Books by James D. Cockcroft
MEXICO’S HOPE: AN ENCOUNTER WITH POLITICS AND HISTORY. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1999. 435 pages; tables, notes; index; Spanish-language edition, Mexico: Siglo veintiuno editores, 2001. Some review excerpts:
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Franklin Watts (March 1, 1995)
Ocean Press; 1st edition (June 15, 2000)
REVIEW OF SPANISH LANGUAGE EDITION:
Clarín Domingo 24 de marzo de 2002
LIBROS La media luz de las relaciones carnales
Simón Bolívar ya lo había profetizado: "Los Estados Unidos parecen destinados por la Providencia para plagar América de miserias en nombre de la libertad". Desde entonces hasta hoy las relaciones de Estados Unidos con América latina han sido cualquier cosa menos apacibles.
James D.Cockcroft, profesor de LASA (Latin American Studies Association, la organización profesional de latinoamericanistas de Estados Unidos), se propone en América latina y Estados Unidos. Historia y política país (siglo XXI) desenredar, por país, la relación siempre tormentosa entre los dos subcontinentes.
Mexico: Siglo veintiuno editores, 2001; Havana: Instituto Cubano del Libro, Ciencias Sociales, 2004
From School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-This clearly laid out book traces the social, political, and cultural events and traditions that have shaped Latino artists and their works. Exploring cultural and religious history as well as the function of identity as expressed in art, four chapters consider in turn the art of the Southwest santeros, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, and Cuban Americans. Specific artists are singled out and highlighted in sidebars. Their work is analyzed and, when possible, the artists speak for themselves. It is in these first-person "interview" sections that the book most vividly comes to life. Most artists address the formative role of their traditional social milieu and the sense of difference from mainstream Anglo society, noting these as determinative elements in creating their unique styles. Frequent black-and-white illustrations and photographs of the artists extend the pedantic text, as do two sections of color plates. Aimed at an older audience than Harriet Rohmer's Just Like Me (Children's Book Pr., 1997), Latino Visions does much to elucidate the role of heritage in defining a worldview and an artistic response. This is certainly not pleasure reading, but it does provide a sound and comprehensive source of information on several aspects of Latino art.-Ann Welton, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA
Franklin Watts (March, 2001)
Mapas, comentario bibliogáfico, índice analítico, obra artística por Rini Templeton
Siglo XXI (2001)
Libros Sin Fronteras (January 1, 2002)
Details the history and contributions of Latin American players in major league baseball, describing the obstacles, including racism, that they have had to face.
Franklin Watts (December 1, 1996)
Monthly Review Press (1983)
Andre G. Frank, Dale L. Johnson
Note: this book was first published in Spanish, not English, in 1969 in Buenos Aires and is now out of print but in its time was rather influential.
Economía política del subdesarrollo en América Latina
Gunder Frank, André, James D. Cockcroft y Dale L. Johnson
Traducción de Luis Etcheverry y André Gunder Frank
1a. ed. 1969: Signos [agotado]
464 pp. / 15 x 22 cm
distribuido por ediciones siglo xxi
Doubleday (January, 1972)
Univ of Texas Press (February 1, 1981)
Franklin Watts (September 1, 1994)
Grove Press (August, 1986)
Eva Cockcroft, John Pitman Weber
First published in 1977, Toward a People's Art remains a classic study of the community-based mural movement that produced hundreds of large-scale wall paintings in the United States and Canada. The authors provide a comprehensive discussion of the muralists, the murals' effects on the community, and the funding these works received.
Those interested in art and social change will welcome this new edition, which represents an ongoing faith in the ideal of participatory democracy as the best way to confront the nation's social problems and in the potential of activist art to have long-term social impact. The introduction describes the era-the late 1960s-and a new afterword looks at the 1980s and 1990s and the continuing commitment to the community-engaged process of making public art.
University of New Mexico Press (December 1, 1998)
UAM Azcapotzalco Migration Research Team
México: imisac Ediciones "Contraste" 1982
México: siglo veintiuno editores Ed. 1971; twenty-third ed., 2002