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The Latin Americanist

Edited by Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 64-4 December 2020

Size: 6” x 9”, DIGITAL ONLY

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1557-2021


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

Gregory Weeks is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is Professor of Political Science and Professor of Latin American Studies. He has published several books and dozens of articles on Latin American politics, U.S.-Latin American relations, and Latino immigration.

Subscription & Membership Rates

Individuals may subscribe to the journal by becoming a member of SECOLAS. The journal is available in digital format only. For membership rates and information please visit

Institutional Subscriptions

For $80 annually, institutions may subscribe to the journal through Project MUSE:



Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Editors of SECOLAS Annals

Jurgen Buchenau, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
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 64, Number 4, December 2020

Anna Rose Alexander
One Fire, Two Songs: Óscar Chávez and El Tri Sing about San Juanico, 1984

Jason Dormady
God, Cleanliness, and the City: Local Uses of Hygiene and Anticlerical Language in Religious Conflict – Guadalajara, Mexico 1939–1942

Sarah Foss
The National Tomorrow: The Utopian Vision of Octubre Revolucionario in the Aftermath of Genocide in Guatemala

Viviana Grieco and Ruchira Sen
Latinas’ Paid and Unpaid Work: Gender, Development, and Social Reproduction in the Midwest in the 21st Century

Pandemics, the State, and Society in Latin America

Nicole Pacino
Epidemic Episodes: Disease Outbreaks and State Legitimacy in Post-Revolutionary Bolivia

Hanni Jalil
Narratives of Health and Well-being: Disease and Bargaining in Cali, Colombia, 1930–1940

Quinn P. Dauer
Destroying ‘This Happy Copy of Eden’: Chilean Alfred Helsby’s Anti-Vaccination Writings, Smallpox, and Atlantic Networks

Book Reviews

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