Janey Newsletter

Janey Program in Latin American Studies Newsletter

The Janey Program for Latin American studies published a bi-annual newsletter for graduate students and professors from The New School for Social Research to share their latest work, publish interviews or fiction, and engage in political debate. In 2003, the newsletter switched to an online format to provide wider access to these pieces. A permanent feature of the Janey Program’s website, it is renewed frequently as an interesting space that students and faculty from The New School and beyond will visit frequently.

The newsletter includes papers written by recipients of the Janey Program Summer Fellowships. In this way, the work-in-progress that the program has funded will circulate throughout the community for fellow scholars’ feedback. It also includes papers written by Latin Americans studying at The New School and by students that are interested in the region. Additionally, the newsletter publishes papers presented at the Spring Conference, produced by members of The New School or by scholars invited to participate in this event.

We welcome submissions. To be included in the newsletter, please contact the Janey’s Program Director: Federico Finchelstein, Associate Professor of Historical Studies at janeyprogram@newschool.edu.

These articles are in PDF format files, viewed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to get this free program.

[2002’2009]

Imagination, Writing, and the Devil: Preliminary Remarks on Jos√© de Acosta’s The Natural and Moral History of the Indies, [text]
Diego Cagüeñas Rozo
Anthropology Department
The New School for Social Research

Resignifying Race in the Context of Affirmative Action in Brazilian Public Universities: A Preliminary Approach [text]
Lilia G. M. Tavolaro
Sociology Department
The New School for Social Research

Neo-Liberalism as Pensamiento √önico – How Did It Happen? [text]
Verónica Perera
Sociology Department
The New School for Social Research

Electoral Protest in Municipalities ruled by usos y costumbres: Political and Institutional Challenges of Multicultural Reform [text]
Saloie Moreno Jaimes
Politics Department
The New School for Social Research

Of Spiders, Cogs, and Persons: Reconstructions of Criminal Responsibility in post-authoritarian Argentina [text]
Christiane Wilke
Politics Department
The New School for Social Research

The Fire of Bahia: Cultural Expression as a Form of Social Resistance [text]
Seema Srinath
Sociology Department
The New School for Social Research

The Achilles Heel is in the Head: Origins and Development of the Executive Power in Post Independence Spanish America [text]
Maria Victoria Crespo
Sociology Department
The New School for Social Research

The Politics of Indigenous Identity: Neo-liberalism, Cultural Rights, and the Mexican Zapatistas [text]
Courtney Jung, Associate Professor
Politics Department
The New School for Social Research

Political Transitions and Social Change: Patterns of Transformation in Chilean Society [text]
Yuri Contreras-Véjar
Sociology Department
The New School for Social Research

El caso de la Asamblea Nacional de Educación: Una explicación contextual de la participación de la sociedad venezolana durante el primer período de gobierno de Hugo Chávez Frías [text]
Ana L. Mallén
Committee on Historical Studies
The New School for Social Research

Risk for Democratic Rule in Latin America: Growing Inequality, Social Unrest, and Political Instability. Two Contrating Experiences: Brazil and Venezuela [text]
Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera
Politics Department
The New School for Social Research

Public Security Reforms in Urban Brazil The Cases of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro [text]
Aleida Ferreyra

Los riesgos del nuevo sistema de pensiones [text]
Darío Ibarra

Institutional Responses to Genocide and Mass Atrocity [text]
Ernesto Verdeja

Constitution making in Colombia and Ecuador in the 1990s: the role of social movements and coalition building [text]
Renata Segura

Law, Labor, and the Environment on the US-Mexico Border [text]
Suzanne Simon

The Self-representations of the “Lettered” City and the New Popular Culture: A Cultural History of Bogota (1930-1948) [text]
Victoria Peralta