The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Center won a major grant "Rockefeller Foundation Residential Fellowship in the Humanities," from 2003 to 2006 which brought a total of eight Latin American post-doctoral fellows to research and write on the theme of "Durable Inequalities in Latin America: Histories, Societies and Cultures." 

The theme of this Visiting Scholar program, "Durable Inequalities in Latin America," promotes new research on the core problem of how and why Latin America has maintained, across many centuries, the world's most radically unequal societies and cultures. Inequality has social, political, historical, cultural and ethical dimensions, beyond its usual focus in the "hard" social sciences. To seek primarily Latin American or Caribbean scholars, from any field (or topical interest) in the Humanities, Historical or Social Sciences, whose work expands or innovates on study of inequalities.

Visiting Fellows by year:

Year 2003-2004:

Year 2004-2005:

Year 2005-2006:


Indelible InequalitiesWith the assistance of the contributors (Visiting Fellows), we are pleased to announce the publication of our book Indelible Inequalities in Latin America: Insights from History, Politics, and Culture (Duke University Press). The collection illuminates the diverse processes that have combined to produce and reproduce inequalities in Latin America, as well as some of the implications of those processes for North Americans. Anthropologists, cultural critics, historians, and political scientists from North and South America offer new and varied perspectives, building on the sociologist Charles Tilly's relational framework for understanding enduring inequalities. Indelible Inequalities in Latin America extends social inequality critiques in important new directions.

For more information, and to order the book directly from Duke University Press, please visit:  http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=17130

Discussion on Inequality in Latin America
Paul Gootenberg, co-editor of Indelible Inequalities in Latin America: Insights from History, Politics, and Culture(2010), sits down with Amanda E. Sharp, Duke University Press' Publicity & Marketing Assistant, to answer questions about this new, edited collection.
To watch video, visit:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SFK2wURsc8



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