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Australian-Latin American Relations

New Links in A Changing Global Landscape

Editors: Kath, E. (Ed.)

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Until recently, Australia and Latin America were considered irrelevant to one another. The prevailing perception in Australia had been that Latin America was too remote, disconnected, and politically irrelevant to warrant serious scholarly or public attention. In recent years, this perception has rapidly changed, with Australian universities seeking to attract Latin American students, new diplomatic relations emerging, investment in mining and other business sectors expanding, and a growing fascination in Australia with Latin American food, music, dance and other forms of popular culture. These rapid developments can only properly be understood within the context of broader global transformations underway, including shifts in power relations between the 'Global North' and 'Global South', the rise of key Latin American economies, major technological developments, and ever-increasing global interconnectivity. This pioneering interdisciplinary book ventures into the new space of Australian-Latin American relations, exploring multiple dimensions of the rapidly changing landscape within a global context.

About the authors

Elizabeth Kath is a Lecturer at the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, RMIT University, Australia. She has a political science background and now works within the interdisciplinary field of global studies. Her work, reflecting a long-standing regional interest in Latin America and the Caribbean, has appeared in numerous journal articles, international conferences and books, including Social Relations and the Cuban Health Miracle (2010), The SAGE Handbook of Globalization (2014), and Narratives of Globalization: Reflections on the Global Condition (2015).

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"This pathbreaking book takes the important step of exploring Australia’s long-standing relations with Latin America, a topic of increasing importance amid the changing global order. Until now, however, it has remained conspicuously under-researched. Spanning a range of cultural, economic and social themes, Australian-Latin American Relations is a must read for those interested in Latin America, Australia, and the new regional and bilateral relations emerging across the Pacific." -  Michael Woolcock, Lead Social Development Specialist, World Bank, and Lecturer in Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA
"Bringing together a wide variety of perspectives across different aspects of the relationship between Australia and Latin America, this is an indispensable guide for all of those with an interest in deepening these links. It is the most up-to-date and serious study of connections which have growing importance for both regions." - John Minns, Director, Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies, Australian National University
"This is a pioneering book that gives timely attention to the increased engagement between Latin America and Australia over recent years. The book is a welcome recognition of our similarities in geography, and our common strengths and interests." - Telmo Languiller, Speaker of the Victorian Legislative Assembly, Australia

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Australia and Latin America in a Global Era

    Kath, Elizabeth

    Pages 1-13

  • A Tale of Two Waves: Latin American Migration to Australia

    Urribarri, Raul Sanchez (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • From “Latin Americans” to Country-Based Distinctions: A Case Study of the Migratory Motivations and Adaptation Experiences of Mexicans in Australia

    Maggio, M. Laura Vazquez

    Pages 35-66

  • The “Tequila Effect” or “How the Taco Won Australia”: The Appropriation of Mexican and Latin American Culture in Australia

    Carr, Barry (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

  • Toward a Hybrid Latin American-Australian Music Scene

    Favoretto, Mara

    Pages 85-103

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Hardcover $109.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-50191-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Australian-Latin American Relations
Book Subtitle
New Links in A Changing Global Landscape
Editors
  • E. Kath
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-50192-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137501929
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-50191-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 239
Topics