Latin American Cities

From open air megamarkets in Bolivia and the hospitals of Buenos Aires to Rio’s favelas and Lima’s prisons, the metropolises of Latin America are home to a rich and complicated history, where the legacies of colonialism, the slave trade, and globalization continue to resonate. These books reveal the dynamic history, politics, and culture of urban spaces throughout Latin America from their colonial past to their modern present. Readers will find ethnographies of street markets and trash dumps, theorizations of how neoliberalism manifests itself in the global South, and examinations of everything from natural disasters, violence, and race to colonial governance, the drug trade, and migration. Of interest to a wide audience, these books offer myriad ways to explore Latin America’s urban centers.