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Philosophy and Criticism in Latin America:

From Mariátegui to Sloterdijk
Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781621965428

"Through a meticulous discussion of the works and contexts of thinkers such as of José Carlos Mariátegui, Enrique Dussel, Bolívar Echeverría and Roger Bartra to Walter Benjamin, Michel Foucault, Pierre Bourdieu, and Peter Sloterdijk, Mabel Moraña demonstrates that Latin American thought has not only been inseparable from Western philosophy but also from the determinants of its history and social struggles." —Adela Pineda Franco, Boston University Read More..

Museum of Consumption:

The Archives of Mass Culture in Argentina (1880–1930)
Graciela Montaldo
ISBN: 9781621965541

“This is one of the most exciting books of cultural criticism I have read in recent years. In a dazzling display of erudition, archival research, and theoretical sophistication, Graciela Montaldo redefines our understanding of urban culture, consumption, and taste as she probes the constitution of mass subjects at the intersection of varied experiences and practices.” —Diana Sorensen, Harvard University Read More..

In(ter)ventions of the Self:

Writing and the Autobiographical Subject in Hispanic American Literature (1974–2002)
Sergio R. Franco
ISBN: 9781621965565

"This book is both an insightful theoretical intervention in critical discussions of the autobiographical genre and a highly original analysis of the autobiographies of five giants of Latin American literature ... Sergio Franco teaches us to read autobiography in new and productive ways, ... providing a valuable framework for future studies." —Anne Lambright, Carnegie Mellon University Read More..

Human Rights Ombudsmen in Latin America:

From Justitieombudsman to Defensor del Pueblo
Erika Moreno
ISBN: 9781621965251

This study aims to define the Defensoría del Pueblo, provide context for its emergence in Latin America, and examine variations in the structure of the office and its implications for democracy and its citizens. Through systematic, regional analysis with Bolivia and Colombia as case studies, this book sheds light on how the agencies in these countries have evolved, their contributions to human rights, and the impact of this unsung institution. Read More..

The Creole Invention of Peru:

Ethnic Nation and Epic Poetry in Colonial Lima
José Antonio Mazzotti
ISBN: 9781604979589

"No other study has attempted what this book has done. ... The book excels in clarity and accessibility, a feat not easily achieved, given the variety of cases presented and the complexity of argumentation applied. This is a significant contribution to the study of the literature of the Spanish viceroyalties as well as that of the era of Latin American Independence." — Rolena Adorno, Yale University Read More..

Antón Pérez:

Manuel Sánchez Mármol’s Novel of Race, War, and Passion
Terry Rugeley
ISBN: 9781604979602

"A significant contribution to the literary and historical literature. It provides a unique perspective on 19th-century Mexican society, politics and culture. General readers as well as academics in literature and history (particularly) will benefit from the high-quality work undertaken ... fully accessible to general readers and specialists alike, who will especially appreciate the finely crafted and highly intelligent introduction." —Andrew Wood, Rutland Professor of History/History of the Americas, University of Tulsa Read More..

Black Women Slaves Who Nourished A Nation:

Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil
Kimberly Cleveland
ISBN: 9781604979596

"This book is a remarkable accomplishment. It grows out of Kimberly Cleveland’s depth of knowledge not only of Brazilian art history but, equally, her considerable and nuanced understanding of the complexities of racial and class relationships; medical, social and economic histories; as well as the poignant, intimate, and often tragic stories of black wet nurses in Brazilian urban society and the roles they played within the white elite power structures." —Edward J. Sullivan, New York University Read More..

Intercultural Interventions:

Politics, Community, and Environment in the Otavalo Valley
John Stolle-McAllister
ISBN: 9781621964254

A penetrating examination of interculturality and its role in politics, community, and environment in the Otavalo Valley of Ecuador. Read More..

The Monster as War Machine

Mabel Moraña
ISBN: 9781604979862

"A far-ranging, audacious, erudite, and exquisitely written examination of monsters and the monstrous. It spans the broad sweep of history, from the Classical and Medieval Periods to the present. Moraña achieves this immense feat through lucid yet vivid prose that thoughtfully weaves a series of what at first glance might appear to be divergent and scattered theories, into a set of intense and thought-provoking constellations of ideas and experiences.—Joanne Rappaport, Georgetown University; and President of LASA, 2016–2017 Read More..

Autobiographical Writing in Latin America:

Folds of the Self
Sergio R. Franco
ISBN: 9781604979794

"Superb ... For its variety of authors and types of autobiographical writing, its theoretical rigor and methodological approaches, and its impressive bibliography, this is a most valuable publication. This book should be included as mandatory bibliography to read in all graduate seminars." —Hispania Read More..

 

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