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(2015-04-30)This piece investigates the historical, economic, and social development of South America’s cowboy, the gaúcho. Situated in southern Brazil, it tracks the emergence of a particular rural way of life and the subsequent ...
Leveraging bargaining power under patriarchy: the economic development of post-revolutionary Cuban women (2015-04-30)This socio-historical investigation discusses education as a key contributor to women’s development in Cuba since 1959 all the while operating under a well-entrenched patriarchal backdrop. Economic indicators through labor ...
(2015-04-30)This project is an analysis of the policies, plans and programs implemented in the city of Curitiba, Brazil, in the field of public transportation and urban planning. My conclusions have instructive relevance for urban ...
(2014-09-16)This thesis is a critical reflection on the contemporary phenomenon of the “Gastronomic Boom” in Peru—a seemingly sudden surge in interest, development, marketing, and exportation of gourmet Peruvian cuisine. I examine ...
(2014-05-30)México is the world’s point of origin for corn, with thousands of different varieties all sprouting from one common ancestor, teosinte. It is due to this culturally rich and biologically diverse history of corn in México ...