Doctor in Bolivia

Doctor in Bolivia
Author: Herman Eric Mautner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 352
Release: 1960
Genre: Bolivia
ISBN: UCAL:B4952884

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Autobiography of Eric Mautner, a refugee from Nazi Austria to the Bolivian jungle, as a public health officer, who calls himself Martin Fischer in this account.

Area Handbook for Bolivia

Area Handbook for Bolivia
Author: Thomas E. Weil
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1974
Genre: Bolivia
ISBN: IND:30000090432109

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Hotel Bolivia The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism

Hotel Bolivia  The Culture of Memory in a Refuge from Nazism
Author: Leo Spitzer
Publsiher: Plunkett Lake Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-08-09
Genre: History
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Desperate to escape the increasingly vehement persecution in their homelands, thousands of refugees from Nazi-dominated Central Europe, the majority of them Jews, found refuge in Latin America in the 1930s. Bolivia became a principal recipient of this influx — one of the few remaining places in the entire world to accept Jewish refugees after the German Anschluss of Austria in 1938. Some 20,000 refugees arrived in Bolivia, more than in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa — the leading British Commonwealth countries — combined. In Bolivia, the refugees began to reconstruct a version of the world that they had been forced to abandon. Their own origins and social situations had been diverse in Central Europe, ranging across generational, class, educational, and political differences, and incorporating various professional, craft, and artistic backgrounds. But it was Austro/German Jewish bourgeois society that provided them with a model for emulation and a common locus for identification in their place of refuge. Indeed, at the very time when that dynamic social and cultural amalgam was being ruthlessly and systematically destroyed by the Nazis, the Jewish refugees in Bolivia attempted to recall and revive a version of it in a land thousands of miles from their home: in a country that offered them a haven, but in which many of them felt themselves as mere sojourners. Hotel Bolivia explores an important, but generally neglected, aspect of the experience of group displacement — the relationship between memory and cultural survival during an era of persecution and genocide. Employing oral histories, family photographs, artistic and documentary portrayals, it considers the Third Reich background for the emigration, the refugees’ perceptions of past and future, and the role of images and stereotypes in shaping refugee and Bolivian cross-cultural communication and acceptance. It examines how the immigrants remembered, recalled and reshaped the European world they had been forced to abandon in the institutions, culture, and community they created in Bolivia. In documenting life stories and reclaiming the memories and discourses of ordinary persons who might otherwise remain hidden from history, Hotel Bolivia contributes to a major objective of contemporary historical studies. But it is also directly concerned with theoretical issues, increasingly evident in historical writing, focusing on the contextualization of memory and the interdependence – and tension – between memory and history. In reflecting on remembered experience, over time and between people, the ultimate objective of this book is to contribute to the historical study of memory itself. “A curiously inspiring corner of Holocaust history: the story is of how culture and memory survive, and change, in the shock of new surroundings.” — Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost “A form of doing history that offers fresh intellectual insights while touching the heart.” — Ruth Behar, University of Michigan, author of The Vulnerable Observer andTranslated Women “It is rare that a scholarly book reads like a novel. Leo Spitzer’s compelling Hotel Bolivia not only is beautifully written but changes the way we think about history... This groundbreaking book will become required reading in numerous fields, including Latin American studies, Jewish studies, diaspora studies, immigration studies, and ethnic studies.” — Jeffrey Lesser, Brown University, author of Welcoming the Undesirables: Brazil and the Jewish Question “Evocative, thoughtful, and otherwise impressive... Vividly introduces readers to a little-known aspect of refugee history during the Holocaust.” — Kirkus “A searing account of the Jewish refugees’ checkered experience... Part memoir, part oral history, Spitzer’s eye-opening study uses interviews with surviving refugees (now widely dispersed around the world), plus letters, photographs, family albums and archival documents to explore the trauma of displacement.” — Publishers Weekly

The Bolivia Reader

The Bolivia Reader
Author: Sinclair Thomson,Rossana Barragán,Xavier Albó,Seemin Qayum,Mark Goodale
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2018-07-06
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9780822371618

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The Bolivia Reader provides a panoramic view, from antiquity to the present, of the history, culture, and politics of a country known for its ethnic and regional diversity, its rich natural resources and dilemmas of economic development, and its political conflict and creativity. Featuring both classic and little-known texts ranging from fiction, memoir, and poetry to government documents, journalism, and political speeches, the volume challenges stereotypes of Bolivia as a backward nation while offering insights into the country's history of mineral extraction, revolution, labor organizing, indigenous peoples' movements, and much more. Whether documenting Inka rule or Spanish conquest, three centuries at the center of Spanish empire, or the turbulent politics and cultural vibrancy of the national period, these sources—the majority of which appear in English for the first time—foreground the voices of actors from many different walks of life. Unprecedented in scope, The Bolivia Reader illustrates the historical depth and contemporary challenges of Bolivia in all their complexity.

Cross continental Care

Cross continental Care
Author: Madeleine Blain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015
Genre: Bolivia
ISBN: OCLC:925478841

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How can something as commonplace as going to the doctor influence international politics? In Bolivia, medicine is bound to politics. The political structure of a country both influences the approach to healthcare, and determines how that approach is most effectively implemented internationally. Building upon a framework of conceptual difference between capitalist and socialist health systems, this paper examines "effective" models of US and Cuban international health care on both a political and individual level. Drawing on fieldwork conducted in a Bolivian hospital, interviews with doctors working internationally, and current literature, I seek to discern what defines "effective" international health care, in terms of political goals, patient care, and sustainability. Bolivia's recent shift to the left enabled favorable political relations with socialist Cuba, and strained relations with the United States. By examining approaches to international health, the influence of national politics comes to light. Cuba's "medical diplomacy" is a means of solidifying trade relationships through the exchange of doctors. However, local doctors who do not cast a shadow on international medicine, US doctors and organizations reported more successful operations. Given tense political relations with Bolivia, effective US medical programs seek to integrate their work into Bolivian society in order to avoid expulsion from the country. Understanding the interaction of politics and health care can aid in the design and implementation of effective public health projects, the world over.

Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Bolivia

Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Bolivia
Author: Barbara Bradby,Jo Murphy-Lawless
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2002
Genre: Birth customs
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173009822014

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Peru Bolivia Boundary Commission 1911 1913

Peru Bolivia Boundary Commission  1911 1913
Author: Peru-Bolivia Boundary Commission,Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
Publsiher: Cambridge [Eng.] : University Press
Total Pages: 242
Release: 1918
Genre: Bolivia
ISBN: CORNELL:31924108556014

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V VA Travel Guides Bolivia

V VA Travel Guides Bolivia
Author: Karen Hartburn,Paula Newton,Margaret Rode
Publsiher: Viva Publishing Network
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-06-16
Genre: Bolivia
ISBN: 9780979126499

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The most up-to-date Bolivia travel guidebook on the market, this book helps to to successfully navigate and explore this beautiful country. Wander the salt flats, visit the highest capital in the world, and while you're at it, the highest navigable lake. Wildlife-watch in the steamy jungles of Parque National Madidi or travel back in time at the mines of Potosi. With VIVA's book in tow, you won't miss anything.