Publisher description for Latin America : cultures in conflict / Robert C. Williamson.

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This is a broad introduction to Latin America, ranging from religion and history to literature and education, with a focus on cultures and cultural change. With lively prose and a variety of informative inserts, Williamson draws the reader into the diverse realities of a continent in flux. The text is held together by a strong theoretical framework, and does not shy away from the complexity of the continent, or the degree of contingency, conflict, and turmoil at play in the region.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social change -- Latin America.
Social conflict -- Latin America.
Social institutions -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Social conditions -- 1982-