual coverage of the field—including Latin American history, literature, political science, and anthropology.

The Latin Americanist publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed original articles, review essays, and book reviews, as well as news of the Southeastern Council of Latin American Studies (SECOLAS) and its members. Published quarterly with articles in three languages (English, Spanish, and Portuguese), TLA serves as an important international resource for all individuals concerned with Latin American Studies.

About the Editor

Jurgen Buchenau is Chair and Professor of History at UNC Charlotte and the director of the M.A. in Latin American Studies. He has authored or edited a large number of books, articles, and book chapters on Latin American history, with a specialization in twentieth-century Mexico.

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Jürgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editor of SECOLAS Annals

Gregory Crider, Winthrop University

Book Review Editor

Colin Snider, University of Texas at Tyler

Editorial Board

Anabel Aliaga-Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Rebecca Atencio, Tulane University
Juan Carlos Rodrigo Cordero, Universidad Estatal de Distancia, Costa Rica
Rafael E. Hernández, Converse College
Thomas Leonard, University of North Florida
Fiona Macaulay, University of Bradford, United Kingdom
Stephen D. Morris, Middle Tennessee University
Jean F. Mayer, Concordia University
Lou Perez, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thomas Rogers, Emory University
Javier Couso Salas, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Bruce Dean Willis, University of Tulsa
James Wood, North Carolina A&T State University

Table of Contents

Volume 65, Number 3, September 2021
Note from the Editor

Jürgen Buchenau


Ignacio Carvajal Regidor
From Ajawarem to Jursidicción: Establishing Authority over People and Territory in the Highlands of Guatemala during the Sixteenth Century

William T. Fischer
Shamanism as a Strategy of Domination: Brujería in the Ecuadorian Amazon in the Middle of the Twentieth Century

Irina Popescu
Memorialization and Escraches: Ni una Menos and the documentation of Feminicidio in Argentina

Ricardo Pelegrin Taboada
The Emergence of the Liberal Elites: Lawyers and Social Mobility in Mid-Nineteenth Century Cuba

Book Reviews

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